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Nvidia Demonstrates Its Kepler Mobile Chip

Nvidia's Kepler Mobile chipset is, as the name suggests, derived from the company's current high-end Kepler architecture and is supposedly capable of running high-end PC titles and DirectX 11 effects.

At a a recent investor event, the company showcased the chip's graphical muscle with a demonstration of it running Battlefield 3 and a comparison to the iPad's A6X processor, which Nvidia characterized as delivering "vintage 1999 graphics."

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang stated that the company "wants to get multiple years ahead of the competition" and has made a "strategic decision to delay other projects in order to develop Kepler Mobile at a faster rate." So far, the company has successfully shrunk the size of the chip and reduced the power consumption from "dozens of watts to hundreds of milliwatts," but was still unable to provide any information as to when we'll be seeing devices equipped with the chipset.

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  • weierstrass
    To compare they should have shown the same game on both devices and compared rendering speed and quality. Otherwise they could have also shown Tetris on Kepler and conclude that A6X is better because it can do 3D !
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  • Maxx_Power
    Any word on power ? That's a BIG Nvidia issue, since nearly forever.
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  • warezme
    Uh, maybe because it CAN'T run Battlefield 3? icrap fanboy
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  • dragonsqrrl
    10674329 said:
    Any word on power ? That's a BIG Nvidia issue, since nearly forever.

    I don't think that's the case, unless you have an extremely selective memory.
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  • fuzzion
    Comparing laptops to tablet graphics is not very useful if you consider gaming laptops
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  • dragonsqrrl
    10675460 said:
    Comparing laptops to tablet graphics is not very useful if you consider gaming laptops

    This isn't intended for laptops. This version of Kepler will be integrated into Nvidia's next-gen mobile SOC (Tegra), targeted at smartphones and tablets.
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  • SuperGamerBoy
    Gooood!
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  • NuclearShadow
    I have to admit that is quite amazing. Looking at the BF3 footage it looks great. The competitive nature that is causing such a drive in advancement in the mobile market. I would love to see the game side by side compared to the console and PC version next time.
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  • CrArC
    Any else feel like the mobile market has been developing at a rate vastly higher than the more traditional portable (laptops/netbooks) and desktop markets?

    Seriously - the kind of advancement we've seen in 6-7 years just feels like it eclipses the performance/efficiency increases seen in these other sectors. Look at the boring changes in Ivy bridge and now Haswell, let alone what AMD are doing (or rather, aren't). Snore.

    This is what real competition gets you, compared to the AMD-Intel duopoly, which has nearly petered out itself with Intel in the lead. I hope the mobile market continues advancing this aggressively for a long time to come.
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  • renz496
    ^ we can only hope so. but in the end it might end up like intel-amd or nvidia-amd in the desktop space. Texas Instrument already leave this SoC race and cease the development of their OMAP platform (did they already sell the divison?). what company is still competing in high end SoC other than Qualcomm, Samsung and Nvidia?
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