Nvidia has always been at the forefront of graphics evolution and today they’ve unveiled a hugely powerful reference tablet design, presented in the video below. Kepler is the first GPU architecture designed to scale on supercomputers and mobile devices as well.
Project Logan integrates Kepler, that also has the advantage of low power usage, like a few watts. Ira, the guy’s face shown here is completely rendered thanks to Kepler. Ira debuted at the GPU Technology Conference 2013 using a 250+ GeForce GTX Titan graphics card, but then it was scaled down to mobile and the results were still impressive.
Drawing only 2 or 3 watts on a reference tablet will give you a less shaded Ira with less blemishes and HD/Full HD resolution. On the Titan card you can even render Ira at 4K resolution. Both the Mobile Kepler and GeForce Titan support Open GL ES 3.0, OpenGL 4.4, DX11, Tessellation, CUDA 4.0 and the difference in power usage is significant.
What this means is we’ll get support for new camera features, both for recording and decoding stuff, plus we’ll get to play a whole new generation of games. We want this on tablets now, but it will probably be ready next year or 2 years from now.