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Snapdragon 855 benchmarks paint a picture of Qualcomm’s fastest smartphone chip to date (for what it’s worth)

Odds are that most high-end smartphones launched in 2019 will feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 processor. Officially launched in December, the chip features a new CPU design, upgraded graphics, and support for faster memory. The chip maker says users can expect up to 45 percent better CPU performance and up to 20 percent better graphics. But […]

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150, Apple A12X Bionic benchmarks leaked

Qualcomm’s next chip for high-end smartphones hasn’t been released (or even officially announced yet), but that didn’t stop Royoley from introducing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150-powered FlexPai folding phone yesterday. So it’s not that surprising that Snapdragon 8150 listings are starting to show up in the online database for benchmarking utility Geekbench and if the test […]

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Lilbits 327: Will Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 850 be fast enough?

Qualcomm is working on a new processor designed specifically for Windows tablets and laptops. It’s called the Snapdragon 850 and it’s basically a sibling to the Snapdragon 845 chip that powers the latest high-end Android smartphones, but it’s optimized for larger devices that have more space to help dissipate heat, which could allow the chip […]

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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 […]