NVIDIA has done a lot in the last two years in order to gain some traction in the mobile space. After the disappointments of the Tegra 3, and the lukewarm reception of the Tegra 4, it’s clear that the company needed to deliver on its promise of giving us the best mobile processor the market could ask for. This year we saw the NVIDIA Tegra K1 announced at CES, and after almost six months since this announcement, we finally saw the Xiaomi Mi Pad announced with it today, and now that it’s been benchmarked, we have something to talk about.
In new benchmarks, the Tegra K1 [...]
I’ve got four cores in my Nexus 5. My old Nexus 7 has four cores. Some of today’s smartphones have eight cores (though it’s arguable whether or not they can use all eight at the same time). My desktop computer has four hyper-threaded cores, so it looks like I have eight. Now, news out of CES 2014 is that NVIDIA has a 192-core processor: the Tegra K1, and it just might power your next smartphone or tablet.
192-cores: that’s what the headlines are saying, but they’re wrong — sort of. Let’s take a look at what goes into an SoC, and why [...]