CES is slowly kicking off, and NVIDIA is main the price early with its new Tegra X1 processor. last year it changed into all approximately NVIDIA bringing its Kepler photographs to a cellular chip, however this yr it’s all about Maxwell invading the cell space. NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang found out the “superchip” has 256 processor cores and eight CPU cores. That’s likeRaiders of the misplaced Arc-level face melting.
The enterprise’s K1 chip inside something like the shield tablet changed into already powerful and masses succesful. however NVIDIA says the X1 blows that out of the water, imparting twice the overall performance of remaining yr’s out-of-style K1. The X1 could be able to take care of 4K video at 60Hz, and will be the first mobile chip to exceed 1 teraflop of throughput; X1 can be capable of help the equal recreation engines that Maxwell can on the laptop.
“With this stage of computing strength, Tegra X1 is constructed for overall performance–oriented packages inside the car, gaming, cellular and embedded markets” NVIDIA stated. “It allows breakthroughs in cellular photographs and new deep studying and pc vision apps for self-using vehicles and self reliant robots and drones.”
Huang says X1 is twice as efficient as the K1, too, and can even handle things like Unreal Engine’s Elemental demo on “x1 at 10 watts;” next-gen game consoles consumed 100 watts when running the same demo.
Tim Sweeney, founder and CEO of Epic Games, said Z1 is “equipped to run rich, beautiful experiences not previously seen on mobile devices.”
The line between mobile and desktop is very clearly being blurred. Once more developers get their hands on NVIDIA’s new technology, I’d be very anxious to see what’s created in the coming months. If the SHIELD Tablet experience with the K1 is anything to go by, I’m sure we’ll see some good stuff in 2015.