Nvidia recently shed some more light on its upcoming Tegra 3/Kal-El system-on-chip (SoC), revealing the presence of a fifth core in what was considered to be a quad-core chip until then. But unlike the Santa Clara-based graphics company, not everyone is focusing on squeezing in more and more processor cores into their mobile chips. Qualcomm, for one, has very different plans.
Originally due for a September release, the Kal-El system-on-a-chip (SoC) from Nvidia is now expected to arrive inside tablets sometime in Q4. In the meantime, Nvidia is trying to ensure that the public’s interest in Tegra 2's successor doesn’t wane due to the delay - and what better way of doing that than by telling the world about the upcoming SoC’s hitherto secret fifth core.
Android has only been around for less than three years. In this time, the Linux-based operating system has quite literally gone places, appearing on a wide gamut of devices, from smartphones to e-readers. But it’s difficult to predict its next destination. Digitimes, however, has far too many industry sources for it to refrain from speculating. According to the site, Asus plans to build an Android notebook. Hit the jump for more.
Project Kal-El is the codename for Nvidia's next generation Tegra processor, and if the spec sheet is any indication, it's going to be awesome. Nvidia says Kal-El is the world's first mobile quad-core CPU, and it just happens to contain a new 12-core GeForce GPU as well. Compared to Tegra 2, Nvidia says Kal-El is 5x faster, and you can bank on Kal-El devices being able to handle high resolution content. Nvidia's just getting started. By 2014, the Tegra platform will be in its 6th generation and offer nearly 75X better performance than Tegra 2.