With its Tegra chip already well-ensconced in some of the most highly anticipated tablets from Motorola and Samsung, Nvidia is keen on moving the market quickly to super-high-octane tablets packing quad-core processors.
Nvidia's dual-core Tegra 2. Those products are due in the coming weeks and months.
Not resting on its laurels, Nvidia has started sample shipments of a quad-core Tegra processor codenamed Kal-El. "We're providing samples now to our customers. We're expecting the first products with this processor to be out this holiday season," an Nvidia spokesperson told CNET today. In a blog, Nvidia said that customers are "planning production in August."
The graphics chip supplier is claiming a five-fold increase in performance over the current Tegra 2 chip.
And it's a pretty safe bet that Nvidia's quad-core Tegra will make its way into tablets from some of the very same companies using the chip today. That would include Motorola, of course.