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 […]


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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, […]


What is the Snapdragon Platform?

Recently, Qualcomm has published a blog post titled “Moving beyond processors to platforms” in which the company outlines changes to the Snapdragon brand with an emphasis on no longer communicating about Snapdragon as a “processor,” but as a “platform.” Since we are going to hear about this often, I wanted to have a reference page on Ubergizmo.


Snapdragon 835 Benchmarks Show Galaxy S8 Potential

The 2017 smartphone season has started with the LG G6, but high-specs fans have taken notice that the G6 uses a Snapdragon 821 chip (July 2016) and not a Snapdragon 835, which is the latest 8xx design from Qualcomm. Although the Samsung Galaxy S8 is set to be the first Snapdragon 835 handset, we did not know for sure what was the actual performance of that new chip was – until today.


AMD Ryzen Price And Release Date Finally Confirmed

AMD has been working on its Ryzen family of desktop processors for a very long time. We’ve heard a lot of reports about this family over the past few months and the company today officially launched it. The AMD Ryzen price and release date has finally been confirmed today by the company. The hard launch of its new processors is going to take place next month. AMD Ryzen is said […]


Ubergizmo Best of CES 2017  Editor's Pick

Out of the tens of thousands of new products, applications and services introduced at CES, here are the ones who caught our eyes. Although CES 2017 is incredibly diverse, many of the products represented here show strong underlying trends that are of interest to us: Televisions keep evolving very rapidly, with display and processor becoming separated. The PC industry experiences important growth & Innovation, especially in the gaming segment WiFi […]


1Gbps Downloads In Next Snapdragon 800 Series Processors

Qualcomm has made it official that its next-gen Snapdragon 800 Series of SoC (probably the Snapdragon 830) would integrate the Qualcomm X16 LTE Modem which is capable of reaching theoretical speeds close to 1 Gbps.


Intel Gets Low-Power Vision Technology From Movidius Acquisition

Intel is acquiring Movidius, a chip-maker known for the Myriad series of SoC specialized in vision and deep learning inference workload at low power. Intel’s main stated reason for buying Movidius is to strengthen its Intel Realsense technology which relies on enhanced webcams (color+depth) to let computers know what their surrounding is like.


AMD A-Series Processor Gen7 Launched

At Computex 2016, AMD has just launched its latest A-Series PC processors with integrated graphics. Known under the codename “Bristol Ridge”, the new line of products has been designed with a TDP (thermal design point) of 15W and tuned to deliver a much higher performance than previous generations (there’s a 35W version too). In fact, AMD has been pointing out that it made a 56% CPU performance improvement since 2014 […]


ARM Mali G71 Graphics Processor Revealed

At Computex 2016, The ARM Mali line of graphics processors (GPU) is getting a new addition in the high-end. With the Mali G71, ARM introduced a new premium GPU design that can is scalable enough to power handset to laptops In 2011, ~50M chips featured a Mali GPU. This number rose to ~750M units in 2015. Interestingly, 75% of them are used in televisions, 50% in tablets and 40% in […]


ARM Cortex A73 CPU Core To Power 2017 Mobiles

Alongside its Mali G71 GPU design, ARM is also introducing the ARM Cortex A73, a new CPU core design to be used for premium SoC designs in 2017. At the core of this new design is the continuous drive to obtain higher performance per Watt, and a higher absolute peak performance.