CES 2015: Nvidia puts its power into Smartphone with Tegra X1 Chip

The leading chip maker Nvidia has introduced its mobile SoC at CES 2015, named Tegra X1. The chip has been showcased along with Drive CX and Drive PX platform which demoed in the event. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has announced a new member for its Tegra family. This processor uses the Maxwell GPU which company used specially in advanced PC architecture.

The Tegra X1 chip has 256-cores and 8 CPU cores. Both work together in processing one teraflop of processing power. The Maxwell-based GPU and the 64-bit CPU will make it the first mobile superchip. It keeps the capability of boosting the energy and enhancing the performance. You can call this a speedy processor because of its energy-efficient nature.

Nvidia Tegra X1 Performance Chart

This chip also has the capability to record a 4K video at 60Hz. "This little tiny thing here is a mobile super chip. We're able to run any application that relies on the architecture of Maxwell," said Huang in Press Conference at Consumer Electronics Show. After integrating the Tegra chip in smartphones and tablets, the chipmaker will give the handheld devices’ market a new direction and adds more power in smartphone gaming.

It’s time for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon to keep pace carefully as the Nvidia has been appeared in the fray to baffle where it is already ruling. However, the power of this chip you will be seen clearly into car’s infotainment system that will handle a number of screens at the same time for different-different tasks and functionality. Earlier in 2014, the Company had unveiled the Tegra K1 processor with energy efficient feature and now the successor of this chip has come to double the last year’s K1 power.