Nvidia & YouTube: 3D Everywhere

NVIDIA at Computex is showcasing a demo of next gen tablet gaming thanks to the quad core Kal-El processor with 12 core GPU, which should be arriving in tablets this fall.

The movements are calculated using physics and are simulated across Project Kal-El’s four CPU cores. It leverages the accelerometer inside the device, with no canned animations. Expect to see the NVIDIA Kal-El quad core processor to hit smartphones and tablets in August, and look for the carnival game demo to arrive on the Android Market at the NVIDIA Tegra Zone alongside Kal-El tablets.

Nvidia has taken the wraps off its latest high-end graphics chips for notebooks at Computex. The new GeForce GTX 560M brings a performance boost from the GTX 460M as well as improved battery life. So far Asus , MSI, Alienware, Toshiba and Clevo have all committed to new notebooks packing the new graphics processor. Nvidia is also refreshing its entry-level DX 11 with the GeForce GT 520MX, designed for thin and light and other highly mobile platforms. Availalbe this summer. Nvidia says the Android 3.1 update boasts 3D graphics performance by 30 percent for higher frame rates in 3D games and a richer gaming experience with Tegra-optimized gaming titles.

NVIDIA 3D Vision wired glasses ($99), shipping in late June, use USB 2.0 – instead of a wireless hub. By ditching the batteries and the IR gear, NVIDIA lowered the price, while the wireless glasses will continue to be offered at $149. They feature NVIDIA’s advanced active-shutter technology, allow gamers and 3D enthusiasts to access more than 525 full-HD 3D games, Blu-ray 3D movies, and streaming 3D video from YouTube and 3DVisionLive.com .

YouTube and Nvidia have partnered to enable people to view (and post) 3D videos. They can be viewed on any 3D capable device, such as the Nintendo 3DS, the T-Mobile G-Slate 3D, the LG Optimus 3D, and others. Of course, in order to view 3D videos, you’ll need the right browser, the right graphics hardware, and a pair of 3D glasses, all of which Nvidia is more than happy to provide. It uses 3D WebM encoded video streaming in Firefox 4 browsers.

This year, 12.9 million TV sets with built-in 3D are expected to be sold worldwide, up from 3.5 million last year, according to a forecast from ITRI. South Korea’s Samsung and Japan’s Sony have already released 3D TV sets, and Taiwanese competitors are expected to follow later this year.

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