NVIDIA Tegra K1 chip brings console quality graphics to mobile
New Tegra K1 chip demoed running Unreal 3 engine on Android
CES 2014 is officially off and running and NVIDIA are the first company to unveil their latest technological marvel. They've revealed their very latest mobile SoC (system on a chip) which promises to take mobile gaming to a whole new level.
Nvidia's fifth-generation Tegra K1 comes in both 32-bit and 64-bit variants both of which have the same 192 core GPU. That's a big step up from the 72-core Tegra 4 GPU and NVIDIA are claiming that the new Tegra K1 chip offers the same graphics performance as the XBOX 360 and PS3.
“We’ve brought the heart of GeForce and the soul of Tesla to mobile computing." commented NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang who introduced the new Tegra K1.
The 32-bit processor is a quad-core Cortex A15 which can be clocked at up to 2.3GHz, while the 64-bit variant uses two dual-core Denver CPU based on the ARM V8 platform that can be clocked up to 2.5GHz.
NVIDIA demoed the new 64-bit Tegra K1 chip running on the Android platform. It's the first time a 64-bit chip has been shown running on the Android platform and the showcase, conducted on the Unreal 3 engine, was hugely impressive. See it for yourself below.
The 32-bit Nvidia Tegra K1 will hit the market in the first half of 2014, but we'll have to wait until the second half of the year for the beastly 64-bit version.
CES 2014 doesn't officially begin until tomorrow and we're expecting a whole host of other high-end 64-bit mobile chips to unveiled. You can get a full idea of what to expect from the event in our CES 2014 Preview.