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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 […]

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Dimensity 9000+ brings a slight speed boost to MediaTek’s flagship smartphone chip

Taking a page out of Qualcomm’s playbook, MediaTek has announced an upgraded version of its Dimensity 9000 processor for flagship-class smartphones. The new MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ is nearly identical in most key respects. But MediaTek says the new chip brings a modest 5% boost in CPU performance and 10% better graphics performance. Both chips are manufactured […]

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Lilbits: The Nothing phone’s lighting effects might actually be… useful?

It’s really hard to make a smartphone that stands out these days. Most Android phone makers are working with the same processors, cameras, and display technology available to their competitors. Sometimes we see a company try something really weird in an effort to break through the noise. Sometimes we see that same company exit the smartphone […]

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AMD launches Ryzen Embedded R2000 processors with Zen+ CPU cores and Radeon Vega graphics

AMD is refreshing its line of Ryzen Embedded processors with four new chips designed for use in industrial, robotics, IoT, and other embedded applications. The company says its Ryzen Embedded R2000 processors deliver up to 81% higher CPU and graphics performance than the previous-gen Ryzen R1000 series, which sounds like a pretty big jump until […]

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Lilbits: AMD “Little Phoenix” could power the next Steam Deck, and the road to 2nm chips

YouTuber Moore’s Law is Dead claims that in addition to all the new desktop and mobile chips that AMD has already told us are coming in the next year or two, there’s at least one more chip on the way. Code-named “Little Phoenix,” it’ll be a low-power alternative to the upcoming Phoenix Point laptops, and […]

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Intel’s 14th-gen “Meteor Lake” chips will offer 20% higher clock speeds thanks to Intel 4 architecture

The first 13th-gen Intel Core chips based on the company’s “Raptor Lake” architecture haven’t started shipping yet. But Intel is already talking about improvements we’ll see from its 14th-gen “Meteor Lake” chips which are set to debut in 2023. While Raptor Lake processors are manufactured using the same Intel 7 process as current-gen “Alder Lake” […]