At the CES in Las Vegas, Nvidia announced a new chip for mobile devices. Dubbed Tegra X1, the next-generation chip is Nvidia’s first mobile device chip to feature Maxwell GPU architecture, making it one of the highest performing mobile chip around.
Specs-wise, the Tegra X1 is based on 20nm process and boasts 256-core Maxwell GPUs and 8 cores of CPU equally shared by Cortex-A7 and Cortex –A53. Furthermore, the SoC supports 60fps of 4K video, H.265 and VP9 codecs, Unreal Engine 4, DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.5, CUDA, OpenGL ES 3.1 and the Android Extension Pack.
Nvidia acknowledges that X1 is too powerful for a smartphone or a tablet but the company is rather concentrating the new chip on connected cars with its Nvidia Drive platform. The Drive platform consists of Drive PX auto-pilot that can even auto park the car by finding an open space in a parking lot and even return to the owner when summoned through the smartphone.
The Drive CX is a complete solution with hardware and software for navigation, infotainment, digital instrument clusters and driver monitoring.