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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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