HiSilicon Kirin 990: A 5G Powerhouse

HiSilicon has launched its new high-end mobile processor (or SoC) known as the Kirin 990 at IFA in Berlin.


Snapdragon 855 New Security Certification Opens Door To Multi-eSIM Phones

At MWC Shanghai, Qualcomm has announced that its flagship Snapdragon 855 processor’s SPU unit (Security Processing Unit) has received an EAL-4+ certification (more info) from the Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI), a German independent security audit entity.


Powerful MediaTek Processor Integrates 5G Support

At Computex 2019, MediaTek has announced that its upcoming 5G SoC (system-on-chip, or processor) integrates a 5G modem to deliver 5G in a more cost-efficient way than what’s on the market today, namely Qualcomm’s X55 modem, usually coupled with its Snapdragon 855 processor.


Intel Gen8 vPro CPUs Focus On Laptop Security and Performance

In the consumer space, CPU platforms are mostly about performance/price ratios, but enterprises have a different view of where value is, and that includes security.


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Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Benchmarks: Pedal To The Metal Editor's Pick

During CES 2019, we had the opportunity to spend a couple of hours with some Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 reference handsets (often called MDP) to run benchmarks. The MDPs are built for development purposes but are quite representative of what a complete smartphone experience and environment would be, including thermals/cooling.


Snapdragon 855: Everything You Need To Know Editor's Pick

On December 4, Qualcomm teased the world by unveiling the high-level features of their new flagship processor, the Snapdragon 855.


Qualcomm Highlights Snapdragon 855’s AI Performance

During the first keynote of the Snapdragon Summit, Qualcomm has confirmed the Snapdragon 855 brand name for its new high-end smartphone processor platform. In today’s keynote, the AI performance was the main topic.


New Huawei Kirin 980 Processor Will Be Formidable VS The Snapdragon 845

The Snapdragon 845 is one constant among all flagship Android smartphones this year not made by Huawei. You can find it in devices like the Galaxy Note 9. Huawei is one of the very few manufacturers that develops its own processors and the company has unveiled the much awaited Kirin 980 chip at IFA 2018 in Berlin.


Intel’s New 8th Gen Whiskey Lake & Amber Lake Processors Announced

Apple’s 2018 MacBook Pro refresh was an impressive one, where the company has significantly boosted the performance of their latest laptops, as well as finally introducing the ability for users to configure up to 32GB of RAM if they wanted. However for those holding out for the next refresh, you’ll be pleased to learn that it’s almost a guarantee that they’ll be powered by Intel’s 8th gen processors.


Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 PC Processor Launched Editor's Pick

At Computex 2018, Qualcomm has announced Snapdragon 850, a processor and platform dedicated to Windows 10. Snapdragon 850 will be the technological foundation for upcoming Always-Connected PCs, continuing the trend launched by laptops such as the Lenovo Miix 630, Asus NovaGo and the HP Envy X2.


Apple May Ditch Intel Chips For Macs By 2020

It has long been reported that Apple is working on its own chips that it will use for its Mac computers, replacing chip supplier Intel in the process. Intel has long supplied the processors for Apple’s Mac lineup but if a new report is to be believed, Apple could replace the company’s chips for Mac devices with its own as early as 2020.


Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Speed Tests

As you may know, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 platform is shaping up to be the most powerful system on a chip (SoC) for Android phones in the first half of 2018. We have given you the 845 details back in December. But during Qualcomm’s 5G Day in San Diego HQ, we had some hands-on time with the development hardware, which is as close as you can get from an actual […]


Intel Says 90% Of Chips Affected By Spectre And Meltdown Exploits Have Patches

The world recently came to know of the Spectre and Meltdown CPU security flaws which happen to be so significant that they require a redesign of the Linux and Windows kernels to be fixed. The exploits affect a wide variety of chips from several manufacturers, including Intel, and cover devices from both conventional PCs to smartphones and servers. Intel now says that 90 percent of its chips that were affected […]


Qualcomm Snapdragon 845: Features and Benchmarks

Like clockwork, Qualcomm has announced its Snapdragon 845 system on chip (SoC) and high-end Snapdragon platform which will power numerous high-end smartphones and possibly always-connected laptops throughout 2018.As always, a major architecture change brings new performance, efficiency, and features. After a very comprehensive briefing at the Snapdragon Summit 2017, here is our overview of Snapdragon 845, split into different areas of interest: Camera, Performance, Battery life, Connectivity, Immersion, AI, and […]