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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 […]

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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 […]

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 is coming to 5G flagships, brings 8K video along for the ride

Qualcomm’s next-gen flagship processor should bring a significant boost to CPU, graphics, and memory performance. But the feature that’s likely to grab the most headlines is that despite lacking an integrated 5G modem, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor will only show up in 5G-ready smartphones. That’s because Qualcomm is pairing the Snapdragon 865 processor with the Snapdragon X55 5G […]

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VIA subsidiary Centaur launches an x86 octa-core processor with AI co-processor (for servers)

The x86 processor market is largely dominated by Intel and AMD. But at a time when x86 dominance is being challenged by processors based on ARM, RISC-V, or MIPS designs, there are also a few other companies working on x86 processors. Over the past few years, Zhaoxin has been developing x86 processors for use in […]

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Samsung’s new Exynos 990 mobile chip could bring performance boost, 120 Hz display support

Samsung has unveiled a new “premium mobile processor” that could power the company’s next-gen flagship phones — at least in some markets. The company has a habit of releasing phones with Qualcomm Snapdragon chips in the US while using its own Exynos processors in other markets. Anyway, the new Samsung Exynos 990 seems like a significant […]

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Intel’s new high-end desktop chips are half the price (10 cores for $590, 18 for $979)

Intel’s new Cascade Lake-X processors for high-end desktop computers are coming in November. At launch the lineup ranges from a 10-core/20-thread Core i9-1090X processor to an 18-core/36-thread Core i9-10980XE. Unsurprisingly, Intel is promising a number of improvements over the its previous-gen Skylake-X chips. But what is a little surprising is that the company is pretty much […]

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Intel launches 10th-gen “Comet Lake” chips, including the first 6-core U-series processor

Intel’s new 10nm “Ice Lake” processors with Gen11 graphics may have kicked off the launch of the chip makers 10th-gen Core processor lineup. But not all 10th-gen chips will be Ice Lake. The company’s new “Comet Lake” processors chips for laptops, 2-in-1 tablets, and other low-power devices are manufactured using the same 14nm process Intel […]

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Intel launches the first 11 Ice Lake chips (10th-gen Intel Core Y and U-series processors)

Intel announced that it was shipping the first 10th-gen Intel Core processors based on its 10th-gen “Ice Lake” architecture in May. Now the company says more than 35 laptops and 2-in-1 tablets powered by the chips are on the way, with the first models set to begin shipping soon. Among other things, Intel says they’ll […]

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus is an overclocked SD855 for gaming phones

Most of the flagship smartphones to ship so far this year have been powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 processor. But it’s officially no longer the chip maker’s most powerful smartphone processor. The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus is basically an overclocked version with higher CPU and graphics speeds — Qualcomm says it offers up to […]

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MediaTek launches Helio P65 octa-core smartphone chip

MediaTek’s most exciting next-gen chip is the upcoming 7nm Arm Cortex-A77 processor with integrated support for 5G wireless. But we probably won’t see devices powered by that chip until early next year. The chip maker has another new processor on the way though — the MediaTek Helio P65 is an upcoming octa-core processor that features two […]

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AMD’s 3rd-gen Ryzen desktop chips coming in July

AMD is getting ready to ship its first Ryzen processors based on the new Zen 2 architecture, which the company says offers up to a 15 percent boost in instructions per clock, double the cache size, and twice the floating point performance. The first Zen 2 chips will be AMD’s 3rd-gen Ryzen processors for desktops, […]

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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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Intel says 10nm Ice Lake laptop chips offer up to 2x better graphics

When Intel’s Ice Lake processors ship later this year, these laptop processors will feature a number of first. They’ll be the first Intel 10nm chips to be produced in large volume. They’ll be the first members of Intel’s 10th-gen Core family. And they’ll also be the first chips to feature Intel Gen11 graphics. How big […]

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Rockchip roadmap includes 8nm ARM Cortex-A76 chips (coming in 2020)

Chinese chip maker Rockchip’s processors may not be as ubiquitous these days as those from rival MediaTek. But over the past few years we’ve seen multiple companies release Chromebooks, mini PCs, and other devices with the company’s RK3399 processor (or the closely-related OP1 chip). So what’s next for Rockchip? Next year the company plans to […]