Nvidia's 2015 CES press conference | CNET

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"
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