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Intel 13th-gen “Raptor Lake” desktop chip details leaked (Update: prematurely confirmed by Intel)

Intel’s 12th-gen Core “Alder Lake” processors brought a hybrid architecture to the company’s desktop and mobile chips. By combining Performance and Efficiency CPU cores, we ended up with chips featuring up to 16 cores and 24 threads. But Intel may push things even further with its upcoming 13th-gen Core “Raptor Lake” chips. According to leaked […]

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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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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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Intel’s Alder Lake-N details leaked (low-cost, low-power chips that will succeed Jasper Lake)

Intel has been dividing its mainstream processors into two different pricing/performance tiers for years. There are mainstream and high-performance laptop, tablet, and desktop chips that are part of the company’s Core series (with the inclusion of some Celeron and Pentium Gold models at the cheaper end), and there are low-cost, low-power Celeron and Pentium Silver […]

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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 […]

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ARM unveils Cortex-A78C CPU for always-on laptops

Chip designer ARM is probably best known for the processors that power smartphones and many tablets. But Apple’s next-gen MacBook laptops are expected to be powered by ARM-based chips, and many current-gen Chromebooks (and some Windows tablets) also have processors based on ARM designs. Now ARM has introduced a new type of CPU designed specifically […]

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ARM’s next-gen chip designs to boost efficiency, sustained performance (Cortex-A78 CPU, Mali-G78 GPU, and more)

ARM is introducing a series of new chip designs for the coming year that the company says will bring stronger CPU, graphics, and AI performance and reduced power consumption. The new ARM Cortex-A78 CPU, Mali-G78 and Mali-G68 GPU, and Ethos-N78 neural processing unit are likely to show up in devices shipping next year, if not […]

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Tremont chips will bring new features to Intel’s Atom line

Intel’s Atom line of low-power processors are getting a major update this year with the introduction of the company’s new Tremont architecture. Last year Intel provided some basic details about the upcoming processors, but now we have more information thanks to the chip maker’s latest x86/x64 Software Optimization Manual (PDF link). In a nutshell, expect […]

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Future Samsung Exynos chips won’t feature custom CPU cores

Samsung has been one of the world’s largest chip manufacturers for the past few years — although that’s primarily due to the company’s memory and storage chips rather than application processors. But Samsung does make a lot of Exynos processors that power its smartphones, tablets, and other products. Up until now, these have included a […]

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Arm launches Cortex-A77 CPU, Mali-G77 GPU, and Arm ML NPU

Chip designer Arm is unveiling three new processors ahead of this year’s Computex show. They’re said to offer better all-around performance, improved efficiency, and a big boost to artificial intelligence. While Arm doesn’t actually product its own hardware, it licenses its designs to companies including Qualcomm, Apple, Samsung, and (until recently) Huawei — so we […]