Nvidia had promised to launch the Kal-el platform by end of this year and well, here it is, toting the official Tegra 3 moniker. Tegra 3 features a quad-core CPU and 12-core GeForce GPU that touts to bring PC-like performance in mobile devices and also improve battery life.
In perspective, Tegra 3 provides 3x the graphical performance of Tegra 2 and up to 61 percent lower power consumption. Another unique feature of Tegra 3 is the fifth companion CPU that is designed to carry out less-performance intensive tasks like playing music, reading documents etc. The fifth CPU effectively enhances the battery life further.
The first device to be powered by Tegra 3 will be Asus’ Transformer Prime.