Nvidia Tegra X1 mobile super chip with 256-Core Maxwell GPU unveiled

By January 5th, 2015 AT 5:25 PM

Nvidia unveiled the Tegra X1, its latest mobile processor, at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2015 in Las Vegas. The Tegra X1 is based on the Nvidia Maxwell architecture and is the successor to the Tegra K1 chip. It has 8 CPU cores, which includes four ARM Cortex-A57 CPU cores and four ARM Cortex-A53 cores. It also boasts 256-core Maxwell GPU, which promises better GPU performance than the Tegra K1 at the similar power of less than 10 watts.

Tegra X1

The Tegra X1 can stream 4K video at 60Hz, and is the first ever mobile chip to exceed 1 teraflop of output. The Tegra X1 supports all the latest graphics standards, including DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.5, CUDA®, OpenGL ES 3.1 and the Android Extension Pack.

Tegra X1 specs

Nvidia Tegra X1 specifications

  • 8 CPU cores (4x ARM Cortex A57 + 4x ARM Cortex A53) 64/32-bit CPU architecture
  • 256-core Maxwell GPU with FP16 and memory up to 4GB LPDDR3, LPDDR4-1600, 64-bit (25.6 GB/s)
  • Support for 2 Simultaneous display controllers, HDMI 2.0, HDCP 2.2
  • Dual ISP, 1.3 Gigapixel of camera throughput, 4096 focus points, 100MP Sensor, up to 6 camera inputs
  • Storage: e-MMC 5.1 (HS533), CMD Queuing and TSMC 20nm (20SoC) processor
  • 4K 60 fps pipeline that delivers 4K experience with support for 4K, 60 fps 4K video (H.265, H.264, VP9)

The Tegra X1 is crafted for embedded products, autonomous machines, mobile devices, and automotive applications. The X1 will be featured in the upcoming Nvidia Drive car computers, and will be debuting in the early months of 2015.

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