Nvidia shows off 'heroic' level powerhouse chips on the horizon at MWC, and shares their roadmap. The next chipset from Nvidia to replace the current Tegra 2 dual-core will be a quad-core chip codenamed, 'Kal-El' (after the Kryptonian name of Superman for those who don't know comic books). It's official name has not been confirmed as either Tegra 3 or Tegra 4.
Amazingly, not only does this chipset include a quad-core central processeor, but also includes a twelve core GPU as well! You read that correctly... 12 Cores for the GPU. To demonstrate this new tech, Nvidia streamed a 1440p video on a tablet PC, and simultaneously on a connected 30 inch LCD monitor at 2560 x 1600 resolution!
This new chipset, is scheduled to arrive as early as August for Android tablet PC's, and Christmas of this year for smartphones. In fact, their 'roadmap' indicates that by 2014 they will release their 'Stark' level chip that will be 75 times faster than the Tegra 2!
That's just insane if they can actually keep that pace. I'm beginning to wonder if some alien technology is slowly being doled out to us incrementally...
Source: AndroidPolice via NVIDIA