AMD’s Ryzen 4000G chips bring 7nm Zen 2 architecture to desktop PCs

After making a splash in the mobile space this year with its high-performance, energy-efficient AMD Ryzen 4000U and 4000H “Renoir” series processors, AMD is bringing Renoir to desktop computers. The new AMD Ryzen 4000G series chips range from the entry-level 35-watt Ryzen 3 4300GE quad-core processor to the top-of-the-line 65-watt Ryzen 7 4700G oca-core processor. […]

Intel launches Lakefield hybrid chips for thin and light computers

Intel’s new Lakefield processors are the company’s first hybrid processors that combine higher-performance Intel Core CPU cores with energy-efficient Atom cores. They’re basically Intel’s answer to ARM’s big.LITTLE designs. But Intel goes about things in a somewhat different way by using its new Foveros 3D packaging technology to create a single chip featuring multiple CPU architectures. […]

Report: Google developing its own processors for Pixel phones and Chromebooks

Google may be planning to take a page out of Apple’s playbook by developing its own custom processors for Google-branded smartphones and laptops. Axios reports that Google “has made significant progress” toward that end, and that we could see Pixel smartphones with Google processors as soon as 2021, with Chromebooks featuring the company’s chips later […]

Huawei’s ARM-based chips could be coming to desktop PCs

Huawei already makes the Kirin processors that power the company’s smartphones, and the company also produces a line of ARM-based Kunpeng processors for servers. Now it looks like the company plans to make processors for desktop computers as well. Huawei’s new Kunpeng D920S10 Desktop motherboard allows the company’s Kunpeng 920 processor to be used in […]

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765 and 765G bring 5G to mid-range phones

While most of next year’s flagship Android phone will likely sport Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 865 processor, the chip maker also has a more affordable option for device makers that want to offer 5G capabilities and some other premium features at a lower price point. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G both feature integrated Snapdragon X52 LTE […]