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MediaTek’s MT6589 quad-core CPU benchmarked: It’s fast (for a budget chip)

Chip maker Mediatek might not be a big name in the US, but the company’s low power ARM-based processors are showing up in a growing number of phones and tablets in China, India, and other nations. The latest Mediatek is a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor, and while it’s not quite in the same class as […]

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Acer Iconia Tab A220 tablet with Tegra 3 CPU in the works?

Acer may be preparing to launch a new tablet running Google Android 4.1.2 and featuring an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor. Yeah, that sounds a lot like the recently released Acer Iconia Tab A110 — but according to test results from GLBenchmark, the Acer Iconia Tab A220 has a higher resolution display. I suspect it […]

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Mysterious Pegatron E-Tab 4G shows up in benchmark results

Pegatron is a Taiwanese device manufacturer that builds products for other companies, much the way Foxconn or Wistron does. So when benchmark results for an unannounced Android device called the Pegatron E-Tab 4G show up online, you can be pretty sure that’s not the name this tablet will be sold under. But it certainly looks […]

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 may have Exynos quad core processor

When Samsung unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet in February the company said it would have a 1.4 GHz dual core processor. But that was then. Now it looks like the company may be giving the 10 inch tablet a bit of a spec bump before launch. Nordic Hardware spotted some benchmark results that […]

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Sony’s next tablet could feature a quad-core chip

The two Sony tablets available today ship with NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processors. But it looks like Sony’s next tablet could have a Tegra 3 quad-core chip. The folks at Japanese site Ameblo spotted some online benchmark test results for an unannounced Sony device called the Sony V150. The tablet appears to have a 1.4 […]

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Are iPad’s A5x graphics really 4x faster than NVIDIA Tegra 3?

When Apple unveiled its the third generation iPad earlier this month, the company made the bold claim that the new tablet’s new Apple A5x processor offers 4 times the graphics performance available from NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 processor, which is one of the fastest chips available for Android phones and tablets. NVIDIA expressed some skepticism at […]

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Fastest ARM chips are comparable to Intel’s slowest Atom chips

Over the past few years ARM-based processors have been getting more and more powerful, while chip makers have been working to make x86 chips more power efficient. So it should come as no surprise that we’ll soon see smartphones and tablets with Intel chips. But we may also see laptop and desktop computers with ARM […]