NVIDIA made a crop circle to advertise their new Tegra K1 processor



NVIDIA thinks their newly announced K1 processor, based on Kepler technology and aiming to bring the most insane gaming performance ever to a  mobile device, is out of this world. How out of this world? So out of this world that they created a crop circle to advertise it — not that anyone knew it at first.

The crop circle made headlines earlier this week when it appeared in a field in Salinas, CA (and was subsequently destroyed by the property owner) mostly because it was, as are most crop circles, quite mysterious in origin. Unfortunately for UFO enthusiasts, this one wasn’t crafted by E.T.. Instead, it was the handiwork of NVIDIA, and it’s purpose was to function as a bit of a viral campaign for the aggressive mobile CPU unveiled tonight at CES.

Stay tuned as we bring you even more coverage of the all new Tegra K1 chip through the coming days as CES grinds into full gear. Don’t forget your aluminum foil hat.


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  1. This is awesome, I’m a monterey local and when this popped up, we knew it was man made, but now I wish I went to see it. Awesome thing to do Nvidia, but for now, I’m still partial to snapdragon.

  2. So are they trying to say that Tegra chips these days are like aliens? Many people have seen em but there is little evidence in the wild to support it. Cmon NVIDIA do something tangible this year I want some Tegra phones and tablets with all this new stuff.

    1. Edit: oh I get it…haha yeah the tegra is a rare breed.

      In the center of the circle is braille that reads 192 multiple times according to some person who knew how to read braille…and the crop circle looks like the chip, or at least, what their press photo of the chip looks like.

      1. Yeah it was a bad joke lol but I couldnt pass up the chance to throw it out there

  3. Now the farmer knows who to send the bill to!

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  5. You can tell aliens didn’t do this circle… on account of all the foot traffic trampling leading to/from it. :)

  6. I hope their android graphics chip is better then nvidia desktop version because their cards love to overheat. Nothing like having an nvidia oven in your hand.

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