CES 2014 Live: Nvidia Tegra K1 mobile processor with 192-cores GPU announced


Nvidia has kicked off the 2014 edition of CES by announcing its new mobile processor called the Tegra K1. This next-generation processor is built on the Keplar architecture and its USP is that it is powered by 192-core GPU.

The Keplar architecture used to build the Tegra K1 is the same as what was used to build the GeForce GTX 780 Ti graphics card. In fact the company claims that the Tegra K1 has more power than the Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony’s PlayStation 3 consoles.

The mobile processor will be available in 32-bit and 64-bit variants. The 32-bit variant is based on ARM Cortex A15 quad-core CPU, while the 64-bit variant is based on Nvidia’s “Denver” CPU based on dual-core ARMv8 architecture. Both the processor variants have a 192-core GPU and support DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.4.

“Over the past two decades, NVIDIA invented the GPU and has developed more graphics technologies than any other company,” Nvidia’s Jen-Hsun Huang said. “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.”

The 32-bit Tegra K1 will be available in the first half of this year, followed by the 64-bit processor in the second half of the year.