NVIDIA Kal-El – what will the first quad-core chipset bring
0. phoneArena 19 Sep 2011, 09:05 posted on
There's been a lot of talk lately about what will probably turn out to be the very first quad-core chipset for phones and tablets – the NVIDIA Kal-El. And while we're still waiting for those first quad-core devices to hit the market, we thought it might not be a bad idea to take a quick look at what's known about the Kal-El right now...
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1. dacastrator (unregistered)
I wonder if I should wait for the Kal-El tablets this year or just get the Sony S Tablet..
2. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
if its really october.. which is only a few weeks away, id say wait and see. if you bought the tablet today and the kal-el powered tablets are just so above and beyond, would you kick yourself for not waiting? if you say yes, then wait.
5. cyborg009 (Posts: 100; Member since: 17 Sep 2011)
don't wait.. waiting is an infinite loop around here !!
7. jemolian (unregistered)
Since it's quite close to the release just wait...
3. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)
with all of this happening, Alienware and gaming pc manufacturers are gonna have some serious competition. it also depends what the four cores are clocked at. Awaiting AMD's move.
17. lolnotreally (unregistered)
i really dont think they will have a serious competition. who the hell wants to play a high end shooting game on ur phone or tablet i sure dont thats what the computer is for .. your never going to have better graphics then your high end computer there is just no way.. who would want to play BF3 on a tablet NOT I !!!!!! i think we are long ways from that
18. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)
Ok maybe not gaming PCs but I think this definitely marks the death of the console.
19. superguy (Posts: 280; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
I don't know about that. Xperia Play hasn't been doing so well, and that was designed to be a gaming phone.
20. yeayea (unregistered)
that wont happen for a while also.. you can play on a big screen tv 50' compare to a 10 inch tablet or 4.5 cell phone lol... too small :D!!
21. jroc74 (Posts: 5643; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
No on that one too.
Give me a game controller all day, every day. Touch screen controls suck for something like football.
Plus I agree with yeayea about the screen size. What tablets might give a run for their money is LAN parties. And thats a big might cuz you still talking about a tablet vs. a PC.
4. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4746; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Asus Eee Pad Transformer 2 will be the first quad-core Kal-El powered tablet. Asus you got your very first customer right here. I will pre-buy when I get the very first opportunity! I just can't wait, & you don't even need to ask, of course I will root the beast. lol
6. AKY45 (unregistered)
I wonder if I should bay the Kal-El tablets or wait qualcome-s 2,5 ghz chips and more
12. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
if u want it now, get kal el. if your not in the market for it for 6 months or so, then wait and see what everyone else brings to the table.
8. Firestarter2 (unregistered)
Until the Tegra phone support more video formats out of the box I will never get one.
11. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
next they will notice that the next chips after kal-el are wayne and grey(son). AKA batman and robin's real last names. :)
23. p0rkguy (Posts: 684; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)
Robin is actually Grayson.
I'm thinking it's Jean Grey.
30. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
screw bad spelling :) it could be jean grey, but i kinda figured it would go better with wayne. more of my goofy hopefulness than anything probably.. lol
15. Totoro (unregistered)
Well, that's more probable than "ate feces" which it literally means in Russian...
13. superguy (Posts: 280; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
So, is this chip also not going to work with LTE?
16. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
Now I cant wait what will happen next year, mobile games surely will affect the sales of console games if this chips will be optimized. . .
22. cb2045 (unregistered)
This is unbelieveable. The mobile gaming is the same caliber as some early xbox 360 games. I can't even imagine what graphics/processors the next consoles will HAVE to incorporate to keep up with the mobile tech.
24. dashak (unregistered)
I doubt any major video game developers start cross-developing their console games for mobile. Strongly doubt.
I personally would like to see some good independent developers putting out mobile/tablet exclusive games with the scale and quality of some bigger name console games.
Of course, with that comes cost (charging 10-20 bucks for the full game), and whatsmore, I'd think that would drive a lot of people to just download the apk itself. There are some preventative measures in place for those attempting piracy as it is (on some games), but if bigger titles start getting developed I would think more people would be trying to find ways around those types of roadblocks.
Also necessary before mobile/tablet gaming takes off is the standardization of a USB port on all tablets that can handle some type of game-pad (or bluetooth gamepad friendliness, if no USB).
I rather enjoy playing games on my Transformer (kinda killed mobile phone gaming for me after a while). The only thing I want is more games, more exclusive games, and more games on a large scale (be it the game world or the level of customization - games like the Zenonia series come to mind).
25. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
Agree, more games more diversions from the hassle of everyday life. . .
27. dipereira0123 (Posts: 17; Member since: 26 Jul 2011)
maaan, seriously, if u need a quad-core on a phone something is wrong with ur system... (ok i will forget about the tablets)
A quad core device MUST RUN a decent OS, android is far away from something like windows7 (8), MACOS X and the very linux distributions in almost every thing
28. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)
won't be getting it awaiting the 24core gpu lol
29. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)
I don't think so, consoles are a whole generation ahead of the tablets and phones. It's not just about graphics, you have to consider the Storage capacity, Blue Ray disks can store 100 GB already and that's just for one game, a 64 GB or 128 GB tablet won't be enough for a couple of demanding games, not to mention that the new consoles will have far superior graphics compared to the tablets and phones and of course the AI will be superior on consoles as well.
31. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Don't be so happy. Phone is just a little device. With no extra cooling system or large battery, quad, penta or whatever cores will do nothing.
Laptops or pc's are not threated.