Samsung starts mass producing 8 Gb GDDR5
Published in Graphics
Friday, 16 January 2015 10:13

Samsung starts mass producing 8 Gb GDDR5


16GB+ graphic cards possible 


Samsung has announced that is has started the mass production of its 8 Gb GDDR5 chips in 20nm.

NUC getting Core i7, Skylake too
Published in Motherboards
Friday, 16 January 2015 08:34

NUC getting Core i7, Skylake too


Next Unit of Computing growing up

Last week we had a chance to chat with Intel people in charge of NUC (Next Unit of Computing) small barebones desktop systems and we learned a bit about the future of this exciting concept.

Meizu MX 4 now scores 53409
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 15 January 2015 13:49

Meizu MX 4 now scores 53409


MediaTek MT6595 does even better in AnTuTu 5.6

We have created a lot of noise with Meizu MX 4 phone powered by MediaTek MT6595, a big.LITTLE SoC part with quad-core 2.2 GHz Cortex A17 and quad-core 1.7GHz Cortex A7.

MediaTek powered Sony Android TV in action
Published in News
Thursday, 15 January 2015 12:37

MediaTek powered Sony Android TV in action


Lollipop Android 5.0 on a TV

Last week we saw a great smart TV powered by a MediaTek Quad Core SoC running Android 5.0.

Intel shows Broadwell NUC barebones
Published in Notebooks
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 11:13

Intel shows Broadwell NUC barebones


Core i3, Core i5 now Core i7 in Q2

Intel gained quite a bit of traction with its NUC series mini-PCs. NUC stands for Next Unit of Computing and is in reality a small barebone PC with a lot of performance in top-end SKUs. The new series should be available in etail and retail in February, slightly later than what we originaly reported

USB 3.1 Type C demonstrated
Published in Memory
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 10:45

USB 3.1 Type C demonstrated


810 MB/s speeds and up - and it flips

It feels frustrating that Apple comes out with so many great technologies and one of the last ones is the Lightning connector. You would expect that this technology would be fast, but Apple is using USB 2.0 speeds. However, it uses a reversible connector that can be plugged in from either side. 

AMD has Kaveri refresh for desktops
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 10:31

AMD has Kaveri refresh for desktops


DeKaveri we heard


We have learned yet another thing about AMD in 2015. The publicly discussed the Carrizo APU that is coming to All-in-Ones and notebooks in the second half of 2015, but many punters have been wondering what is happening on the desktop front. 

AMD executive reshuffle raises questions
Published in News
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 17:08

AMD executive reshuffle raises questions


As chipmaker looks forward to 2016

Just weeks after he made a splashing video and comments about the upcoming Carrizo APU, John Byrne is leaving AMD. He has been working as Senior Vice President and new General Manager of AMD Computing & Graphics Business Unit, reporting directly to the Lisa Su, the new CEO.

20nm GPUs not happening
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 09:37

20nm GPUs not happening


Yields bad beyond repair

We want to make sure that you realize that 20nm GPUs won’t be coming at all. Despite the fact that Nvidia, Qualcomm, Samsung and Apple are doing 20nm SoCs, there won’t be any 20nm GPUs.

2015 is all about 4K and VR
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 09:27

2015 is all about 4K and VR

 

This is where the graphics industry is going

We had a few dozen meetings at CES 2015 with many interesting people and close friends over the last week and we came to a conclusion that 4K and Virtual Reality will play a big role in 2015 and the future of computer graphics.