Some things have to be seen (and explained) to be believed. This isn’t the Tegra 5 that NVIDIA has decided to announce to kick off all the CES madness — no, it’s more like the Tegra 5000. This is a mobile chip, destined for smartphones and tablets, with 192 CUDA cores, instead of just a few. According to NVIDIA, this bridges Tegra between their new Kepler desktop graphics cards, and the Tegra mobile chips themselves.
There’s the ability to sport Unreal Engine 4 with amazing detail, or DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.4, effectively making the last generation of consoles look even older than they are now. The main configuration for the Tegra K1 is a 32-bit quad-core (4-Plus-1 ARM Cortex-A15 CPU), but there are others in the works. Meanwhile, Tegra K1 doesn’t have an precise release date. Aww.
Just know this: in the very, very near future, you’ll be playing real games on your tablet or phone. Console-quality, heck, PC quality games. And this will be unbelievable.