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

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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.