CES 2014: Nvidia Tegra K1 Blurs The Line Between Mobile and Console Graphics

With the growth of mobile gaming and technology,  the demand for better graphics  and more power graphics has also grown. At this weeks Computer Electronics Show (CES) the biggest technology event in the world, chip maker Nvidia has announced a new processor destined for mobile devices that it says will offer better graphics than the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

The Tegra K1 is the first-ever console-class mobile technology, enabling PC-class gaming technologies like DirectX 11, OpenGL 4.4 and tessellation. The new chip is more powerful than the PS3 and Xbox 360 while using a fraction of the wattage, Nvidia CEO and co-founder Huang told CES attendees.

Tegra K1 will come in 32-bit and 64-bit versions, with the 32-bit version arriving in devices during the first half of this year and the 64-bit arriving in devices in the second half of 2014. This would be ideal for the rumoured pro tablets we may see this year from both Samsung and Apple.

It was also announced that for the first time EPIC’s Unreal Engine 4 will run on a mobile platform using the new NVIDIA Tegra K1 with the following video trailer shown. Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney also said: “We can take absolutely anything that runs on PC or high-end console and run it on Tegra. I didn’t think that we’d be at this level on mobile for another 3-4 years.”

For more specs on the Tegra K1 visit http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/tegra-k1-processor-uk.html


Source: CVG & Nvidia

Reporter: Soulfinger

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