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Nvidia reveals the power of its next mobile superchipBy Hanleigh Daniels 30 May 2011 | Categories: news
Nvidia was recently awarded its third consecutive Computex “Best Choice” award for Smart Handheld Device Innovation by the Taipei Computer Association. It won this award for its dual-core Tegra 2 system-on-a-chip mobile processor.
The company has now shown off a demo of its Project Kal-El, its next-gen Tegra super chip that it touts as the world’s first mobile quad-core processor. Kal-El is also Superman’s Kryptonian name and thus, this superchip sports some superspecs. It combines the battery-friendly design of a quad-core processor with the graphical performance of a 12-core Nvidia GPU that supports 3D stereo.
The video demo shows off the processing prowess of Project Kal-El’s quad-core technology and how this will lead to the improvement of smartphone and tablet PC users’ mobile experience, when it makes its debut in mobile devices later this year. The video demo is posted below.
Nvidia also recently announced that PC (desktop and notebook) users whose systems boast a 3D display and 3D glasses, as well as an Nvidia graphics processing unit (GPU) compatible with its 3D Vision software, are now able to watch 3D videos on YouTube for the first time.
They will only be able to view the stereoscopic 3D HTML5 videos via the latest version (4) of Mozilla’s Firefox web browser.
The Tegra 2 chip does duty in a range of smartphones such as the LG Optimus 2X and Motorola Atrix 4G, as well as in various tablet PCs the likes of the Motorola Xoom, ASUS Eee Pad Transformer and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
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