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Nvidia unveils Quad-Core “Kal-El” chipset

Most DC comic fans will recognize the name "Kal-El", which is the Krytonian birth name of Superman. Well, looks like "Kal-El" is also the codename for Nvidia quad-core processor for mobile devices and tablets that was unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2011.

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Nvidia unveiled "Kal-El" which is the first quad-core processor for mobile devices and tablets. Kal-El is only the first; the company has also showed their roadmap with chips called "Wayne," "Logan" and "Stark" that claim to offer approximately 100 times the processing power of current Tegra 2-based phones, by 2014.

Kal-El is said to offer five times the graphics performance of the Tegra 2 and can output to display at 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution. Not only is this higher than high definition, but it is possible to use your mobile phone or tablet as a full-fledged PC.

According to sources, tablets incorporating Kal-El may become available by August, while the phones will be available in Q4 this year.

Source: PC Magazine

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