When I say Nvidia, you say PC graphics right? Well, not anymore apparently. From now on when I say Nvidia, you’re mean to not only say PC graphics but also mobile and tablet. According to Nvidia, mobile gaming will be bigger than PC gaming for them in the future! GASP!
I personally haven’t jumped on the tablet bandwagon…yet. I went on holidays last month and decided I would get one while I was in Singapore or Honk Kong. When I got there and started looking around at what was available, I realised that I was doing my research about tablets on my Android phone or if I was at the hotel, I would use the little laptop I brought with me. As soon as I would leave the hotel I was back on my phone using Google Maps. After a few day’s I realised, I don’t need a tablet? I may want one, but I don’t need it. At home I’m on the desktop and when im out Im on the phone.
Saying that, I do realise I am the exception to the rule. These days it seems everyone has a tablet or anyone who doesn’t, is either planning on getting one or they are talking about which one they will be getting at launch. At Gamescom this year Nvidia had its own time in the limelight by holding its own presentation. The subject? Where Nvidia believes gaming is going on mobile platforms and how it plans to help get it there.
According to an interview Nvidia had with Softpedia, while desktop PC gaming will still be an important money maker for Nvidia, mobile gaming will be even bigger. As the rise in mobile gaming, whether on laptops, tablets or mobile phones, has become to big to ignore.
So while PC’s are still a huge money maker for them, it looks like a lot more resources are going to be poured into making gaming laptops and mobile devices not only more powerful but a whole lot more efficient. Nvidia will be providing full support for all the big names in hardware like Samsung, Toshiba and Asus. Nvidia will also be giving first party support to mobile games developers, ensuring they squeeze the most they can out of tablets and mobile phones that run on Tegra.
So according to the article, they will soon take over the beloved DS and PSV, then over take consoles and then…THE PC!!!
Id like to say I don’t think so, but with the way technology overtakes itself every year, nothing surprises me anymore. Look back a few years ago at what was possible and what is possible now. But as mobile GPU power increases, so will PC GPU’s, I can see it overtaking on quantity, but obviously not quality. I run a Crossfire 6950 setup with 3 24″ Samsung’s in Eye-Finity mode. I don’t care how good a game looks on a 4″ screen, for me it just isn’t going to compare. When I’m on the bus, I’m happy to play the free version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire on my Android, unless of course there’s Eye-Finity Android….