NVIDIA ON MO­BILE

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While con­soles and PCs have be­come es­tab­lished gam­ing plat­forms, the rise of the smart­phone has also in­tro­duced mo­bile de­vices as a con­tender for the at­ten­tion and in­ter­est of gamers.

NIDIA’s Te­gra 4 sys­tems on chip (SoCs) se­ries was an­nounced in late Fe­bru­ary this year, and the ag­ship Te­gra 4 and Te­gra 4i SoCs will fea­ture cus­tom N IDIA GeForce graph­ics cores. Th­ese graph­ics cores mark a ma­jor im­prove­ment over the pre­vi­ous-gen­er­a­tion Te­gra 3.

The com­pute ca­pa­bil­i­ties of the pre­vi­ous-gen­er­a­tion Te­gra 3 chip were driven by ULP (ul­tra low-power) GeForce graph­ics cores. The new GeForce graph­ics cores are touted to be six times more pow­er­ful than those of the Te­gra 3.

Look­ing be­yond the cur­rent Te­gra 4, N IDIA gave the 2013 GPU Tech­nol­ogy Con­fer­ence au­di­ence a sneak peek of the next gen­er­a­tion mo­bile m pro­ces­sors in the form of Lo­gan and Parker. Lo­gan will

be the Te­gra 4’s suc­ces­sor and it sports a epler GPU which will be more pow­er­ful than the cus­tom­ized GPU of its pre­de­ces­sors.

Parker is next-in-line to Lo­gan, and it will ill sport a Den­ver CPU with ih a Maxwellll based graph­ics core. It will also fea­ture FinFET tran­sis­tor ar­chi­tec­ture that is said to be able to con­serve power, as well as have the ad­van­tage of a faster-to-mar­ket de­liv­ery that will re­duce its risk of ob­so­les­cence.

Mo­bile pro­ces­sors in the hori­zon are pan­ning out to be minia­ture PCs in their own rights. How­ever, GPU power con­sump­tion re­mains a bug­bear that the in­dus­try still needs to ad­dress in the mo­bile space. We’ve con dence that this can be achieved the ques­tion is sim­ply When

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