Qualcomm and Xiaomi develop Game Turbo graphics tuner for smartphones

It looks like GPU tweaking software is coming to smartphones. Xiaomi and Qualcomm appear to have developed an app called Game Turbo which will let users adjust GPU settings to optimize for performance, picture quality, or frame rates, among other things. Neither company has made an official announcement yet, but Ice Universe has shared a few […]

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 GMali-G68 GPU, and Ethos-N78 neural processing unit are likely to show up in devices shipping next year, if not […]

Lilbits 401: Killer networking

Intel has acquired Rivet Networks, the company behind the Killer WiFi and Ethernet line of networking hardware. As AnandTech notes, the two companies had been working closely together in recent years, making the move somewhat unsurprising. In other Intel news, some leaked benchmarks paint a promising picture of the company’s upcoming Tiger Lake processors with […]

NVIDIA launches Ampere GPU architecture (coming first to data centers)

NVIDIA may be best known to the general public (or at least the geeky set of the general public) for its PC graphics cards used for gaming, content creation, and cryptocurrency mining, among other things. But the first products based on the company’s new Ampere technology will be high-performance (and high-price) solutions aimed at products for […]

NVIDIA gives entry-level laptop graphics a slight spec bump with MX330 and MX350

NVIDIA has quietly added two new entry-level laptop graphics solutions to its lineup. The new NVIDIA GeForce MX330 and GeForce MX350 solutions should offer a slight spec bump over last year’s MX200-series graphics. But don’t expect huge improvements — the new GPUs are based on NVIDIA’s Pascal architecture which was first released in 2016 rather […]

Chromebooks with discrete graphics could be on the way

While many Chromebooks are still basically small, cheap laptops with a browser-based operating system, we’ve seen a growing number of mid-range and premium models in recent years with the kind of processors, displays, RAM, and other specs you’d expect from a decent Windows notebook. One thing we haven’t seen yet? A Chromebook with discrete graphics. […]