Kal-El NVIDIA Chipset Benchmarked Against Core2Duo and Tegra 2

February 18, 2011
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Unless you've been living in an opaque bubble for the past few days, you'll be completely aware that NVIDIA held a meeting in which they revealed a roadmap into their future, all the way to 2014 where their chipsets will be somewhere around 100x more powerful than they are now. But what about now, you ask? What would happen if they released their newly announced "Kal-El" quadcore right this moment and set it up against the other sets available today? Funny you should ask.

When run in Coremark benchmarking system, scores between Kal-El, Core2Duo (T7200), and Tegra 2 shows at least a couple of pretty impressive things - not only does a Core2Duo blast Tegra 2 by almost double, Kal-El tops that top score by over 1,000. Kal-El is nearly double than the current Tegra 2 chipset, and Tegra 2 is of course undeniably powerful when compared to what we were using only a few years ago. Three years from now, in 2014, NVIDIA plans on releasing codename STARK (aka Tony Stark who is aka Iron Man,) this chipset being 100x the power of the Tegra 2. Holy bajesus.

Have a look below at both sides of the NVIDIA roadmap if you've not already seen it. The other superheros names, if you're interested, are Kal-El (Superman,) Wayne (aka Bruce Wayne aka Batman,) and Logan (aka Wolverine of the X-Men.) Between this and rumors that a competitor of the group Marvell spelling their name wrong by forgetting the second L, we've been pretty pumped up about comic book superheros this past week at a strictly tech-related convention, let me tell you.


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  • joey

    bring them on…..

  • Me

    Ummm… I think maybe a math lesson is appropriate here? 10,136 is not “almost double” 5,840. It’s about 75% faster.

    And 11,354 isn’t “more than double” 5,840. In fact it’s less than double.

    The article is still interesting, but let’s try to keep the enthusiasm based on the facts please.

    • ts44

      In regards to Me’s post…

      Ummm… I think maybe a math lesson is appropriate here? 10,136 is not “almost double” 5,840. It’s about 75% faster.

      That’s splitting hairs a bit, and since your other statement is incorrest, I don’t see why your post was worth your effort to type (or for me to read).

      And 11,354 isn’t “more than double” 5,840. In fact it’s less than double.
      The article is still interesting, but let’s try to keep the enthusiasm based on the facts please.

      Yes, please… Keep it to the facts.  At no point is anything said to be “more than double”. If you read it again, the classifying phrases “almost double” and “nearly” double” are used. I hope you understand “almost” and “nearly” doesn’t mean “more than” or even “eual to”, but rather means “less than”.

      I know this is an old post, but this was soooo horrible, I had to pounce on it  :P

  • Guillermo

    I don’t see the perfomance being 100X better. 2X better is what I see. NVIDIA, stop overexagerating your claims. The new GTX 590 was supposed to beat ATI’s flagship dual gpu and it still loses to it in various tests. Maybe its a driver issue but damn, you guys need to catch up.

    • Jacob

      Read carefully please. NVIDIA is claiming their chips in 2014 will be 100x faster than the Tegra2.