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Nvidia shows off Kepler mobile GPU for “Project Logan” with one-third the power consumption of iPad 4

Nvidia is announcing some big news this week for the future of its mobile chips with the announcement that its Kepler graphics architecture will arrive on mobile devices through its next-generation processor dubbed “Project Logan”. The company is showing off the new Project Logan mobile chip at an event today and detailed some of the new advancements in a blog post:

Project Logan’s GPU is based on our revolutionary Kepler architecture, which forms the foundation for products that a year ago began rolling out across our notebook, desktop, workstation and supercomputer lines.Our mission with Project Logan was to scale this technology down to the mobile power envelope – creating new configurations that we could both deploy in the Logan mobile SOC and license to others, as announced last month. We took Kepler’s efficient processing cores and added a new low-power inter-unit interconnect and extensive new optimizations, both specifically for mobile.

Nvidia claims that Project Logan with Kepler will use around one-third the power consumption of devices like the fourth-gen iPad 4 for the same renders, which would presumably be a big boost for battery life. It also described some of the other benefits of Kepler outside of graphics, including: major improvements to computational imaging, computer vision, augmented reality and speech recognition.

To show off what Kepler can do with Project Logan, Nvidia brings back its “Ira” demo above showing one of the most realistic models of the human face ever created generated entirely in real-time. This time around the demo isn’t running on a GeForce Titan graphics card, it’s on a mobile device running the next-generation Project Logan chip with Kepler.

Another impressive demo called “Island” is below:

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Jordan writes about all things Apple as Senior Editor of 9to5Mac, & contributes to 9to5Google, 9to5Toys, & He also co-authors 9to5Mac’s weekly Logic Pros series and makes music as one half of Toronto-based Makamachine.