Mar 23 AT 10:53 AM Anthony Domanico 34 Comments

NVIDIA’s Kepler to bring PC-quality gaming to Android superphones


It’s a good day to be NVIDIA. The GPU-juggernaut has unleashed their first Kepler-powered graphics card, the GTX 680, to the general public. Kepler marks a significant step forward in GPU efficiency and performance, and many PC gamers out there are excited for what enhancements NVIDIA is bringing to the table. While PC gamers flock to update their gaming rigs, NVIDIA’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has sent out an email to all employees which hints at what the future may hold for the Kepler platform.

While having the most powerful GPU on the market is an accomplishment in and of itself, it’s clear Mr. Huang wants more. Huang sees the super powerful and energy-efficient Kepler platform making its way into data centers, super-thin notebooks, and even superphones (and likely, tablets). NVIDIA’s GeForce (PC) and Tegra (Mobile) platforms have remained strictly separate until now, and Kepler could be the platform to unite these business lines. Having the power of Kepler in a smartphone will bring us one-step-closer to truly PC-quality gaming on mobile devices.

For a refresher (or first-look) at what Kepler exactly is, be sure to check out the embedded video below. And for even more info about Kepler and the recently-released GTX 680 PC video card, check out NVIDIA’s product page here. While gaming on the Tegra 3 chipset is already awesome, we can’t wait to see it get even better over the next few years.

Via: The Verge

Source: AnandTech

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