Nvidia announces latest mobile processor, the Tegra X1

nexus2cee_thumb_thumb1The world’s first teraflops mobile processor, will be combined with the Drive CX platform with Android Auto support.

NVIDIA yesterday at its CES press conference unveiled a new generation of digital cockpit, NVIDIA Drive CX bringing with it the power of NVIDIA’s Maxwell GPU. Last year we saw the unveiling of Tegra K1, which gave mobile devices a big boost in gaming, more especially graphics that could match that of game consoles.

Now that NVIDIA has tipped the world what they are working on, Unfortunately, Tegra X1 won’t come any time soon! At least, we should be patient till sometimes next year. When it comes, Tegra X1 will be a combination of power efficiency and raw horsepower. I addition, NVIDIA claims that there’s a lot of data in their on-stage demos to back up the quest.

NVIDIA is competing for console-level graphics through desktop rendering engines. It seems their hope could come true with this Tegra X1, the first mobile processor to achieve 1 teraflop throughput, that will be able to handle 4K video at 60Hz. With that amount of power, this chipset will be more than capable of handling what we currently consider next-gen video playback on top of being a capable gaming chip. Claims say that this superchip is twice as powerful as the K1.

Here are the main specs of the new chip as given by Nvidia PR:

  • 256-core Maxwell GPU
  • 8 CPU cores (4x ARM Cortex A57 + 4x ARM Cortex A53)
  • 60 fps 4K video (H.265, H.264, VP9)
  • 1.3 gigapixel of camera throughput
  • 20nm process


More details are available on the Tegra X1 website.


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