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New mobile devices will out-perform current-gen consoles, says Nvidia boss

Nvidia’s senior vice president of content
and technology Tony Tamasi believes the
next wave of mobile devices will be more
powerful than current-generation
consoles. (PS4)

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himdeel  +   972d ago
...And 5 minutes of battery life ;)
iGAM3R-VIII  +   972d ago
AGREED, also mobile device will never be in par with console gaming and for the obvious reason, you have unlimited battery life on consoles and probably 10mins on a mobile. Until I see a 49" phone, with a controller, a good game support, playing games at 60fps+ at 1080p, and social aspects then I would slightly consider it. Even the size og the mobile devices means that you cannot put a large amount of powerful hardware in it.
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TheBrownBandito  +   972d ago
I think somebody needs a big "L" painted on their forehead.
thereapersson  +   972d ago
The games still have a lot of catching up to do. Even the games that offer "console-like" experiences still offer a pale shadow of an image when compared to full-on games like Mass Effect and God of War.
Dasteru  +   972d ago
Show me a TV with a 49" screen or a console that does TRUE native 1920x1080@60fps.

A larger screen isn't always better anyway. There are many 30" monitors and you can even hook up PCs to any size TV yet most PC gamers still stick with 21-24" Monitors.

Resolution also only makes things look better by increasing pixel density (PPI)

Most current smart phones already have pixel densities 8-10x higher than any TV on the market.

A 40" TV at 1080p has a PPI of 55. At 4k res, 3840x2160 that 40" screen has a PPI of 110. The Samsung Galaxy S4 has a PPI of 441.

You would need a 16k (16000x8000) 40" screen to get that amount of detail on a console game, 447PPI.

Not to mention smart phones also already use AMOLED screens with native contrast ratio's of 100,000,000:1

The graphics may not be nearly as good yet but personally i would rather have the equiv of 16k res with 100,000,000:1 contrast ratio's than console graphics at 1280x540@30fps. Some console games (Farcry 3) are even lower at between 14-22fps average. Even the games that claim to be 1080p like GT5 are actually only 1280x1080.

Don't take my post the wrong way, i love my consoles also. I currently have 44 PS3 games, 21 360 games and 4 Wii games (LOL) plus a couple hundred for almost every older console back to the original NES but that doesn't mean we need to ignore facts.

Smartphones may not have the graphical capabilites of consoles not to mention the horrible controls but they aren't all bad.

Assassins creed on a Tegra 4 mobile APU.

Borderlands 2 running at 60fps again with a Tegra 4.
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tontontam0  +   972d ago
@^ on Assassins Creed and Borderlands 2 running on Tegra 4

The games are streamed into the device.
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MaxXAttaxX  +   971d ago
You silly little man. This isn't just about screen size or even graphics.

And those games aren't running on Tegra 4. They're being STREAMED to that projectSHIELD thing. It's similar to Sony's Remote Play.
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sinjonezp  +   971d ago
Got to disagree with this above. One cannot compare what you just said.. You say consoles have unlimited battery life. Um..that's because they are plugged up. I plugged up my HTC one X plus to my tv via HDmi with the USB splitter and the phone charges while I play real racing three. 1080p output with awesome graphics to boot on my 47inch. With 8 core phones on the horizon, along with the power of vr and tegra 4, it will very plausible to see ps3 graphical quality on phones. Lets not forget the ps4 uses a low power eight core chip running at 1.7-8ghz..So this is very reasonable and I am excited how tech is growing this fast. More gaming in different places without the lack of quality...spoken from a true gamer.
MaxXAttaxX  +   970d ago
Having your phone plugged into a wall defeats the purpose of it being a mobile device. So now you'll be using your phone as a home console to play sub-par games when you could play on an actual gaming console.
zeal0us  +   972d ago
After getting burnt by AMD and Sony, Nvidia just can't let up on the console hate.

Next week we'll probably see a comparison chart of the Nvidia's Tegra 4 processor vs current console's processors.
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stuna1  +   972d ago
This is just like someone who picks the wrong horse at the horse races!

Nothing more than a smear campaign.
Donnieboi  +   972d ago
I wonder if Nvidia is so hurt that they need a cushion and a hemeroid donut just to sit down.
linkenski  +   972d ago
And mostly horrid controls.
grassyknoll  +   972d ago
Don't believe their lies.
dedicatedtogamers  +   972d ago
It's untrue. The reason is that better gaming graphics aren't a priority for smartphones, nor do the majority of people buy a new smartphones for an incremental increase in graphics.
Monkeysmarts  +   972d ago
Qrphe  +   972d ago
In what sense will they out-perform them? In FLOPS? That's a really vague statement.
Hicken  +   972d ago
They're probably talking benchmarks or something. Or something consoles aren't meant to do, anyway, like Microsoft Office.

Unfortunately(for Nvidia), when it comes to gaming, these "new mobile devices" will forever lag behind. That's just how technology works.
SlavisH2  +   972d ago
and this is why there will be no more handle only devices!
AnotherProGamer  +   972d ago
Who cares

the controls are still garbage
Brian1rr  +   972d ago
Oh boy Nvidia have some funny PR people
GribbleGrunger  +   972d ago
Nvidia are imploding. In the last few weeks they've lost their reputation and it will be reflected in their earnings ... mark my words.
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Tundra  +   972d ago
Their main markets consist of mobile/laptop/Mac&PC. They are a world leader in computing tech and they are profitable so I'm not seeing how this will damage their earnings at all. Even if Nvidia is talking out of its ass.
GreenRanger  +   972d ago
Nvidia continuing their verbal rampage against consoles.
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MasterCornholio  +   972d ago
Wow Nvidia U mad?
spoonard  +   972d ago
He's forgetting about for factor. I don't want to play Kill zone on a fucking handheld, or a tablet!
CommonSenseGamer  +   972d ago
But what if you could dock your phone or tablet next to your TV and it becomes your console?

People act as if gaming is only possible if it has a Sony or MS logo on it. At the end of the day its all just hardware that can push polygons and textures around a screen so there is nothing standing in the way of developers who currently develop for consoles releasing on mobile devices.

With the speed at which smartphone and tablet hardware is advancing I give it 4-5 years before they eclipse next gen consoles in terms of visual prowess. Of course their processing might will only be truly exploited when running off the mains so again, docking your phone/tablet to use it as a console makes perfect sense.

Why the hell are people so hung up on a plastic box that's sits under the TV anyway. Surely this is about the games regardless of what platform they grace.

Oh, finally, I guess all the fanboys will be burning their PS3s because they contain an nvidia GPU. However, before they do they might want to first ask just how profitable partnering with Sony for the PS3 has been for nvidia which maybe why they were reluctant to bend as far over backwards for Sony this time around.
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CEOSteveBallmer  +   971d ago
Yes mobile technology is advancing but dont forget, So too PC hardware and Consoles. Its like an RPG game. Currently Mobiles (Level 20) and PC/console (Level 35). So when mobiles levels up (35) PC/consoles at that time leveled up also (50). That pretty much sums it up. The only way that mobile tech would be stronger is... To replace and abandon PC desktop/console market and all hardware companies Ati, Nvidia, AMD, Intel, IBM will "only" create mobile hardware.
isarai  +   972d ago
I'll believe it when i see it, they're just now able to play GTA 3 after 13 years(not even as well as it's console counterpart) so i don't see this happening at all
first1NFANTRY  +   972d ago
I wish this guy would STFU already! we get it, you like to blow your own horn.
Pillsbury1  +   972d ago
Nvidias been shootin their mouth off lately.
Williamson  +   972d ago
All this console hate is just making them look bad, they should just be quiet.
coolmast3r  +   972d ago
$500+ hi-tech piece of technology from 2013 outperforms 7-years old hi-tech piece of technology - that's so fuc*ing surprising!!! /sarcasm/
PS4isKing_82  +   972d ago
Nvidia is just mad and bitter AMD went home with the prom queen and they got stuck with the unwanted book worm in the back of the class :D
DigitalSmoke  +   972d ago
They can outpsrform all they want, it still won't run Killzone/Uncharted/GT/ and so forth.

So whats the point Nvidia...
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Spawn-KING  +   972d ago
LOL,i want to play on a big screen TV and not a 7 to 10 inch tablet.
Spawn-KING  +   972d ago
Nvidia still salty.
Detoxx  +   972d ago
Yeah, just like the "We didn't produce for the PS4 because it wouldn't be profitable" Nvidia is jelly
Bathyj  +   972d ago
Go home Nvidia, youre drunk.

Stop acting like a jealous ex, its never a good look.
Flatbattery  +   972d ago
Enough already, we get it that you are upset about AMD.

Listen Nvidia, every little comment knocking consoles is now starting to make you look more and more pathetic. Give it a rest before you completely destroy your reputation.
FlyingFoxy  +   972d ago
Nvidia state he obvious, it's like saying Vita is close to PS3 capabilities.. we already know -,-
CommonSenseGamer  +   972d ago
If Vita is close to PS3 capabilities then you must then concede that the next gen mobile devices based on tegra 4 will surpass the PS3 would you not?
TimeSkipLuffy  +   972d ago
does not matter as long as there is no physical controller on my mobile phone... and the catch is... I don't want any on my mobile phone... I guess nvidia needs to develop something that let my brainwaves control my character in the game XD...
Iltapalanyymi  +   972d ago

are these idiots serious? WTF?! :D

i cant believe these kinds of articles.
Cryptcuzz  +   972d ago
Nvidia is officially nuts.
kenna999  +   972d ago
Play games on my 46" tv or play games on my 5" phone it's not a hard choice for me
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