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First quad-core Kal-El tablets pushed to October, smartphones to early 2012

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First quad-core Kal-El tablets pushed to October, smartphones to early 2012
Remember Nvidia's quad-core Kal-El chip, also known as the Tegra 3? The one expected to roll out in August, you might wonder. That exact one is now pushed to make its official debut in October, while on smartphones it will arrive only in early-2012, just after the Holiday shopping season and around CES time in early January. 

“Project Kal-El-powered tablets are coming this Fall, and phones around the CES 2012 timeframe,” NVIDIA confirmed for Androidandme.

NVIDIA's Kal-El has been delayed

NVIDIA's Kal-El has been delayed

That's a two-month delay for the chip on tablets, but if you're wondering whether there won't be yet another delay in October, you may be calmed down by the fact that the release date for the upcoming quad-core Asus Eee Pad Transformer 2 is also October.

Nonetheless, the wait should be worth it as NVIDIA promises to not only be the world's first quad-core chip, but also to provide a 5 time improvement in performance over Tegra 2. Kal-El is also expected to feature a 12-core NVIDIA GPU and Extreme HD resolutions of 2560 x 1600 pixels. The chip is to outdo Core 2 Duo silicon as it ranked more on Coremark 1.0, so it's definitely worth the wait.

source: Androidandme

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posted on 04 Aug 2011, 07:58 2

1. dandirk (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)


bah I will wait for the Bruce Wayne chip

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 12:03 1

7. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


ill take the green lantern chip. as long as it isnt based off the movie.. lol

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 16:33

12. jonny (unregistered)


I'm gonna wait for the Wally West chip!! :P

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 17:42

17. bushiner (unregistered)


phhhhhh
that is nothing. i will wait for chuck norris chip
it is said that the chuck norris project from nvidia is so secret that apple is really really scared. because for the first time apple is planing to pay the license.

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 09:10 2

2. G-Reg (unregistered)


Ok, Here is my wish list.

Quad core android phone from HTC..
A dock (or tablet dock) that has its own hard drive and boosted memory
Allow duel booting of lastest android and windows 7 while in docked mode.

Thats not to much to ask for now is it?

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 10:41

5. trolol (unregistered)


Yes, it is. You can't run Windows 7 on an ARM processor.

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 13:33

9. G-Reg (unregistered)


Touche,

I knew instances like this existed, just a little fuzzy as to why..

Is that Windows 7 only or any windows os
Hopefully a hacker will have my same ambitions and make something work.

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 16:16

11. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Windows 8 is being developed to be able to run off a n Arm processor..

no, no windows currently sold can.

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 16:14

10. G-Reg (unregistered)


Wow, really? 2 thumbs down for just sayin what I think would be cool.

Did i annoy you isheep that bad that your thumbin down stuff just for the hell of it?

Either way, not defending your reasoning and keeping your ignorance off of the comments its kinda refreshing.

Thanks:)

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 09:12 2

3. Moo (unregistered)


Amazing


Hopefully the next nexus phone will have a quad core in it!

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 10:04 1

4. PhoneLuver (Posts: 463; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)


ASUS slider or transformer with Edge to Edge screen and LTE for me!

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 11:26 2

6. Irad123 (Posts: 32; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


of course, apple will show competition 6 months later, and they'll try to claim they invented it...

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 12:46 3

8. evoMike (Posts: 10; Member since: 29 Jul 2011)


Apple invented that comment. Cease and desist further commenting or else....

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 18:07

13. BlowJobs (Posts: 25; Member since: 30 Jun 2011)


"The chip is to outdo Core 2 Duo silicon"

I'll believe it when I see it.

posted on 05 Aug 2011, 00:13

16. cheetah2k (Posts: 768; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


The first run of demo SOC's have already bench marked faster...

.... So, um.. you better believe it :-)

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 20:20

14. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Play asus make the transformer look nicer. I actually might buy one!

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 20:45

15. Leodrade (unregistered)


I really hope they launch the next nexus before CES 2012 and with Tegra 3

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