NVIDIA Publishes Linux Patches For Tegra 3

Just as the Linux 3.2 kernel merge window opened, NVIDIA published a set of patches that enable support for their Tegra 3 (Kal-El) processor.

The NVIDIA Tegra 3 (Kal-El) is the forthcoming quad-core platform that’s derived from the ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore and boasts a 12-core NVIDIA GPU with 3D stereo support. This is a very low-power NVIDIA GPU on a 40nm TSMC process and can handle 1080p H.264/AVC video decode. It’s expected that the first Tegra 3 hardware should be shipping before year’s end while it will become more common in 2012. It’s said that Kal-El will be about five times faster than NVIDIA’s current Tegra 2 platform.

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