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Do you need a new mobile workhorse, or just want a lightweight, powerful laptop with all-day battery life? Whatever the individual reasons, a lot of people are understandably very excited about Qualcomm's Snapdragon X series processors and the associated push for Windows on ARM by Microsoft. If that's you, then the... Read more...
If you missed our latest livestream, here's a chance to catch the VOD, as we recap the many unveilings of Computex 2024, from new Intel's AI infused Lunar Lake platform, to Qualcomm Snapdragon X deep dive details, AMD's many Zen 5 announcements in mobile, desktop and the data center, very cool NVIDIA AI demos, and... Read more...
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Processors After mountains of performance data and product disclosures, we finally have Qualcomm Snadragon X Oryon CPU and Adreno GPU architecture details to share. New CPU Core Architecture Powerful NPU Leading Wireless Connectivity Options Tons Of Memory Bandwidth Arm-Native Software Ecosystem... Read more...
Call it a temporary coup if you want, but Qualcomm was remarkably able to position itself ahead of AMD and intel to drive the first wave of Microsoft's Copilot+ PCs, with further plans to eventually inject its Arm-based hardware into all form factors, including desktop systems. Impressive as that is, however, it's not... Read more...
Arm’s CEO, Rene Haas, is bullish that chips based on the company’s designs will make waves in the PC market that is currently almost exclusively the domain of Intel and AMD. While chips using Arm’s designs have been a wild success in the mobile device nad IoT spaces, it hasn’t managed to make any significant inroads... Read more...
Today marks the official start of this year's week long Computex event, which runs through Friday, but some major announcements already came pouring in over the weekend. Notably, NVIDIA unveiled new SFF-ready guidelines focused on compact, high-end GeForce RTX gaming setups, along with a bunch of other AI-oriented... Read more...
Sightful unveiled its Spacetop G1 laptop, which the company touts as being the first device that combines the "work from anywhere" world with a 100-inch virtual workspace. The latest announcement moves the Spacetop G1 out of an invite-only Early Access program, and makes the laptop available for preorder, with... Read more...
Look at the heart of most flagship Android phones, and you'll find Qualcomm silicon. The San Diego-based firm has seen huge success with its Snapdragon Arm chips, but OEMs looking to use the next-gen version might be hit with sticker shock. A leak on the Chinese Weibo social network predicts the price of the... Read more...
Qualcomm is going all out for its Snapdragon X chips by releasing a Snapdragon Dev Kit for Windows alongside bringing the Qualcomm AI Hub to computers sporting the new processor. The company is hoping that with these two moves it can win over software makers with these two new additions to its ecosystem. It’s an... Read more...
This week has already seen a flood of new AI PCs being announced by various companies, and ASUS is right in the mix of it all with its upcoming Vivobook S 15. The new Vivobook will come packed with the Snapdragon X Elite processor, and will be ASUS’s first Copilot+ PC. The 15.6-inch Vivobook S 15 was announced... Read more...
Microsoft is looking to properly kick off the AI in PC era with its Copilot+ PC initiative the company is debuting at this year’s Microsoft Build conference, and Qualcomm will play a big role in the rollout. Qualcomm will be working with several hardware OEM manufacturers including Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo... Read more...
The United States government continues to scrutinize the access Chinese telecom giant Huawei has to American made chips. This time around the licenses obtained by Intel and Qualcomm that gave the companies permission to sell to Huawei have been revoked. The companies were providing Huawei with chips that can be used... Read more...
Qualcomm has reason to strut around like a peacock after posting its latest earnings report, which reflected just shy of $9.3 billion in revenue for the second quarter of 2024, and net income of $2.3 billion. While the former is just a 1% jump from the same quarter a year ago, Qualcomm's net income is up... Read more...
We recently had the opportunity to meet with Qualcomm to learn the latest about its Snapdragon X processor line-up for emerging AI PCs and to get more hands-on time for performance benchmarks. During our meeting, we got the scoop on the Snapdragon X Plus, a 10-core variant of the platform that will drop into the... Read more...
For any smart home gadget to be useful, it needs to communicate with other connected devices. There are numerous ways to do that, including Zigbee, Thread, and Matter, but sometimes Wi-Fi is just easier than dealing with confusing IoT standards. The problem is Wi-Fi was not originally designed for low-power IoT... Read more...
Much has been written about the performance of Arm-based processors exceeding that of x86-64 CPUs, but depending on your perspective, that fully hasn't come to pass. There are Apple's M-series processors that do perform competitively in many tasks, along with an array of data center-focused products that emphasize... Read more...
Qualcomm is making a spirited push to expand the reach of on-device AI experiences to more affordable smartphones, rather than limiting it exclusively to premium handsets. We got a glimpse of this earlier this week with the unveiling of the Snapdragon 8s Gen 3, which essentially a tamer version of Qualcomm's flagship... 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...
Qualcomm is making a splash at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) event in Barcelona Spain, with several announcements, one of which is the introduction of its Snapdragon X80 5G Modem-RF system. Harnessing the capabilities of AI, Qualcomm is pitching its latest-generation modem as the most advanced... Read more...
While not exactly a stunning turn of events, Samsung is no longer the word's top semiconductor vendor, as ranked by revenue. That distinction now belongs to Intel, which regained the crown at the end of 2023 after settling for second place for the previous two years—Intel raked in $48.7 billion in semiconductor... Read more...
Qualcomm is updating its chip lineup with the Snapdragon XR2+ Gen 2 in order to compete with Apple in the spatial computing space. This is an upgrade to the Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 with several performance improvements, with the aim of bringing a smooth experience that hits a target of 90 frames per second. Samsung and... Read more...
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