Nvidia introduces Tegra K1 a 192-core super chip that will bring supercomputer into your car

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Posted on January 6, 2014

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Nvidia has introduced the Tegra K1 Visual Computing Module (VCM) at CES 2014. It is based on Kepler architecture that powers the world’s 10 most efficient supercomputers, the same has been incorporated in Tegra K1. It is a next generation flagship mobile processor replacing the Tegra 4, and boasting better graphic performance than the PS3 and Xbox 360. The Tegra K1 will not only be found in Android smartphones and tablets, but will also be found in 4K televisions, consoles, and cars in coming few months.

The processor has 192 cores and will come in two versions, quad-core A15, another version is dual-core Denver. It’s a full custom CPU, based on ARM V8 64 bit. The 32-bit version is expected in devices in the first half of 2014, while the 64-bit version is expected in devices in the second half of the year. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang revealed at a CES 2014 keynote in Las Vegas that Tegra K1 Visual Computing Module (VCM) will bring a supercomputer into your car. He added –The chip will bring better graphics for dashboards and a programmable platform for ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems) so your car can continue to grow in capability. Here’s why we need it in the car: advanced driver assistance. That includes technologies like pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, land departure warning, collision avoidance, traffic-sign recognition, and adaptive cruise control. Tegra K1 is fully programmable and its features will evolve so that cars will ultimately become self-piloting.

 

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