Gigabyte Server releases ARM motherboard/SOC
Published in Motherboards


Server on a chip

Gigabyte's server arm has come out with a couple of 'Server on a Chip' solutions based around ARM chips..

Intel Compute Stick comes with Skylake-Y
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 09:08

Intel Compute Stick comes with Skylake-Y


As well as Broadwell and Atoms

Intel recently showcased its Compute Stick, and this marks the emergence of a new niche for chipmaker. As you can imagine, it's a proper PC, but it's roughly the size of a Cromecast HDMI stick. 

MediaTek's new SoC brand is Helio
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 12:37

MediaTek's new SoC brand is Helio


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. 

HTC One E9 and M9 plus spec looks good
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 09:24

HTC One E9 and M9 plus spec looks good


Both rely on MediaTek 6795 SoC

HTC will be launching two cool phones to follow up the HTC One M9 release. The flagship phone looks good and performs quite well, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810. We could not get to overheat it doing our time with the device. 

Samsung's in-house modem developed over 7 years
Published in Mobiles


San Diego born and raised

Samsung's Exynos 7240 is a little miracle, and being the first mobile 14nm SoC in the market has its own benefits. 

The fact that Samsung 14nm SoC works surprised the industry
Published in Processors


No one expected such good yields

We found out one rather interesting story at the Mobile World Congress and it sheds more light on Samsung's decision to use Exynos SoCs for most markets instead of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810. 

MediaTek to license AMD graphics
Published in Graphics
Monday, 09 March 2015 09:16

MediaTek to license AMD graphics

For high-end SoCs

One of the hottest things we learned at the Mobile World Congress is that MediaTek is working with AMD on mobile SoC graphics.

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. 

Samsung 14nm SoC changes everything
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 23 February 2015 08:10

Samsung 14nm SoC changes everything


Qualcomm in trouble

Recently Samsung announced that serial production of its new 14nm SoC has already commenced. The new part is going to end up in Samsung Galaxy S6 and a few other devices.

Braswell 14nm Atom graphics supports DirectX 12
Published in Notebooks


4K times 2K resolution too

Braswell 14nm Atom is coming to notebooks / netbooks in Q3 2015, with a new iGPU in tow.