The fact that Samsung 14nm SoC works surprised the industry
Published in Processors


No one expected such good yields

We found out one rather interesting story at the Mobile World Congress and it sheds more light on Samsung's decision to use Exynos SoCs for most markets instead of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810. 

MediaTek to license AMD graphics
Published in Graphics
Monday, 09 March 2015 09:16

MediaTek to license AMD graphics

For high-end SoCs

One of the hottest things we learned at the Mobile World Congress is that MediaTek is working with AMD on mobile SoC graphics.

World’s first Cortex-A72 SoC spotted at MWC 15
Published in Processors


MediaTek MT8173 runs prototype tablet 

We had a chance to see the world’s first Cortex-A72 CPU core in the quad-core MediaTek 8173 SoC.

HTC One M9 scores 53852 in AnTuTu
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 06 March 2015 10:26

HTC One M9 scores 53852 in AnTuTu


Snapdragon 810 in action

We had a chance to run AnTuTu on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 in the HTC One M9, and we managed to run the latest and greatest 64-bit version of the test. 

HTC Vive VR Valve demo runs on GTX 980
Published in Processors
Thursday, 05 March 2015 08:27

HTC Vive VR Valve demo runs on GTX 980


It can run AMD too

We still hope that there is a chance that we can see the HTC Vive demo in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress, but we have a slim chance, right next to hell freezing over. 

AMD hopes 15% of servers will be ARM-based
Published in Processors
Thursday, 05 March 2015 07:51

AMD hopes 15% of servers will be ARM-based

 

By 2019 says, CFO

AMD definitely plans to win back some market share in the server space with ARM-based chips. 

AMD hopes for $1bn more revenue from semicustoms in 2016
Published in Processors


New designs signed and coming

AMD is hoping it can ramp up production of semicustom chips and boost revenue in the long run. 

AMD says the future of Mantle is DirectX 12
Published in Graphics


Focus on DirectX 12 instead

It looks like the Mantle API developed by AMD is slowly reaching its end of its useful life.

Samsung Exynos 7420 14nm, a closer look
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 08:49

Samsung Exynos 7420 14nm, a closer look


64-bit, big.LITTLE Cortex-A57 at 2.1GGHz, A53 at 1.5GHz

Samsung had a rather short press conference, not talking that much about what is inside its new flagship Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge phones, at least not in terms of silicon. 

T-Mobile Germany prices Galaxy S6 at €699,95
Published in Mobiles


Galaxy S6 Edge is €849.95 contract-free

The Samsung Galaxy S6 looks like a great device, the best Galaxy device in a while, and some mobile providers have already priced the S6, along with the curved S6 Edge.