Shaping a 16nm FinFET part
The Coolpad A9S-9 is the first phone spotted in the GFX Bench database and what makes this phone special is the fact that this is the first time we've seen a 16nm FinFET Plus based Helio P20 in the wild.
Helio X20 costs Yuan 1999 (270 Eur, $299)
After Meizu MX5 came the MX6 and yet again the company chose the deca-core Helio X20 processor and packed it in a 5.5 inch phone that is 7.25 millimeters thin. Let’s not forget that the Helio X20 also brings the Cat 6. modem in play with support for carrier aggregation.
While Vega sticks with 14nm
A little birdie told us that Nvidia is giving its Volta the 16nm FinFET treatment. This product uses stacked DRAM too so it looks like the whole thing will be pretty bleeding edge.
Has Metallized Rubber for Note 7
A company which is famous for its Flexguard Case has one ready for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. This would not be news if Samsung publicly announced this phone, but as you know, it didn’t.
Controls $20+ billion revenue
John Byrne an ex Advanced 3D, ATI, AMD executive has just got promoted again at Dell. He is now president of the Dell and EMC global channel. Mike Magee and Fudo have known John Byrne for close to two decades, but now is not the time for kiss and tell.
Nintendo share rises 23 percent
It is not official but the world went crazy about the Pokemon Go augmented reality game. Young people and so-called adults are playing the game so much that it got down to mainstream media and even caused a massive crash in the US.
10 partners to launch custom boards
Nvidia got back to us with the official pricing for the Geforce GTX 1060 with more details than our earlier article we posted last Friday. The card in the US will cost $249 + tax while EU cards with VAT will range from 279 Euro. The UK price is GBP 239 which is at current exchange identical to Euro pricing. They will launch on July 19th.
Maximum clock 2.4GHz
Qualcomm has received an order from big clients for a faster iteration of Snapdragon and, guess what? The Snapdragon 821 is born and its Kryo core frequency has jumped from a previous 2.15GHz to 2.4Ghz.
SP4 BGA in mid-2017
Naples is, as Fudzilla exclusively reported, a 32 Zen core Opteron with 64 threads. The 16 core Zen version with a BGA socket is codenamed Snowy Owl. AMD thinks that Snowy Owl will be a great match for the communication and network markets that needs a high performance 64-bit X86 CPU.
Fixes PCIe current draw and improves performance
AMD promised us a driver within 48 hours and after two sleepless nights the developers have delivered one. The driver fix needed doing urgently and will draw less current from the motherboard.