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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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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 […]

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is designed for 5G and AI

Qualcomm’s next flagship smartphone processor will start showing up in 2019, and unsurprisingly it should offer better all-around performance than its predecessors. But the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 doesn’t just bring the usual speed and efficiency improvements. It’s also Qualcomm’s first chip with built-in support for 5G wireless networks and with a 4th-gen AI engine that […]

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Huawei unveils Kirin 970 octa-core chip with “neural processing unit”

Huawei is taking the wraps off the processor that will most likely power the company’s next-gen flagship smartphones. Huawei’s Kirin 970 processor is an octa-core chip that should offer a modest performance boost over the Kirin 960 when it comes to single-core and multi-core CPU performance. But the GPU is getting a bigger upgrade, and […]