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[Engadget] NVIDIA CEO suggests Kepler GPUs could be headed to future 'superphones'

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"because of its super energy-efficient architecture, we will extend GPUs into datacenters, to super thin notebooks, to superphones."


This is interesting. Nvidia is planning to use the vaunted Kepler architecture into future smartphones, which should be great news. They will probably incorporate Kepler into its Tegra series, and yield more performance gains over its current GeForce ULP GPUs inside the Tegra SoC. Here's hoping the next-gen phones can take advantage of this: better games, support for full desktop OS, etc. biggrin.gif
Edited by jjsoviet - 3/24/12 at 5:41am
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Good find. A full desktop OS on a phone is nearly within reach with the new HDD and SSD improvements and now this.
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i think smartphones are going to replace gaming consoles- playstation and xbox
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Of course we aren't using the full-sized die into phones, but hopefully performance should be comparative to its mobile series. I'd love to see graphics performance on an ICS phone, and see how Ubuntu for Android works with Kepler.
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i think smartphones are going to replace gaming consoles- playstation and xbox
Totally agree with this. There's just no appeal in holding a controller designed for gaming and comfortably watching at a big screen from your sofa - holding a tiny rectangular piece of plastic with a screen that needs to be shared for both viewing and controlling in front of your face will be the future of gaming, no question.
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Kepler in phones...want.
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Totally agree with this. There's just no appeal in holding a controller designed for gaming and comfortably watching at a big screen from your sofa - holding a tiny rectangular piece of plastic with a screen that needs to be shared for both viewing and controlling in front of your face will be the future of gaming, no question.

You do know that phones can support controllers via microUSB or Bluetooth, and connect to the TV via HDMI or DLNA, right?

People nowadays can game on Android tablets, especially the Transformer series.
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You do know that phones can support controllers via microUSB or Bluetooth, and connect to the TV via HDMI or DLNA, right?
People nowadays can game on Android tablets, especially the Transformer series.
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Originally Posted by bomfunk View Post

Totally agree with this. There's just no appeal in holding a controller designed for gaming and comfortably watching at a big screen from your sofa - holding a tiny rectangular piece of plastic with a screen that needs to be shared for both viewing and controlling in front of your face will be the future of gaming, no question.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTehjl-Durc
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i am not sure smartphones would completely replace gaming consoles ..but smartphone makers are going to give a shot for the coming years trying to prove their phones gaming console abilities..
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