NVidia Brings Top Desktop Graphics Tech To Mobile With Tegra K1

NVIDIA today unveiled Tegra K1 mobile processor, a 192-core super chip featuring the same NVIDIA Kepler architecture its leading GPU, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti.

The Tegra K1 processor sets new mobile standards by supporting the latest PC-class gaming technologies, enabling it to run sophisticated gaming engines like Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4. It delivers advanced computation capabilities to speed the development of applications for computer vision and speech recognition.

According to NVIDIA, the new chip is "extraordinarily efficient," it delivers higher performance than any other mobile GPU at the same power level.

"Over the past two decades, NVIDIA invented the GPU and has developed more graphics technologies than any other company," said Jen-Hsun Huang, co-founder and CEO, NVIDIA. "With Tegra K1, we're bringing that heritage to mobile. It bridges the gap for developers, who can now build next-gen games and apps that will run on any device."

Tegra K1 is offered in two pin-to-pin compatible versions. The first version uses a 32-bit quad-core, 4-Plus-1 ARM Cortex A15 CPU. The second version uses a custom, NVIDIA-designed 64-bit dual Super Core CPU. This CPU (codenamed "Denver") delivers very high single-thread and multi-thread performance. It is based on the ARMv8 architecture, which brings the energy-efficient heritage of ARM processor technology to 64-bit computing.

Both versions of Tegra K1 deliver stunning graphics and visual computing capabilities powered by the 192-core NVIDIA Kepler GPU. The 32-bit version is expected in devices in the first half of 2014, while the 64-bit version is expected in devices in the second half of the year.

Tegra K1 provides full support for the latest PC-class gaming technologies -- including DirectX 11, OpenGL 4.4 and tessellation. According to NVIDIA, Tegra K1 delivers the same graphics features as the next generation of consoles (Xbox One, PlayStation 4) and faster performance than current generation consoles (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3), all in the palm of your hand.

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no gameplay

Nice that they have catched up next-gen console so fast.. but somebody should tell Nvidia that gaming on tablet / cellphone is Boring. Unless you want to play a Angry Bird photorealistic (laugh), most games will still suck without any palpable gameplay. Release the 8xx cards generation on pc already please! Megagames: FU for your stupid publiticy capcha. I'm done with this site for now.

Notice that it is marketing

Notice that it is marketing and most people read it like you do. "Current Gen" = PS3/360. No one in the world would class PS3/360 as the current gen, but it is factually correct. Also expect this "mobile GPU" to destroy your battery twice as fast as a current A6. All of these hardware advances are good stuff, but battery technology, just like cars, has been going no where.

How is he a newb? Its

How is he a newb? Its practically true no one really games on handheld devices, what would Nvidia possibly price this as. If it costs as much as current gen console, surprise surprise brainless dumb fucks would rather buy consoles.

I know a trucker who lives in

I know a trucker who lives in his truck, drives just about every day of the year, is only allowed to drive for 8 hours a day max, with little amount of living space and some downtime, and games every day, it's perfect for him. As well with people in a variety of other workplaces, my neighbor works on off-shore oil rigs, some portions of being in the Military as well, business travelers staying in a hotel. Not everyone is always at their home. So to say no one games on handheld devices, is ignorant. Do I want it? no. Do I use em? not really, just thought I'd point out your error of thinking. Since that seems to be popular to do on this website.

Holly crap did NSA hijack MJ?

Holly crap did NSA hijack MJ? That's a new turn of events in your diary, for a dude who's always picking on people and spamming randomness you sure don't sound like your usual self. Your argument is sound none the less, what I meant to emphasis was if they actually plan to release this stuff the average console would still be cheaper.

I fucking know!!!!!

MJ must be sick. To add to his (pains me to say) excellent point, the main thing to take away from the news is that, when 6 months from now, is now & smartphones easily outpace the CURRENT gen (XBOne, PS4) it doesn't matter if a console is cheaper. Honestly, neither console is that much cheaper than a top end pocket PC & that's if it's bought for full price. Most people get these things for nothing or next to nothing with their phone/data plans. So now what people have is a device that does everything that a video game console does, except better & it does so much more. So what's to stop someone putting an HDMI port on it & making a game controller for it? Well you can already turn your Samsung into a "handheld". It's only a matter of time. Consoles just don't make any sense. They haven't for a long time. Why would anyone want a dedicated video game box the size of a VCR, when they already have better ones in their pockets? Plug it into the TV or monitor via HDMI, wireless controller through Bluetooth & you just beat the shit outta your console.

It was very much predicted

It was very much predicted that mobiles would catch up to consoles performance wise in a few years. But this thing features multiple cures, the cpu has 64bit architecture and the like. Just like PCs took quite a while to shift from 32 to 64 bits mobiles won't have any native 64bit applications anytime soon since most people will still be running 32bit cpus.

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