Is this the first laptop with Intel DG1 discrete graphics?

Intel’s 11th-gen Core processors feature the company’s most powerful integrated graphics technology to date. But Intel also plans to offer discrete graphics solutions for even higher performance soon. The Intel DG1 GPU is aimed at “mobile creators” looking for a little extra horsepower for graphics and video applications. While Intel hasn’t officially launched its DG1 GPU […]

Lilbits: NVIDIA Ampere, Walmart+ and Google Pixel

NVIDIA’s most powerful gaming graphics cards are set to start shipping this month with prices ranging from $499 for the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 GPU with “Ampere” architecture, $699 for a GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card with up to twice the performance of its previous-gen counterpart, and $1499 for NVIDIA’s first 8K gaming graphics card, […]

NVIDIA quietly outs GeForce MX450 GPU for laptops

NVIDIA is refreshing its entry-level discrete GPU for thin and light laptops. According to the new product page for the NVIDIA GeForce MX450 graphics processor, the new GPU supports GDDR5 and GDDR6 memory and PCIe 4.0. There aren’t many other technical details listed, but we probably won’t have to wait long to see laptops with […]

Intel Xe GPU roadmap includes laptop, gaming PC, and server graphics

Intel is taking a big step into the GPU space, starting with the Intel Xe integrated graphics that will be built into the company’s upcoming “Tiger Lake” processors. But laptops with integrated GPUs are just the start. The company is outlining its roadmap for Intel Xe graphics, and we can also expect to see discrete […]

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 […]