Chinese chip maker Loongson has designed its own CPU instruction set architecture (ISA)

Chinese chip maker Loongson used to make processors based on MIPS architecture, but MIPS isn’t what it used to be and the company that developed the technology has even pivoted to making chips using the RISC-V instruction set. Now Loongson is trying something new: rather than adopt RISC-V, ARM, or x86 architecture, the company has […]

Lilbits: Intel’s 10nm Ice Lake Xeon server chips, Google’s wearables/hearables, and Lenovo’s next weird phone

Intel’s had a hard time ramping up production of 10nm chips, but after delivering two generations of laptop processors manufactured using a 10nm process, the company is finally introducing its first 10nm server chips. The new 3rd-gen Xeon Scalable processors feature Sunny Cove CPU cores based on the same technology as the 10th-gen “Ice Lake” […]

Report: Google’s “Whitechapel” processor will power the Pixel 6 smartphone

Every Google Pixel smartphone to date has been powered by a Qualcomm processor. But the upcoming Google Pixel 6 could break the mold. According to a report from 9to5Google, it will be powered by a new GS101 processor code-named “Whitechapel,” making it one of the first devices to feature this new processor. We first saw […]

Lilbits: Rocket Lake-S, Piunara Raspberry Pi CM4 carrier board, and Linux for old NVIDIA Tegra devices

You can buy a desktop (or even a laptop) computer with an Intel Rocket Lake-S processor starting today. But should you? The first round of reviews are in, and it seems like Intel managed to pull off some performance gains in single-core performance despite sticking with 14nm. But depending on what you’re asking your computer […]

ARM introduces v9 architecture with focus on security, AI, and next-gen performance

Most of the world’s smartphones are powered by processors based on designs from ARM, as are a growing number of other devices including servers, personal computers, IoT and smart home devices, and automotive systems. While ARM releases new chip designs regularly, most modern ARM-based processors are based on ARMv8 architecture which was first introduced a […]

Lilbits: Intel’s Adaptive Boost for Rocket Lake chips, Android 11 for Chromebooks, PinePhone Beta Edition

This week Intel introduced its new 11th-gen desktop processors, code-named Rocket Lake-S. Set to hit the streets at the end of the month, the new processors are manufactured using a 14nm process rather than the 10nm process the company uses for most of its recent laptop chips. But Intel is still promising a modest boost […]

Tablets with Intel Jasper Lake chips are on the way

Intel’s Jasper Lake processors are inexpensive, low-power chips with featuring the company’s 10nm Tremont CPU core architecture. Officially unveiled in January, they’re expected to arrive soon in laptops like the next-gen Acer Chromebook Spin 511 and 512. But it looks like they’re also headed to tablets. Chinese PC maker Chuwi is starting to show off […]

Intel’s 11th-gen desktop chips arrive with a boost in CPU performance, bigger boost in graphics (Rocket Lake-S)

Intel’s new 11th-gen desktop processors (code-named Rocket Lake-S) include a new “Cyprus Cove” architecture which the company says brings up to a 19-percent improvement in instructions-per-cycle for the highest frequency CPU cores. But the bigger change may be the inclusion of Intel Xe-LP integrated graphics, which could bring up to a 50-percent boost in GPU […]