The majority of people expected that they were going to be launching the next-generation Tegra 5. Instead, visual computing giant Nvidia stepped up their game by yesterday announcing the Nvidia K1 at CES 2014, a mobile processor with 192 CUDA cores . There will be initially two versions of the chip, to start with a conventional 32-bit ”4+1″ cores (up to 2.3GHz) such as Tegra 4 and a dual-core 64-bit “Denver” CPU (up to 2.5GHz). The 32-bit variant is expected to appear in day-to-day devices by Q2 2014. Chief executive Jen Hsun Huang stated in the conference that the Terga K1 would be like a “Console in the Palm of Your Hand” as he refers to Tegra K1 outperforming past generation consoles CPU & GPU horsepower wise. The chip will be utilizing the same technology found in Nvidia’s PC components, Kepler.
“NVIDIA Tegra K1 is Impossibly Advanced, bringing the same NVIDIA Kepler™ architecture that drives the world’s most extreme gaming PCs to mobile gaming. This is the first-ever console-class mobile technology, enabling PC-class gaming technologies like DirectX 11, OpenGL 4.4, and Tessellation—all in the palm of your hands.” – Nvidia