Today at Mobile World Congress (MWC), Nvidia demonstrated the quadcore Kal-el chip running in an Android tablet. We not only showed that it was alive. We showed it browsing the Web, running games and streaming amazing video. This wasn’t your average amazing video. It was 1440p video content running on a 2560×1600 panel. That will enable mobile devices to output to the highest resolution monitors or tablets equipped with a 10.1-inch display with 300 DPI.
Overall power consumption, meanwhile, won’t be greater than Tegra 2, Phil Carmack, Nvidia Senior VP said. “Basically everything you can do on Tegra 2 is lower power on [Kal-El,]” he said.
Kal-el is the first mobile quad-core processor. And that it contains a new 12 core GeForce GPU. Our customers are getting samples now, and they’re planning production in August.
Nvidia also gave a glimpse of our roadmap here at MWC. It includes Projects codenamed Wayne, Logan, and Stark, coming out in a steady one-year cadence over the next three years. You might well ask, What on earth can be done with nearly 75x improvement in performance over Tegra 2 that Stark will provide in 2014? Our customers and partners have already indicated that they’re confident they can use everything we give them.
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