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

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.

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



1. dandirk

Posts: 187; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

bah I will wait for the Bruce Wayne chip

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

12. jonny unregistered

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

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.

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?

5. trolol unregistered

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

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.

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Windows 8 is being developed to be able to run off a n Arm processor.. no, no windows currently sold can.

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:)

3. Moo unregistered

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

4. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

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

6. Irad123

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

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

8. evoMike

Posts: 10; Member since: Jul 29, 2011

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

13. BlowJobs

Posts: 25; Member since: Jun 30, 2011

"The chip is to outdo Core 2 Duo silicon" I'll believe it when I see it.

16. cheetah2k

Posts: 2293; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

The first run of demo SOC's have already bench marked faster... .... So, um.. you better believe it :-)

14. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

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

15. Leodrade unregistered

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

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