Kaby Lake-S has 15 percent more I/O lanes
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 08 June 2016 08:14

Kaby Lake-S has 15 percent more I/O lanes


Intel Optane technology support

Intel is gearing up to launch its third generation 14nm processor codenamed Kaby Lake which is a minor update to the Skylake generation. 

HTC Vive ships 72 hours after order
Published in Games
Wednesday, 08 June 2016 07:58

HTC Vive ships 72 hours after order


Beating Oculus in shipping game

HTC has claimed that all Vive VR headsets ordered will ship within 72 hours from the time of order. This is a huge improvement considering that you have to wait weeks if not months to get the Vive delivered.  

LeEco's Le 2 smartphone with Helio X20 now available
Published in Mobiles


Helio X20 starts at $199

Le Eco is a company that got renamed from Le TV and it looks like they are ready to ship four phones, some with Helio X20 and some with Snapdragon 820 chips inside. 

Intel Apollo Lakes are 30 percent faster than Braswell
Published in Notebooks


Goldmont 14nm will bring fast Atom notebooks in 2H16

Intel has not given up on its power saving roadmap even if it will not produce any more phone SoCs. In fact its Apollo Lake notebook platform can bring up to 30 percent better performance. 

Apple GPUs are based on AMD's Polaris 11
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 08:57

Apple GPUs are based on AMD's Polaris 11


With sub 40 to 50W TDP

AMD has two GPUs which should make future Mac notebooks and PCs and both are based on Polaris 10 and 11 GPUs. Our original story yesterday smoked out a few more details from our industry sources.  

Apple 2016 laptops will have AMD GPUs
Published in Graphics
Monday, 06 June 2016 13:13

Apple 2016 laptops will have AMD GPUs


Exclusive:
Nvidia snubbed as Apple goes AMD

It looks like Nvidia is not getting a look inside the marketing powerhouse which is the Apple Walled Garden of Delights .

Kaby Lake-S arrives in fourth quarter
Published in Processors
Monday, 06 June 2016 12:49

Kaby Lake-S arrives in fourth quarter


Faster clocks than Skylake with same TDP

Skylake desktop CPU's are doing well but it looks like Kaby Lake will arrive in late 2016 and clean its clock.

Xiaomi Miband 2 launched
Published in Wearables
Monday, 06 June 2016 12:13

Xiaomi Miband 2 launched


OLED, better tracking

Xiaomi has released its Miband 2 and the new fitness band offers much for a tiny price. It starts selling tomorrow for equivalent of $23 (149 Yuan) in China and a few companies will ship it to Europe and USA for a bit more. 

AMD Radeon begins its tenth-generation with Radeon RX 480
Published in Graphics


Polaris 10, available June 29th

Ahead of its evening keynote at Computex 2016, AMD graphics chief Raja Koduri has just introduced what we used to call "Polaris". The company has decided on branding its tenth-generation graphics lineup the Radeon RX 400 Series, beginning first with the Radeon RX 480.

Zen comes to desktops first
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 05:32

Zen comes to desktops first


Server follows, then notebook


At the Q and A session after AMD's press conference, company CEO Lisa Su just confirmed that desktop Zen x86 chips are the first products to arrive for consumers. These will be followed by a server lineup, then a notebook lineup.