nvidia slide Nvidia says Xbox 360 graphics power will hit mobile devices by 2014

Nvidia aims to deliver the graphics power behind gaming consoles like Microsoft's Xbox 360 to mobile devices by the year 2014, which could mark a further shift to mobile gaming.

Nvidia aims to deliver the graphics power behind gaming consoles like Microsoft's Xbox 360 to mobile devices by the year 2014, which could mark a further shift to mobile gaming.

 
An Nvidia slide revealed by AnandTech shows its forecast for the GPU industry, which sees relatively little change in consoles, steady growth for PCs, and sharp growth for mobile devices.
 
The solid lines show estimated performance, which will see mobile devices matching the graphics power of the Xbox 360 next year and then surpassing it the year after. The dotted lines show trends, which suggests the power match being made in 2014, while the console market advances a little further.
 
nvidia slide Nvidia says Xbox 360 graphics power will hit mobile devices by 2014
 
PCs remain on top with reasonable growth, but if the mobile industry continues its advances, which takes into account both smartphones and tablet computers, then we could see even the PC industry getting a run for its money in terms of GPUs.
 
If Nvidia's predictions are correct we will likely see more big budget games hitting mobile devices, particularly tablet computers like the iPad, the latest of which is being touted as a viable gaming machine. We're already seeing some big releases, as well as re-releases of old classics like Baldur's Gate, but the possibility of playing high-end Xbox 360 games on a mobile device means the console industry will really need to push things further if it wants to remain on top.
 
Source: GamesIndustry