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AMD’s new mobile chip names will tell you more about the feature set

AMD has been using the same basic model numbering scheme for its chips since the company  launched the Ryzen brand in 2017. But now the company has announced it’s overhauling the system it uses to name its Ryzen Mobile processors. While the new names will look similar, there’s one key difference: starting with the company’s […]

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 chips launch for mid-range and budget phones

Qualcomm is almost done renaming its processor lineup. The company began to drop the 200/400/600/700/800 series nomenclature when launching the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip for flagship phones, and continued with the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1. Now the company is bringing the new names to mid-range and budget chips. The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 […]

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ARM sues Qualcomm over license and trademark issues related to Nuvia acquisition

Qualcomm has dominated the smartphone chip market for years, but the company has had a tougher time breaking into the PC market. So Qualcomm acquired a startup called Nuvia last year, which was already working on processors meant to rival the chips that power Apple’s latest laptop and desktop computers. Both Qualcomm and Nuvia make […]

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AMD Ryzen 7000 desktop chips based on Zen 4 architecture coming September 27th for $299 and up

The first AMD chips based on the company’s new Zen 4 CPU architecture are set to hit the streets starting September 27th, 2022. The chip maker says its new Ryzen 7000 series desktop processors deliver up to 29% better single-core performance and even bigger gains in multi-core performance, while also offering better performance per-watt than […]

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Intel’s 10th-gen and older chips will only get “legacy” support for integrated graphics from now on

Intel is starting to ramp up production of discrete graphics solutions for laptop and desktop computers in an effort to compete with AMD and NVIDIA in the GPU space. And part of staying competitive means pushing regular graphics driver updates with bug fixes, performance enhancements, and sometimes “Day 0” updates designed to support specific games […]

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Qualcomm’s next smartwatch processor could be 2X faster while using half the power (Snapdragon W5+)

It’s been more than two years since Qualcomm has released a new chip designed for smartwatches, and that chip (the Snapdragon Wear 4100 and 4100+) is starting to show its age. Now Qualcomm has unveiled a new Snapdragon W5 and W5+ processors that the company says should be up to twice as fast, while consuming half […]

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Lilbits: Intel Arc 750 GPU preview, Steam Deck replacement fans and batteries now available, and Amazon Prime Air drone delivery expands to Texas

After launching a very limited trial in California last month, Amazon is expanding its delivery-by-drone service to residents of a city in Texas where more than 100 thousand people live. Intel has provided a performance preview of its upcoming Intel Arc A750 desktop GPU, claiming it can outperform NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3060. Meanwhile the chip maker […]

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Intel Meteor Lake mobile chips could have Performance, Efficiency and Low Power Efficiency cores

Intel is set to launch its 13th-gen Core “Raptor Lake” chips this fall, but details about the next next-gen processor are already starting to emerge. Igor’s Lab has published what appears to be leaked Intel documentation showing some of the features coming to Intel’s 14th-gen Core processors based on “Meteor Lake” architecture, which are expected to […]

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Lilbits: Samsung begins mass production of 3nm chips, Motorola roadmap leaked, and InfiniTime open source firmware for the PineWatch updated

Samsung is the first company to begin mass production of 3nm chips, which it says will bring big improvements in performance and efficiency. Motorola has a bunch of new phones scheduled to ship later this year, including budget, mid-range, and flagship (or nearly flagship) class products. And the developers behind the InfiniTime firmware for Pine64’s […]

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ARM Cortex-X3 CPU cores promise up to 25 percent higher peak performance

Chip designer ARM has unveiled three new(ish) CPU core designs that could power the flagship phones of 2023 and beyond. The most powerful is the new ARM Cortex-X3 CPU core is expected to bring up to 25% better peak performance when compared with the previous-gen Cortex-X2. ARM says this is the third time the company […]