192-Core Tegra K1 Named Best Mobile Chip of 2014 … Wait Till They See Our 256-Core X1

by Matt Wuebbling

In the mobile market, speed’s where it’s at. Processors are ever faster. New products seem to hit the market daily. Consumers’ tastes are fleeting.

We got the New Year off to a quick start by rocking CES with the announcement of our new Tegra X1 mobile superchip. Its 256 GPU cores—and more than one teraflops of computing power—have produced eye-watering benchmarks.

We look forward to bringing our flagship mobile processor to a new generation of mobile devices, autonomous machines and embedded products.

But before we all rush headlong in 2015, The Linley Group, a highly respected analyst firm covering semiconductors and the mobile space, took a sober look back at 2014.  And they named our 64-bit Tegra K1 the year’s “Best Mobile Processor.”

NVIDIA Tegra K1 64-bit dieshotAccording to The Linley Group, Tegra K1 “stood out from its competition”—including products from MediaTek, Qualcomm and Samsung—thanks to our custom-designed, dual-core, 64-bit “Denver” CPU.

The processor made headlines in October when revealed in Google’s Nexus 9 tablet. It was the first device to bring 64-bit capabilities to Android.

And it supports all major graphics standards. That’s thanks to its Kepler GPU architecture, which powers some of the world’s fastest gaming PCs and supercomputers.

We’d said our chip would have industry-leading dual-core performance, and it delivered. The Linley Group seconded that, reporting:

  • “The K1-64 delivers better single-thread performance than any other mobile processor, including the Apple A8.”
  • “On the Kishonti Manhattan benchmark, the K1 delivers 56% better scores than its nearest competitor, the Snapdragon 805.”
  • The 64-bit Tegra K1 “should have a clear advantage in real-world performance” for most apps.

So, here’s to 2014, and the 64-bit Tegra K1.