Eight months after announcing the 192-core Tegra K1 “super chip,” graphics chip maker NVIDIA has provided details about a new “Denver” edition that will be the first 64-bit ARM processor for Android devices.
NVIDIA has provided more technical details about the upcoming Keplar-based chip at the HOT CHIPS conference on high-performance chips, which has been taking place for the last three days at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California.
“This new version of Tegra K1 pairs our 192-core Kepler architecture-based GPU with our own custom-designed, 64-bit, dual-core ‘Project Denver’ CPU, which is fully ARMv8 architecture compatible,” writes NVIDIA. “Further, Denver is fully pin compatible with the 32-bit Tegra K1 for ease of implementation and faster time to market.”
NVIDIA claims that this system-on-a-chip “completely outpaces” all other ARM-based mobile processors, potentially including the 64-bit Apple A7 chip found under the hood of the iPhone 5s.
The 64-bit Tegra K1 chip will deliver faster performance, improved battery life, a better web browsing experience and more on Android devices.
NVIDIA claims that the first devices based on the new chip will arrive later this year.