NVIDIA Tegra X1 for smartphones and cars

Nvidia announced at CES 2015 in Las Vegas the successor of Tegra K1. The “superchip” Tegra X 1 has a computing power greater than one Teraflops, able to deliver high performance in graphics, deep learning and computer vision. The SoC will be used not only on mobile devices, but also in the automotive sector within the systems Drive PX Nvidia and Nvidia Drive CX.

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In a piece of Silicon slightly larger than an inch are a Maxwell with 256 GPU core the same architecture of Ge force GTX 980 and an eight-core CPU (ARM Cortex core A57 4 + 4 core ARM Cortex A53). By comparison, the Tegra X 1 has a double than the current power Tegra K1 (the chip of Nexus 9) that integrates a GPU Kepler with 192 cores. The use of the production procedure to 20 nanometres has enabled the company to reduce consumption by just 10 Watts. With the same performance, the Tegra X 1 offers an efficiency 1.7 times that of Apple chips A8X built intoi Pad Air 2.

The new Nvidia superchip supports all major graphic standards (Unreal Engine 4, DirectX, OpenGL 4.5 12, CUDA 3.1, OpenGL ES and Android Extension Pack), allowing developers to make porting PC games on Smartphones and tablets. Tegra X 1 also supports 1.3 Giga pixel cameras and 4 k video at 60 fps encoded in h. h. 264, 265 and VP9.

With the Nvidia Tegra x 1, enters powerfully in the automotive sector. The producers will have two “computer car”: Nvidia Drive PX and Nvidia CX Drives. The first, consisting of two Tegra chip X 1, will be used in future self driving car. With support for high-resolution cameras 12 and the capacity to process 1.3 Gigapixel per second, Drive PX allows you to develop feature of computer vision based on neural networks. You can distinguish the correct vehicle type, bicyclists, and pedestrians, recognize traffic signs and Park without human intervention.

Drive CX is a complete hardware/software solution for automotive infotainment systems, navigation and driver assistance that enables a digital cockpit computer. The system can manage multiple screens through the Surround View technology that provides a 360-degree view in real time. Car manufacturers can put cameras in the headrest, in uprights and replace the rearview mirror with a digital version. Drive PX and Drive CX will be integrated into Audi Prologue.