Nvidia Announces Tegra K1 with PC-Class Gaming Power
Nvidia today announced the Tegra K1 mobile processor. The K1 makes use of the Kepler GPU architecture to bring powerful gaming capabilities to its mobile CPU line. The K1 will be available in two forms; a 32-bit quad-core 4-plus-1 configuration, and a custom-designed 64-bit Super Core CPU configuration. The quad-core version is based on the ARM Cortex 15 design. Both will include the 192-core Kepler GPU for polyon-pushing power. According to Nvidia, the Kepler GPU can match the performance of dedicated gaming devices, such as the Microsoft Xbox One and the Sony PlayStation 4. Despite the power performance, the K1 is also efficient and will draw less power than current generation chips. Nvidia said the 32-bit version will reach consumer devices during the first half of 2014, while the 64-bit version will reach consumer devices during the second half of 2014.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 450 Platform Jumps to 14nm Process
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 450 Platform, a new entry in its mid-tier range of processors for high-volume devices. The Snapdragon 450 is the first 400 series chip to make use of Qualcomm's 14nm process, which provides it with noticeable performance and efficiency gains over earlier chips.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 Relies On Semi-Custom Cores
Qualcomm today revealed that the Kryo 385 CPU in the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform does not use off-the-shelf cores and instead relies on semi-custom cores. Processor designers often use cores such as those created by ARM.
ARM Intros Cortex and Mali Chips for Virtual Reality
ARM today announced the Cortex A73 processor core and the Mali G71 GPU, which will bring dramatic gaming and virtual reality improvements to next year's high-end smartphones. ARM says the A73 delivers 30% more sustained power when compared to the A72, in addition to 30% more power efficiency.
ARM Shows Off Cortex A72 Core
ARM has revealed the Cortex A72, its next-generation CPU core for high-end processors. The A72 builds on the foundation laid by the Cortex A57 core, ARM's current high-end processor.
ARM's Cortex A75 and A55 Processor Cores Target AI
ARM recently announced the Cortex-A75 and Cortex-A55 processor cores, the first to support its DynamIQ technology. ARM first revealed DynamIQ earlier this year, an advancement of its big.LITTLE technology that allows paired sets of high-power and low-power processor cores to tackle specific tasks based on the computing requirements at hand.
I call BS!!!!
"According to Nvidia, the Kepler GPU can match the performance of dedicated gaming devices, such as the Microsoft Xbox One and the Sony PlayStation 4. Despite the power performance"