During CES (Consumer Electronics Association) 2014, Nvidia introduced the first processor in the Mobile Kepler family, The Tegra K1. The processor is the company's fifth developed for smartphones and tablets and will feature 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
As we can see in the image above, the 32bit version will be a Quad-Core with 2.3GHz cores, while the 64bit version will have “only” two cores, but running at up to 2.5GHz.
We already talked a little about this project in July. Formerly known as Project Logan, the Tegra K1 will be the successor to the Tegra 4 and will bring amazing performance to smartphones, at least in what has been presented so far.
The technology behind the Nvidia Tegra K1 is so advanced that it will allow a graphical leap in mobile games, making the game so close to Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 games, that many suggest that the capabilities of the new processor will come close to the current generation. of consoles.
The thing is so impressive that Nvidia itself made a point of making its entire CES 2014 presentation available on Youtube. In addition to cell phones and tablets, Nvidia intends to market the K1 in other types of “mobile” devices, such as automobiles.
Uncle, when will we see these processors in action?
Needless to say, the processor has barely been officially announced and the kids are already dreaming of new smartphones and tablets. How will the battery consumption and etc. It seems that even Nvidia's CEO doesn't know this information, as no Unreal Engine games were presented on stage.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqqBIi6y-Gc
There were only a few prototypes running demos like “Ira” (see video above). For those who like alphabet soup, the Tegra K1 will support OpenGL 4.4, OpenGL ES 3.0 and beat the drums, DirectX 11!
Nvidia promises an “unplugged” device to show off the Tegra K1 in action in the coming months. But don't expect to see tablets and smartphones with the K1, flooding the stores, in 2014. After all, Tegra 4, current top of the line in Nvidia processors, has not even become popular, due to the huge success of the competitor, Qualcomm Snapdragon.
[originally published January 7, 2014]