MediaTek launches Helio P15 chipset
Published in Mobiles

Up to 10 percent improvement over Helio P10

According to a report coming from China, MediaTek has released its new Helio P15 chipset, an upgrade to the quite popular Helio P10 chipset.

Analysts claim Taiwan foundries coining in cash
Published in Processors

16nm doing well but 20nm slumps

Taiwan’s chip foundries are raking in more cash in the third quarter than ever before, according to a new report.

Apple A10's 16nm FinFET is a surprise
Published in Mobiles

As Snapdragon 830 is 10nm

We are quite surprised that few people concentrated on one of the major downsides of the Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus – its clunky quad core A10 Chip. Far from being cutting edge, Apple is using 16nm and not the 10nm manufacturing process as many expected. Most of its competitors will soon announce their 10nm SoC.

MediaTek to launch 2.5 GHz Helio P25
Published in Mobiles

Faster version of 16nm Helio P20

Just as it did with Helio X20, Mediatek is about to release a faster than the base original of the P20 called the P25. 

Nvidia Geforce 10 series gaming notebooks now available
Published in Notebooks

Notebook GTX 1070 gets an upgrade from 1920 to 2048 cores

On Monday, ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte Sager and other industry players partnered with system integrator Xotic PC to announce a new lineup of 60 gaming notebooks built using Nvidia’s Geforce 10-Series Pascal GPU lineup – more specifically, Geforce GTX 1080, GTX 1070 and GTX 1060 GPUs.

Nvidia Volta gets 16nm FinFET treatment
Published in Graphics

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.

Nvidia details European Geforce GTX 1060 prices
Published in Graphics

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.  

Geforce GTX 1080 sold out, selling excellent
Published in Graphics

Best-selling high card in history sources claim

Many of our colleagues were writing about the shortage of Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080 and 1070 cards and they got things mostly right. Our multiple sources close to AIB partners told us that the 1080 is the bestselling high-end card in the history of GPU.

Samsung adds 500GB model to the 750 EVO SSD lineup
Published in Memory

Priced at US $149.99

Samsung has added a new 500GB model to its budget-oriented 750 EVO SSD lineup, which comes with Samsung's MGX controller and is based on 16nm TLC NAND.

TSMC to drop 16nm and 20nm pricing
Published in Processors

Helping out its contract chip makers

TSMC is thinking about dropping contract prices for its handset-IC clients to help ease the pressure of their declining ASPs and gross margins.