Radeon RX480 gets you Battlefield 1 cheaper
Published in Graphics

Deluxe with early access for the price of standard

AMD is moving from the long tradition of bundling the Battlefield games but with the purchase of  Radeon RX480 cards or Radeon RX480 based PCs it will get you the deluxe version of the game for the price of the standard version.

Snapdragon VR820 HMD showcased
Published in Graphics

All integrated Snapdragon 820 in VR headset

Fudzilla had a chance to play with first all integrated Snapdragon VR820 HMD, a head mounted display that is one step ahead of the Galaxy VR or other slot in phone HBM solutions.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall could cost $1 billion
Published in Mobiles

2.5 million phones being returned

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall sounds like one of the biggest in the last few years and it looks like the company has to recover as many as 2.5 million phones from its customers. This is likely to cost Samsung close to a billion dollars and it will eat up any potential profits it was making from these phones. 

Intel quietly launches Apollo Lake
Published in Processors

2nd generation 14nm Celeron / Pentium

Apollo Lake is a second generation 14nm SoC for entry level tablets and computers and it serves the market that used to be known as Atom processors. Nowadays, Intel calls these CPUs Celeron and Pentium and the new generation was made available on Friday. 

EVGA SC17 gaming powerhouse reviewed
Published in Reviews

Review: Notebook gaming powerhouse

EVGA is a well known brand in the graphics card market and the company expanded beyond GPUs a while ago. It is also well known now for its PSUs, motherboards and accessories too and now it wants to conquer the mobile gaming notebook market.

Qualcomm details Snapdragon 821
Published in Mobiles

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.

Fossil sexy Android wear available
Published in Wearables

Selling for $/€ 295 + $/€ 315

Fossil has launched  updated Android Wear watches and started to sell them. Most of the models use a 45mm case size and they have an unknown SoC but an educated guess suggests it would not be a surprise if it features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100. 

Xbox One S Wi-Fi comes from MediaTeK
Published in Games

2.4 and 5GHz and even 802.11ac

MediaTek has some decent network products and Asus and Xiaomi have a few midrange routers based on its SoC (system on a chip). Now it looks likely that Microsoft’s One S will use two MediaTek SoCs for  wireless connectivity. 

Xiaomi launches Redmi Note 4 Pro
Published in Mobiles

MediaTek Helio X20 inside

Xiaomi has just released a new version of its Redmi Note series  called Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Pro. This is a 5.5-inch phone with anHelio X20 that sells for $178.96 for the 16GB version with 2GB RAM. 

Samsung prepares for LTE MIMO 4X4 infrastructure
Published in Mobiles

Shipping in Q4, Note 7 supports it

Qualcomm has been very vocal about 4x4 LTE MIMO and its support for this standard. Samsung is preparing to start shipping its LTE infrastructure in Q4 16 and we also learned that the Galaxy Note 7 also supports 4x4 LTE MIMO.