NVIDIA started its CES 2014 journey with the unveiling of Tegra K1 SoC at a press event on Monday, which will be its flagship mobile processor this year.

Nvidia Tegra K1 SoC

Nvidia Tegra K1 SoC

According to the company, the Tegra K1 SOC is based on NVIDIA’s Kepler architecture, and packs 192 CUDA cores. The Nvidia Tegra K1 will be released in quad-core Cortex A15 (+1 shadow Cortex A15 core) and dual-core Denver (64-bit ARMv8) versions.
The specifications of these variants are as follow:

  • Up to 2.3 GHz 32-bit quad-core, 4-Plus-1 ARM Cortex A15 CPU, LPDDR3 RAM, Up to 3840×2160 pixels display support, HDMI – 4K (UltraHD, 4096×2160)
  • Up to 2.5 GHz NVIDIA-designed 64-bit dual Super Core CPU codenamed Denver for high single-thread and multi-thread performance. Based on ARMv8 architecture

“Over the past two decades, NVIDIA invented the GPU and has developed more graphics technologies than any other company. With Tegra K1, we’re bringing that heritage to mobile. It bridges the gap for developers, who can now build next-gen games and apps that will run on any device,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, co-founder and CEO, NVIDIA. ”

NVIDIA claims that the Kepler GPU at the core of Tegra K1 is 1.5 times more efficient than other mobile GPUs like Adreno 330 in Snapdragon 800 and Apple A7.

The A15 version of Tegra K1 will be available as a part of commercial devices in the first half, while the 64-bit Denver version will arrive in the second half of 2014, according to Nvidia.