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New Epic Games demo shows 'PC-class' tech for mobiles

High-end visuals running on an Nvidia Tegra K1 mobile processor

Epic Games has showcased a new tech video that demonstrates "PC-class gaming technology" running on a mobile device.


The video "shows what's possible when PC-class gaming technologies and performance are brought to mobile devices," said Epic Games.
"In less than three weeks we ported content built for high-end PC and the DirectX 11 graphics API to Android and Google's AEP (Android Extension Pack) extensions for ES 3.1."

The video features assets brought directly over from Epic Games' Samaritan demo - which was previously a showcase of cutting-edge desktop gaming tech - running at full detail on an Nvidia Tegra K1 mobile processor.

Tech demos don't necessarily represent true visual capabilities in games, which add physics, AI, player controls and other taxing variables to the equation. But the video below certainly appears to demonstrate visual capabilities on par with that of the PS4 and Xbox One consoles.

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Nvidia CEO and co-founder Jen-Hsun Huang took the wraps off the company's next generation mobile processor, Tegra K1, during the company CES press conference in January.

Billed as the "first ever console-class mobile technology, enabling PC-class gaming technologies like DirectX 11, OpenGL 4.4 and tessellation", the capabilities of the world's first 192-core processor were shown in an Unreal Engine 4 demo, which you can watch here.

The new Tegra chip is more powerful than the PS3 and Xbox 360 while using a fraction of the wattage, Huang told CES attendees.