Printed from http://www.electronista.com

NVIDIA Kal-El papers reveals fifth 'companion' core, more

updated 01:40 pm EDT, Tue September 20, 2011

NVIDIA releases 2 Kal-El mobile chip whitepapers

NVIDIA has just detailed more information and released a couple of white papers on its upcoming Kal-El mobile chip. The new revelation is that the quad-core chip will actually use five cores, with the so-called "companion" core being another ARM Cortex-A9. It will perform more mundane tasks such as web browsing, listening to music, or running live wallpapers. This core operates at 500MHz for higher per-watt efficiency.

The operation of this core and the others is called Variable SMP architecture and it is said to be OS transparent, eliminating the need to customize apps and systems to take advantage of it.

The other white paper is dedicated to showing off how the quad-core chip uses less power than dual-core processors no matter what the required level of performance.

The company also revealed that the chip will sport a new 12-core GPU with up to three times the graphics performance of the Tegra 2 chip, but more details on this will be released later.











By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

DoxieGo Portable Scanner

Sometimes, people need to scan things, but having a computer at hand to do so isn't exactly feasible. Maybe it's the home of a relativ ...

Dell AD211 Bluetooth speaker

For all of the high-priced, over-engineered Bluetooth speakers in the electronics market, there is still room for mass-market solution ...

VisionTek 128GB USB Pocket SSD

USB flash drives dealt the death blow to both the floppy and Zip drives. While still faster than either of the old removable media, sp ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News