Qualcomm, one of the most dominant forces in the mobile chipset industry, announced that its latest (and greatest) Snapdragon 800 chipset has been certified for use with the soon-to-be-released Microsoft Windows 8.1 RT OS. Microsoft may use the new SoC in their upcoming Surface RT 2 tablet, to be launched later this year. Microsoft is
Billion-dollar company and the driver behind 90% smartphones, ARM unveils its newest Cortex A12 CPU architecture and Mali-T622 mid-range GPU. Smartphones and tablets have sold like never before. With 300 million of ARM powered devices sold in 2010 and a projected 2 billion in 2015, the company is trying to capitalize on the situation and
While AMD Trinity was the first to technically allow it, Haswell seems to be the first CPU with integrated GPU to support proper 30 fps 4K for most of the video content. Here are the first impressions…
With near zero competition right now on the desktop front, why rush? Our sources say that, instead of Broadwell, the 2014 will see just a Haswell refresh first, likely a new CPU stepping combined with a new chipset.
Continuing with their yearly refresh, Intel announced their fresh new lineup of processors for mobile as well as desktops based on the company’s latest Haswell core microarchitecture. Intel follows a very efficient strategy called Tick-Tock. Every Tick is a die shrink, while every Tock is an architectural change or something like that. This strategy has
Is the new Haswell architecture any better than Ivy Bridge in gaming? We answer this question by putting them head to head in the latest AAA titles like Crysis 3, Bioshock Infinite and Metro: Last Light.
As you would have read everywhere else today, Haswell is an quite an improvement over Ivy Bridge in many ways, especially idle/typical power consumption, integrated graphics and performance in applications that can take advantage of the new instruction sets. So what happens when you turn all power management features off and then compare them overclocked
Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek has officially announced their budget tablet oriented quad core SoC, the MT8125. Powered by four ARM Cortex A9 CPUs, the MT8125 promises to deliver performance for inexpensive devices. MediaTek’s MT8125 can be thought of as the tablet equivalent to its (uber) popular MT6589 quad core chipset. The former is a far
Popular low-cost smartphone chipset supplier MediaTek made some disclosures about its future chipsets which includes one MT6290 quad core SoC, which has 4G LTE support.
An unreleased Pantech smartphone carrying the model number IM-A880 has been spotted in a series of AnTuTu benchmark scoring around 30,000 points. The beast is likely packing one of Qualcomm's spanking new Snapdragon 800 processors.
While mobile isn't the only thing AMD is pushing in 2013, it will likely have a centre piece in AMD's strategy for the year given the strength of the mobile market in comparison to the shrinking PC sector. In 2013 AMD will roll out three distinct lines to meet the demand for three different types of consumer: Performance tablets, hybrids,
VIA Technologies has added a new product to its ARM based portfolio – the low power WM8880 dual core chipset tailored for low-end smartphones and tablets.
The Toshiba AT10LE-A could be the world's first ever tablet with a Tegra 4 processor inside. The thing has been in the rumor mill a couple of times before and has been spotted earlier today getting FCC certified.
Mediatek's updated MT6589T ('T' is for Turbo) chipset which can be found on the newly launche UMI X2 Turbo gets benchmarked, shows promising results.
With Mediatek's popular flagship MT6589 quad core chipset having as many as three models, we prepared a short guide to point out the most significant differences between the three.
Intel introduced its first new mobile core since 2008 on Tuesday, dubbed Silvermont. Intel is hoping the chip will be its ARM-killer.
AMD's stock is on the rise because of Wall Street's faith in Jaguar and hUMA. But are two technological wins enough to keep the company afloat?
Intel's enthusiast grade Ivy Bridge-E CPUs based on their 22nm 3D Tri-gate transistors is due sometime in September 2013.
It seems Samsung's implementation of ARM's new big.LITTLE heterogeneous computing architecture isn't entirely what people (and perhaps Samsung too) hoped it would be.
MediaTek, a company best known for powering low cost devices with their chipsets has announced a new member to their portfolio. Enter the new Mediatek MT6572 dual-core ARM SoC.