AMD 4700S Desktop Kit is a mini PC with an Xbox Series X-like processor

The¬†AMD 4700S 8-Core Processor Desktop Kit is a compact desktop computer motherboard paired with a previously unannounced processor called the AMD 4700S. It’s a processor with 8-core, 16-thread processor with CPU cores based on AMD’s Zen 2 architecture and no integrated graphics. Signs point to the chip being a version of the custom processor AMD […]

Open source XiangShan RISC-V processor could eventually challenge ARM Cotex-A76

At this year’s RISC-V World Conference China, a team of more than two dozen students and professors from the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) have unveiled the XiangShan processor that promises big performance gains over current RISC-V options. XiangShan has been developed as an open source project with a BSD-like Mulan PSL v2 license. Since […]

Intel introduces Tiger Lake-H chips for higher-performance gaming laptops and mobile workstations

Intel is expanding its 11th-gen Core processor lineup with a new line of 45-watt chips designed for gaming laptops and mobile workstations. The new Intel Tiger Lake-H processors are 10nm chips with 6 to 8 CPU cores, support for turbo boost speeds as high as 5 GHz, and built-in support for technologies including Thunderbolt 4, […]

Intel’s 11th-gen desktop chips arrive with a boost in CPU performance, bigger boost in graphics (Rocket Lake-S)

Intel’s new 11th-gen desktop processors (code-named Rocket Lake-S) include a new “Cyprus Cove” architecture which the company says brings up to a 19-percent improvement in instructions-per-cycle for the highest frequency CPU cores. But the bigger change may be the inclusion of Intel Xe-LP integrated graphics, which could bring up to a 50-percent boost in GPU […]

Moto E6i is a budget Android Go phone with a Unisoc processor

Most recent Android smartphones ship with processors from Qualcomm, MediaTek, Samsung, or Huawei. But over the past few years we’ve seen chips from a new player called Unisoc show up in a handful of smartphones from Hisense, HMD, and other companies. Now Motorola is launching a budget phone with a Unisoc Tiger SC9863A processor. The […]

Report: Microsoft designing custom ARM chips for servers (and maybe Surface devices)

Apple has been making its own iPhone and iPad chips for years, but the company recently started shipping laptops that use Apple Silicon rather than Intel processors. And it sounds like Microsoft is considering doing the same thing. Bloomberg reports that Microsoft is designing its own ARM-based chips for servers, and “exploring using another chip […]

Qualcomm introduces Snapdragon 888 chip with next-gen AI, 5G, and graphics

Qualcomm’s next flagship processor will be the Snapdragon 888 system-on-a-chip (SoC), a processor featuring Qualcomm’s 6th-gen AI engine, next-gen Adreno graphics, and a Snapdragon X60 5G modem. This time the modem is integrated into the SoC, something Qualcomm hadn’t managed to do with its Snapdragon 865 processor, which device makers were required to bundle with […]

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. […]