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NVIDIA Quad-Core Kal-El Chip Unleashed; Coming to Tablets This August

Written on February 16, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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NVIDIA has broken the graphics barrier again with the Kal-El quad core processor. Tablets take first blood this August.

has just unchained a beast, and it’s name is Kal-El. With a name that seems to have been rooted out from the Superman franchise, this quad-core behemoth we call a chip is touted to be twice as powerful as the , and that’s really something. The chip will most likely be named as once it comes out to this August.

NVIDIA was gracious enough to demonstrate the computational strength of Kal-El as they showed a 2560 x 1440 stream being decoded on a developmental device, scaled to the slate’s 1366 x 768 resolution, then displayed it on a connected 2560 x 1600, 30-inch monitor. NVIDIA also demonstrated the prowess the chip can do for gaming as it showed a gameplay of Great Battles Medieval. Under a stunning 720p and a whopping 650 enemy soldiers on the field, the Kal-El flexed some muscles as it runs the game with pure ease.

Of course, with all that power, it must have a weakness right? When it comes to chips, a powerful processor often requires more battery thus shortening the life of a device. Not Kal-El. NVIDIA promises that the quad-core chip is much more efficient than its predecessors as it is capable of playing 12 hours worth of HD video under the right circumstances.

This insane quad-core chip is slated for a release this August as the company shares the to device manufacturers. on the other hand will be seeing Tegra 3 come to their turf this holiday season.

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