Nvidia unveils Tegra K1 mobile GPU capable of running Unreal Engine 4

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In July last year Nvidia gave us a first glimpse at the future of mobile graphics with a couple of tech demos generated by its latest mobile GPU codenamed Project Logan.

Now the hardware manufacturer has unveiled the Tegra K1 chip which appears to be the culmination of Project Logan. This 192 CUDA core processor is based on the same Kepler architecture used in Nvidia’s latest desktop GPUs and fully supports DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.4 technologies.

Nvidia CEO and co-founder Jen-Hsun Huang said the Tegra K1 is more powerful than the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 despite drawing just a fraction of the wattage. In fact, this next generation Tegra mobile chip is so powerful that it can run Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4 developed for the latest gaming hardware including the PS4 and Xbox One.

“We can take absolutely anything that runs on PC or high-end console and run it on Tegra,” said Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney in a prepared statement. “I didn’t think that we’d be at this level on mobile for another 3-4 years.”

The Tegra K1 will come in two variations – one with a 32-bit quad A15 CPU (up to 2.3 GHz) and one with dual 64-bit Denver CPUs (up to 2.5 GHz). According to Nvidia’s press release, the 32-bit version of Tegra K1 will be used in certain devices due for release during the first half of 2014, while the 64-bit version will arrive in the second half of the year.

Here are a few tech demos showing Unreal Engine 4 running on Nvidia’s Tegra K1 GPU:

Source: Polygon

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