CES 2015: NVIDIA adds Tegra X1 mobile processor

NVIDIA today announced the launch of Tegra X1 mobile processor at CES 2015.

The technical achievement benefits both 3D graphics, particularly on devices with high-resolution screens, as well as GPGPU software that is becoming more prevalent, particularly in automotive applications.

Tegra X1, which supports major graphics standards including Unreal Engine 4, DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.5, CUDA, OpenGL ES 3.1 and Android Extension Pack, is NVIDIA’s 10th-generation GPU architecture.

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Tegra X1’s technical specifications:

# 256-core Maxwell GPU

# 8 CPU cores (4x ARM Cortex A57 + 4x ARM Cortex A53)

# 60 fps 4K video (H.265, H.264, VP9)

# 1.3 gigapixel of camera throughput

# 20nm process

NVIDIA Tegra X1 chip
Tegra X1 mobile chip promises over one teraflops of processing power.

“Tegra K1 set a new bar for GPU compute performance, and now just a year later Tegra X1 delivers twice that,” said Linley Gwennap, founder and principal analyst of the Linley Group.

Tegra X1 is built on the same NVIDIA Maxwell GPU architecture rolled out only months ago for the world’s top-performing gaming graphics card, the GeForce GTX 980. The 256-core Tegra X1 provides twice the performance of its predecessor, the Tegra K1.

Tegra X1 will begin appearing in the first half of the year.

It will be featured in the newly announced NVIDIA DRIVE car computers.

editor@gizmolead.com

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