Apr 12 AT 8:11 AM Taylor Wimberly 50 Comments

NVIDIA shows off Battlefield 3 running on Tegra 5

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Most Android smartphones sold in the US this year will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip, but next year should be a different story. NVIDIA will finally have a mobile chip with integrated LTE, called Tegra 4i, and their next generation chip codenamed Logan (aka Tegra 5) will offer a mobile GPU that is “multiple years ahead of the competition.”

This week at their Annual Investor Day, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang showed off what Logan could do by running a demo of Battlefield 3 and comparing it with the latest generation iPad. Logan is NVIDIA’s first mobile chip that features their Kepler GPU architecture, which supports¬†DirectX 11 graphics.

The demo is quite impressive, but keep in mind we won’t see Tegra 5 in mobile devices for at least another year. Right now, we are still waiting on the first Tegra 4 device, Project Shield, to ship. NVIDIA says that they had originally planned to ship Tegra 4 by now, but they¬†intentionally¬†delayed the chip so they could put more resources on integrating LTE in Tegra 4i, and bring their Kepler GPU architecture to mobile.

It’s a shame we have to wait, but the hold-up should be worth it if I can play Battlefield 3 and other PC-class games on my mobile device sooner rather than later.

Kepler Mobile demo from VentureBeat on Vimeo.

Via: VentureBeat

Source: NVIDIA Investor Day

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