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AMD Embedded+ architecture combines AMD Embedded with Versal Adaptive chips

AMD is launching a new platform called Ryzen Embedded+ that combines two of the chip maker’s existing technologies into a “single integrated board” for products that leverage AI features for on-device processing from sensors, cameras, and other hardware. In a nutshell, Embedded+ boards combine an AMD Ryzen Embedded processor with an AMD Versal adaptive, software-programmable […]

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Intel Core Mobile Series 1 processors are Raptor Lake Refresh chips for thin and light PCs

Intel is expanding mobile processor family with yet another new brand of chips featuring names that make it clear these processors aren’t quite like anything else in the 2024 mobile lineup. The new Intel Core Mobile Series 1 chips are 15 watt U-series chips designed for thin-and-light laptops. They bring a speed boost over previous-gen U-series […]

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Intel expands the Raptor Lake Refresh desktop family with 35W to 65W mainstream processors

A few months after launching a half dozen high-performance, 125-watt desktop processors as part of the new 14th-gen Intel Core “Raptor Lake Refresh” family, Intel is expanding its 14th-gen desktop lineup to include 18 new mainstream desktop processors in the 35 to 65-watt range. The new Raptor Lake-Refresh chips continue to support features including Intel […]

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Intel’s 14th-gen Raptor Lake-HX chips are made for gaming laptops and mobile workstations

After launching a line of Raptor Lake-Refresh chips for desktop computers last fall, Intel is bringing the family to mobile with a new set of 55-watt Raptor Lake Refresh-HX-series processors designed for gaming laptops, mobile workstations, and other laptops and mini PCs that can benefit from a bit of extra CPU power. Since these processors […]

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AMD claims its Ryzen 7 8840U can still beat Intel’s Core Ultra 7 155H (in some cases), despite using the same CPU & GPU as the previous-gen 7840U

AMD’s Ryzen 8040 “Hawk Point” series mobile processors are very similar to the company’s previous-gen Ryzen 7040 “Phoenix” series when it comes to CPU and GPU technology, core counts, and frequencies. The biggest difference is that the new chips have a neural processing unit that’s 60% faster, enabling better support for on-device AI processing. But […]

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AMD brings Radeon 700M (RDNA 3) iGPUs to desktops with Ryzen 8000G chips

AMD is bringing the technology behind its Ryzen 8040 mobile processors to desktops with the launch of the new Ryzen 8000G line of chips. Like their mobile counterparts, these processors combine Zen 4 CPU cores and Radeon 700M integrated graphics featuring RDNA 3 GPU cores, which the company says enables desktop gaming without a discrete […]

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Intel’s Meteor Lake (14th-gen “Core Ultra”) mobile chips bring a graphics upgrade, AI features, and a branding refresh

The first laptops powered by Intel’s 14th-gen processors based on Meteor Lake architecture arrive today. And they represent a number of firsts for Intel’s consumer chips. Meteor Lake processors are the first to feature Intel’s new “Core Ultra” branding. They’re the first to be manufactured on the new Intel 4 process. They’re also the first […]

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AMD’s Ryzen 8040 Mobile “Hawk Point” chips bring AI improvements… and not much else

When AMD’s Ryzen 7040 Mobile “Phoenix” processors launched earlier this year, they offered a lot of bang for the buck by combining up to 8 Zen 4 CPU cores with up to 12 RDNA 3 GPU compute units. They’re also the first x86 chips to feature an integrated NPU (neural processing unit) for on-device AI […]

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MediaTek Dimensity 8300 promises 20% faster CPU, 60% faster GPU, and 3.3X faster AI for sub-flagship smartphones

Just a few weeks after launching the new Dimensity 9300 processor for flagship smartphones, MediaTek is unveiling a cheaper model for “premium,” phones. The new Dimensity 8300 may not deliver the same level of performance as the company’s most powerful chip, but the company is promising big gains in performance and efficiency over last year’s […]

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 promises big boosts in graphics and AI performance

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 7 series processors are designed for upper mid-range smartphones, delivering a more cost-efficient alternative to the company’s flagship Snapdragon 8 series chips. But the latest Snapdragon 7 chip should bring significant performance gains over last year’s version. The new Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 processor is expected to deliver up to a 15% boost in […]

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MediaTek Dimensity 9300 goes all-in on “big” cores, has no efficiency cores

It’s been more than a decade since ARM introduced it’s big.LITTLE technology that allows high-performance CPU cores to be bundled on a chip with energy-efficient cores, theoretically offering the best of both worlds. And most smartphone processors that have shipped during that time have adopted that technology. MediaTek’s new Dimensity 9300 does something a little […]

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AMD’s newest Ryzen 7040U mobile chips feature smaller Zen 4c CPU cores

The new AMD Ryzen 5 7545U and Ryzen 3 7440U chips are the first laptop processors to feature AMD’s new Zen 4c CPU cores, which first debuted earlier this year in some of the company’s EPYC server chips and the entry-level AMD Ryzen Z1 chip for handheld gaming PCs. So what makes a Zen 4c processor core different from […]