[Video] NVIDIA introduces the first Quad-core processor Tegra 3 (Kal-El)


NVIDIA went official with its latest Quad-core (4 cores) processor Tegra3 —  addressed to tablets and smartphones.

Kal-El chip will make its appearance in the next couple of months in numerous devices. Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime is among the first tablets which will be equipped with such a chipset.

“Our next-generation Tegra processor is widely known as the world’s first quad-core mobile chip,” said Nvidia’s Senior Product Manager Matt Wuebbling.

Tegra3 is five times more powerful than Tegra2 and the chipset is based on the ARM Cortex-A9. Said to sport four cores that can run at speeds up to 1.3GHz, actualy it has five cores, one which is “stealth” can be used for simple tasks which doesnt require the use of the main four cores.

The new chipset improves over Tegra2 not only in the processing area but in the video graphics, memory bandwith and audio support.