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Monday, 5 January 2015

NVidia Tegra X1 - A GPU monster for your mobile device

CES2015 started on a high note today when Nvidia showcases their latest and fastest SoC, the Tegra X1 that surpasses last year best Tetra K1 by miles. the new Tetra X1 packed a stunning 256 core in a mobile architecture that would be able to run anything thrown at it with ease.

To demonstrate the capability, Nvidia show the chip running the most demanding game to date, the "Elemental", demoed running on the latest unreal 4 engine is the de-facto benchmark. When it came to graphics "Elemental" push the limit of hardware and Tetra X1 capability show how capable it is even on mobile computing. This huge achievement is done by coupling the 256 core Maxwell chip with an Octa-core 64 bit ARM CPU.

The terraflop system can support every graphic standard available and would even shamed any full blown desktop system. This couple with  low power demand of mobile devices, would chart a new territory in mobile device gaming.

Hardware Spec:
GPU GPU NVIDIA Maxwell 256-core GPU
DX-12, OpenGL 4.4, NVIDIA CUDA®, OpenGL ES 3.1, and AEP CPU 8 CPU-core, 64-bit ARM® CPU
CPU 4x A57 2MB L2; 4x A53 512KB L2 VIDEO H.265, VP9 4K 60 fps Video
Video 4k H.265, 4k VP9, 4k H.264 POWER 20 nm SOC - TSMC
Power Isolated Power Rails, Fourth-Generation Cluster Switching DISPLAY 4K x 2K @60 Hz, 1080p @120 Hz
Display HDMI 2.0 60 fps, HDCP 2.2 

Speaking at their key note, the Tetra X1 team manage to run the "Elemental" game on the first week testing and they spend weeks other to fine tune the power consumption part and what was shown in CES this year in nothing short of extraordinary.

A benchmark against Apple best A8x done by techcrunch and nvidia shown that the latest X1 can deliver up to two time the capability with the same amount of power. The main issue now is to find the use for all this power even if it is available, the reason being is that as of now there is no available app on Android that required all this extra capability.We hope with this latest achievement, Nvidia would be able to bring mobile gaming platform to a new level and other developer would create something to harness all those excess power.

The best usage as noted by techcrunch is the ability to run 4K display at a constant 60fps and that would mean streaming 4K content to a mobile devices is not no longer a technical issue but more of a lack of content. The availability of 4K video  is still limited as of now and we hope that this year would spurs more content by providers such as Netflix once this technology is available later this year.

We will update this with the official specification once it is available but what we've heard, this is already the biggest news to date coming from CES2015.

Source : Techcrunch / nvidia blog / Nvidia

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