“‘We believe the Android operating system will be the most important console operating system in the future,’ Nvidia CEO and co-founder Jen-Hsun Huang said at the company’s CES 2014 press conference tonight. Then he effectively declared war on next-generation console gaming by announcing the Tegra K1, the company’s next mobile chip with a whopping 192-cores,” Jason Evangelho reports for Forbes.
“Prior to the announcement, Jen-Hsun caught up the audience with the company’s Tegra milestones like the Tegra 3 being the first mobile quad-core processor. ”So what can we do next? We could do 8 cores, but that seems a little pedestrian,” Jen-Hsun joked. Then he unveiled the 192-core Tegra K1, rooted in Kepler architecture,” Evangelho reports. “According to Nvidia, Tegra K1 offers 3x the performance of Apple’s A7 processor.”
“Multiple presentations showed off photo-realistic environments, dynamic lighting, and next-generation level graphics. From what I’ve seen, they have bridged the gap between next-generation console gaming and mobile gaming,” Evangelho reports. “Tegra K1 will be offered in two pin-to-pin compatible versions: a 32-bit quad-core (4-Plus-1 ARM Cortex-A15 CPU) and a custom, Nvidia-designed 64-bit dual ‘Super Core’ Denver CPU.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Note: According to NVIDIA (whitepaper, “The architecture of the Kepler GPU in Tegra K1 is virtually identical to the Kepler GPU architecture used in high-end systems, but also includes a number of optimizations for mobile system usage to conserve power and deliver industry-leading mobile GPU performance. While the highest-end Kepler GPUs in desktop, workstation, and supercomputers include up to 2880 single-precision floating point CUDA cores and consume a few hundred watts of power, the Kepler GPU in Tegra K1 consists of 192 CUDA cores and consumes less than two watts (average power measured on GPU power rail while playing a collection of popular mobile games).
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