Nvidia's Tegra K1 processor plays nice with Unreal Engine 4

Nvidia and Epic Games have been friends for a while, so it's only natural the latest mobile processor from Nvidia, the Tegra K1, officially supports Epic Games' latest engine, the Unreal Engine 4. We saw our first hint at this union last summer, when Nvidia unveiled Project Logan – a mobile GPU built on the same Kepler technology powering Nvidia's latest PC graphics cards.

"We can take absolutely anything that runs on PC or on a console and run it on Tegra," says Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, in the Nvidia announcement post. "The differences between the platforms is really blurred." Nvidia says Tegra K1 is the first mobile processor capable of pumping out graphics on par with Xbox One and PS4, and even offers "faster performance" than the Xbox 360 and PS3.

In the sizzle reel above, Sweeney says all of Epic's tech demos – "Samaritan," "Infiltrator" and "Elemental" – came through collaboration with Nvidia. "I didn't think we'd be at this level on mobile for another three or four years," Sweeney said.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.