Nvidia announces their new Tegra "Parker" SoC

Nvidia announces their new Tegra

Nvidia announces their new Tegra

Nvidia announces their new Tegra "Parker" SoC


Nvidia announces their new Tegra "Parker" SoC, a Pascal based SoC which will be used to power Self-driving cars and deliver great "gaming performance". 

This new SoC will deliver 2 of Nvidia's new Denver CPU cores, promising strong ARM single core performance as well as four classic ARM Cortex-A57 CPU cores. This new SoC will also contain 256 Pascal CUDA cores and support memory bandwidths that are up to 2x higher than Nvidia's previous generation Maxwell powered SoCs. 

This new SoC will be made on TSMC's 16nm FinFET manufacturing process and be able to provide 4K encode and decode as well as support Ethernet as well as , ECC memory support and  support for hardware assisted system virtualisation, which is very impressive for such a small SoC.

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 It is likely that this new chip, or a variant of it will be used in the Nintendo NX, providing much more GPU performance than the Tegra X1 thanks to the Nvidia Pascal architecture as well as provide some power efficiency gains thanks to the 16nm FinFET manufacturing process. 

Two of these SoCs will be used to power Nvidia's Drive PX self driving car system which when combined with two dedicated GPU chips offers a total of 12 CPU cores and a total of 8TFLOPS of GPU compute performance. 


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This new SoC offers some great single threaded CPU performance thanks to Nvidia's ARM Denver CPU designs, which combined with 4 traditional ARM Cortex-A57 allows Nvidia's to outperform a lot of existing SoCs on the market. 


Nvidia announces their new Tegra


Hopefully we will find out more about this SoC and its applications outside of the emerging self-driving car market soon as Nvidia has specifically referenced the SoC's "Gaming Performance" in their slides. Will Nvidia be creating a new Nvidia Shield Product, or perhaps a new SoC for handheld console gaming? 


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