The successors of the Tegra 4 chips, known as Logan, will feature the Kepler architecture, currently used by the latest graphics cards from the company.
Logan will be the next innovation from NVIDIA, a chip that will incorporate Kepler architecture in mobile devices like tablets or smart phones, and will offer compatibility with CUDA 5.0, OpenGL ES 3.0, OpenGL 4.4 and even DirectX 11 for the devices with Microsoft systems. According to the company, the performance of these chips will greatly exceed that of the PS3 and even and even GeForce 8800 GTX in a desktop computer.
This means we will be able to enjoy games with effects like tessellation, anti-aliasing or the physics simulation from the GPU, which is a gigantic improvement over the current GPUs of mobile devices. All of that with a TDP of only 2 W. Everything sounds great in theory, but it’s yet to be seen if this “Logan Project” chips will claim a solid place in the market, already dominated by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors.
According to Nvidia’s roadmap for the mobile market, these Logan chips should hit the market on 2014. Now, we leave you with a prototype with a Kepler-based mobile chip based on Kepler running FaceWorks, a facial modeling app, and another with a tech demo showing its graphic capabilities.