NVIDIA unveils the new Tegra X1 chip with Twice the power of the Tegra K1

CES is happening in Las Vegas these days and earlier today at NVIDIA’s Special Keynote, they introducing its next mobile “super” chip. The new chip is called the NVIDIA Tegra X1 and it brings over one teraflop of processing power to mobile devices.

That’s more than twice the power achieved by the Tegra K1. That’s pretty impressive.


According to NVIDIA, The NVIDIA Tegra X1 includes a 256-core Maxwell GPU, 8 CPU cores consisting of 4 Cortex-A57 and 4 Cortex-A53 CPUs, 60 fps 4K video (H.265, H.264, VP9), 1.3 gigapixel of camera throughput and the chips are produced using the 20nm process. NVIDIA also said that the Tegra X1 is the First mobile processor that can hold its own against supercomputers and game consoles. According to NVIDIA, the Tegra X1 also has more power than the fastest supercomputers of 15 years ago. We have come that far in the mobile space.

NVIDIA Tegra X1 Specifications - Andro Dollar

At the Event, CEO & Co-Founder of NVIDIA, Mr. Jen-Hsun Huang said,

We see a future of autonomous cars, robots and drones that see and learn, with seeming intelligence that is hard to imagine. They will make possible safer driving, more secure cities and great conveniences for all of us. To achieve this dream, enormous advances in visual and parallel computing are required. The Tegra X1 mobile super chip, with its one teraflops of processing power, is a giant step into this revolution.”

The NVIDIA Tegra X1 will be available in the first half of the year according to NVIDIA. I’m sure we will see this in the future mobile devices.

Are you as impressed as I am by the Power of the Tegra X1? Drop a comment and express your thoughts.

Source – NVIDIA