CES 2014: Nvidia Unveils Tegra K1 Chip

CES 2014: Nvidia Unveils Tegra K1 Chip
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NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) has just unveiled the new Tegra K1 Chip at a press conference for the Consumer Electronics Show 2014. The chipmaker claims this new chip can outperform both the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.

Nvidia’s new chip was made for the future

The new Tegra K1 has the same architecture that was used in their GeForce graphics card. It will also feature 192 CUDA cores, DirectX 11, and Open GL 4.4. This chip will come in either quad-core 32-bit A15 ARM CPU or NVIDIA 64-bit CPU. During the first part of 2014, the 32-bit version will be due while the 64-bit during the latter half. Unfortunately, the prices are still unknown.

Tim Sweeney (Epic Games founder) said, “We can take applications that run on PC or console and run it on Tegra. “From here onward, I think we’re going to see the performance and feature gap between mobile and PC high-end gaming continue to narrow to the point where the difference between the platforms really blurs.”

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Possible expansion beyond gaming

NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) hopes to expand from the gaming market. The tech company’s chief executive officer Jen-Hsun Huang thinks NVIDIA may just tag along with Android in all the markets they enter. He even outlined Nvidia a scenario that would see the company pushing into automakers to go far beyond the design process. He explained, “It’s simply a matter of time before Android starts to disrupt new markets. We happen to believe the car will be your most important mobile computer.”

He added that although users can get game streams from personal computers via a game console thanks to technology like GameStream, Nvidia hopes to fix the latency issues, possibly with G-Sync. It was designed to limit both the latency and visual computing lags. The G-Sync delivers faster frame rates at a speed that’s needed thanks to the fact it synchronizes with the application. This new technology will be available during 2014’s second quarter.

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