Nvidia is having its traditional CES press event and has taken the opportunity to reveal some details on its next generation Tegra chip. Nvidia has talked about its mobile plans a little in general terms recently, but now we have a name and some specs to go on. The successor to Tegra 4 will be called the Tegra K1 and it comes in two different versions.
The headlining feature Nvidia is touting in Tegra K1 (previously codenamed Logan) is the 192-core GPU based on the desktop Kepler architecture. By comparison, the current Tegra 4 is limping along with only 72 older GPU cores. Nvidia had a number of fancy charts to illustrate how superior the Tegra K1 GPU happens to be. The company says Tegra K1 will support DirectX 11.1, CUDA, and has more raw horsepower than the PS3 or the Xbox 360. All this and it is expected to be more power efficient than the current Tegra GPU.