In a tablet, Nvidia believes the beefier 2W version of Logan will be more powerful than the PS3 or the GeForce 8800 GTX — in the neighborhood of 400 GFLOPS. Granted, these are both a few years out of date, but we’re clearly into the realm of desktop-level graphics. These raw numbers put the mobile Kepler GPU at around 5.2x the power of the PowerVR SGX 554MP4 in the most recent iPad. At this level there is the potential for memory bandwidth to bottleneck performance, but the company has not yet commented on this.
Logan, with its Kepler GPU, will support OpenGL 4.3 and CUDA 5 out of the box, which could allow more realistic graphics, but also true general-purpose GPU computing on a mobile device. Logan is supposed to go into full production in early 2014 and reach devices in Q2. This will be Nvidia’s last 32-bit ARM SoC — the follow-up to Logan, currently codenamed Parker, is expected to implement Nvidia’s custom ARMv8 64-bit processing cores and the next-generation Maxwell GPU.
Edited by -Wade-, October 18, 2013 - 10:55 AM.