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Qualcomm made waves with its Snapdragon 865 SoC, but not just because of the performance it delivers. The Snapdragon 865 platform features support for GPU driver upgrades. This is something that is common in PCs, but not so much with smartphones. That changes today with Xiaomi rolling out the first GPU driver update for the Snapdragon 865. The driver itself pertains to the Adreno 650 GPU. It aims to bolster performance in select games, including PUBG Mobile, Fortnite, and Honkai Impact 3rd. The driver upgrade also updates OpenGL ES and Vulkan, according to XDA Developers. In a sense, this is sort of the start of a new era in smartphone gaming, or potentially, at least. "Late last year, Qualcomm... Read more...
Earlier this week, Qualcomm announced its Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform, which alongside the Snapdragon X55 will power next year's flagship 5G Android smartphones. While the chip itself got the bulk of the attention, Qualcomm made another announcement that has huge implications for the mobile sector. Qualcomm announced that it will soon start delivering updates for its Adreno GPUs via the Google Play Store. This is huge news for smartphones, as GPU drivers typically are only updated once a year -- when a major Android release comes down (if at all). And even then, many OEMs don't even bother putting in the effort to ensuring that mobile GPUs are running current drivers from Qualcomm. With... Read more...
We're used to seeing small form factor PCs powered by Intel processors -- in the past week we've seen new Intel Frost Canyon NUCs and an entry from MSI -- but there hasn't been much action on the AMD side of things. SimplyNUC, however, is giving AMD some lovin' with the release its new Sequoia mini PC family.  Powering Sequoia are 4-core/8-thread Ryzen embedded processors built on AMD's first-generation 14nm Zen architecture. The entry-level system is the Sequoia V6, which is powered by a Ryzen V1605B APU (2GHz base clock, 3.2GHz boost clock) with a 15W TDP and Radeon Vega 8 graphics onboard (1.1GHz GPU clock). The Sequoia V8 adopts a Ryzen V1807B APU (3.3GHz base clock,... Read more...