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Two 64-bit CPUs available in next gen Tegra chip

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If the fact that 192 CUDA-cores in the Tegra K1 doesn't get your blood pumping, how about a version with two 64-bit A15 processors?

That will be a reality, as the new Tegra K1 will come in two models, with one using a dual CPU configuration of NVIDIA's custom Denver processor.

The demo of the chip running Android was impressive (with animations you won't want to shut off), and the benchmarks will probably require a complete new chart. 

We'll learn more about the new chip when we talk with NVIDIA through the week, but I had to share this for the spec-junkies out there.

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rkcmd says:

That's a lot of processors...

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They're not A15's or A57's. They custom Denver cores from NVIDIA #correction

I feel like NVIDIA is comfortable with their high end Tegra chips not being adopted in a lot of phones or tablets for that matter - and that just being adopted into some set top boxes or Android 'consoles' is enough for them. Not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing, depending on how popular Android boxes become. I want to believe that console or PC like games could come to Android or mobile platforms in general, but it's hard to see when you keep seeing crappy games where all you do is swipe up or tap on screen controls or tilt the phone get released over and over again.

drokssilva says:

Yeah, I can't wait to see the future of mobile gaming, because right now they are very dumbed down versions of the PC or console versions. Some of this is due to the fact that people buying on mobile tend to not be willing to spend 60 dollars for a game, and the popularity of games like temple run.

Posted from my Nexus 7(2013).

worknman says:

Yeah, I can't wait for mobile gaming to become flooded with crappy military shooters and interactive movies. Oh, what fun :P

mssca says:

Thanks for sharing... Look froward to the future of mobile computing.

drokssilva says:

This is why I would never buy a dual core moto x, I don't care how good it is now, it'll be a completely different situation in 8 months. Were as if I were to get a phone with a s600 or s800 I would have a super fast phone in 8 months. And this processor blows even the s800 out of the water, and imagine how much better this is then the moto x's x8 computing processor. Obviously, review aren't meant to be representations of the phone down the road but, the moto x is probably going to be much slower in 8 months.

This is IMO. And somewhat unrelated.

I'm very excites for this tegra processor, but I still think that nvidia won't be able to compete with Qualcomm no mater how good their processors are. But, I hope to be proved wrong!

Posted from my Nexus 7(2013).

dovlek says:

You buy a phone for what it is, not for what it might be!

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Premium1 says:

He was saying it isn't nearly as future proof as devices with s600/800, nothing about "what it might be"

drokssilva says:

Yeah. I love the software of the moto x. But it just isn't future proof

Posted from my Nexus 7(2013).

jcg5862 says:

Future proof as far as games? If that's the case I'm ok. Didn't buy my phone to play games. Couldn't care less about mobile gaming. Guess I must be in the minority since I didn't make sure I could play the latest super great games on my phone and not my 55" 3D TV. Which I don't play games on either. I'm really in the minority. Lol.

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drokssilva says:

No, future proof in general. I don't think k the moto x is at all future proof. And I never play games

Posted from my Nexus 7(2013).

Justin Stepp says:

The moto x is has very long life ahead of it. If history is anything to go on then the moto x may start to reach its peak at the end of the early adopters 2 year contracts. There is no software in the play store now that the X8 can't run, and run very well.

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In terms of Android releases, I agree. I think the Moto X will be supported for another year and a half by Moto and Google.

obi5683 says:

There is no such thing as future-"proof". If you wait to buy anything because a new chip was announced, by the time a device ships with the newest processor, a new processor will be announced. This cycle never ends.

TenshiNo says:

Agreed 100%

MasterElwood says:

Still a Note 3 with SD 800 and 3GB is more future proof vs a One max with SD 600 and 2GB.

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DWR_31 says:

JERRY and PHIL have said this many times over, "LOVE THE PHONE YOU'RE WITH".

And I'll be using my GS3 until 2015, or if I decide to do my full upgrade this summer.

Posted from my "KNOX-FREE" 4.3 Sprint GS3...!!!


I'm calling BS, lol. You're definitely going to upgrade, this year. I say the same thing to myself, every single year. I bought the Nexus 4, during the "fire-sale." Two months later, I bought the Nexus 5, on impulse.

But, the S3 was/is a great device. So, you might prove me wrong, lol.

Posted from my "Gift from God" Nexus 5, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.

DWR_31 says:

My dual core Snapdragon S4 (not the PRO), in my GS3 with its 305 gpu, still handles most everything that devs are putting out right now.

Until I start seeing that "not compatible" black bar alot, I'll stick with what's working for me.

Posted from my "KNOX-FREE" 4.3 Sprint GS3...!!!

udazavlanje says:

Phone w 720p screen doesn't need anything better than quad adreno 320 and with that dual core CPU is perfectly fine there. Loading and game frame rates on Moto X are equal to what you get on S4 and HTC One and also all S800s can't be extremely better. So, i cant see how i am disadvantaged compared to you. It's all about design altogether. Phones don't really have interchangeable modules (yet), so there is no point to bother about what you have at the moment.
You choose one that does what you need in the best way and that's all.
Most of the people don't care to deal w games on phones anyway.

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drokssilva says:

True. But another downside is that 720p display.

Posted from my Nexus 7(2013).

Johnny Z says:

Yeah, the pixels are huge on the Moto X!!!

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Paul Simiyu says:

Idiots at their finest. No they're not,they're actually retina size,and thus impossible to see.

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Johnny Z says:

Don't worry, I wasn't being sarcastic at all!

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rkirmeier says:

You better never buy anymore gadgets as there will always be a faster and better model in 8 months!

heavyvino says:

I'm happy with my stock Maxx HD, does everything I want it to our need it to do.

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jeddo45 says:

Boy, that's a vicious processor right there! I can't wait to see what it is capable of really doing!

Nexus 5...enough said

NoNexus says:


had to be done again

sent from my DROID Eris, made by Nokia, powered by iOS 7 via BBM


I'm disappointed that it took this long for someone to say it, lol.

Posted from my "Gift from God" Nexus 5, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.

drokssilva says:

Haha. I honestly think that real world that use has reached its peak though.

Posted from my Nexus 7(2013).

sk8trix says:

I always root for Nvidia even though Qualcom always beats them out however i think in the long run Nvidia will have better gaming cpus than qualcom. Qualcom is more about raw performance rather than great graphics though some of their processors have pretty neat graphics. Honestly i feel most recent phones are all perfect for real world usage all the new specs and more Ghz are just going to benefit gaming and media playback really....


This is just too extreme for a mobile phone. Is this done all in the name of 'candy crush' or minion rush? Mobile gaming would never surpass a generic console or a gaming PC.
Dedicated gaming devices like the Nitendos, PS Vitas and PSPs don't appeal to true gamers.

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notfaded1 says:

Core cores and more cores for GPU will bring some excellent new graphics to mobile and even desktops as it says windows is being ported to run natively on ARM. With 64 bit this means big memory apps even.