By the looks of it NVIDIA has some elvish fans as engineers but the name doesn’t matter when you announce a quad-core mobile processor.
MWC 2011 brought us many devices and many technologies and NVIDIA doesn’t let the fans down by announcing the future roadmap and a new processor. It’s called the Kal-El and it is designed to work in mobile devices such as tablets. It has 12 core GeForce GPU and it was demoed on an Android device to show off its performance.
Speaking of performance, the new processor will be able to display 1440p on a 2560×600 display, while also powering the 1366×768 tablet display. This is really remarkable when considering the numbers, but NVIDIA boldly claims the Kal-El is up to five times faster than the actual Tegra 2. This new chip will also improve battery life and will allow users to watch HD content for 12 hours without charging.
The difference between processors and cars is that it doesn’t take a million years to design a new chip and put it into production. People want improved performance and want it as fast as possible and that is why NVIDIA announced the Kal-El will be available later this ear, in August. The Kal-El will be a major part in future tablets and smartphone so you’d better put some money aside for Christmas presents.