processors

Samsung Exynos 980 drops a digit, gains integrated 5G modem

Samsung Exynos 980 drops a digit, gains integrated 5G modem

Samsung's Exynos chips aren't exactly the easiest to remember, having four digits to each model that don't always make sense from one generation to another. Not like, say, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series or the Kirin 980. Samsung may finally be ditching its old numbering scheme and switching to just three. And once that initial shock is over, you might finally realize that the new Exynos 980, which has no relation to the Kirin 980, has that integrated 5G silicon that the Kirin 990 is still supposed to bring to IFA 2019 in a few days.

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Huawei Kirin 990 chip confirmed, 5G implementation still in question

Huawei Kirin 990 chip confirmed, 5G implementation still in question

It may have been given a slight reprieve but Huawei is definitely not wasting time in preparing itself for a dark future. It is lining up its game pieces to ensure that, even without key US products, it will still be able offer premium smartphones to the market. It may not yet be keen on turning its Harmony OS into a smartphone OS but it is hastening its position in the mobile chip race. The Chinese manufacturer has finally confirmed the existence and upcoming announcement of the Kirin 990 chip and, unsurprisingly, it is focusing on 5G yet again.

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New 10th Gen Intel Core ‘Comet Lake’ processors detailed: i3 to i7

New 10th Gen Intel Core ‘Comet Lake’ processors detailed: i3 to i7

A new collection of 10th Gen Intel Core processors were detailed with units from Core i3 all the way up to Core i7. Included this morning in the release from Intel were the Intel Core i7-10710U, i7-10510U, i5-10210U, and i3-10110U all in the "U-Series." Also included were the Y-Series processors Intel Core i3-10110Y, i5-10210Y, i5-10310Y, and i7-10510Y.

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New state of matter has major compute power potential

New state of matter has major compute power potential

Topological superconductivity is the name for the new state of matter shown by scientists in a research paper published this week. But it's not the name that's most important to us - it's the implications lit up by the possibility of the existence of this new state. If we siphon down the most complicated bits down to the simplest potential results, we get the following: The possibility that we'll be able to break through barriers in both computing and data storage.

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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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