This may not be surprising to a lot of people, especially if you follow the PC gaming industry and the hardware involved. nVidia last week announced their newest graphics card, the GTX 680 which will feature nVidia’s newest GPU called Kepler.
While we won’t go deep into the technical details about Kepler, the main thing to know is this: it’s fast. Not only is it fast but it costs less to make meaning the GTX 680 won’t cost you an arm and a leg when it first drops onto the store shelves for consumers. So why does this matter to Android and us mobile gamers? Well this is important because nVidia’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has announced (via an internal memo) that this new GPU will be coming to smartphones in the future.
The new Kepler architecture is faster, costs less and is much more energy efficient then what is currently in the PC and mobile GPUs. It is also a 28nm chipset instead of the 40nm chipset which is currently what the Tegra 3 quad-core is. For now though, this happens to be all the details we know. No word just yet on when this will make it over to Android devices, what speed it will be clocked at or any other juicy details.
Website Referenced: PocketGamer