NVIDIA Tegra X1 unveiled with 256-Core Maxwell Architecture at CES 2015

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Californian based graphic-card manufacturer NVIDIA has announced its mobile processor Tegra X1 at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2015 in Las Vegas recently. The newly launched processor is based on the same Maxwell GPU architecture like its predecessor Tegra K1 and additionally the 256-core X1 brings over one teraflop of processing power to mobile devices that can hold its own against supercomputers and game consoles.

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NVIDIA Tegra X1 unveiled at CES 2015

"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," said Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO and co-founder, NVIDIA.

NVIDIA Tegra X1 - Key Specifications

NVIDIA Tegra X1 is packed with 8 CPU cores with 4 ARM Cortex A57 and 4 ARM Cortex A53 64-bit CPU architecture along with 256-core Maxwell GPU with support for FP16, 4K video with 60 fps decode of H.265, H.264 and VP9 streams. It supports all the major graphics standard including Unreal Engine 4, DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.5, CUDA, OpenGL ES 3.1 and the Android Extension Pack.

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Further, it also supports 2 Simultaneous display controllers, HDMI 2.0, HDCP 2.2, Dual ISP, 1.3 gigapixel of camera throughput, 4096 focus points, 100 MP Sensor support, up to 6 camera inputs and memory upto 4 GB LPDDR3, LPDDR4-1600, 64-bit (25.6 GB/s). Tegra X1 is the size of a thumbnail and draws under 10 watts of power.

The Tegra X1 is built for embedded products, mobile devices, autonomous machines and automotive applications. It will be featured in the newly announced NVIDIA DRIVE car computers. The Nvidia Tegra X1 will begin appearing in the first half of 2015, says Nvidia.

Tegra X1's technical specifications include:
- 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

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