Nvidia shrinks Kepler GPU down for tablets, hinting at gorgeous games for mobile devices


Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said his company would bring its powerful Kepler graphics processor to “superphones.” We’re nearly there. At Siggraph 2013, the company’s showing off a Kepler GPU that fits into a tablet form factor. With a power envelope of just two watts, Nvidia says that “Kepler Mobile” has far more raw horsepower than the graphics processor in the PlayStation 3 — and even more than a GeForce GTX 8800 desktop video card, which tore through the most demanding PC games six years ago.

On top of that, Kepler Mobile supports the latest graphics standards like DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.4, which could help make it a promising target for game developers in particular. Epic Games is already demonstrating Unreal Engine 4 on the new…

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