Tegra K1: an in-depth look

by on January 9, 2014 6:33 am
Tegra K1

Nvidia has unveiled the latest member of its Tegra mobile processor lineup. Here’s an in-depth look at the Nvidia Tegra K1 and what it means for mobile devices.


The OpenGL ES 2.0 specification has been finalized since 2007, but we didn’t get to use it in smartphones until 2009, when the iPhone and Android phones started supporting it in hardware. It still feels like a long time for the OpenGL ES specification to be updated, though. But the…


OpenGL ES 2.0 is a lighter version of the desktop OpenGL 2.0 (which is quite old), and stripped of the features that would consume too much power. It then attempts to maintain the perfect balance between visual graphics and battery efficiency for the remaining ones. Keep in mind that the OpenGL…