Nexus 8 is real, powered by Tegra processor, and is coming during Google I/O

Just the other day, a "mystery" tablet on the Google I/O site was thought to be the Nexus 8 tablet. Unfortunately, it was an earlier image of the Nexus 10. This wasn't the first time that the mythical Nexus 8 slate was thought to have made an appearance in a Google ad. Last November, a strange looking tablet was used in a Google promo. We thought it might be the Nexus 8. Whatever it was, Google felt threatened enough to change the image on the promo to the Nexus 7...
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3. EgyDroid

Posts: 111; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

Well, this's getting interesting......

7. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Nexus 8 running Android 5.0 equipped with the Tegra K1 with Denver cores. It sounds glorious. Can't wait until Google I/O!

13. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Tegra K1 Gpu at 800+gigaflops, along with A15 clusters A57 64bit at 3.0ghz at 22 or 19nm intel i3 power

25. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The Tegra K1 GPU is rated at a peak of 365 GFLOPS. That's at maximum frequency while still being stable, but will probably be less in consumer products to save battery life. Though I doubt it would go under 300. And the 64 bit version doesn't use Cortex A57, it uses a custom architecture Nvidia named Project Denver that has a max clock speed of 2.5 GHz.

26. grahaman27

Posts: 364; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

yeah arte is full of it. look at every comment from him.

45. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Yeah he just boasts crap, knows nothing bout SoCs. Power user wannabe.

30. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

8X K1 Gpus, not 2 or 4, clocked at 1600mhz Lpddr4 Ram

59. renz4

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

honestly i'm not sure if nvidia will ever jump to octa core bandwagon.

23. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Take the Samsung TabPro 8.4 with its 2560x1600 screen, add the K1 and a bit more battery, and that would be a very nice tablet.

41. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

oh yeah, i already know i'm getting this bad boy and my Nexus 7 will be going to the gf.

8. ckoch125

Posts: 193; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Hopefully it performs better than the Tegra 3 in the nexus 7 original

14. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

The K1 is better than the Snapdragon 805.

21. grahaman27

Posts: 364; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

the K1 is both a beast in performance and very efficient, perhaps google has noticed this as well.

51. renz4

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

of course it will. it will be even faster compared to T4

19. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Hope this baby is well priced, and I may have a new toy

31. Frankiebeans

Posts: 33; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

32. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Cool, you guys (and gals) think I should upgrade my Nexus 7 (2012) tablet when this comes out? I am thinking of asking "Santa Claus" for this puppy....

34. arenanew

Posts: 286; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

can it perform like laptop or high end pc . crap only for browsing u spend so much crap google

39. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

No mobile device is even close to even a mid range desktop. High end would be hexa core i7s and 290(X)s/780(ti)s. Mid range: i5s/quad core i7s and Gpus $400 and under. An i5 out performs an a15 with using just one core.

42. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Given all its limitations, I find it surprising that the K1 comes close to an i3 in a few tests:http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=nvidia_tegrak1_preview&num=1 This seems to bode well for the future ARM chips from Nvidia (and AMD).

57. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

That's a low power mobile version of a 32nm i3 that's at 2 GHz. It's not even close to the desktop class 22nm 3+ GHz Core i3s around right now. I doubt ARM chips will ever reach the performance of Intel or AMD's offerings, even if it's compared to a decent laptop, much less a desktop PC.

46. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Tablets=/=laptops. And first learn english.

40. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

This one's gotta be the 64-bit Dual Core Denver.

44. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Unless Nvidia pulled a rabbit out of the hat, no Denver until 2015.

53. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

The timeline says September this year, so we can always hope for some gadgets with Denver before the Holidays.

56. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I heard there were delays caused by 20nm manufacturing issues, so Denver slipped to 2015.

58. renz4

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

so far there is no confirmation that denver will use 20nm node from TSMC. nvidia already demo working dual denver back in january. so it is most likely to use the same process as quad K1.

60. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Denver is most likely 28nm, as it´s still the same Tegra K1, the one you refer to it´s probably Tegra M1. So the 20nm manufacturing should not be an issue for Denver cores. Quoting Anandtech: "Given the 28nm HPM process for Tegra K1, I’d expect that the Denver version is also a 28nm HPM design."http://www.anandtech.com/show/7622/nvidia-tegra-k1/2 Also in Wikipediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tegra#Tegra_K1 Do you have any better information?

61. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

And another one from Anandtech on January: "It's important to note that the Denver version only comes with two cores ... Given that NVIDIA has silicon back already I suspect this is a 28nm design."http://www.anandtech.com/show/7621/nvidia-reveals-first-details-about-project-denver-cpu-core

43. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

If it's 64-bit then I hope for once someone is including the 4GB RAM necessary to reach it's full potential. Until then, I'll wait.
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