How good is Kaby Lake really?
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Not bad, but not 10nm according to PC World.

PC World has done a comparison test on Intel’s 14nm Kaby Lake to see how it stacks up with earlier versions.

Nvidia GP107 GPU pictured on GTX 1050 Ti
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Small GP107 GPU rumored to be made by Samsung

After the performance leak, it was only a matter of time before someone took a picture of either the GTX 1050 or GTX 1050 Ti. Earlier this week, a set GTX 1050 Ti PCB pictures revealed a smaller GP107 GPU, which also added fuel to recent rumors that it might be the first GPU made on Samsung's 14nm manufacturing process.

Vega 20 GPU arrives late 2017
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Replaces Vega 10, 32GB HBM 2

Vega 10 is Radeon Technology Group’s first HBM 2 part and should launch in early 2017. AMD – RTG is also planning a successor called Vega 20 that might launch later in the year.

AMD Vega 10 scores 24 TFlops
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Slightly faster than P100

Vega 10 is coming next year and it seems that it will be faster than the P100 card. P100 (21.2 TFlops) is a  supercomputer part and has much higher theoretical performance than GP102 (10.97 TFlops). According to the raw numbers, AMD Vega 10 with 24Tflops, Vega 10 will significantly outperform Geforce Titan X. 

Qualcomm details Snapdragon 821
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2.4GHz, 10 percent faster at five percent less power

Qualcomm just released a blog post and gave more details about the Snapdragon 821 including some clock speeds and the fact that it needs five percent less power.

Zen gets analysts and Fudzilla excited
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Server and notebook deeper in 2017

AMD has showed off some clock and performance details about upcoming desktop Zen and some of you might remember that back in June at Computex, Fudzilla said that if the Zen boots windows it will boost AMD’s share too

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has Snapdragon and Exynos
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Same as S7, S7 Edge

Samsung will launch its Galaxy Note 7 today and it will stream events. The latest info is that the phone comes with Exynos 8890, the similar to what we’ve seen in S7 and S7 Edge but we have heard that there will be a Snapdragon version too. 

AMD 2017 Opteron has three sockets
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Exclusive: 4, 8, 12, 16, 24 and 32 core versions

Zen-based Opteron processors should appear by mid-2017 and our deep throats have revealed that there will be three different sockets. Not only that, the entry level Zen based processors will come in four or eight Zen core configurations and they will use the  SP4r2 BGA socket. AMD has been developing them under the Snowy Owl codename. 

Nvidia Volta gets 16nm FinFET treatment
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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.

Kaby Lake conjures up two overclocking tricks
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BCLK aware V/F curve and AVX negative ratio offset

Kaby Lake will be a better overclocker. At least this is what Intel is telling its partners right now. The successor to Skylake architecture will have two overclocking enhancements the BCLK aware V/F curve and AVX negative ratio offset.