Nvidia Tegra X1 is the new superchip CES 2015 in Las Vegas: here are all the characteristics
Continue the surprises at CES 2015 in Las Vegas, and this time the undisputed star is Nvidia, which unveiled its Tegra X1, superchip successor of the famous Tegra K1. We speak of a major innovation in the world of the processors, since the processing power of the chip is greater than 1 TeraFlop and therefore may allow significant progress not only in the field of graphics, but also in many other sectors.
Not for nothing, the company cited the mobile world – which, however, already offers optimal solutions from this point of view – and also that of cars; in the latter case, to be precise, has spoken of Nvidia Nvidia Drive Drive PX and CX:
- Thanks to Nvidia Drie PX, you can distinguish the type of vehicle, cyclists and pedestrians, as well as recognizing traffic signs and park without human intervention;
- Thank Drive CX, however, the consumer will have the infotainment systems, driver assistance and navigation. More details will be released later this year.
The main features of Nvidia Tegra X1
Let’s see the features of Nvidia Tegra X1:
The processor has a Maxwell GPU with 256 cores and an eight-core CPU (4 ARM Cortex A57 and 4 ARM Cortex A53): This is, in short, a really super chip, if you consider that the current Tegra K1 – mounted, among others, on Nexus 9 – has half the power and mounts a Kepler GPU with 192 cores. Having to make other comparisons, know that this Tegra X1 is 1.7 times more efficient than the chip 8X Apple iPad Air 2.
Nvidia Tegra X1 supports all standard graphics of the moment – dall’Unreal Engine 4 all’Android Extension Pack, via Direct X12, and so on -: allows, therefore, the porting of PS games on smartphones and tablets. There’s more: Tegra X1 is also compatible with a 1.3-gigapixel camera, 4K video at 60 fps encoded in H.265 and VP9. and 4K video at 60 fps encoded in H.265, H.264 and VP9.
Many congratulations to Nvidia, in short, for the usual good work.