NVIDIA talks up mobile graphics, says they'll surpass Xbox 360 next year

NVIDIA talks up mobile graphics, says they'll surpass Xbox 360 next year
NVIDIA is hard at work pumping its mobile chips, and according to a new presentational slide, mobile GPUs are likely to hit the Xbox 360 performance level next year.

Now we are confident there will be a new Xbox by then, but the increase in mobile graphics performance has been exponential, as we can see from the graph, set on fire by the chipmakers competition to crush the benchmarks and get the users attention. 

PC and console GPUs have experienced more steady and linear progress, hence NVIDIA's prediction that we will have an Xbox 360 console in our phones by 2014. Those solid lines track the estimated performance, while the dotted ones even things out to a trend.

source: Anandtech

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23 Comments

1. gayasarafe

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

god this is so not right!! Console gaming should never die

11. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Console gaming will never die. Try to tell hard core gamer to play Call of duty on their. Trust me, they will be very angry lol

13. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

If console gaming falls off it's the console manufacturers fault. They are not willing to innovate. & keep up with technology. I think it would help if there was more competition. As it stands, Sony & MS are the only major players, when it comes to CG.

17. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Back in 90's yeah nintendo was great, but now that everyone has motion gaming with kinect being controllerless, nintendo is falling behind, especially since nintendo gave confirmation that the wii U only has the power of current gen consoles.

2. deacz

Posts: 162; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

they will tho, youll still need a pc power house to play "real" games and do work on and mobile solutions will take care of everything else

3. kastor

Posts: 43; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

i love games on phones,but that is not taht feel when you use keyboard and mouse ,or joystick on ps,and use a bigg screen

7. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

come on man, use your imagination a little..we will be able to hook up a phone to TV with simple docks like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sANFMTkUgtM ..or use gamepads like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awSulYOTC0s

4. joeymk

Posts: 101; Member since: Jan 26, 2012

So angry birds will have dx11? O COME ONE mobile are not for gaming!!!!

8. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

see the comment above

5. PackMan

Posts: 277; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

unfortunately xbox360 isnt even as powerful as previous generation low end PCs.

6. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

I don't care, I'm a pc gamer. our technology keeps evolving.

9. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Well, i think the Nvidia is actually being too modest with these estimates since the ULP geforce already(tegra 2) is significantly more powerful than ps2/xbox, and the PowerVR 543MP4(ipad 3, ps Vita), is almost as powerful as the ps3/360. And heck, the Adreno 320(Q3/Q4 this year) should be the first mobile GPU that will have clearly more power than current consoles - it will be used in smartphones, but also in widows 8 laptops, for example.

10. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Basically saying the tegra 4 will slaughter the ps3 and 360

18. r41nier

Posts: 70; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

But by next year Sony and Microsoft will announce PS4 and Next gen Xbox which will slaughter Tegra 4.

21. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

^^^^^so so so true lol

22. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

..and by the year 2014, Tegra will be on it's 5th/6th generation. Tegra "Stark" series - "about 75 TIMES FASTER than Tegra 2" ..which should translate into about 7.5 times faster than Tegra 4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tegra ..even if the numbers are off, they give a good idea of what should be in phones by, say, 2016. Consoles will be ran over by then

23. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

2014 will also be a time when the new xbox and playstation should be out.. each with a rumored at minimum "6x" the performance of the current consoles.. so they will be pretty equally matched. Phones cycle about every 6-9 months for new chips, consoles go every 6-10 years. So yea, eventually the phones should beat them pretty handily sooner or later. Now, when they catch up to current PCs, ill be very impressed. lol

12. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I'm sorry to say this, but mobile gaming will never be better than console gaming and PC gaming. Don't give me wrong. It is nice to be able to play games simply by picking up your phone. The consoles and PC gaming have survived for so long for a reason. I do think mobile gaming is a huge market and will keep growing for sure. But people all have their preference and there will always be fans for any of them.

14. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Im just saying the tegra4 will be more powerful than 360 and ps3, not saying it will phase the ps4 or 720 when they release

15. theoak

Posts: 324; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Cool and all, but GPUs are traditionally power hungry. Here's to hoping the battery life does not suffer.

16. StalkinUrMom

Posts: 111; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

What about the Vita? I think the graphics on it are on par if not better than console graphics.

19. r41nier

Posts: 70; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

Finally, smartphone GPU is on par (or better) with a 7 year old console.

20. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I know, just wait until the new Xbox720 & PS4 come out.

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