The Next Generation Of Mobile Graphics Is Here, And It's Amazing

You may remember Ira, the facial rendering demo Nvidia used to show off the power of the latest desktop graphics technology. He's even more impressive when he's running on Project Logan, Nvidia's Kepler-powered next-generation mobile processor. These are mobile graphics. Damn.

Demonstrated this week during the SIGGRAPH show in Anaheim, California, Project Logan brings the CUDA-capable graphics technology that desktop and laptop customers have been enjoying for the past year to mobile devices. The GPU inside Logan is a major milestone in mobile computing, an incredibly powerful and power-efficient graphics solution, with support for OpenGL 4.4, OpenGL ES 3.0 and DirectX 11.

In layman's terms, it's pretty freaking awesome. Just look.

And look here as well.

That's the future right there. It'll surely displace the Tegra chip, the fourth iteration of which is rolling out later this month in Nvidia's Shield handheld. Seems obsolescence has a head start.

You can read all about the evolution of mobile graphics coming in Project Logan over at Nvidia's blog. I'm just going to sit here and bask in the future.


    To quote my favourite movie: "So far this is not blowing my skirt up, gentlemen."

    Yes, it's pretty. But until we get proper controls that don't involve having our thumbs all over the same screen we're supposed to be looking at, there's not going to be any 'real' games on our mobiles. We'll still be flinging birds, swiping match-3s, and tapping on things that need to pop/die. And if the screens stay small enough so that we're still comfortable carrying phones in our pockets instead of carry-bags, mobile gaming's always going to be a sub-optimal experience that's ditched as soon as we get home from the commute or wipe our asses and get off the can, then get ourselves in front of a REAL screen/controller.

    Maybe we'll get some really pretty casual games.

      Luckily this is also the kinds of chips that power the likes of the Ouya, and Nvidias own shield, so it is hardly wasted.

      1. Airplay to tv.
      2. Bluetooth to controller.

      Done :)

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