NVIDIA is at Computex to showcase some unique demonstrations around its Tegra line of mobile chips. Check out the video below that highlights some of the new capabilities of Nvidia’s new, upcoming quad-core chip, codenamed Project Kal-El.

This demo below will give you a sneak-peak into the future of mobile gaming. You’ll see:

  • Glowball, a game designed to fully exploit the power of quad-core
  • True dynamic lighting rendered real time on the NVIDIA GPU of Kal-El; this is the first time true dynamic lighting is feasible on a mobile device and brings more life and interactivity to a 3D environment
  • Real-time physics processing across the 4 CPU cores of Kal-El; the lifelike draped cloth responds to the environment’s gravity and objects and gives a greater sense of realism to the game; you can see the visual degradation when reducing to only two cores.


In this impressive demo, the ball serves as the light source. As it rolls, light emanating from it cascades across different objects in real time. This is not easy to do, computationally, and has been difficult to accomplish before. True dynamic, real time rendering shows off the power of of Tegra 3, and it’s really exciting to see. Tegra 3 is set to usher in a new level of mobile performance, and the video does an excellent job of demonstrating this. You might not know, but this marks the first time this type of lighting is feasible on a mobile device.

Plus, with access to different sensors like the accelerometer, Glowball moves in real time as the tablet or phone does.

Tegra 3 is Nvidia’s next-gen super chip, and, as the world’s first mobile quad-core processor, combines a battery-friendly, powerhouse of a quad-core processor with a 12-core NVIDIA GPU that supports 3D stereo.