Nvidia has just dropped a nugget of gold at our doorstep – and it contains a bit of a bombshell folks. It turns out that Project Kal-El, also known as “Tegra 3″ is not actual a Quad Core SoC after all – it’s a Quintuple Core SoC.
Not disclosed publicly previously, is a trick that Nvidia has been keeping up their sleeve — until today. Employing a novel process dubbed Variable Symmetric Multiprocessing (vSMP) technology — NVIDIA’s Project Kal-El SoC includes a fifth “Companion Core” created using a special low power silicon process that executes select tasks like music playback, video playback, reading loaded web pages, [...]
Although NVIDIA vowed to release the first Android tablets loaded with the quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 Kal-El processor before this year is over, China-based company Meizu may beat NVIDIA to releasing what may possibly be the world’s first quad-core Android smartphones.
Meizu announced on the Meizu forums that two variants of the upcoming Meizu MX smartphones will be released in China some time late this month.
The dual-core variant of the Meizu MX will have 16 gigabytes of internal storage and is expected to cost CNY3,999 (US$626). The quad-core model will have 32 gigabytes of internal storage and will command a price of CNY4,999 (US$780). Both models will use A9 [...]
Android tablets powered by NVIDIA’s upcoming quad-core processor, the Tegra 3 (codenamed “Kal-El”), may start becoming available before 2011 is over.
NVIDIA chief Jen-Hsun Huang told Forbes that the quad-core Android tablets may come this year, ahead of the quad-core smartphones that NVIDIA predicted earlier to reach markets this year.
NVIDIA hopes to stay ahead of chief rival Qualcomm. The latter is reported to be releasing its own quad-core processors towards the end of the year.
Both NVIDIA and Qualcomm have been mainstays in the market for high-end [...]
Nvidia has received a ton of free press lately, and largely due to the fact that their Dual Core Tegra 2 SoC (Solution on Chip) is set to power the latest superphones of today. Their dual-core Tegra 2 mobile processor is set to blow the lid off even the most impressive of mobile benchmarks. However, if you’ve been paying attention you’ll know that there was a leak yesterday that tipped us off to a Tegra 2 3D processor clocked up to 1.2GHz that would give mobile devices with 3D screens the power they need to run. Now, yet another leak has come to the forefront that presumably comes from the same slide as yesterday that gives us a bit of dirt on the Tegra 3 [...]