MWC 2011 | Nvidia unveils and demonstrates Quad-core mobile processor

The new processor may be the precursor to the future Tegra 3 platform

Nvidia continues to be a major player in powerful desktop and laptop graphics, and the company intends to do the same for tablets. At the MWC, Nvidia revealed details about their upcoming quad-core mobile processor codenamed Kal-El. Claimed to be the “first mobile quad-core processor,” Kal-El was demonstrated running on an Android platform at an amazing 2560x1600 panel resolution with 1440p video content. The high resolution was made possible by the integrated 12 core Geforce GPU, which together with the quad-core Kal-El will outperform an Intel 2.0GHz Core2Duo T7200 in terms of raw processor score, according to Nvidia and its Coremark benchmarks.

Looking past Kal-El, Nvidia will continue to advance its line of mobile processors in the coming years. Electronista expects the Kal-El codename to drop in favor of the more familiar Tegra 3 name. Production of the new Nvidia quad-core processor is expected to start this August, but it may be a little longer than that before we see tablets utilizing the speedy processor.


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Allen Ngo, 2011-02-23 (Update: 2012-05-26)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.