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.
...And 5 minutes of battery life ;)
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.
I think somebody needs a big "L" painted on their forehead.
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.
Show me a TV with a 49" screen or a console that does TRUE native [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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. http://www.youtube.com/watc... Borderlands 2 running at 60fps again with a Tegra 4. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
@^ on Assassins Creed and Borderlands 2 running on Tegra 4 The games are streamed into the device.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is just like someone who picks the wrong horse at the horse races! Nothing more than a smear campaign.
I wonder if Nvidia is so hurt that they need a cushion and a hemeroid donut just to sit down.
And mostly horrid controls.
Don't believe their lies.
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.
In what sense will they out-perform them? In FLOPS? That's a really vague statement.
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.
and this is why there will be no more handle only devices!
Who cares the controls are still garbage
Oh boy Nvidia have some funny PR people
Nvidia are imploding. In the last few weeks they've lost their reputation and it will be reflected in their earnings ... mark my words.
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.
Nvidia continuing their verbal rampage against consoles.
Wow Nvidia U mad?
He's forgetting about for factor. I don't want to play Kill zone on a fucking handheld, or a tablet!
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.
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.
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
I wish this guy would STFU already! we get it, you like to blow your own horn.
Nvidias been shootin their mouth off lately.
All this console hate is just making them look bad, they should just be quiet.
$500+ hi-tech piece of technology from 2013 outperforms 7-years old hi-tech piece of technology - that's so fuc*ing surprising!!! /sarcasm/
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