Lilbits: Windows 11, Qualcomm’s next flagship chip, and Walmart & Target’s Prime Day counterprogramming

Two big leaks today – Microsoft might finally be ready to retire the Windows 10 brand name and replace it with something new, and Qualcomm’s next-gen flagship processor could be a doozy. First, the chip. ARM says chips based on its new ARMv9 architecture will bring big boosts in overall performance and efficiency, and even bigger […]

Samsung Exynos chip with AMD graphics to bring ray-tracing to mobile

Two years after announcing plans to bring AMD graphics to Samsung Exynos mobile chips, it looks like the first of those chips could be ready to launch soon. During a Computex keynote, AMD’s Lisa Su said that Samsung’s “next flagship” mobile system-on-a-chip would feature custom graphics from AMD featuring the company’s RDNA 2 graphics architecture. […]

AMD’s 3D chiplet tech to bring 192MB of L3 cache to next-gen Ryzen processors

AMD is showing off technology that could dramatically increase the amount and speed of cache memory available for next-gen chips, with up to 192MB of L3 cache on upcoming AMD Ryzen desktop chips and support for bandwidth of over 2 terabytes per second. In terms of real-world performance, AMD says that will bring the same […]

Intel previews “Beast Canyon” NUC 11 Extreme computer and Alder Lake mobile processors

In addition to launching two new 11th-gen Core U-series chips, Intel used its Computex press event to preview a couple of upcoming products. One is the next-gen NUC Extreme compact computer, code-named Beast Canyon. Powered by up to an Intel Core i9 Tiger Lake-H processor, the new Intel NUC 11 Extreme will support full-length discrete […]

Lilbits: Samsung’s next tablets leaked, Qualcomm’s next chip too

Samsung launched two new Android tablets this week, but one is a budget model with entry-level specs, while the other is a cheaper alternative to last year’s Galaxy Tab S7. Wondering what to expect from the company’s next high-end tablet? Details point to a trio of models including an 11 inch version with a 120 […]

Intel Core i7-1195G7 leak points to a 5 GHz chip for thin-and-light laptops

It looks like Intel is getting ready to add a few new chips to its 11th-gen Tiger Lake-U processor lineup, including a new Intel Core i7-1195G7 processor capable of hitting Turbo Boost speeds as high as 5 GHz. Previously you needed to opt for a more powerful Tiger Lake-H or Tiger Lake-H35 processor to get […]

ARM introduces the first ARMv9 CPU cores (Cortex-X2, Cortex-A710, and Cortex-A510) plus new GPU technologies

ARM-based processors power almost all of the world’s smartphones as well as many tablets, some computers (including most recent Apple Mac products), and a huge number of other gadgets. Most ARM chips released in the past ten years have been based on ARMv8 architecture. But earlier this year ARM announced it would soon make the […]

Leaked AMD roadmap points to 6nm “Rembrandt” chips with Navi2 graphics in 2022

AMD’s Ryzen 5000 mobile chips are already some of the most powerful x86 processors available for laptops. But a leaked product roadmap suggests that next-year’s Ryzen 6000 chips could bring significant improvements. Among other things, it looks like AMD is preparing to move from a 7nm to a 6nm manufacturing process, while updating its integrated […]

Qualcomm launches Snapdragon 778G processor for “high tier” phones coming this quarter

Qualcomm’s newest smartphone processor is a 6nm chip designed for upper mid-range or “high tier” phones. Qualcomm says the new Snapdragon 778G processor brings up to a 40-percent boost in CPU and graphics performance over the previous-gen Snapdragon 768G processor. It also has new imaging and AI capabilities. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G processor is expected to arrive in […]

Lilbits: Intel Tiger Lake-H reviews, Optane memory H20 coming soon, and Photoshop comes to Windows on ARM

Intel’s 11th-gen, 45-watt laptop processors have arrived, and the embargo on reviews lifted today. The good news is that the new Intel chips really do offer some of the best performance of any x86 processor in this class… when it comes to single-threaded performance. But when it comes to multi-threaded performance, AMD’s Ryzen 5000H series […]