Surface 3 Featuring NVIDIA’s K1 Rumored To Launch Next Year
Gabriel Roşu / 3 years ago
Microsoft is rumored to launch new versions of its Surface series, the Microsoft Surface 3 and Mini. It is said that the Surface 3 will feature a 64-bit version of NVIDIA’s K1 chipset, having it ready to launch next year. The Surface Mini though is set to launch sometime later this year.
Nvidia launched its Tegra K1 at the Consumer Electronics Show, and it features Nvidia’s first custom 64-bit core, codenamed Denver. The Denver core is based on ARM’s v8 instruction set, and the 64-bit K1 will feature a dual-core variant featuring two Denver cores that are clocked at 2.3 GHz. But the interesting feature on the K1 is its GPU, which comes with 192 CUDA cores and brings Nvidia’s desktop architecture to the mobile platform.
Besides the Surface Mini and Surface 3, Microsoft is also considering an LTE-enabled version of the Surface 2 tablet. Tablets running Windows RT have failed to find any momentum, which is largely due to the limited filesystem. It has been rumored that Microsoft is looking to resolve this issue with Threshold, the operating system that is said to unify common Windows features across devices and ecosystems.
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