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New Meizu Android phone packs 10 ARM CPU cores you probably don’t need

New Meizu Android phone packs 10 ARM CPU cores you probably don’t need The Meizu PRO 6 is the first phone to ship with the MediaTek Helio X25, packing ten ARM CPU cores in three different groups.What everyone is interested in is the new MediaTek Helio X25 system-on-a-chip (SoC) with the 10-core CPU.

Are AMD’s 3 new gaming chips destined for PS4K, Xbox One Slim, and Nintendo NX?

Are AMD’s 3 new gaming chips destined for PS4K, Xbox One Slim, and Nintendo NX? Those are all just rumors, though, but they are now rumors AMD has added a lot of new fuel to.So three new SOCs most likely means a PS4 refresh, an Xbox One refresh, and what else?

How Intel lost $10 billion — and the mobile market

How Intel lost $10 billion — and the mobile market How did Intel manage to spend up to $10 billion dollars and have so little show for it?Three of these companies — GlobalFoundries, Samsung, and TSMC — are known as pure-play foundries or merchant foundries.

ARM announces new Cortex-A73 CPU, Mali G71 GPU

ARM announces new Cortex-A73 CPU, Mali G71 GPU The Mali-G71 is based on ARM’s Bifrost GPU architecture (the company’s previous products were built on the Midgard GPU architecture).Bifrost is designed to be the most scalable Mali design ARM has built to date, as well as implementing full coherency.

Qualcomm announces top-of-the-line Snapdragon 821 mobile processor

Qualcomm announces top-of-the-line Snapdragon 821 mobile processor Last year was an uncharacteristic miss for the company as the Snapdragon 810 was constantly dogged by overheating issues.Matters improved with the release of the Snapdragon 820, and now it’s looking to strengthen its position with the 821.

Intel will fab ARM chips for LG on upcoming 10nm foundry node

Intel will fab ARM chips for LG on upcoming 10nm foundry node Now Intel announced that it would begin building 10nm hardware for companies that want to license standard ARM cores.According to ARM, this deal will cover future ARM products, dubbed ARM POP technology (POP is not an acronym).

Samsung may be in talks with AMD, Nvidia to license graphics IP

Samsung may be in talks with AMD, Nvidia to license graphics IP Last year, the company announced it would bring its first custom CPU core to market in 2016.Now, it’s reportedly in talks with both AMD and Nvidia, looking for a graphics core to match its custom CPU.

Google may develop custom silicon for future Pixel products, alienating Samsung and other Android vendors

Google may develop custom silicon for future Pixel products, alienating Samsung and other Android vendors But the $649 and $769 price points for the Pixel (5-inch screen) and Pixel XL (5.The company has reportedly poured significant resources into building a hardware design team.

AMD unveils Ryzen brand for Zen processors, base clocks, and additional performance details

AMD unveils Ryzen brand for Zen processors, base clocks, and additional performance details Last week in Sonoma, AMD unveiled new details on its upcoming CPU architecture, codenamed Zen.4GHz base clock.

Nintendo Switch's CPU, GPU clock speeds revealed

Nintendo Switch's CPU, GPU clock speeds revealed Last week, news leaked that Nintendo’s upcoming Switch wasn’t based on Pascal at all.But what’s truly surprising are the SoCs CPU and GPU clock speeds — if accurate, the Switch is going to be more handicapped than I thought.

Teardowns confirm Nintendo Switch is built on standard Tegra X1 processor

Teardowns confirm Nintendo Switch is built on standard Tegra X1 processor Ever since Nintendo announced the Switch, it’s been cagey about the exact details of the platform.But there’s been some question as to whether the Switch contained a bog standard Tegra chip, or if there was something a little more exciting inside it.

New Snapdragon 835 tests show Qualcomm's latest SoC doesn't beat the 821 in every scenario

New Snapdragon 835 tests show Qualcomm's latest SoC doesn't beat the 821 in every scenario The new Snapdragon 835 uses a CPU core that Qualcomm calls the Kryo 280, but that chip isn’t based on its prior Kryo CPU at all.The new Built On ARM Cortex Technology license allows companies to make more significant deviations from ARM’s base plans without having to build entirely custom chips.

Apple: Qualcomm Doesn't Deserve to Earn Revenue on Every iPhone

Apple: Qualcomm Doesn't Deserve to Earn Revenue on Every iPhone While not every company uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors, its LTE modems have been extremely successful.Other companies have begun to take more market share, but for several years, Qualcomm virtually owned the entire LTE market.

Qualcomm's New Snapdragon 450 Will Give Budget Phones a Boost

Qualcomm's New Snapdragon 450 Will Give Budget Phones a Boost The release of the original Qualcomm Snapdragon 400-series chips was a revelation for midrange smartphones.Later this year, the Snapdragon 450 will begin popping up in devices.

Microsoft Kills Windows 10 Feature Updates For Older CPUs

Microsoft Kills Windows 10 Feature Updates For Older CPUs Prior to the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft had a relatively simple update process.Owners of Clover Trail-based Atom 2-in-1s (and possibly a few laptops or netbooks) are being hit with the following error when they try to install the Windows 10 Creators Update: “Windows 10 is no longer supported on this PC.

Intel Kills the Atom SoC Powering Microsoft's HoloLens

Intel Kills the Atom SoC Powering Microsoft's HoloLens Last month, we wrote about new information about the follow-up to Microsoft’s HoloLens, and how the new device would integrate an AI co-processor.At the time, we speculated that Intel’s Atom SoCs might not be long for this world, though we didn’t expect the hammer to drop quite as quickly as it has.

Qualcomm Develops Active Depth-Sensing Camera for Android Phones

Qualcomm Develops Active Depth-Sensing Camera for Android Phones Future Android phones could come equipped with some fancy new camera features thanks to technology being developed by Qualcomm.An updated version of Qualcomm’s image signal processor (ISP) will allow for advanced camera features like active depth sensing.