nvidia 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.

nvidia Nvidia unveils Quad Core Kal El chipset

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