NVIDIA announces new K1 mobile superchip with 192 GPU cores

NVIDIA Tegra K1NVIDIA has just unveiled its new gen mobile chipset, succeeding the Tegra 4 SoC which bragged of 72 GPU cores when it was announced last year. But the adoption of the Tegra 4 has been fairly limited and manufacturers have shown more faith in the Qualcomm chipsets (Snapdragon 600 and Snapdragon 800) for their flagships. However, things might be different judging by what NVIDIA showed off late yesterday. The new gen NVIDIA mobile chipsets will be known as the K1 which was previously known as the Logan. NVIDIA claims that the new chip architecture supports two new variants – one with a 192 core GPU and the other with a 64-bit CPU.

The chipset that supports the 192 core GPU features a quad core ARM Cortex-A15 cores for ultra powerful performance. While the 64-bit compatible chip, known as Denver, comes in a dual-core flavor with NVIDIA’s custom CPU design in accordance with ARM. Clock speed extends up to 2.5 GHz for this variant. The Logan should be available to the manufacturers anytime before May-June of 2014 while the Denver will only make its way during the second half of the year.

Tegra K1 ComparisonNVIDIA proudly brags of bringing console like gaming performance to smartphones with the new Logan chipset and even detailed a chart comparing the performance of the chipset with the Sony PlayStation 4 and the Microsoft Xbox One consoles, which also revealed K1’s support for Direct X 11.1. Hopefully, Android manufacturers will take more kindly to NVIDIA this time around even with the presence of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805.

Source: NVIDIA

Via: Android Police