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Next-gen mobile devices will be more powerful than consoles, says Nvidia exec

Graphics processors in the next generation of mobile devices will outperform those of consoles, according to Nvidia's senior vice president of content and technology Tony Tamasi.

According to Bit-Tech, Tamasi said the next model of chips, which will follow the Tegra 4 currently used in Nvidia's Project Shield portable console, will perform better that those used in the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

"The PS3 and Xbox 360 are barely more powerful than mobile devices... The next click of mobile phones will outperform [them]," he said.

According to Bit-Tech, currently both the PS3 and Xbox 360 have graphics chips capable of around 200 gigaflops of computing speed and the Tegra 4 chip boasts 80 gigaflops, while Nvidia's Titan PC GPU is capable of close to 4,500 gigaflops.

By comparison, the upcoming PlayStation 4 is running at 1.84 teraflops.

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