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NVIDIA Tegra X1 kicks off CES 2015 with 64-bit mobile superchip

Although underestimated and unappreciated, NVIDIA's Tegra K1 wow'ed many because of its gaming and graphics chops. If you're one of those who have drooled over the chip, found particularly inside of NVIDIA's own SHIELD Portable and Tablet gaming devices, then the company's newest chip unveiled here at CES 2015 might pretty much flood your floor. Utilizing the latest Maxwell GPU architecture, the new Tegra X1 boasts of the what's what of mobile chips, including an 8-core setup and a 64-bit architecture that might give Apple's A8X or Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 a run for their money.

NVIDIA to abandon smartphones, focus on gaming and cars

If you've been dreaming of a gaming-oriented smartphone bearing NVIDIA's mark, better keep on dreaming. CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has practically come out saying that it has had enough trying to compete in the smartphone market and will just focus its resources in fields where it performs the best, like gaming, or ones that are young enough to penetrate, like in-car computers.

Intel gives us a better glimpse at its Android prototype

No, this amazingly sleek phone doesn't exist - yet. It is a prototype that may never surface for the public's use, but nevertheless it is sporting an Intel chip and Android OS. Finally, Intel intends to make a comeback in 2012 by incorporating their technology into both tablets and smartphones. Technology Review was able to test out both of the prototypes, and they state we should see them officially within the first half of 2012.