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Qualcomm Snapdragon 610/615 bring 64-bit octacore to midrange

Qualcomm Snapdragon 610/615 bring 64-bit octacore to midrange

Octacore mobile chips are usually the preserve of flagship phones and tablets, but Qualcomm is aiming to bring an abundance of cores to the midrange with its new Snapdragon 610 and 615 processors. Revealed at MWC 2014 today, the new processors include Cat4 LTE modems, dual-SIM/dual active (DSDA), and 64-bit support, with the Snapdragon 615 packing eight ARMv8 cores, while the 610 includes four. While you might think more cores means more power consumption, Qualcomm is arguing that actually the opposite is true.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Review

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Review

With the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 and 750 Ti comes the company’s first implementation of their 1st generation Maxwell GPU architecture. Maxwell brings what NVIDIA suggests is the most efficient GPU on the market - efficiency, that is, doing more with less. NVIDIA says they’ve increased the performance of Maxwell up per watt up 2x over Kepler.

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Titanfall: Xbox One vs PC

Titanfall: Xbox One vs PC

After having played the Titanfall Beta on both the Xbox One and PC (via Origin on Windows 8), we’ve come to one conclusion. If you want to play Titanfall on your Xbox One, we’d recommend simply skipping the demo of the PC side of things. When you’ve got a ramped-up beast of a gaming PC pitted against the Xbox One, gameplay is comparable - but the graphics delivery difference is immense.

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NVIDIA surprises with strong Q4 thanks to desktop GPU jump

NVIDIA surprises with strong Q4 thanks to desktop GPU jump

NVIDIA saw better than expected quarterly revenue in Q4 2013, the company has announced today, reaching $1.14bn amid strong sales of GeForce GTX video cards, and predicting another solid quarter as it renews its push into mobile. Revenue was up 9-percent versus Q3 2013, NVIDIA said, and up 3-percent year-on-year, though net income fell as gross margin and operating expenses climbed.

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ARM unveils Cortex-A17 processor, Mali-T720 GPU, and enhanced IP suite

ARM unveils Cortex-A17 processor, Mali-T720 GPU, and enhanced IP suite

ARM has announced some new hardware and IP products that it is aiming at the mid-range mobile and consumer market. The IP suite includes a new CPU, GPU, and physical IP. ARM is targeting the new hardware and IP for devices being produced in 2015 and beyond.

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Intel Labs paper to reveal details of energy efficient graphics chip

Intel Labs paper to reveal details of energy efficient graphics chip

Intel may still have a throne over at the PC world, but in the mobile land it still has to conquer its own territory. Part of Intel's problems lie with a graphics processor that is unfit for mobile devices, but the chip maker might already have a solution ready for some real-world testing.

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Litecoin mining, GPU sales spike following Bitcoin value drop-off

Litecoin mining, GPU sales spike following Bitcoin value drop-off

Litecoin mining has quietly undergone a sharp rise in popularity in recent days. The cryptocurrency is an alternative to Bitcoin, which recently saw a meteoric rise in value to about $1200 before dropping off and settling in at the mid-$800 range. Litecoin's sudden breakout has resulted in a worldwide run on graphics cards used in mining Litecoins.

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ARM grabs Geomerics for mobile 3D gaming push

ARM grabs Geomerics for mobile 3D gaming push

Mobile chip manufacturer ARM is boosting its graphics abilities with the acquisition of gaming visuals specialist Geomerics, developer of a time- and processor-saving 3D lighting system. The technology, Enlighten, is already used in Battlefield 4, Need for Speed Rivals, EVE Online, and Medal of Honor: Warfighter, and will enable "photo realistic graphics in mobile" ARM says, introducing elements like compound reflections, shadows, and refractions, which would previously have demanded excessive coding time and heavy-duty chipsets to carry it out.

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NVIDIA GeForce Experience 1.8 update brings customization abilities

NVIDIA GeForce Experience 1.8 update brings customization abilities

If you've been working with the NVIDIA GeForce Experience app over the past year or so, you've found that a single click of a button can result in full-on optimization of game settings for your gaming rig. What NVIDIA is doing this week is updating the GeForce Experience to version 1.8, this thereby allowing the customization of your optimized experience. While you wont have the NVIDIA-suggested perfect combo, you'll have whatever you think is best, and all from a single control station rather than inside each individual game.

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NVIDIA Tesla K40 accelerator is world’s fastest for supercomputers

NVIDIA Tesla K40 accelerator is world’s fastest for supercomputers

NVIDIA has outed its most powerful GPU-based processing accelerator to-date, the Tesla K40, and it's headed to supercomputers in 2014. Mustering up to 40x the performance of the last-gen K20X, the K40 delivers 1.43 teraflops of processing power from its 2,880 CUDA cores and 12GB of GDDR5 memory. There'll be plenty of opportunity for it to show what it can do, too; NVIDIA has inked a collaboration with IBM that will see the two company's silicon sharing supercomputer space from next year.

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AMD Radeon R9 270 extends Graphics Core Next to low-end

AMD Radeon R9 270 extends Graphics Core Next to low-end

AMD has pushed out its latest R9 Series video card, the AMD Radeon R9 270, promising gaming performance with a sub-$180 price tag. Hitting shelves today, the new Radeon slots in at the entry-level of AMD's R9 range, with 1,280 stream processing units and 2GB of GRRD5 memory, for up to 2.69 TFLOPS of compute power.

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AMD Kaveri APU to ship Jan. 2014

AMD Kaveri APU to ship Jan. 2014

AMD yesterday announced some new details about the company's third-generation accelerated processing unit (APU), "Kaveri," for notebooks and desktops. Kaveri is the first APU using heterogeneous system architecture (HSA) in combination with AMD's new TrueAudio technology and the Mantle API, the company said. The Kaveri is scheduled to start shipping Jan. 14, 2014.

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