Nvidia's new 64-bit CPU to be based around Kepler and feature 192 CUDA cores
We had the chance to attend Nvidia’s CES 2014 press conference and the company touched upon a number of topics such as GeForce Experience, G-Sync Monitors, and GameStream, but it was Nvidia’s announcement of its new “super chip” K1 that was the talk of the show.
Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang called the Android platform the most disruptive force in computing in 20 years and attributed Android’s success to its open source design. Huang said he believes that Android is going to be in the next generation of consoles and that it’s not a matter of “if” this will happen, but “when.” As a result, the company seems extremely keen on going gung-ho with Android and the Tegra K1 CPU will be a 64-bit ARM-based Android OS. Tegra K1 will be based on Nvidia’s GPU Kepler architecture and support a whopping 192 cuda cores. As a result, Huang believes it to be a radical leap over Tegra 4 and that it would be disingenuous to simply call it “Tegra 5.”
Huang also revealed that Epic Games will support the Tegra K1 with the upcoming Unreal Engine 4. You can see some very impressive tech demos of the Tegra K1 in action along with more pictures from the event below.
Check out the Unreal Engine 4 tech demo running real-time on Nvidia's new Tegra K1 chip.
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More information and screens from the event are posted in the gallery below.
Nvidia really believes that Android is the way of the future with CEO Jen-Hsun Huang calling it the most disruptive computing software in the last 20 years.