Intel Tiger Lake chips promise faster speeds, better efficiency (and a huge graphics boost)

Intel has been facing increased competition in recent years as AMD has seriously upped its game with its Ryzen processor family while Intel has struggled to move from 14nm to 10nm and lagged behind in graphics performance. That could change this year. Intel’s upcoming Tiger Lake processors will feature Intel Xe-LP graphics, which should bring […]

Intel Tiger Lake laptops are coming soon (if this HP Pavilion leak is anything to go by)

Intel is scheduled to officially launch its next-gen chips, code-named “Tiger Lake” on September 2nd. But we already know a few things about them, including that they should bring a big boost in graphics performance. Now we also know that Tiger Lake chips aren’t just reserved for premium notebooks. HP jumped the gun and posted […]

AMD may be developing hybrid chips similar to ARM’s big.LITTLE and Intel’s Foveros designs

It’s been nearly a decade since ARM introduced its big.LITTLE chip designs that allow a single processor to use two or more different CPU cores. The name comes from the idea that you could pair “big” high-performance cores with “LITTLE” energy-efficient cores to get the best of both worlds – speed when you need it […]

MediaTek’s 5G smartphone chips coming soon, with 5G laptop chips coming in 2021

You can find plenty of budget smartphones, tablets, and Chromebooks powered by MediaTek processors. The Taiwanese company supplies the chips used in Amazon’s Fire tablets, Sony’s PlayStation Classic game console, and a number of Lenovo Chromebooks. So far MediaTek’s most powerful chips have been tough to find outside of China, but that could change soon. […]

Bloomberg: NVIDIA to buy ARM, deal could be announced within weeks

Four years after SoftBank acquired ARM for $32 billion, the company is apparently looking to sell. And NVIDIA wants to buy. Bloomberg reports that the two companies are in advanced talks and could “reach a deal in the next few weeks,” according to anonymous sources… although there’s still a chance that “negotiations could drag on […]

AMD’s Ryzen 4000G chips bring 7nm Zen 2 architecture to desktop PCs

After making a splash in the mobile space this year with its high-performance, energy-efficient AMD Ryzen 4000U and 4000H “Renoir” series processors, AMD is bringing Renoir to desktop computers. The new AMD Ryzen 4000G series chips range from the entry-level 35-watt Ryzen 3 4300GE quad-core processor to the top-of-the-line 65-watt Ryzen 7 4700G oca-core processor. […]