NVIDIA’s Tegra X1 processor is a 64-bit, processor based on an ARM Cortex-A57/Cortex-A53 architecture and featuring NVIDIA’s 256-core “Maxwell” graphics. It’s designed for use in a range of hardware including automotive systems, game consoles, and possibly handheld gaming devices.
It might also show up in next-gen Chromebooks.
It’s not clear if that means there’s a specific unannounced Chromebook featuring the chip, or if developers are working with hardware prototypes just to make sure that the browser-based operating system could support Tegra X1-powered devices in the future.
But it does suggest that someone’s at least running tests on at least two different hardware boards featuring NVIDA’s latest chip. One is code-named smaug, and the other foster. Both started showing up in the Chromium source code in the past few weeks.