Nvidia Promises Quad-Core Smartphones
And The World Slowly Turns To Quad Core
Nvidia’s Kal-El Tablet Prototype Shows Off New
Quad Core Tegra Processor
The Superman Reference is Really
"Just as the world has rallied around the concept of dual core, the world is about to see that quad core raises the bar, delivers a lot more performance, and fits into all mobile platforms," Nvidia's senior vice president of the mobile business unit Phil Carmack said.
MWC (Mobile World Congress)
Kal-El is just the beginning, too. Nvidia unveiled an ambitious roadmap with chips called "Wayne," "Logan" and
"Stark" that will offer close to 100 times the processing power of current Tegra 2-based phones by 2014. That lends a new meaning to "hero product."
With five times the graphics performance of Tegra 2, Kal-El is able to drive 2560-by-1600 monitors. That's higher-def than almost all content on the market, so Nvidia is targeting the ability to use your phone in a dock as a full-fledged PC.
"You'll have full photo editing, video editing, writing of documents, browsing the Web, all sorts of stuff" at speed on a large monitor, Carmack said.