HiSilicon Kirin 930 SoC points to a new trend
Published in Processors
12 March 2015


Huawei’s first 16nm part has potential

Huawei launched the oversized MediaPad X2 at the Mobile World Congress, and while we’re not sold on the idea of tablet phones, we are impressed by what’s under the bonnet. 

MediaTek to reap benefits of Chinese smartphone push
Published in Mobiles
12 March 2015


More brands expanding westward, using MT products

MediaTek stands to gain big if Chinese phonemakers gain a foothold in western markets. 

China’s console policy should help AMD
Published in News
12 March 2015


In the long run at least

China’s decision to lift an age old ban on the sale of game consoles is bound to benefit AMD in the long run. 

Notebook shipments fall
Published in Notebooks
11 March 2015


Major suppliers lose out

Notebook shipments declined 13 per cent in February, affected by reduced work days in the month, high inventory levels of consumer models left over from the previous year.

Half the UK population will own a tablet
Published in News
11 March 2015


But will not know why

The writing is well and truly on the wall for the “game changing” tablet.

Alleged GTX Titan X benchmark results show up
Published in Graphics
11 March 2015


3DMark benchmarks revealed

While we wait to see the official specifications of the Nvidia GTX Titan X graphics card, unveiled by CEO Jen-Hsun Huang during Epic Games' GDC 2015 press event, we now have the first benchmarks, reportedly showing the performance of the Titan X in 3DMark 11 Extreme preset.

Nvidia bundles The Witcher 3 with GTX 900-series graphics cards
Published in Graphics
11 March 2015


GTX 980, GTX 970, GTX 960 and GTX 970M and above

Nvidia has announced its latest bundle which will include CD Projekt Red's upcoming The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt game bundled with Geforce GTX 980, GTX 970, and GTX 960 discrete cards, as well as notebooks with Geforce GTX 970M and above GPUs.

Huawei Watch to cost €349 in Europe
Published in Wearables
11 March 2015


Retailer confirms, ships mid-April

A DACH retailer has leaked the MSRP for the upcoming Huawei Watch and it’s €349. 

Android Wear phone swapping process painful
Published in Wearables
11 March 2015


Factory reset of the watch helps 

Apple has finally launched the Apple Wath and all of a sudden the world will be crazy about smartwatches. This actually plays quite well for Google, as there is no doubt that the sales of Android Wear devices will spike as well. 

MediaTek's new SoC brand is Helio
Published in Processors
11 March 2015


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.