Next-generation of mobile devices will beat Xbox 360 and PS3 in power race

Nvidia’s senior VP of content and technology has said that mobile devices will very shortly overtake the PS3 and Xbox 360 in terms of technological clout.

Speaking to Bit-Tech, Tony Tamasi said that the milestone will be achieved when Nvidia releases its next generation of mobile chips after it retires its current Tegra 4 builds.

For comparison, both PS3 and Xbox 360 possess around 200GFlops of graphical clout. Tegra 4 boats some 80GFlops while Nvidia’s latest PC GPU, the Titan, boasts around 4,500GFlops.

Indeed, even the PS4 only houses around 1,800GFlops, according to Bit-Tech’s article.

Of course, while it’s easy to build a smartphone or tablet that easily outperforms current consoles, the nature of handheld computing means that the tech is artificially held back but other constraints – chiefly battery power.

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