The 192-Core Super Chip, Tegra K1, Brings Serious Gaming Chops to Mobile

by Noah Kravitz

Last night we changed the game. Again.

NVIDIA kicked off CES 2014 by unveiling Tegra K1, the first mobile processor to bring console-class gaming to the palm of your hand.

The impossibly advanced Tegra K1 is powered by the 192-core NVIDIA Kepler GPU and shares its DNA with the fastest desktop graphics card on the planet, our GeForce GTX 780 Ti. Think about that a second: 192 cores in your mobile GPU. Tegra K1 runs Unreal Engine 4, fully supports DirectX 11, OpenGL 4.4, and tessellation.

Think about that for a second. 192 cores in a mobile GPU.
Think about that for a second: 192 cores in a mobile GPU.

It’s the first mobile processor to deliver the same graphics features as the next generation of consoles like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and faster performance than current generation consoles like the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. To put it simply, next-gen PC gaming will now be available on your smartphone, tablet or other mobile device.

The first mobile processor to support CUDA – our blazing-fast parallel computing platform – Tegra K1 is also incredibly efficient. Our Kepler architecture has been proven in tens of millions of graphics cards and the ten most energy-efficient supercomputers on the planet. In its mobile form, the Kepler GPU powering Tegra K1 is 1.5 times more efficient than other mobile GPUs. That means a better gaming experience and faster overall performance without sacrificing battery life.

Check out the video of Tegra K1 in action, including footage from games such as “Anomaly 2,” “Trine 2” and “Serious Sam 3.” Next-gen gaming is truly available on the go with the impossibly advanced NVIDIA Tegra K1.

Stay tuned to our blog for more news and demos from CES ’14. And look for the first Tegra K1-powered devices to ship in the first half of the year.

Read more about the technology behind our Kepler GPU architecture in the Tegra K1 processor.

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  • t3chb0y

    they now just need to make more console ports to fulfill its potentiel
    like saints row 1 & 2 tegra 4 was powerful enough to handle it now if they port sr 3 it would have to be a thd for k1 but it would be kick ass
    now imagine … call of duty ghosts made for k1 its already been proven k1 is much stronger than the 360 and ps3 so not only would it be able to handle the game with ease it would DOMINATE the consoles

    as far as regular android games are concerend if they work with game loft for mc5 and nova 4 gt racing 3 and rat rod studios for the sequel to drift mania street outlawz the shield 2 will turn heads so quick people will break their necks

  • doge

    i really wonder if companies like dice/activison are ever going to make games like cod or bf for android

  • doge

    would be cool as fak

  • Mark Smith

    CoD: Ghosts on a touchscreen. No thanks, if console games were ever ported to Android with the K1 chip in them I would hope controller support would be there for the games or they just wouldn’t be playable.

  • t3chb0y

    Well duh of course it would need controller support. And dodge you’re right it would be cool

  • t3chb0y

    I meant for shield 2

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  • Ivan Ramadhian R

    Support Unreal 4 and DX11 huh? This is good!

  • Ivan Ramadhian R

    Actually you can play Android games with X360 and PS3 controller. So if games like FPS ever release for Android, it will get controller support.

  • Rick Papa-san Shaw

    One word…”EVGA TEGRA K1 NOTE 7 Tablet”. *Applause* Thank you…thank you.

  • TheHinac

    Hmmm so now I can run a Seti at Home client on my phone using cuda? lol hahaha