Nvidia (NVDA) boasts its upcoming Kal-El chip, which has 4 primary cores, will draw less power...

|By:, SA News Editor

Nvidia (NVDA) boasts its upcoming Kal-El chip, which has 4 primary cores, will draw less power than dual-core parts from rivals QCOM and TXN. The reason? Kal-El will have a fifth, low-power core to handle background tasks that don't require a more powerful core. Nvidia claims in a paper (.pdf) it's patented the technology behind this architecture.