Nvidia Debuts Tegra X1 Processor
Nvidia today announced the Tegra X1 processor, a new chip that brings the power of its Maxwell desktop architecture to mobile devices. The X1 has an octa-core 64-bit ARM processor paired with a 256-core Maxwell GPU. Nvidia touted it as bringing desktop performance to mobile devices, while at the same time delivering noticeable power efficiency gains. The company say the X1 is twice as powerful as the K1, which it replaces, and claims it is the first to achieve 1 teraflop floating point calculations. The company also showed off the Tegra X1-based Drive CX, which is for automobiles. The Drive CX will let car makers stick Android, Linux, or QNX into the dashboard of automobiles. Nvidia didn't say when it expects to see the X1 or Drive CX reaching consumer-grade equipment.
ARM Reveals DynamIQ Processor Design with AI In Mind
ARM today announced DynamIQ, a new way to manage multi-core systems that gives them the ability to scale exactly to the tasks or needs at hand. DynamIQ expands on ARM's big.LITTLE technology, which allows for paired sets of high-power and low-power processor cores to tackle specific tasks based on the computing requirements.
ARM's Cortex A35 Chip Promises Efficiency Gains
ARM today announced the Cortex A35 CPU, a new processor for high-volume smartphones and embedded devices. The Cortex A35 is a 64-bit application processor that uses ARM's v8-A architecture in a big.LITTLE configuration.
Nvidia to Wind Down LTE Modem Business
Nvidia said it plans to cease chasing the LTE mobile business by the middle of 2016. Nvidia purchased a company called Icera in 2011 with the intent of integrating its own application processors with Icera's LTE modems so it could better compete with Qualcomm.
Samsung Cleared In Nvidia Patent Case
Samsung is not infringing on patents held by Nvidia, says the U.S. International Trade Commission.
ARM Announces Cortex A72 for 2016's Smartphones
ARM today show off the Cortex A72, a new processor core for smartphones and tablets that delivers big gains in efficiency while still offering plenty of computing power. The company claims it reduces power consumption by 75%, but increases performance by a factor of three in smartphones.