PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 Will Be Overtaken by Next Wave of Mobile Devices, Nvidia Says

The company is confident that mobile platforms will increase in performance

Nvidia believes that the next series of mobile devices, like smartphones or tablets, will overtake the current generation of consoles, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, in terms of performance.

The PS3 and Xbox 360 have been around for quite some time, but game developers still manage to squeeze out performance from the old devices, largely because their replacements, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720, have yet to hit the market.

Even so, Nvidia is confident that the next generation of mobile hardware, like the inevitable Tegra 5, will overtake the Xbox 360 and PS3 in terms of power, at least according to the company's boss, Tony Tamasi, who talked with Bit-Tech.

The current Tegra 4 hardware, which is the base for Nvidia's upcoming Project Shield handheld platform, is able to output around 80 GFLOPS (Floating point operations) while the PS3 and Xbox 360 are capable of around 200 GFLOPS.

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