NVIDIA introduces the Tegra 3 multi-core processor for tablets, phones

NVIDIA has officially introduced its next-generation mobile processor. The NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip is a 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 multi-core processor with 4 high performance CPU cores, 1 extra low power “companion” core, and 12 graphics cores. The new chips are headed to tablets and smartphones. The first Tegra 3 device will be the Asus […]

NVIDIA’s Kal-El processor will be a 5-core low power chip

NVIDIA has been talking up the company’s upcoming Kal-El processor for months, promising better performance and lower power consumption in its next-generation chip for mobile phones, tablets, and possibly even Windows 8 computers. Up until now NVIDIA had suggested that the Kal-El processor was a quad-core chip, but it turns out there’s actually a fifth processing […]

First look at Windows 8 tablet prototypes

Windows 8 is designed to run on computers with ARM-based processors as well as x86 hardware from Intel, AMD, or other chip makers. While the prototype tablet Microsoft has been sending to tech journalists for review purposes is basically the Samsung Series 7 slate PC with an Intel Core i5 processor designed for Windows 7, […]

Microsoft teases quad-core tablet prototype

TechEd 2011 New Zealand is in full swing, and Microsoft looks to be playing a little bit of show-and-tell with the next generation of Windows and the devices that will run it. Among the devices shown was an unnamed quad-core Windows tablet. What else is known about the slate? Not much, other than that Microsoft’s […]

NVIDIA shows off quad-core mobile chip demo with dynamic lighting effects

NVIDIA plans to launch its first quad-core mobile chip for smartphones and tablets later this year. Code-named Kal-El, the chip doesn’t just feature four processor cores. It also has 12 graphics cores, and NVIDIA says it’s the first mobiel chip that can handle high quality lighting and shadow effects. The company has put together a […]

Amazon tablets could have quad-core chips, dual mode (color and monochrome) displays

Amazon execs haven’t officially come out and said that the company is working on an Android tablet. But there’s growing evidence that a line of Amazon tablets could launch later this year. CEO Jeff Bezos told Consumer Reports to “stay tuned” for more details recently, which is pretty far from a denial. Last week Boy […]