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Qualcomm 215 brings dual-cameras and more to $100 phones

Qualcomm 215 brings dual-cameras and more to $100 phones

Qualcomm has added a new smartphone chip to its 2-series, and while it may not have the flagship appeal of the Snapdragon 855, the new Qualcomm 215 Mobile Platform could be a game-changer in phones around $100. Borrowing features like dual camera support, Quick Charge, and higher screen resolutions, it'll make a big difference in whether or not budget handsets are a pleasure or a chore to use.

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Intel Performance Maximizer released: Overclocking made super easy

Intel Performance Maximizer released: Overclocking made super easy

Users of the latest round of Intel processors will be able to make use of the Intel Performance Maximizer (IPM) as of this afternoon. Today the download for this system was released by Intel as promised earlier this year at Computex 2019. Users will be able to safely and reliably overlock their 9th-gen Intel Core desktop processors at will - but if it's safe, is it really overclocking?

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Intel Core i9-9900KS promises eight 5GHz cores, all the time

Intel Core i9-9900KS promises eight 5GHz cores, all the time

Intel may have its 10th Gen Core range to show off at Computex 2019, but gamers are much more likely to be interested in a potent new 5 GHz Core i9 that also made its debut in Taiwan this week. The special edition 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900KS doesn't stint on promises for performance: indeed, the chip-maker says it should be "the world's best gaming desktop processor" when it hits PCs.

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Intel 10th Gen “Ice Lake” CPUs official: Project Athena sets PC blueprint

Intel 10th Gen “Ice Lake” CPUs official: Project Athena sets PC blueprint

Intel's 10th Gen Core processors - aka "Ice Lake" - are now shipping, the chip-maker has confirmed, promising a particular leap in graphics performance and connectivity. The Ice Lake chips are based on Intel's 10nm processes, and were unveiled at Computex 2019 in Taiwan this week.

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ARM Cortex-A77 CPU, Mali-G77 GPU prepare for a 5G future

ARM Cortex-A77 CPU, Mali-G77 GPU prepare for a 5G future

Two things are trending in smartphones these days, at least if you disregard the current Huawei drama and the Samsung Galaxy Fold fiasco. On the one hand, you have the increasingly fierce competition in the smartphone camera space. On the other hand, network operators and some phone makers are still pushing 5G as the next best thing to happen to smartphones. Whatever the trend, however, ARM's message to OEMs in its new Cortex-A77 and Mali-G77 cores is clear: you'll want these chips to power your 2020 flagship.

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AMD 3rd gen Ryzen 9 has 12 cores, 24 threads, 4.6GHz boost clock

AMD 3rd gen Ryzen 9 has 12 cores, 24 threads, 4.6GHz boost clock

It's Computex 2019 week so, naturally, the big companies are going all out to wow the crowds with numbers and benchmarks. Intel has already teased its much-delayed 10 nm generation of processors but AMD is now saying you don't have to wait that long or pay that much for performance. It has just announced its 3rd gen Ryzen series that boasts of higher performance with lower power consumption and, perhaps just as important, lower price points.

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Intel new Core i9 gaming CPU, 10nm processors teased ahead of Computex

Intel new Core i9 gaming CPU, 10nm processors teased ahead of Computex

Computex this week will most likely showcase a plethora of upcoming products that will make both consumers and manufacturers drool or dream of the future. For Intel, however, that future isn't that far off. Later this year, it will launch two products that aim to address areas where Intel has been perceived to be lagging behind. With the 9th gen Core i9 CPU and, more importantly, the 11th gen 10nm processors, Intel wants to conquer the markets of PC gaming, big data, and AI in one swoop.

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Apple vs Qualcomm settled: 2020 iPhone 5G gets some new options

Apple vs Qualcomm settled: 2020 iPhone 5G gets some new options

Qualcomm and Apple have agreed to exit all litigation between themselves this afternoon. This goes for all court cases between the two companies, for all instances of litigation around the world. One would assume that some cases will take longer to vacate than others, but the point stands - Apple and Qualcomm have shaken hands and made friends again. At least in the interest of continued cashing in on the part of their combined growth.

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Qualcomm Cloud AI 100 aims to upend digital intelligence

Qualcomm Cloud AI 100 aims to upend digital intelligence

Qualcomm is looking to distill some of the magic of the cloud and its Snapdragon processors into an AI processor, and Microsoft and Facebook are already onboard with the new Cloud AI 100. A custom-made chip designed to bring cloud-style AI processing to the data center, the new accelerator promises applications from mixed reality, to gaming, to personalization.

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Qualcomm QCS400 SoCs to power the next wave of smart speakers

Qualcomm QCS400 SoCs to power the next wave of smart speakers

Qualcomm may be best known for its smartphone processors but those are hardly its only silicon product. There is, for example, its LTE chips that is part of the legal battle between Qualcomm and Apple. And while Snapdragon chips haven't become as common in IoT as they are in mobile, Qualcomm is making a move to target a fast-growing segment of that connected home market. With the new QCS400 System-on-Chip (SoC) series, Qualcomm is making sure that its be the household name in the next generation of smart speakers that will be invading households in the years to come.

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Qualcomm’s making the mobile PC real, at last

Qualcomm’s making the mobile PC real, at last

Don't be turned off by the VR-like imagery in this article - this goes way beyond games, VR, and AR. Qualcomm-made headsets are about to get simple, easy to use, and able to be utilized in a number of different ways. If what Qualcomm's got onboard with "Qualcomm Boundless XR for PC" is plausible, there'll be no need for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Microsoft HoloLens, or mobile VR headsets of any sort. Those brands might just be using Qualcomm's tech to replace what they've got today with what's common tomorrow.

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Trouble at TSMC: Huawei, NVIDIA, Apple chipmaker sees chemical issue

Trouble at TSMC: Huawei, NVIDIA, Apple chipmaker sees chemical issue

Manufacturer TSMC sent a statement that outlined a chemical issue which will have an impact on production this quarter. TSMC suggested that they'd "discovered a shipment of chemical material used in the manufacturing process that deviated from the specification and will impact wafer yield." The report does not name Apple as a key partner in the site at which the chemical issue took place. Manufacturing at the specified plant currently generally focus on NVIDIA, MediaTek, and Huawei hardware components.

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