NVIDIA estimates mobile GPU performance will surpass Xbox 360 by 2014

Saturday, 21st April 2012 20:38 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

NVIDIA has estimated smartphones released during 2012-2014 will contain “Xbox 360-class GPU performance out of mobile SoCs,” according to Anandtech. According to a slide handed to the site, if the trend in mobile chips continues, it will catch up with PC systems a few years beyond 2014. NVIDIA is currently toting its Tegra 3 System-on-a-Chip as a solution to high-end graphics on mobiles devices. Thanks, GI International.



  1. TheWulf

    Not surprising, really.

    The only problem with tablets though (as an owner of an iPad 3) is raw math processing power, memory, sound, and capacity limitations – exactly the same limitations that a console has, then. Limitations that the PC doesn’t have.

    When consoles and tablets surpass those limitations, then I’ll really be jumping for joy, very excitable joy. It need to happen, honestly, and soon.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. dirtysock

    This is very possible. Although I hope it doesn’t raise the price too much. It just wouldn’t be worth it. The way the article reads it is kind of confusing whether they are talking about modern day top of the line PCs or average PCs or PCs from 2014. But I think it is very very very unlikely that tablets, phones, or any other mobile devices will ever reach the power of a PC from the same time period. And I also see it taking quite a bit longer for mobile devices to reach the power of a current day top of the line PC.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Christopher Jack

    Many x86 Windows tablets out today already do so.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. albo88

    NVIDIA needed more then 4 year to really beat the xbox 360 in price and performance yes and that card is called the gtx 560

    yep lets see whats next

    #4 3 years ago
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    #5 3 years ago
  6. Goffee

    Of course, Xboxes will be £2.99 and sold next to the sweets in Tesco in 2014, new smartphones will cost £500 and still not have proper controls.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    @4 what? LOL?

    #7 3 years ago
  8. noherczeg

    @4 troll? :D

    #8 3 years ago

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