NVIDIA Tegra K1 Brings “Console-Class” Unreal Engine 4 Power To Mobile Devices

on January 6, 2014 12:01 PM

Remember a few years ago when everyone was raving that mobile gaming would absolutely destroy console gaming? Well, clearly the last couple of years have proven that the two can co-exist just fine, but the unveiling of the NVIDIA Tegra K1 may make that relationship just a little more strained.

Built similar to the NVIDIA Kepler architecture that powers some of the best and fastest gaming PCs and supercomputers, the NVIDIA Tegra K1 ushers in next-gen power to mobile devices. Called “console-class” mobile technology, the Tegra K1 brings DirectX 11, OpenGL 4.4, tessellation and more to mobile devices. The processor is a combination of 192 GPU cores, which brings graphics power and power efficiency to your mobile device as well. I’m not the most tech-saavy guy when it comes to advanced engineering, but clearly this could make huge waves in the gaming industry, especially with phones and tablets hosting such a wide range of software and handhelds like the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita competing for on-the-go dominance.

Check out the trailer below for a closer look at the technology, which shows how the Unreal Engine 4 has been implemented on NVIDIA hardware for better lighting, bur effects and more. For more on the Tegra K1, check out the NVIDIA Tegra homepage and Tegra Website. For more on the technology, check out all of our NVIDIA news and Unreal Engine news.

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Born and raised in video games and "geek culture," Masoud has been bred off of fantasy worlds his entire life and doesn't see anything wrong with that. He loves RPGs (especially TRPGs), sandbox games, the sci-fi genre, dieselpunk, art deco, and anything that allows him to create. Having graduated from John Jay College with a degree in English and a minor in Creative Writing, Masoud hopes to one day pen the same novels, comics, movies, and video games he enjoys escaping into when the real world gets too boring.