Thursday, June 2, 2011
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home News" @ 01:00 PM
"A few months back, we unveiled Project Kal-El - our next-gen Tegra super chip - as the world's first mobile quad-core processor. Kal-El combines a battery-friendly, powerhouse of a quad-core processor with a 12-core NVIDIA GPU that supports 3D stereo. Given that dual-core processors are already on market, you might be wondering how Project Kal-El's quad-core technology will improve the mobile experience. Rather than try to explain it, we've put together a hands-on demo to give you a sneak peek at the new capabilities coming to superphones and tablets later this year."
It's insane - in a good way - how mobile CPU progress has accelerated in the past two years. Prior to that, mobile CPUs were stuck in the 600 mHZ range for years - it wasn't until we saw the first 1 Ghz Snapdragon processors that things really kicked off...it wasn't long until we saw the first dual-core 1 Ghz CPUs, and now before the end of the year we'll see four CPU cores in a single chip that uses less power than less powerful chips a few years back. And what you can do with four CPU cores is quite impressive. Check out the video above and you'll see what I'm talking about!