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View Full Version : NVidia's Kal-El is One Super CPU

Hooch Tan
02-16-2011, 10:30 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://blog.laptopmag.com/nvidia-demos-quad-core-kal-el-processor-5x-the-power-of-tegra-2-but-with-longer-battery-life' target='_blank'>http://blog.laptopmag.com/nvidia-de...er-battery-life</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"With a quad-core CPU and 12-core GPU, Kal-El promises double the CPU performance and three times the graphics performance of today&rsquo;s industry-leading Tegra 2 chip at even lower power consumption. At tonight&rsquo;s demo, Nvidia SVP Phil Carmack said that the faster processor would lead to new tablets with higher screen resolutions, because the tablet can output video smoothly at up to 1440p (2560 x 1600)."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/lpt/auto/1297886096.usr20447.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>For the longest time, consumers had to struggle with single core computers.&nbsp; Sure, there were multi-CPU solutions, but they were very expensive.&nbsp; These days, everything is going multi-core.&nbsp; Desktops have been multi-core for a while, as are notebooks.&nbsp; Smartphones and tablets are making the transition now, and even with the jump to dual-core, it looks like it will not be enough.&nbsp; It also looks like ultra-mobile CPUs, mostly ARM, are truly catching up to x86 CPUs if the benchmarks are to be believed.&nbsp; It seems like sooner or later, everything will be able to run Crysis.</p>