The first device using NVIDIA's Tegra K1 SoC has been officially announced, the Xiaomi MiPad.
Tegra K1 is an ARM SoC that is utilizes NVIDIA's desktop Kepler architecture. This allows developers to create games seamlessly between PC and mobile. PC games such as Serious Sam 3 and Trine 2 have already been demonstrated on Tegra K1. It has been confirmed that Serious Sam 3 will be running on Tegra K1 at higher settings than the Xbox 360 version. Unreal Engine 4 is also running on Tegra K1.
NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 Powers Xiaomi’s First Tablet
Fast. Xiaomi does everything fast.
They sell phones fast. They develop blazing fast devices. Its Tegra 4-powered Mi3 was the world’s fastest phone at launch. They’re growing fast, too: Xiaomi is now one of the world’s largest smartphone vendors.
And now, they’re the first to build a tablet with our out-of-this-world fast Tegra K1 mobile processor.Credit NVIDIA Blog
Launched today in Beijing, the MiPad is the culmination of four years of planning and hard work. The Mi Pad features a 7.9-inch display with 2,048 x 1,536 resolution. Its 6700 mAh battery means its good for up to 1300 hours of standby time, 86 hours of music playback, or 11 hours of video streaming. It comes with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB, or 64 GB on-board memory – and a microSD slot for expandable storage. It also captures amazing photos and perfect selfies with 8 MP rear and 5 MP front cameras.
This isn’t the first time we’ve worked together. Last year, we worked with Xiaomi on its flagship Mi3 smartphone – the first Tegra 4 phone. Xiaomi sold 100,000 of them in under 90 seconds last October.
This year, Xiaomi is moving into tablets.Inside the Mi Pad: our 192 core mobile processor, Tegra K1. The ‘K’ in K1 stands for Kepler. That’s the parallel processing GPU architecture found in the world’s most powerful supercomputers.
As a result, Tegra K1 offers visual and parallel computing capabilities never seen in mobile devices before. Tegra K1 supports the most advanced graphics technologies – including OpenGL 4.4, OpenGL ES 3.1, and DX12.
Those are the same standards used in PCs and next-gen consoles. That means developers can bring the latest games to mobile devices. Tegra K1 already runs Unreal Engine 4, the world’s most advanced game engine. So, games with intense graphics, like Trine 2, play flawlessly.Credit NVIDIA Blog
The Mi Pad will be available in China starting in June as an open beta – select fans will get the option to go hands-on with pre-production units. It will retail for around $240 (16 GB) and $270 (64 GB).Credit NVIDIA Blog