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Nvidia's 2015 CES press conference

The graphics chipmaker will talk up its latest efforts in automotive and mobile.

  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 4:03:39 AM
    Nvidia has been doing really well with its GPUs even though that market is being hurt by companies like Intel integrating graphics with apps processors.
  • James Martin 1/5/2015 4:04:01 AM
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 4:04:06 AM
    Nvidia is really jumping right in here. Lots of cheers after Huang announced the "XI Mobile Superchip."
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:04:15 AM
    High-speed 4K video.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:04:22 AM
    "Nothing like it in the world."
  • James Martin 1/5/2015 4:04:32 AM
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 4:04:34 AM
    It has 256 cores based on the Maxwell architecture and is for mobile devices.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:04:35 AM
    Bringing Maxwell to Tegra chip.
  • James Martin 1/5/2015 4:05:02 AM
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:05:17 AM
    Said will set the bar even higher with Tegra X1.
  • James Martin 1/5/2015 4:05:26 AM
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 4:05:28 AM
    Huang's showing some benchmarks for the Tegra X1. Unsurprisingly, blows others out of the water.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:05:32 AM
    Will achieve even better energy efficiency.
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 4:05:37 AM
    (who's going to show benchmarks not in their favor? haha)
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:05:56 AM
    "We're trying to deliver extraordinary performance within a very small envelope."
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:06:07 AM
    "We'll take energy efficiency to a brand new level."
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:06:20 AM
    Will be able to achieve twice the performance.
  • James Martin 1/5/2015 4:06:21 AM
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:06:51 AM
    "What makes Tegra X1 really really special is what it'll be able to do."
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:07:01 AM
    Can run what desktop computers can do.
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 4:07:11 AM
    Nvidia launched 900-series GPUs using Maxwell in September. Those are some of its higher end GPUs. Those GPUs focus on high-end performance for PC gaming and unprecedented energy efficiency.
  • James Martin 1/5/2015 4:07:12 AM
  • James Martin 1/5/2015 4:07:32 AM
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 4:07:39 AM
    Maxwell comes after Kepler, which is a microarchitecture for graphics. It did incredibly well for Nvidia's GPU line.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:07:48 AM
    Discusses demo of next-gen gaming consoles using Unreal
    Engine.
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 4:07:58 AM
    In GPUs, Maxwell allows Nvidia-powered machines to render game environments with higher resolution, better lighting and more sustainable high frame rates.
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 4:08:07 AM
    Nvidia is always a fan of the demos.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:08:07 AM
    Showing video now of Unreal Engine using the new chip.
  • James Martin 1/5/2015 4:08:20 AM
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 4:08:32 AM
    It's hard for photos on our live blog to do justice to the graphics shown on the demo screen.
  • James Martin 1/5/2015 4:08:37 AM
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:08:43 AM
    We're looking at a fire-rock creature thing, lots of lava.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:09:15 AM
    "Is that amazing, guys?"
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:09:25 AM
    "That was not video, that was done in real time."
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:09:54 AM
    All lighting, lava shadows done in real time, possible thanks to Tegra X1.
  • James Martin 1/5/2015 4:10:01 AM
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 4:10:15 AM
    (Probably saying this a little late but Ben's giving the play-by-play while I'm giving some commentary and context.)
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:10:22 AM
    Same graphics capabilities as in a next-gen gaming console, he said.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:11:01 AM
    Says first teraflops mobile processor
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 4:11:02 AM
    Nvidia has been talking a lot lately about how its chips let PC gaming and even tablets play games at the quality of game consoles.
  • James Martin 1/5/2015 4:11:10 AM
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 4:11:13 AM
    It used to be in devices like the Xbox, but now rival AMD has won most of that business
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:11:23 AM
    Said putting super-computing capabilities in a tiny chip.
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 4:11:51 AM
    Instead, it has used Tegra to power its own devices, which include the gaming-focused Shield tablet and Shield portable gaming device. Still, the company hasn’t released any figures on how well either device is selling.
  • James Martin 1/5/2015 4:11:53 AM
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