11/15/2011, While Intel has talked about its Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture for some time, it has shown its 50 Cores chip for the first time today at the SC11 supercomputing conference. Codenamed Knights Corner, many 50-core chips will work as co-processors for many Intel Xeon E5 processor CPUs. Intel mentioned that the University of Texas is building a 10 petaflop (a measure of computational speed) computer with such a mix. […]
11/13/2011, By launching its 16-Core Opteron processor, AMD makes history. It introduces the first 16-Core CPU running on the X86 micro-architecture. Based on the most recent AMD core design called “Bulldozer”, the Opteron 6200 is expected to run 25%-30% faster than its predecessor, which has 12 Cores. Those official numbers should be accurate if Opteron 6200 works on a task that lends itself to using multiple cores. Fortunately, this processor is […]
11/02/2011, It has been rumored in the past that ST-Ericsson will be powering the next generation of Windows Phone devices with its processors but nothing has been confirmed until today. The folks over at ST-Ericsson have issued a press release confirming its partnership with Nokia for the Finnish giant’s next upcoming WP devices. This marks the end of Qualcomm’s reign over the processors being used in Windows Phone devices, and the […]
10/26/2011, This video (courtesy of ARMdevices.net) shows an ARM Cortex 15MP reference design chip running a build of Android. A reference design chip is built just to test (and prove) that the chip design works as advertised. ARM will then sell this design to silicon vendors, who will build the final processors used in smartphones and tablet. For more information about systems on a chip, head to our SoC post.
10/17/2011, Samsung and Apple aren’t on the best of terms, but this is probably something many are familiar with already, and what with Apple winning injunctions against Samsung, and Samsung having their injunctions denied, well, it doesn’t much to come to the conclusion that there is no love lost between Apple and Samsung. However despite everything that’s going on, there are reports that suggest that Samsung will still be the company […]
09/26/2011, The HTC Sensation, which some have called it the Pyramid, looks set to flex its processing muscles all the more – through a tweak inside that will see an increase in its processor speed, albeit slightly. A Class II Permissive Change notice that was approved by the FCC will see another 300MHz added to the current 1.2GHz figure, and when that happens, the HTC Sensation will be one of the […]
09/20/2011, We reported yesterday that a photo of Apple’s A5 processor on a new mainboard had surfaced, and due to the photo showing only the A5 processor, it was speculated that perhaps it could be the much talked about redesigned iPhone 5, as opposed to a souped up version of the iPhone 4, the iPhone 4S. Now more photos have surfaced and for those hoping for a redesigned iPhone 5, you […]
09/19/2011, We had previously reported that Google and Intel had made a joint announcement saying that prototypes of Android devices powered by Intel already existed, and that Google would attempting to optimized Android for Intel’s architecture. Now if the idea of Intel powered Android devices sounds like something you’d be extremely interested in, HTC may have something for you.
09/16/2011, Did the ViewSonic ViewPad 7x capture your attention when it was unveiled at Computex earlier this year? If the ViewPad 7x was a tablet you wouldn’t mind getting your hands on, the good news is that if you’re living in the US, the tablet is expected to be released this October.
09/07/2011, AMD has just launched two Accelerated Processing Units*(APUs) in the entry-level segment. This new addition to the AMD line-up will allow AMD customers (PC manufacturers) to build more affordable systems that are still fairly capable in terms of gaming and HD video. Additionally, these system can also work hand in hand with a more powerful discrete graphics processor to aggregate the computing power of both chips.
08/26/2011, It’s no secret that Apple and Samsung’s relationship has deteriorated, so much so that there were rumors that Apple was considering investing a huge sum of money into Sharp to replace Samsung in the manufacturing of iOS display panels. Now the rumors are saying that Apple may also be dropping Samsung from their list of chip-suppliers for their iOS devices. Today, Samsung is manufacturing the A5 chip for Apple.
08/20/2011, Backed by U.S Defense funding, IBM has recently announced the world’s first “synaptic” processor project: it’s a chip that which mimics the human brain architecture. The company calls this an unprecedented progress in building a machine that will (try to) learn, and understand – two things that computers have not been so great at so far. In theory, the IBM chip is capable of re-wiring itself (like our brains) to adapt to certain […]
08/18/2011, Computers have certainly come a long way since it was first unleashed upon the world, and IBM has been a name associated with computers for as long as I can remember. Well, the company is now working on a couple of prototype chips that is said to be able to process data in a rather similar manner as that of how humans actually digest information compared to the kind of […]
08/15/2011, Do you remember last year in September when Intel gave consumers the option to upgrade some if its processors’ software with the use of a specially purchased unlock code? It didn’t go down so well with the consumers – after all, who liked the idea of purchasing a “crippled” processor? Well, it looks like Intel didn’t learn, or didn’t care – because they’ve done it again this year, this time […]