ARM Says Mobile Graphics Will Be On Par With PS4 and Xbox One By 2017

Will we be playing a full-fledged version of this game on our phones next year?
Will we be playing a full-fledged version of this game on our phones next year?

Will you be walking around with a PS4 equivalent in your hands next year?

While mobile gaming has drastically improved over the years, they’re still no match to purpose-built gaming consoles like the PS4 and the Xbox One. Well, that’s about to change in a year or two, at least according to ARM – the people who design the architecture of processors built by Qualcomm, Samsung, Huawei and almost every other mobile chip vendor in the market today.

Speaking during the Casual Connect conference in Amsterdam, ARM’s Nizar Romdam said that the chips being created by partners like NVIDIA, Samsung and Texas instruments would generate visuals that would be on par with what you’d get with a PS4 and an Xbox One by the end of 2017. That means by the start of next year there will either a smartphone or tablet that would be capable of producing graphics that is on par with both current generation consoles.

“Mobile hardware is already powerful,” said Romdan at Casual Connect Europe. “If you take today’s high-end smartphone or tablet, the performance is already better than Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It’s catching up quickly with Xbox One and PlayStation 4.”


John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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    1. Vitas been dead for 2 years now.

      It wouldnt surprise me if ARM was right but this generation of consoles were underpowered from the get go.

    2. It’s been dead for 3 years! If you have the right emulator you can play all the 3DS PSP PS1 GAMEBOY at HD quality, of course you’ll need to buy a controller to actually get the full experience 🙂

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