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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Nvidia 64-bit Tegra K1 processor information released

The next generation of mobile devices is looking to be a powerful adventure in computing. Nvidia has just released a good bunch of information about their upcoming 64-bit Tegra K1 processor. If you've been following the news, you may know this processor as the beast expected in the upcoming Nexus 8 tablet.

So, what's all the hype? Before I get into the details, let's just say that Nvidia is all but promising the 64-bit  Tegra K1 to produce PC-like performance. That's right, your next mobile device will have as much computing horsepower as a similarly spec'd laptop or desktop computer.

Best of all, all of this horsepower will be available to you requiring no more power to perform as your current Android powered phone or tablet.

Nvidia is building the 64-bit Tegra K1 specifically for tablets, but we're sure it will find its way to phones as well, eventually.

Head on into my Android Authority post to learn more about the processor and subsequent chipsets.

I would like to note that Nvidia made a very smart move by building the new 64-bit Tegra K1 processor, with "Denver" cores, to be completely pin compatible with the 32-bit K1 processor. This means that vendors that have been building already for the 192 pin configuration at 32-bit can basically just swap parts to upgrade to the 64-bit version.

Nvidia impressed us with their first round of Tegra processors, truly stepping it up with the Tegra 3 that went into the fist Nexus 7 tablet. I have to say, I am still using my Nexus 7 on a daily basis, I have no complaints for its performance nor battery life as far as the processor goes.

What do you think, is 64-bit processing necessary to bring our mobile devices to the next level?