K1 Tegra: Nvidia Unveils Power Processor for Tablets

NVIDIA is known most as a manufacturer of graphics cards. In the portfolio, the company based in Santa Clara, California, has but much more about mobile chips. The Tegra K1 is the latest

Kepler’s father

Anders as the predecessor of 4i Tegra and Tegra 4 based Tegra K1 on NVIDIA’s Kepler architecture. This is the same technique that is used for current graphics cards for desktop computer. NVIDIA Announces Tegra-K1 two variants: a 32-bit and a 64-bit version. While former relies on the proven concept of the 4 + 1, in which four fast ARM-Cortex-A15 cores calculate complex tasks and otherwise fills a power management chip, NVIDIA trusts in the 64-bit version on an own development: here provide two ARMv8 processors up to 2.5 GHz clock speed. Two versions are common especially for graphics calculations, DirectX-11.1 and CUDA support 192 computing engines. First Tegra K1 tablets appear in the second half of the year.

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Strengths and applications

At the CES press conference 2014 boasts NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang with the strength of his latest offspring and acts for itself we can speak. In a demo video renders a Tegra-K1-chip liquid opulent game scenes. All sorts of effects like tessellation (for clear surfaces) force the chip obviously not in the knee. According to NVIDIA, takes on Tegra K1 4 and Xbox one even with the new game consoles PlayStation and leave the respective predecessors in the shade. In addition to use in high-performance tablets from seven inch Tegra K1 drives more mobile in the truest sense: cars. NVIDIA is working closely together with Audi. Also models of BMW, Tesla Motors and Volkswagen rely on the mobile processors by NVIDIA.