NVIDIA previews mobile Kepler GPU that will be used in next Tegra processorAlex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
NVIDIA revealed earlier this year that it plans to bring its Kepler graphics architecture to its next Tegra processor for mobile, codenamed Logan, and today the company provided some insight into show the kind of performance that we can expect to see from this Logan-Kepler combo. NVIDIA says that its mobile version of Kepler consumes less than one-third the power of other high-end tablets, such as the fourth-generation iPad, while still supporting OpenGL 4.4, OpenGL ES 3.0, and Microsoft's DirectX11.
When it comes to mobile Kepler's graphics capabilities, teases that we can expect it to utilize advanced rendering and simulation techniques, including tesselation, advanced anti-aliasing, and different physics and simulations. The GPU will also be able to aid in with general-purpose computing tasks such as augmented reality and speech recognition.
So what kind of graphics is mobile Kepler capable of cranking out? One demo posted by NVIDIA is dubbed "Ira," and it shows a digital model of a head being rendered in real-time. This demo was first shown earlier this year, but at that time it was being powered by a full-on desktop GeForce GTX Titan GPU. Now it's being run on a mobile Kepler-powered tablet. NVIDIA has said that products powered by its upcoming Logan processor are expected to begin hitting the market in the first half of 2014.