Jan 06 AT 12:33 AM Dustin Earley 7 Comments

NVIDIA announces 192-core Tegra K1 Super Chip

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Nvidia is kicking off CES with a bang. The visual computing giant has just unveiled a new chip that aims to bridge the gap between, phones, tablets, PCs, cars, super computers and more.

Coming in multiple configurations, including one 64-bit with dual-Denver CPUs, the Tegra K1 is billed as a 192-core chip based on Kepler technology — the same architecture behind the powerful Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti. By utilizing 192 graphics-cores in parallel, Nvidia will bring desktop class computing and graphics to a multitude of platforms.

During its CES presentation featuring the chip, Nvidia teased the K1 as powering a tablet, Tesla car and super computer. The K1 will be everywhere. And Nvidia has made it very clear it fully intends on utilizing Android whenever it can. The 64-bit K1 will be available sometime in the second half of this year, with a 32-bit ARM Cortex A15 variant launching sooner.

We hope to get our hands on the K1 at CES as soon as possible. Be on the lookout for more coverage on the Tegra K1 as the week rolls on.

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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