Nvidia's 2015 CES press conference | CNET
Want CNET to notify you of price drops and the latest stories?
No, thank you

Nvidia's 2015 CES press conference

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

  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 3:49:10 AM
    Hey everyone! Thanks for joining us
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 3:49:22 AM
    We're just getting situated in here.
  • DakotaRiley 1/5/2015 3:49:29 AM
    Hey cnet editors and viewers, it may not have been asked for yet, but I hope to see new gtx gpus(gtx titans powered by maxwell, 980 ti, 960, 950/950 ti, etc.), a new tegra processor (tegra 5 or k2), and info about the shield devices (updated tablet and portable, support for several future android updates, more colors and accessories). thanks
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 3:49:44 AM
    We are live at the Nvidia press conference at the Four Seasons.
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 3:50:15 AM
    Hi @DakotaRiley. We'll have to see what Nvidia introduces, but new Shield devices aren't expected this time around. Nvidia does like to surprise us, though.
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 3:51:23 AM
    We're generally expecting Nvidia to talk about the auto market and probably some mobile information.
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 3:51:42 AM
    They've been making a huge push with using Tegra in-car infotainment systems. That includes vehicles like the sleek Tesla cars
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 3:52:10 AM
    Nvidia has been moving away from pushing its Tegra chip in smartphones, though
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 3:53:10 AM
    The room is filling up now with tech reporters and analysts. Got some bass-thumping music. Regret to say Shazam didn't recognize it. Sorry, guys.
  • wayne.cunningham 1/5/2015 3:53:30 AM
    I'll be offering perspective on any of Nvidia's automotive announcements. The company has promised a big automotive component to tonight's presentation.
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 3:53:35 AM
    Nvidia's CEO sat down with me in May to talk about the company's new focuses, particularly auto and gaming.
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 3:54:10 AM
    This press conference is one of the first major events of CES each year. Most press conferences will get going tomorrow.
  • James Martin 1/5/2015 3:54:28 AM
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 3:55:08 AM
    We've got a lot of stuff bathed in "Nvidia green" here.
  • wayne.cunningham 1/5/2015 3:55:09 AM
    I expect to hear mention of partners such as Audi and Volkswagen, which have been early adopters of Nvidia's chips.
  • Jack Gerrior 1/5/2015 3:55:29 AM
    Really hoping to see a GTX 960 NVidia, don't let us down. GTX 970's a little out of my reach.
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 3:57:45 AM
    I'm seeing a lot of regular faces in the ballroom. The chip reporter world is pretty small, and we all bond over our love of transistors. (seriously)
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 3:58:33 AM
    The name of the song playing now (Shazam came through this time) is "Dangerous" by Big Data...seems fitting.
  • James Martin 1/5/2015 3:58:34 AM
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 3:58:39 AM
    Nvidia's press conferences tend to be longer than a lot of the others during CES. But CEO Jen-Hsun Huang is usually pretty entertaining
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 3:59:12 AM
    Before we filed into the ballroom, we had some nice food options. I opted for the Greek. Yum!
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 3:59:39 AM
    Announcer tells us we're getting started soon.
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 3:59:58 AM
    We'll have to see if this year's press conference features "booth babes." A couple years ago, the event at the Palm had go-go dancers standing on top of the buffet tables. So you'd be getting lasagna and look up and see a dancer.
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 4:00:03 AM
    Nvidia pared it back last year, though
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 4:00:44 AM
    I think it was last year where Nvidia had a big press stunt with their symbol being mowed into a cornfield. An Nvidia crop symbol
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 4:00:51 AM
    mowed? mown? ha
  • James Martin 1/5/2015 4:00:56 AM
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 4:01:13 AM
    The music is getting louder so that means it's about time
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 4:01:16 AM
    Yep. Here we go
  • James Martin 1/5/2015 4:01:16 AM
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 4:01:27 AM
    CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has taken the stage. Very punctual
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 4:01:46 AM
    Past CES announcements by Nvidia have included new processors and the Shield tablet, which took the market by surprise at the 2013 show but hasn't become a big seller. The big news in 2014 was Nvidia's Tegra K1 processor, which boasted 192 cores. At the time, CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said the new chip brought mobile computing to the same level as desktop computing, and it's that processor that appeared in Google's Nexus 9 tablet.
  • wayne.cunningham 1/5/2015 4:01:54 AM
    Nice motorcycle jacket, Jen-Suhn!
  • James Martin 1/5/2015 4:01:56 AM
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:01:58 AM
    Huang starts with background on Tegra K1.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:02:19 AM
    It does things that were hard to imagine before, he said.
  • James Martin 1/5/2015 4:02:20 AM
  • James Martin 1/5/2015 4:02:36 AM
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:02:45 AM
    Maxwell GPU came out since then, providing a big boost in performance.
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 4:02:48 AM
    Nvidia's power base is gamers and its high power GPUs. Gamers shell out hundreds of dollars for these advanced graphics
  • James Martin 1/5/2015 4:02:56 AM
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:03:19 AM
    Maxwelll is unquestionably the most powerful GPU we've every built.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:03:27 AM
    Announced Tegra X1
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:03:36 AM
    "Tegra X1 is a mobile superchip"
Powered by Platform for Live Reporting, Events, and Social Engagement