With the announcement of world’s first 192-Core super processor, Tegra K1, NVIDIA has just kick-started their CES 2014 journey. The next generation mobile processor from NVIDIA is based on the Keplar architecture, and it is going to be the flagship mobile processor from NVIDIA for the year 2014.
Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of NVIDIA says that ” Over the past two decades, NVIDIA invented the GPU and has developed more graphics technologies than any other company, With Tegra K1 we’re bringing that heritage to mobile. It bridges the gap for a developer, who can build next gen games and apps that will run on any devices.” The Tegra K1 would be brought about with the “heart of G-Force and the soul of Tesla.” he added in the press release.
The Tegra K1 packs 192 CUDA cores. It will be available in both 32-bit and 64-bit variants, in which the 32-bit version is based on ARM Cortex A15 quad-core CPU, while the 64-bit version is based on NVIDIA’s “Denver” CPU based on dual-Core ARMv8 architecture. Both the versions support DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.4.
The semiconductor giant claims that the Kepler GPU at the core of Tegra K1 can perform 1.5 times better than other mobile GPU rivals available in the market now.
We will see devices with the power of Tegra K1’s 32-bit version based on the A15 quad-core CPU by the first half of 2014, while the 64-bit version will be a part of commercial devices by the second half of 2014 only.