NVIDIA’s new Tegra K1 processor is a quad-core ARM Cortex-A15, 32-bit chip with 192 graphics cores. It’s the company’s most powerful mobile chip to date, and the first to feature the same Kepler graphics technology as NVIDIA’s desktop and notebook products.
We should start to see the first Tegra K1-powered devices this year… and eventually the company plans to offer a second model with 64-bit architecture.
More details about the 32-bit version are emerging this week — and we should see even more details soon. The company’s first developer board based on the K1 chip is now shipping to customers.
Here’s a roundup of tech news from around the web.
- NVIDIA Tegra K1 will likely use around 5-8W
There’ve been reports that NVIDIA’s new mobile chip could use a crazy amount of power, like up to 60 watts. But it turns out that even at top speed, it’s unlikely to consume more than 11W, and in most applications it’ll use closer to half that. [WCCF Tech]
- NVIDIA Tegra K1 Jetson developer board is now shipping to customers
Don’t want to take the spec sheet at face value? No problem. Real-world testing should begin soon. NVIDIA is starting to ship developer boards featuring the K1 processor. [Phoronix]
- Report: Minix to launch an Intel-powered, NUC-sized mini-desktop PC with Bay Trail
Details are scarce, but it looks like this maker of ARM-based mini PCs and Android TV boxes could have a new Intel-powered desktop on the way. It still looks small enough to hold in your hand though. [CN Gadget]
- Facebook anonymous login will let you try apps without submitting your personal data
Want to try an app that requires a Facebook login, but don’t want to give up your name, birthday, list of friends, and firstborn child? Soon you might not have to. [TechCrunch]
- It looks like the 9.7 inch Amazon Kindle DX may have been discontinued… again
It’s been years since Amazon updated its biggest eReader, but the company has a habit of not quite killing it off… maybe that’s finally about to change. You can still find used models at Amazon, but new and certified refurbished models are nowhere to be seen. [The eBook Reader]
- XBMC Gotham release candidate 1
The latest version of the popular, open source, cross-platform media center is almost ready for a stable release. Version 13 has Android hardware decoding, 3D rendering, Raspberry Pi improvements and more. [XBMC]