At the GPU Technology Conference NVIDIA presented some new information about their roadmap and upcoming chips. The next GPU processor scheduled from NVIDIA, the successor to the Tegra 4, is codenamed Logan. Logan uses a Kepler GPU, which finds its roots in chips used for PCs. This will be a first for smartphone and tablet gpu chips which had been custom built for mobile device use up until now. This outgrowth from the personal computer world means NVIDIA was able to include features like CUDA (GPU computing) and Open GL 4.3. This combination means mobile devices with the Logan chip will be able to make use of DirectX11 features. According to NVIDA, Logan should be ready in early 2014. Read more
It’s no secret that NVIDIA has much of the smartphone and tablet market cornered with its impressive line of processors and GPUs, but NVIDIA has a lot to smile about today thanks to its recently announced Q3 earnings. According to its report, the company made an astounding $1.20 billion in Q3, which is up 15.3% from Q2 2012 and 12.9% from Q3 2011. As expected, NVIDIA head Jen-Hsun Huang highlights the secret to NVIDIA’s winning formula :
“Kepler GPUs are winning across the special-purpose PC markets we serve, from gaming to design to supercomputing. And Tegra is powering some of the most innovative tablets, phones and cars in the market.”
Now that NVIDIA has jumped on its success, we should its impressive chipsets in even more Android devices. More details are available once you hit the presser after the break.