UMC scoops up 28nm SoC orders from TSMC
Published in Processors


Qualcomm and MediaTek take the plunge

Last week it emerged that TSMC may be losing some 28nm orders to other foundries, and now it appears that UMC is snatching its business.

MediaTek's new SoC brand is Helio
Published in Processors


MT6795 is now Helio X10

Starting last week, following a strong showing at the Mobile World Congress, MediaTek has a new brand name for its premium phone SoCs that is easier to remember than MT, followed by four digits. 

MediaTek announces Cortex-A72/A53 quad-core tablet SoC
Published in Mobiles


28nm MT8173 is a big.LITTLE quad

MediaTek is definitely Qualcomm's number one competitor in the smartphone space, and the company has just announced rather interesting product for tablets as well. 

Bandwidth might not be everything for HBM Fiji
Published in Graphics


History lesson

AMD Hawaii came in late 2013 with a 512-bit memory interface, which was surprising, but the card did quite well against Nvidia's Kepler-based Geforce 780 TI in the high-end.

AMD Fiji HBM limited to 4GB stacked memory
Published in Graphics


Cannot fit more on 2.5D interposer

In early January we heard a thing or two about an AMD card codenamed Fiji, the one that comes with High Bandwidth Memory (HBM). 

AMD Kaveri refresh is Godavari
Published in Processors


100 MHz faster, Computex-ish launch

We have reported that Kaveri gets a desktop refresh but apparently due to ambient noise at the noisy CES, we didn’t catch the right name. 

Quad-core APU with Radeon R7 graphics

Reference all the way

Full specifications and general performance detailed

Windows of course