No that’s not the Manticore’s evil brother, it is in fact a five core smartphone APU that is designed to handle high level gaming, HD movie play back and more, while maintaining a modest power draw. It does this by using its 5th core as the workhorse. This little guy beavers away during most activities, including basic web browsing, emailing, texting, phone calls etc. However, when higher end activities are engaged, such as gaming or HD video playback, he’s switched off and the bigger boys are engaged.
nVidia’s press release explains it as:
During less power-hungry tasks like web reading, music playback and video playback, Kal-El completely [...]
Still overclocking your CPU and GPU? That’s old hat these days, the cool kids are all dumping liquid nitrogen on their phones and clocking them higher. Ok so that might be an exageration, but pushing up internal clock speeds on your smartphone is the new in-thing for enthusiasts.
To get in on this trend, you do need to do a bit more than hit delete to enter the bios. Heading over to an XDA developers forum is probably the best place to start and you’ll also need to root your phone and get yourself some super-user access. You also need a version of the kernel that supports overclocking, but once you have all these things, you’re in.
So far its been seen [...]