The new chip is slated to come in 2015, and it replaces the previously planned Nvidia Parker. Interestingly, while Parker was listed to come with a new Denver CPU (with two 64-bit large ‘super-cores’), Erista only confirms that it’d be based on a Maxwell GPU and gives no details about the CPU that will power it. Parker was also planned to be manufactured on the FinFET (tri-gate in Intel speak) process, whereas for Erista, Nvidia does not disclose the manufacturing process.
Going back to Nvidia’s Tegra chips, the company announced that Audi will be using Tegra SoCs for their car collision sensors. Audi even brought a car on stage (neatly, the car drove itself up on stage) to show the new Audi Connect computer based on the Tegra K1.
Nvidia is shipping its Tegra K1 in the second half of the year, but apart from the Audi partnership, we have not heard any big names adopting the company’s solution. The competition in the silicon space has only intensified recently, as in the past couple of years Apple and Samsung have stepped up their own chip development efforts. Nonetheless, it's a big market out there, isn't it? With all this in mind, we are wondering what you think of this latest reshuffle in Nvidia's plans: do you see the Erista chip catching up with solutions from other chip makers?
Nvidia unveils next generation Tegra: welcome Erista, the son of Logan
1. New Tegra roadmap
2. Old Tegra Roadmap
3. New GPU roadmap
4. Old GPU roadmap
source: Nvidia via AnandTech