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Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Benchmarking Part 1

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Benchmarking Part 1

This week we're taking a closer look at how the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 (Krait) processor works as it exists first on the MDP8690, the newest Mobile Development Platform that the manufacturer has released for developers to fully experience the S4 chip in its Krait configuration. This version of the S4 chip, code-named Krait, is an ARMv7-A compatible CPU architecture and is made for TCMC's 28nm process, and inside the MSM9860 you'll find two of these cores running at up to 1.5 GHz along with Adreno 225 graphics, Qualcomm's new baseband, and improved ISP - it's all ramped up, basically. This device we're testing the Snapdragon S4 out on is not a consumer product, instead it's a device which accurately shows the power of the S4 chip exclusively.

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Texas Instruments teams with Harman and iRobot for OMAP 5

Texas Instruments teams with Harman and iRobot for OMAP 5

This week Texas Instruments has announced the first big collaboration with OMAP 5, their next-level processor. Both iRobot and Harman have decided to use the newest architecture available on the market, Texas Instruments OMAP 5, in their newest technologies for a multi-core experience that brings their products to the forefront not just for the excellence of their products themselves, but because the Texas Instruments OMAP 5 platform has proven itself capable of handling their robots and in-vehicle systems the best, quite simply.

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OMAP 5 detailed in-depth

OMAP 5 detailed in-depth

At Mobile World Congress 2012 Texas Instruments have detailed their next mobile processor OMAP 5. SlashGear got a chance to catch up with Texas Instruments to speak in-depth on each of the elements that make the OMAP 5 the most well-balanced multi-core processor on the planet. With two A15 CPU cores, two M4 CPU cores, and unique architecture tuned to so many specific graphics processes it'll make your head spin, this is the OMAP 5 as it will exist in the mobile market soon.

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AMD Radeon HD 7870 and 7850 specs leaked

AMD Radeon HD 7870 and 7850 specs leaked

Keeping up with desktop gaming hardware is a never-ending quest - and it never hurts to take some shortcuts. So rejoice, GPU enthusiasts: an early preview of the next generation of Radeon cards has been posted by EXPreview. The center of the lineup, the HD 7870 and 7850 cards, have been detailed, using the new Pitcairn processor architecture. The cards use the same 28 nanometer fabrication process, but more memory and other slight speed increases.

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NVIDIA Icera: Why so special?

NVIDIA Icera: Why so special?

NVIDIA had already stepped up its challenge to mobile processor stalwarts, with the Tegra 3; now, the company is looking to oust its rivals modems from phones and slates. The new Mimosa X - although unusually high-end for ZTE - is interesting for reasons beyond ZTE flexing its product range: it's the first device on which NVIDIA has revealed its Icera modem tech and, vitally, its rising challenge to Qualcomm, Texas Instruments and others in the smartphone and tablet segment.

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AMD unveils new HD 7770 GHz Edition and HD 7750 graphics cards

AMD unveils new HD 7770 GHz Edition and HD 7750 graphics cards

AMD has unveiled its latest video cards both running Radeon HD 7700 series GPUs. The new video cards include the HD 7770 and HD 7750. Certainly, the most interesting of the new video cards is the HD 7770 GHz edition, promising best in-class entertainment experiences for gamers. The most interesting feature of the HD 7770 GHz edition is that AMD claims it to be the first GPU to operate at 1 GHz reference clock speeds.

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MSI unveils new AMD R7950 video cards

MSI unveils new AMD R7950 video cards

MSI has unveiled three new video cards that all use the AMD R7950 GPU inside. One of the three new cards also use the special MSI Twin Frozr cooling solution to help the GPU run up to 10°C cooler while producing 13.7 dB less noise than traditional cooling systems. Improved cooling allows for more overclocking potential.

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Intel Sandy Bridge CPU refresh includes i5 and Celeron cores

Intel Sandy Bridge CPU refresh includes i5 and Celeron cores

There's a brand new set of no less than seven CPUs out on the market announced by Intel today, each of them with a slight modification over the last comparable version of them, with both Core i5 and Celeron units up for sale. Each of these units has been announced extremely silently for one reason or another, most likely because they do not offer major advances over the last wave of comparable cores. Other than the P at the end of the names for two of the three Core i5 units possible meaning a modification to the GPU has been made, not one whole heck of a lot is known about the innards of these products.

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$25 Raspberry Pi packs 2x iPhone 4S GPU performance, roasts Tegra 2

$25 Raspberry Pi packs 2x iPhone 4S GPU performance, roasts Tegra 2

Forget teaching kids how to program; the $25 Raspberry Pi computer might just be the home entertainment STB and compact gaming console we've been waiting for. The low-cost computer - and its $35 sibling - should deliver double the graphical performance of the iPhone 4S, according to executive director (and Broadcom SoC architect) Eben Upton, telling Digital Foundry that not only does the BCM2835 GPU at the heart of the Raspberry Pi roast Apple's latest smartphone, but it thoroughly whups NVIDIA's Tegra 2.

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Radeon 28nm HD 7950 video card tipped for end of January

Radeon 28nm HD 7950 video card tipped for end of January

It looks like the video card wars are set to get hot again as AMD is rolling out its latest GPU by the end of the month called the HD 7950 reports DigiTimes. The new GPU uses 28nm process tech. It looks like for at least a few months; AMD will be the only major GPU firm offering 28nm process chips. DigiTimes sources claim that NVIDIA is holding out on offering 28nm parts until April.

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