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It was the case for a very long time that if you were buying a laptop, you were almost assuredly getting an Intel processor. Sure, AMD was around, and there have always been Macbooks, but both were niche products at opposite ends of the market for ages. For the overwhelming majority of users, only Intel offered the compelling combination of... Read more...
Whether you knew you needed it or not, locally-hosted AI is the next big thing in PCs, and AMD is at the forefront of this movement. The company was first to market with consumer processors sporting AI-accelerating Neural Processing Units (NPUs), and it's now on its third generation of processors for "AI PCs." That's... Read more...
Qualcomm today introduced a cheaper version of its flagship mobile silicon, which it's calling the Snapdragon 8s Gen 3. The idea is to offer "the most sought-after 8 series capabilities" to a wider range of premium Android smartphones. That specifically includes on-device generative AI features with support for large... Read more...
For all the advances that have been made in wireless technologies, at times it still feels like we’re stuck in the stone age of connectivity. However, with the advancements in mobile, 5G and WiFi technologies, that's beginning to change. At Mobile World Congress, Qualcomm introduced its FastConnect 7900 Mobile... Read more...
It's sort of a sad state of things that your smartphone is almost assuredly tracking your every action and movement, and then sending that data to nebulous remote services. Perhaps that's not surprising to, but this really shouldn't be the way things are. Unfortunately, that's the world we live in today, however. Your... Read more...
A new leak of what the camera hump of the upcoming Oppo X7 Pro might look like has emerged, and let’s just say that it’s… massive. Could this be a bluff or something close to the final product? All eyes are on Oppo to make a splash with its premium flagship Find X7 Pro, right now slated for an early 2024 release... Read more...
Mediatek is aiming for the premium-oriented midrange smartphone market with the release of the Dimensity 8300 chipset. This new chip uses TSMC’s 2nd generation 4nm process and Arm’s latest v9 CPU architecture. It’s an eight core CPU that packs 4 Arm Cortex-A715 cores along with 4 Cortex-A510 cores. There is also an... Read more...
Google Pixel Tablet And Charging Speaker Dock: Starting at $499 (128GB) The Google Pixel Tablet combines the portability of a thin slate PC with the functionality of a smart home hub thanks to its included dock, with a lot of great use case options on tap for consumers. Bright And Vibrant Display Included Charging... Read more...
SK hynix announced it is now mass producing what it claims is the industry's first 24-gigabyte (GB) Low Power Double Data Rate 5X (LPDDR5X) mobile DRAM for a new round of smartphones with more memory than ever before. OnePlus is getting the party started as the first to use SK hynix's new DRAM packages, and... Read more...
It's been less than a year since Qualcomm unveiled its Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 chipset for entry-level smartphones and there's already a followup act. Meet the Snapdragon 4 Gen 2, another SoC that takes aim at the value tier with some key upgrades over its predecessor, including on the manufacturing side—this is Qualcomm's... Read more...
You remember the Ryzen 7040 series? You probably do; we've written about them quite a bit lately. These are the AMD CPUs that were code-named "Phoenix," or possibly "Phoenix Point" depending on which roadmap you look at. They're monolithic chips, unlike the Ryzen 7045 series, and they're also fabricated on a denser... Read more...
Qualcomm is introducing its take on a graphics upscaler today called Snapdragon Game Super Resolution. Like comparable technologies from NVIDIA, AMD, and Intel, the goal is to maximize game performance and reduce resource consumption while retaining as much image fidelity as possible compared to native rendering. In... Read more...
Remember the com-badges on Star Trek? Just tap your badge and talk to get any information available to your crewmembers or ship's computer. It's a wonderful fantasy from the 24th century, and maybe it'll be reality if we keep making progress at this rate, because Humane just demoed a device that only seems a few steps... Read more...
A new leak from a shipping manifest has confirmed the core specs and name of the mysterious Zen 4 SOC packed inside ASUS’ new ROG Ally handheld gaming console. The SoC is reportedly a custom variant of the Ryzen 7 7840U APU known as the Ryzen Z1, featuring a 3.3 GHz clock speed and Radeon RDNA3 780M graphics. When... Read more...
Samsung and AMD have jointly announced an extension to a license agreement to continue using the latter's Radeon graphics solutions in the former's home-brewed Exynos system-on-chip (SoC) designs. And while not specifically mentioned in the announcement, this paves the way for Samsung to leverage AMD's RDNA 3... Read more...
The existence of AMD Phoenix mobile APUs sporting a hybrid architecture was recently discovered as a follow-on to the Ryzen 7040 series, which debuted at CES 2023. The previously-announced Ryzen 7040 APUs combine Zen 4 CPU cores with RDNA3 graphics architecture in an integrated package, making for some potent mobile... Read more...
It remains to be seen if Qualcomm will end up releasing a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2 refresh, but either way there is already chatter (unofficial) pointing to a true next-gen release, that being the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. According to what's being said, the upcoming system-on-chip (SoC) will offer a bigger generational jump in... Read more...
The first laptops to feature mobile processors based on AMD's Zen 4 architecture will start shipping very soon (this month). As we wait for those high-powered beasts to arrive, a fresh benchmark leak gives us another potential early look at what to expect from AMD's Ryzen 7 7745HX, a mid-tier entry in the Dragon Range... Read more...
In just the past two months, we've seen MediaTek roll out no less than three mobile chipsets designed for flagship and upper-tier midrange smartphones. Following up on those release, MediaTek today announced a cheaper slice of silicon for more affordable smartphones, the Dimensity 7200, while still offering "powerful... Read more...
In our latest episode of 2.5 Geeks, Dave, Marco, and Ryan cover big launch tech from the desktop, laptops, and smartphones! NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 4090 mobile is here, along with Intel Raptor Lake 13th Gen Core mobile, Samsung's Galaxy S23 series and the OnePlus 11 5G, plus a quick sidetrack to talk about a beautiful... Read more...
One of the best ways to avoid mucking up your mobile device with malware is to only download and install software from official app stores. However, you still should never let your guard down, even when avoiding the side-loading scene altogether. If anyone needs reminding of this, a security firm is calling foul on... Read more...
SK hynix finds itself in a braggadocios mood after developing what the memory maker claims is the fastest mobile DRAM solution on the planet. That in an of itself is noteworthy, but in case anyone might overlook the achievement, SK hynix has decided to add a "T" to its LPDDR5 product (LPDDR5T) to signify it's a... Read more...
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