This time last year, Nvidia flew in to Las Vegas to reveal the Tegra 4, announcing it as “the world’s fastest mobile processor”.
Fast-forward 12 months and we’re being introduced to the Nvidia Tegra K1, a mobile processor that promises to bring the power of gaming PCs to the palm of your filthy hand.
Energy efficiency seems to be the aim of the game according to the accompanying press release, and indeed the Nvidia Tegra K1 will also bring its “advanced computational capabilities” to self-driving cars. The future is now(ish).
On the technical side of things, the Nvidia Tegra K1 is a quad-core beast, with a whopping 192 GPU cores and support for Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4. In theory, we could have mobiles and tablets supporting high-end PC games.
Tim Sweeney of Epic Games yells: "We can take absolutely anything that runs on PC or high-end console and run it on Tegra now."
Similarly excited, Nvidia’s co-founder and CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, purrs: "Over the past two decades, Nvidia invented the GPU and has developed more graphics technologies than any other company.
"With Tegra K1, we're bringing that heritage to mobile. It bridges the gap for developers, who can now build next-gen games and apps that will run on any device."
The Tegra K1 will come in 32 and 64-bit flavours, landing in the first and second half of 2014 respectively.