I can see this beast being quite hungry, it would better serve a tablet rather than a phone, Nvidia should concentrate on tablets and perfecting them.
Some bespoke games for that chip, I know they're into having something special that only their chips can run, Tegra3 had it, Physx on PC, certain shaders only work on PC with nvidia cards, stereoscopic 3D works much better on nvidia, splashtop only works full screen with nvidia cards.
RaviSS, 05 Jan 2015Wow! This GPU is a monster. According to Anandtech, X1 GPU gives 63.6fps in 1080p Manhattan te... moreHold your horses! Read what Anandtech said
" Now to be clear here these are just GPU power measurements and not total platform power measurements, so this won’t account for CPU differences (e.g. A57 versus Enhanced Cyclone) or the power impact of LPDDR4."
In real life A8X might still be better than X1 per watt overall.
X, 05 Jan 2015On nVidia's page(source 1) the power mentioned is "under 10W". A8 has a TDP of 2.5W,... moreFitst of all TDP is not the power consumption, it's the heat output. Below 10 W could be from 1W to 10W, so you dont know. And also is this the power consumption at idle or at load?
Now new generathion smartphone and tablet coming, but everyone waited Microsoft to do smartphone and tablet with Tegra X1 :)
Microsoft + Tegra X1 = monster
Wow! This GPU is a monster. According to Anandtech, X1 GPU gives 63.6fps in 1080p Manhattan test. That is double of the current chart-toppers - Apple A8X GPU (32.6fps) and Tegra K1 (31.7fps). Qualcomm's Top-end Adreno 420 maxes out at 18.5fps and the forthcoming Adreno 430 is expected to give 24-25fps. So Nvidia has a HUGE lead over its competition.
As far as the power consumption goes, Maxwell is a really energy-efficient architecture and in Anandtech's tests, Tegra X1 consumes only 55-60% power consumed by Apple's chip, if it is downclocked to match the latter's performance.
The GPU exploys 2 SMX (128 cores each). I could see Nvidia making a mid-range chip with 1 SMX which would give about half the performance and still will be able to trade blows with Apple and Qualcomm solutions. This chip could be ideal for devices of 5-6" screen size, whereas the Tegra X1 could power tablets and All-In-One PCs.
Athull, 05 Jan 2015Ofcse windows supports it. Surface Pro 2 ran on Tegra 4 and full Windows 8.1.No, Surface Pro 2 used Intel i5 and i7 chips. The Surface 2 (not pro) used a Tegra 4 and ran Windows RT.
Anonymous, 05 Jan 2015Saw a power consumption measurement somewhere and it's like uses about 70-80% less power than ... moreOn nVidia's page(source 1) the power mentioned is "under 10W". A8 has a TDP of 2.5W, and at 16 bit floating point operations achieves 512 GFlops.
A8X also achieves 1 TFLOP at 16 bit floating point operations at 4.5W TDP.
X1 is already obsolete!
[deleted post]Saw a power consumption measurement somewhere and it's like uses about 70-80% less power than Apple's A8X.
shawon0418, 05 Jan 2015Windows machines will not support this. Nvidia don't have the x86 architecture from intel whic... moreOfcse windows supports it. Surface Pro 2 ran on Tegra 4 and full Windows 8.1.
Damm, 05 Jan 2015Can it run Crysis 3?? :) yeah, turn all settings to low and then you can run it at 1 fps. xD
Hope it's not another Nvidia terrorflop like previous Tegras that were all hype but no delivery.
NVIDIA?! ahhh, NO THANKS...it will heat like hell so im out, since tegra 3 im dissapointed with NVIDIA and dont buy NVIDIA anymore! AMD and QUALCOMM is now my favorite!
NVIDIA is being economical with the truth..
The 1 terraflop figure is for 16 bit floating point number.. Half precision.. The actual single precision figures would be around 400 gigaflops (256 ALUs, 2 flops per clock per ALU, assuming 800 MHz peak GPU clockrate)..
And to the ones saying 25.6 GB/s is too much, Snapdragon 805 and Apple Ax chips are already doing it
speedy, 05 Jan 2015512MB L2 cache? haha haha haha, I need that! Lol, I need 512gb of l2 cache hahaha
Anonymous, 05 Jan 2015Hope a full windows tablet release with this chip. Would like to play games like far cry 4 on ... moreWindows machines will not support this. Nvidia don't have the x86 architecture from intel which windows requires.