NVIDIA Tegra X1 with 256-core Maxwell GPU announced at CES 2015

Earlier this week, NVIDIA has announced its fastest mobile chipset called Tegra X1 at the CES 2015 tech show in Las Vegas. The prominent graphics card maker’s new SoC features an octa-core 64-bit processor paired with 256-core Maxwell graphics unit that is claimed to be the first mobile processor to render over a teraflop of processing power. The octa-core chipset boasts of an ARM Cortex A57 quad-core processor and an ARM Cortex A53 processor onboard.


Furthermore, NVIDIA notes that the Tegra X1 chipset is equivalent to the fastest supercomputer that exists and that is the twice as efficient as the yesteryear chipset – Tegra K1 for the same power. In order to make the power and efficiency of Tegra X1 evident, the vendor showcased a demo of Unreal Engine’s Elemental sequence at the event as well.

The graphic card maker has announced that the Tegra X1 can handle 4K video recording at 60Hz and support major graphics standards such as Unreal Engine 4 that was demonstrated, DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.5, OpenGL ES 3.1, CUDA and Android Extension Pack.

The Tegra X1 supports up to 4GB of storage and two simultaneous display controllers with HDMI 2.0. There is dual ISP, 1.3 gigapixel of camera throughput and support for up to 100 MP sensor support. The chipset is designed using the TSMC 20 nm processor that will make it efficient.

NVIDIA has added that it has developed the Tegra X1 specifically for embedded products, autonomous machines, mobile devices and automotive applications. The same will be incorporated in the newly announced NVIDIA DRIVE car computers as well and will arrive in the first half of 2015.