NVIDIA details 64-bit version of Tegra K1 processor
After teasing the 64-bit variant of its flagship Tegra K1 SoC in January this year, NVIDIA has now revealed more details about the processor.
According to NVIDIA, 64-bit Tegra K1 “Denver” will be available as a part of consumer devices later year and the company is already at works to optimise the Android L for processor.
The new Tegra K1 pairs 192-core Kepler architecture-based GPU with the company’s two custom designed Denver CPU cores and is ARMv8 architecture compatible.
NVIDIA claims that the 64-bit Denver core in Tegra K1 offers the highest CPU performance for a single core among all currently available processors in the market.
“Denver is designed for the highest single-core CPU throughput, and also delivers industry-leading dual-core performance. Each of the two Denver cores implements a 7-way superscalar microarchitecture (up to 7 concurrent micro-ops can be executed per clock), and includes a 128KB 4-way L1 instruction cache, a 64KB 4-way L1 data cache, and a 2MB 16-way L2 cache, which services both cores,” the company explained in a blog post.
In addition, NVIDIA notes that new Tegra K1 chip can offer PC-class performance for standard apps, extended battery life and the best web browsing experience. Whether all of this is true or not, we will know in the coming months.