Samsung 14nm SoC changes everything
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 23 February 2015 08:10

Samsung 14nm SoC changes everything


Qualcomm in trouble

Recently Samsung announced that serial production of its new 14nm SoC has already commenced. The new part is going to end up in Samsung Galaxy S6 and a few other devices.

Bandwidth might not be everything for HBM Fiji
Published in Graphics


History lesson

AMD Hawaii came in late 2013 with a 512-bit memory interface, which was surprising, but the card did quite well against Nvidia's Kepler-based Geforce 780 TI in the high-end.

Desktop Pentium N3700 Braswell comes in Q2 15
Published in Notebooks
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 09:42

Desktop Pentium N3700 Braswell comes in Q2 15


One quarter earlier than notebook version

It looks like Intel plans to release a desktop version of the Pentium N3700 one quarter ahead of the notebook version. 

Nvidia Shield Tablet update improves battery
Published in Notebooks
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 09:09

Nvidia Shield Tablet update improves battery


Software upgrade 2.2, Android 5.0.1

Nvidia has just released a 94.1MB update for the Shield Tablet, and this latest update is getting the Nvidia's software updated to 2.2. 

Honda offers €600 Tegra based infotainment
Published in News
Tuesday, 17 February 2015 11:56

Honda offers €600 Tegra based infotainment


European Civic models available now

The infotainment market is a big opportunity for Nvidia Tegra. The company is getting a lot of high-profile design wins and most notable are among them are Audi, VW and BMW - select models have Nvidia Tegra infotainment systems inside.

Qualcomm show off Chromecast 4K-capable rival
Published in News
Tuesday, 17 February 2015 10:06

Qualcomm show off Chromecast 4K-capable rival


Snapdragon 800 inside

Qualcomm was always a very innovative company, but it needed a lot of time to master and conquer new markets.

Braswell 14nm Atom graphics supports DirectX 12
Published in Notebooks


4K times 2K resolution too

Braswell 14nm Atom is coming to notebooks / netbooks in Q3 2015, with a new iGPU in tow. 

Mobile Braswell Pentium coming in Q3 15
Published in Notebooks
Monday, 16 February 2015 12:59

Mobile Braswell Pentium coming in Q3 15


Pentium N3700 is the name

Intel's transition from 22nm to 14nm, with out-of-order architecture better known as Atom, was not a walk in the park. 

Chromebooks with Skylake coming in Q4 2015
Published in Notebooks
Monday, 16 February 2015 12:37

Chromebooks with Skylake coming in Q4 2015


Skylake Core M gets chromed

Intel is pushing Broadwell-U based notebooks in Q1 2015, and we have seen that there will be a Broadwell-based Chromebook platform in all market segments. 

Tegra business declines
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 13 February 2015 09:28

Tegra business declines


But that’s good news -- really.


Nvidia had a record Q4 and record financial year but tanking Tegra did not really help.