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Windows on ARM benchmarks show performance isn’t its strong suit

On the one hand, Microsoft’s move to bring Windows 10 to an entirely new chip architecture is one of the most exciting things to happen in the mobile computing space in years. On the other hand, early reviews of the Windows-powered HP Envy x2 and Asus NovaGo leave me wondering who exactly the target market […]

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Intel Ice Lake laptop chip leak hints at big graphics bump

Intel’s 8th-gen line of Core processors includes chips based on the company’s “Kaby Lake Refresh” and “Coffee Lake” architecture, and we’re expecting upcoming “Cannon Lake” chips to be branded as 8th-gen chips as well. But rumor has it that Intel is on track to launch its first “Ice Lake” processors later this year, and they’ll […]

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Snapdragon 845 benchmarks show it’s, unsurprisingly, Qualcomm’s fastest chip yet

Mobile World Congress is coming up in a few weeks, and if history has taught us anything, it’s that we’ll likely see a whole bunch of new phones announced that feature Qualcomm’s latest processors. The most powerful of the bunch is the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. When the chip maker unveiled the processor last year, […]

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Intel releases (some) Spectre & Meltdown patch benchmarks for recent chips

Earlier this week Intel had said that it expects the performance impact security updates designed to protect a computer against the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities to be minimal on devices with recent Intel processors, but more noticeable on systems with older chips. Now the company is sharing some numbers. We still don’t have any details […]

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AMD Ryzen 5 2500U benchmarks hint that Ryzen is coming to laptops soon

AMD launched the first chips based on its new Zen architecture this year, and so far we’ve seen a whole bunch of options, ranging from entry-level Ryzen 3 processors to the company’s high-end Ryzen Threadripper chips with support for up to 16 CPU cores and 32 threads. But all of the Ryzen chips launched to […]

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Next-gen Google Pixel to have 2:1 display, Snapdragon 835?

Google’s next smartphone may follow in the footsteps of the LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8 by shipping with a display featuring an aspect ratio of roughly 2:1 rather than the 16:9 ratio that’s been more common in the past. While Google hasn’t made any announcements about its 2nd-gen Pixel smartphones, an unannounced device called […]

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Intel Cannonlake chips show up in Geekbench, Sandra benchmark results

Word on the street is that Intel’s upcoming 10nm Cannonlake processors might not ship until 2018. But it looks like someone at Intel is testing some pre-production units, because two different Cannonlake chips have shwoed up at benchmark sites recently. Geekbench shows a listing for what seems to be a low-power, entry-level Cannonlake chip, while […]

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Early Snapdragon 835 benchmarks confirm it’s Qualcomm’s fastest chip to date (unsurprisingly)

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chip is coming soon… probably starting with the Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone which will officially be unveiled next week. Ahead of launch, Qualcomm invited some tech journalists including those from AnandTech and Android Police to try out a Snapdragon 835 reference device. The results? Unsurprisingly, this is the fastest chip from Qualcomm […]

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Samsung Galaxy S8+ benchmarks: Exynos 8895 outperforms Snapdragon 835 (a little)

Samsung has a habit of releasing two versions of its flagship phones: one with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon processor mobile platform, and another with the latest Samsung Exynos chip. It’s likely that the trend will continue with the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, with models sold in some regions featuring Snapdragon 835 chips and […]

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AMD Ryzen octa-core processor benchmarks leaked

AMD’s first Ryzen chips for desktop computers are expected to launch March 2nd, and AMD claims they’ll offer a huge performance boost over anything the company has offered to date. In fact, AMD promises its top-of-the-line Ryzen chips will be competitive with Intel’s top chips, while selling for half the price, or possibly even less. […]