Nvidia Chip Promises to Bring Next-gen Gaming Graphics to Mobile

Unreal Engine 4 running on a Tegra-powered device
An Unreal Engine 4 demo, running on a Tegra-powered device

Nvidia has revealed its Tegra K1 mobile processor, a 192-core chip which it promises will bring next-generation PC gaming to mobile devices.

The processor uses Nvidias Kepler architecture, previously seen in desktop GPUs. As well as running sophisticated gaming engines like the forthcoming Unreal Engine 4, Nvidia says the chip should improve mobiles advanced computation capabilities, speeding up the development of speech recognition and computer vision.

“Over the past two decades, NVIDIA invented the GPU and has developed more graphics technologies than any other company,” said NVIDIA co-founder and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang. “With Tegra K1, were bringing that heritage to mobile. It bridges the gap for developers, who can now build next-gen games and apps that will run on any device.”

The Tegra K1 will be available in two versions: a 32-bit quad-core version, expected in the first half of 2014, and a 64-bit chip using a custom Nvidia dual Super Core CPU, due in the latter half of the year.