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


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