While the SIGGRAPH conference has gotten underway this week, Nvidia has finally begun showing off some future goodies that up until now we have only heard about. If you follow us on a regular basis then you already have probably read here that Nvidia’s Kepler GPU will be making its way to Android devices soon. You will also probably be aware that the next chipset after Tegra 4 is codenamed Project Logan, or just Logan for those of you wanting to feel a bit more personal with Nvidia’s next chipset already.
However up until now it has just been talk but at SIGGRAPH all of this became a little more real with Nvidia showing off their Tegra 5 chipset along with their mobile version of the Kepler GPU. For those of you unfamiliar with the Kepler GPU architecture, this is their newest technology for their PC graphics cards and with the inclusion of a mobile version of it, this will provide a single architecture for their products from here on out.
The Kepler GPU will be bringing PC performance and power to mobile devices. Just because it will essentially be ‘a mobile version’ doesn’t mean that Nvidia toned it down at all. In fact aside from all the power and performance coming with it, we can also expect to see full support for things like OpenGL 4.4 and DirectX11. These are things that, up until now, have been strictly for PCs. Rounding off everything is the fact that CUDA 5.0 will be tagging along with Kepler for pure computing power.
Together this makes Project Logan / Tegra 5 chipset depending on what you want call it right now. Of course this is still all under development and we are just seeing Tegra 4 devices starting to hit the streets. If everything follows Nvidia’s pattern of Tegra releases so far, Tegra 5 should start appearing in devices mid-2014. Until then and until we get further detail on Project Logan, check out the new videos Nvidia released showing off the Kepler GPU and CUDA 5.0.
There is also further details should you want to read up more on all of this over on Nvidia’s blog.
Website Referenced: Nvidia’s Blog