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Jason Dunn
06-02-2011, 09:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://blogs.nvidia.com/2011/05/project-kal-el-demo-previews-future-of-mobile-gaming/' target='_blank'>http://blogs.nvidia.com/2011/05/pro...-mobile-gaming/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"A few months back, we unveiled Project Kal-El - our next-gen Tegra super chip - as the world's first mobile quad-core processor. Kal-El combines a battery-friendly, powerhouse of a quad-core processor with a 12-core NVIDIA GPU that supports 3D stereo. Given that dual-core processors are already on market, you might be wondering how Project Kal-El's quad-core technology will improve the mobile experience. Rather than try to explain it, we've put together a hands-on demo to give you a sneak peek at the new capabilities coming to superphones and tablets later this year."</em></p><p><object width="600" height="360" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/eBvaDtshLY8&amp;feature=player_embedded&amp;ap=%26fmt=18" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/eBvaDtshLY8&amp;feature=player_embedded&amp;ap=%26fmt=18" /></object></p><p>It's insane - in a good way - how mobile CPU progress has&nbsp;accelerated&nbsp;in the past two years. Prior to that, mobile CPUs were stuck in the 600 mHZ range for years - it wasn't until we saw the first 1 Ghz Snapdragon processors that things really kicked off...it wasn't long until we saw the first dual-core 1 Ghz CPUs, and now before the end of &nbsp;the year we'll see four CPU cores in a single chip that uses less power than less powerful chips a few years back. And what you can do with four CPU cores is quite impressive. Check out the video above and you'll see what I'm talking about!</p>