NVIDIA: Smartphones To Outperform Consoles by 2014
Modern phones have come a long way from being merely call-and-text communication devices, but in a few years' time they could possibly outclass modern gaming consoles. A recent NVIDIA presentation showcased the graphics progression of the PC, consoles and the mobile market from 2001 to 2014, with the chart outlining the how the three sectors have fared in recent times. The graph shows the PC chugging along steadily upwards in performance while consoles showed only temporary spikes in graphics improvement, which naturally occurred only when a new gaming console was introduced.
However, mobiles have seen dramatic strides in GPU advances, starting in 2008 and soaring to unprecedented levels in 2010 until the present. With modern high-end mobile graphics processors nearly approaching the same visual quality as those seen on Nintendo's 3DS and Sony's PlayStation Vita, NVIDIA's prediction of smartphones eventually overtaking today's consoles in performance might just be a possibility in 2014.