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Nvidia unveils Tegra K1 SoC with 192 CUDA cores, Kepler architecture

By Shawn Knight · 11 replies
Jan 6, 2014
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  1. Not too long ago I questioned why we hadn’t seen Nvidia’s Tegra 4 processor show up in many mobile devices this past year considering the previous iteration powered the majority of Android devices on the market at the time. Perhaps...

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  2. mosu

    mosu TS Guru Posts: 465   +77

    Dream on about a "majority of Android devices". Tegra was a flop, Logan might be a good name, for start.
  3. Wow!!!! if that only consumes 5W.. what the F%$&/ is wrong with the desktop versions?!
  4. Gars

    Gars TS Booster Posts: 230

    Rly nothing
    get over it
  5. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    This will be a failure in my honest opinion. Who needs that type of power on a mobile device (smartphone or tablet). Plus, with no LTE support, this will only support niche devices, and not flagship smartphones where the real money is. The Intel Atom already dominates this sector because the name is well known. Not sure how this will perform. The only advantage I see coming out of this is the low power consumption for such a powerhouse.
  6. I would not buy it at all. Nvidia are a-holes. Why even bring out a 32 bit version when everything has already transisioned to 64. What fu faces. I would strike against profit hungry corporations by totally ignoring this release and not buy it at all. Let corporations eat the cost.
  7. TheBigFatClown

    TheBigFatClown TS Guru Posts: 669   +245

    Who needs that type of power...is that a serious question? "YEEZUS!!!!" in my best Kayne West voice.
    Where have I heard that before? Nobody will "ever" need over 640K. Why do people constantly complain about advances in technology. It boggles the mind. Somebody who wants to kill time playing Unreal Engine 4 on their cellphone. That's who will need that much power.
  8. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 7,986   +2,875

    I disagree about your statement regarding flagship smartphones, Low to mid range smartphones is where the real money's at. They outsell flagship devices in droves.
  9. Duskywolf50

    Duskywolf50 TS Rookie Posts: 21

    You are right about be ridiculous have high end graphic chip on phone expect I want console small as phone size so I can bring anywhere and hook to TV and use wireless controller.
  10. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    I understand technology needs to advance and I love it. But I dont see this being a priority currently. Majority of apps dont even fully harness the power of quad-core CPUs, and heck, even dual-cores. I get that it is cool to play unreal engine 4 games on the go, but technologies like batteries need to catch up first.

  11. TheBigFatClown

    TheBigFatClown TS Guru Posts: 669   +245

    Well, there is no universal or mandated priority about the order of advancements in the field of technology. Seagate works on giving us more storage space in smaller dimensions. Intel works on faster CPUs, etc. I still don't agree with what you are saying. I could say that batteries need to catch up right now. I have to charge my smartphone everyday....not every week. Why not every week? And I don't even play Unreal Engine 4 games on it yet.

    Some areas of technology advance faster than others but don't hate on those technologies. Sometimes the need has to be there to give people an incentive to catch up.

    So battery life isn't advancing as fast as other fields of technology. Oh well. I complain more about Blu-Ray BD-R disc still only holding 25GB per disc instead of a terrabyte. I am tired of waiting on that. I want 1TB BD-R discs for no more than $5 a disc. And I want them 2 weeks ago. :)
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  12. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,862   +1,183

    The need for better batteries is already there and the incentive is already there. Its been there for years.
    Its not that battery life isnt advancing as fast as other tech, its that its really not advancing at all (minus a breakthrough at GA tech months ago, likely years away from any sort of production). They just throw in bigger batteries though and its all good.

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