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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. […]

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Some Intel Kaby Lake-Y benchmarks (4.5 watt Core i5-7Y54)

Intel’s 7th-Gen Core processor family for laptops can be divided into two categories: there are 15 watt Kaby Lake-U series chips that offer higher performance, and 4.5 watt Kaby Lake-Y chips that are designed for use in thin and light computer, often with fanless designs. For the past few chip generations, Intel has branded its Y […]

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Google’s Project Ara modular phone benchmarked… or at least one version

Google’s Project Ara is an effort to design a modular smartphone, allowing you to swap out the processor, memory, screen, camera, battery hardware for different modules. While Google didn’t manage to launch a pilot project in 2015 as originally planned, the company is hoping to begin rolling out a test this year. And it looks like […]