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Tegra X1 has a teraflop of processing power

Nvidia's new chip is based on Maxwell PC architecture

Nvidia has claimed that its new X1 chip will be the first mobile processor with a full teraflop of computing power.

The X1 is an update to the Tegra K1, which was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show last year. It combines an 8-core 64-bit CPU with a 256-core GPU based on Nvidia's Maxwell PC architecture, and it will feature in products available in the first-half of 2015.

The company demonstrated the capability of the Tegra X1 onstage at CES 2015, with Epic Games' "Elemental" demo used as an example of its potential for mobile gaming. Epic developed Elemental as a showcase for high-end PCs in 2012, and yet the Tegra X1 ran it with, "just a fraction of the power."

"We built Elemental to push high-end PC and console features, and also to show early capabilities of Unreal Engine 4," said Epic CEO Tim Sweeney. "As seen with today's demonstration of Elemental on Tegra X1, Nvidia continues to extend what developers can create with striking results.

"With its Maxwell architecture, Tegra X1 is equipped to run rich, beautiful experiences not previously seen on mobile devices."​​

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