5 Impossibly Advanced Technologies You’ll Find at Our CES Booth

by Brian Caulfield

There are those who believe humanity’s most advanced technologies – next-gen processors, advanced displays, cool new handhelds – are engineered by aliens.

To them we say: the inventors of these technologies walk among us. Some can even be found at our booth at this week’s CES show.

Once you see these technologies you’ll want to believe, too.  Here’s what you’ll find:

Tegra K1 – Our latest mobile processor is such a leap that it could only be described as “impossibly advanced” — causing a sensation when we built a crop circle in Salinas, Calif., in the shape of the new chip. Tegra K1 features 192 graphics cores built on the same Kepler architecture found in our desktop GPUs and supercomputer accelerators. Stop by our booth for a demo of Epic’s next-gen Unreal Engine 4 gaming engine – the same one powering the latest PC and console games.

1.5 Billion Pixels a Second – How fast can you drive? We’ve yoked an Origin Genesis PC loaded with four GeForce GTX Titan GPUs to a trio of 65-inch 4K Panasonic displays. They make for a system, running around $30,000, that pumps out 1.5 billion pixels a second as visitors careen around a photorealistic racetrack.

Cars – There’s more to this story than just the new Audi A3 and all electric BMW i3 parked front-and-center in our booth. With our new Tegra K1 Visual Computing Module (VCM), we’re building a new generation of fully configurable digital dashboards. Also on display: new advanced driver assistance systems technologies, like crash avoidance and lane-departure detection, made possible by K1. You’ll also see how our GPUs help automakers create photorealistic renderings of their cars for showrooms, and help designers create every facet of a new car’s design.

Signs and symbols: visitors to our booth could get a tattoo in the shape of our K1 crop circle.
Signs and symbols: visitors to our booth could get a tattoo in the shape of our K1 crop circle.

SHIELD and GRID – Our SHIELD gaming handheld is the ultimate gadget for gaming on the go. It can tap into thousands of Android games and stream PC games from across your house. And, with our new GRID gaming service, now in beta, SHIELD users in Northern California can sample PC games hosted at our data centers. It’s a console, too. We’re showing gamers how they can hook SHIELD up to their high-def televisions, grab a Bluetooth controller and enjoy all the games, movies, music and apps that SHIELD has to offer.

G-SYNC – The idea’s simple, even if the technology isn’t. Monitors have a fixed refresh rate, and GPUs don’t. As a result, gamers can see tearing and stutters on the screen when enjoying their favorite games. G-SYNC fixes that by synching the image on the screen to the GPU – no more stutters, no more tears. It has to be seen to be believed. We’re showing off G-SYNC side-by-side with older display technology on both 4K and conventional monitors at our booth.

So if you’re at CES, stop by our booth, pick up a t-shirt or temporary tattoo with an image of the Tegra K1. And decide for yourself: humans … aliens? Either way, they’re NVIDIANs.



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  • zerox

    When you go to show a SHIELD 2 prototype with K1 and bigger screen?

  • Elronza Williams Jr.

    That is what I am waiting on as well! I love the Nvidia Shield I already have and I can’t wait for the next version.

  • Sonal Pinto

    I want a Shield2 with K1 and SteamOS!

  • TheCubicGamer

    :O That would be amazing. Steam gaming on the go with Nvidia’s new Tegra K1. Of course I imagine that most demanding game may not be playable but there is thousands of less demanding indie games on Steam. Im sure steamOS would run fine on Shield 2. :3

  • Sonal Pinto

    DOTA2, Starbound, Terraria, Counter Strike…

  • Jack Calvett

    Whats going on with the Nividia Directstylus tech? Does Sketchbook pro support this type of pressure sensitivity yet? Are you guys going to try marketing this towards the digital artist community?