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Samsung Exynos 5 Octa processors will soon use all 8 cores simultaneously

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa processors will soon use all 8 cores simultaneously

Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa processors have thus far been of a variety that allows for four of the eight cores to be used at one time. This will no longer be the reality beginning in the fourth quarter of this year, however, with Samsung announcing that with the use of Heterogeneous Multi-Processing the Exynos 5 Octa will be able to use all eight cores at once.

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Intel smartphone and tablet chip roadmap leaks: Bay Trail-T the star for Android

Intel smartphone and tablet chip roadmap leaks: Bay Trail-T the star for Android

It would appear that the folks at Intel are not giving up - by any means - on their ventures into the smartphone and tablet universe as a roadmap of processor architecture leaks today. This selection of next-generation hardware will be used in Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Android 4.2 devices, leaving Windows RT in the dust (not that Intel was all that excited about the platform in the first place, as it were). It all begins with a suggestion from Digitimes, Taiwan-based newspaper sources speaking up on two new tablet platforms Cherry Trail and Willow Trail, both of which will come in with 14nm processes.

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Motorola X8 computing system detailed with combo of processors and firmware

Motorola X8 computing system detailed with combo of processors and firmware

Motorola unveiled its X8 computing system earlier this month alongside the announcement of its new line of DROID handsets. Although the new system wasn't discussed in too much detail, we learned that it harbored 8 cores consisting of a dual-core offering from Qualcomm, a quad-core processor, a single core nature language processor, and a single contextual processor. Now one of Motorola's executives has spoken up, dishing more info on the hardware.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 coming to “virtually every global OEM” in the coming months

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 coming to “virtually every global OEM” in the coming months

This week SlashGear had the opportunity to have a chat with Murthy Renduchintala, EVP of Qualcomm Technologies, about the company's most recent earnings report and the launch of their next big-name processor: Snapdragon 800. This smartphone processor is part of the next level, one of a family of processors introduced earlier this year and deployed on a number of hero devices for companies like HTC and Samsung with the Snapdragon 600. Now it's time for the 800 to shine.

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Motorola X8 8-core computing system official with Qualcomm backing

Motorola X8 8-core computing system official with Qualcomm backing

At Verizon's unveiling event where they announced a line of new DROID phones, Motorola also unveiled a new processor, which they're calling a computing system. The X8 features eight cores that consist of a dual-core application processor by Qualcomm, a quad-core graphics processor, a single-core contextual processor, and a single-core natural language processor.

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AMD wants to make chips for Android and Chrome OS

AMD wants to make chips for Android and Chrome OS

Be prepared to see mobile devices and laptops running Android and Chrome OS using AMD chips under the hood. It's reported that the chip maker is open to designing and developing chips that are catered to support Android and Chrome OS. AMD will still be committed to Windows machines, but they hope to expand more into mobile territory in the future.

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Windows RT 8.1 devices slated to offer Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors

Windows RT 8.1 devices slated to offer Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors

Qualcomm is well on its way to getting the Snapdragon 800 processors out there, but in the meanwhile, it has announced support for Windows RT 8.1. Both Microsoft and Qualcomm are working together in the matter, and some time later this year it is expected devices, such as tablets, are going to be rolled out running Windows RT 8.1 and Snapdragon 800 processors.

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MAINGEAR brings Haswell to the custom-built gaming space

MAINGEAR brings Haswell to the custom-built gaming space

The team at MAINGEAR have this week let it be known that they'll be offering 4th generation Intel Core i7 "Haswell" processors in both desktop and laptop machines. Bringing this technology to the SHIFT, F1131, Potenza, and Vybe on the desktop end of the spectrum and the Nomad 15 and Nomad 17 in laptops, MAINGEAR is making it clear that they intend to remain on the cutting edge in custom gaming rigs. Intel's 4th generation Core "Haswell" processors will be appearing first on the 4th of this month at Computex.

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Haswell 4th Generation Intel Core launch set for June 4th

Haswell 4th Generation Intel Core launch set for June 4th

Though the code-named "Haswell" generation of Intel Core processors has been finding itself the subject of reports and detail talks from the company that makes it for many, many months, it's today that the 4th generation of Intel processors gets its official ushering in to the public. This June 4th - that's just a couple days away - marks the point at which Intel suggests it's time to upgrade the innards of the generation of "2-in-1" computing: that's convertible computers - flipping screens, removable displays, and everything in-between.

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Intel Atom architecture coming to Celeron, Pentium chips

Intel Atom architecture coming to Celeron, Pentium chips

Intel's new Atom chips, codenamed "Bay Trail", are set to launch for tablets at some point later this year, but it seems Intel wants to take the architecture from the new Bay Trail chips and implement it in their Celeron and Pentium processors for desktops and laptops, proving that Intel is putting more emphasis on their low-cost Atom chip.

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Xbox One AMD deal worth over $3 billion

Xbox One AMD deal worth over $3 billion

Microsoft didn't give a lot of attention to AMD during the Xbox One reveal last week, but the new console is indeed running an AMD 8-core APU, and Microsoft paid a pretty penny to make that happen. It's said that the deal between AMD and Microsoft to have the new chips in the Xbox One costs the Redmond-based company $3 billion.

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Intel Haswell chips claimed to offer 50% longer battery life

Intel Haswell chips claimed to offer 50% longer battery life

We're starting to see new computers running Intel's Haswell pop up from the woodwork, and while we know that these fourth-generation chips offer a performance boost from previous generations, Intel claims that they also offer a whopping 50% increase in battery life, allowing users to surf longer without plugging in.

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