Following our previous story about nVidia talking about their new Kepler GPU which is their new 28nm GPU chip that has started making an appearance in their new GTX 680 PC card. We also mentioned in that article that they plan to bring it to mobile devices as well.
The benefit to the Kepler GPU is that is draws less power while performing faster, running 32 to 64 cores. Hearing about Tegra 4 is nothing new and we have seen it on nVidia’s time line of product since the release of Tegra 2. Now it seems that Tegra 4 could be the first chipset from nVidia to feature their new Kepler GPU thanks to an internal email that is starting to show its face on the internet which you can view below.
Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2012 9:48 AM
Subject: Kepler Rising
Today, the first Kepler – GTX 680 – is on shelves around the world!
Three years in the making. The endeavor of a thousand of the world’s best engineers. One vision – build a revolutionary GPU and make a giant leap in efficient-performance.
Achieving efficient-performance, great performance while consuming the least possible energy, required us to change our entire design approach. Close collaboration between architecture-design-VLSI-software-devtech-systems, intense scrutiny on where energy is spent, and inventions at every level were necessary. The results are fantastic as you will see in the reviews.
Kepler also cultivated a passion for craftsmanship – nothing wasted, everything put together with care – with a goal of creating an exquisite product that works wonderfully. Let’s continue to raise the bar and establish extraordinary craftsmanship as a hallmark of our company.
Today is just the beginning of Kepler. Because of its super energy-efficient architecture, we will extend GPUs into datacenters, to super thin notebooks, to superphones. Not to mention bring joy and delight to millions of gamers around the world.
I want to thank all that gave your heart and soul to create Kepler. You’ve created something wonderful.
While we do know that nVidia has plans to bring the Kepler GPU to mobile devices, the fact that it could show up as soon as the very next gen of their mobile chipsets is pretty interesting. Of course we are still looking at some time before the Tegra 4 starts making an appearance in devices so we have plenty of time to sit here and speculate.