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Intel offers new details on Atom SoC and Xeon processors

Intel offers new details on Atom SoC and Xeon processors

New details have turned up about some the new Intel processor families during the Intel Developer Form in Beijing, China. Intel offered details on its Atom SoCs for the data center when it launched the processors back in December of 2012. At the time, the processors including the S1200 product family representing the world's first 64-bit SoC for servers operating at 1.6 to 2.0 GHz.

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First ARM Cortex-A57 processor taped-out

First ARM Cortex-A57 processor taped-out

ARM and TSMC have announced that they have completed the tape-out of the first ARM Cortex-A57 processor. The processor was taped-out on TSMC's 16nm FinFET technology. ARM says that this new processor is its highest performing and is designed to extend the capabilities of future mobile and enterprise computing devices.

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New ARM CEO: We’ll resist buyout offers, Apple or otherwise

New ARM CEO: We’ll resist buyout offers, Apple or otherwise

ARM's new CEO will resist the siren call of acquisition, chasing smaller, more ubiquitous chips rather than a lucrative pay out from Apple or other 300 licensees of the widespread SoC technology. Currently president of the firm, Simon Segars told the Guardian that ARM would cling resolutely to independence no matter how big the wallet waved under its nose, describing the strategy as "the right model" in a market that demands confidentiality.

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SlashGear 101: The Samsung Exynos 5 Octa Processor

SlashGear 101: The Samsung Exynos 5 Octa Processor

When you're getting to know the 8 CPU cores of the Samsung Exynos 5 Octa SoC, you'll first want to understand that they absolutely do not work the same way as multi-core mobile processors have in the past. While the Exynos 5 Octa does have 8 CPU cores, they're never being used all at once. Instead you've got 2 distinct pairs of 4 CPU cores, four of them "big", the other four "LITTLE". The Exynos 5 Octa SoC works with what's called big.LITTLE architecture, this term coming from the British processor company ARM.

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Qualcomm confirms Snapdragon 600 for Samsung GALAXY S 4

Qualcomm confirms Snapdragon 600 for Samsung GALAXY S 4

Though the details were a bit less than solid in the official Samsung releases over the past 24 hours, today Qualcomm has confirmed that the GALAXY S 4 will indeed be carrying the all-powerful Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor onboard. This processor is the same motor that runs the HTC One and the LG Optimus G Pro, devices you may have seen SlashGear work with before. This detail adds to the ever-growing list of specifications that the GALAXY S 4 has the same as one of its biggest competitors in the HTC One, and should prove to create an interesting set of benchmarks for comparisons between the two.

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Apple A7 chip tipped with Intel inside

Apple A7 chip tipped with Intel inside

With the pattern ringing true for some time now, it's not unbelievable in the slightest when one hears a tip of a so-called "A7" chip in Apple's future for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. What's slightly more questionable is the possibility that part of the production of this chip might be done by Intel. With word of Apple aiming to pull away from Samsung in their chip production across the board having been an unofficial understanding for quite a few months now, it seems that Intel might be aiming to grab a piece of the pie.

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5 games optimized for the NVIDIA Tegra 4

5 games optimized for the NVIDIA Tegra 4

NVIDIA's new Tegra 4 processor is a beast, dominating benchmarks left and right. The Tegra 4 utilizes a whopping 72-core GeForce GPU making it capable of handling any intense 3D mobile game out there. But none of the games currently out in the Google Play store do the Tegra 4 justice, so NVIDIA has given us a preview of 5 upcoming games that will fully utilize the Tegra 4 and its 72-core GPU.

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Qualcomm unveils its Snapdragon 400 and 200 processors

Qualcomm unveils its Snapdragon 400 and 200 processors

Qualcomm has just unveiled the full details of its Snapdragon 400 and Snapdragon 200 processors. The Snapdragon 400 processors are aimed towards the entry-level to mid-tier market while the Snapdragon 200 processors are aimed soley at the entry-level smartphone market. Qualcomm is hoping to take the smartphone market by storm by getting its products into as many mobile devices as possible, and while these processors are aimed at the lower-end of the market, they'll still offer great mobile processing performance.

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NVIDIA Project SHIELD demoes PC-bound Need For Speed: Most Wanted

NVIDIA Project SHIELD demoes PC-bound Need For Speed: Most Wanted

Today the folks at NVIDIA are once again showing off the PC-streaming prowess of their Project SHIELD device with none other than the game Need For Speed: Most Wanted. It's not often that a game with this much heavy-duty need for graphics backup is seen on a device smaller than a desktop computer - but here it is, in full-on instant-gratification streaming action from the comfort of your couch. Project SHIELD is a device that will soon be delivered by NVIDIA to a retail store near you - at the moment it's still in production.

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Qualcomm Q1 2013 earnings shows surprise boost in future fiscal season

Qualcomm Q1 2013 earnings shows surprise boost in future fiscal season

This week the folks at Qualcomm have revealed earnings for their fiscal Q1 of 2013, offering rather positive news for shareholders: a better outlook for the rest of the year than previously expected. With announcements of the new Snapdragon 800 and 600 series processors earlier this month, Qualcomm has revealed that they're now in a position that's ripe for growth throughout the upcoming year: "We are pleased to be raising our revenue and earnings guidance for fiscal 2013."

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