Broadcom lowers its offer to $79
Published in News


Qcom refused us at $82, let's offer less

The $82 per share offer from Broadcom is off the table, now the company is offering $79. This was initiated after Qualcomm reached an agreement to pay more for NXP.

Intel 10nm notebook part with Gen 11 graphics spotted
Published in Graphics


Ice Lake U with 48 CUs

Intel is soon to release its 8th generation Coffee Lake H processors for notebooks but according to a recently leaked roadmap, there is still no sign of 10nm processors. The Ice Lake U, a 10nm notebook part might come with significantly improved graphics, but it is coming in the uncertain future.

Qualcomm met with Broadcom
Published in Mobiles


The board will discuss the next step

Valentine’s Day was quite hot as both Qualcomm and Broadcom senior management discussed the Broadcom acquisition proposal.

Snapdragon X50 hits 4.51 Gbps
Published in Mobiles


Triples the speed from last demo

Snapdragon X24 is a huge step forward getting the connection on your phone up to 2 Gbps, but 5G will be faster. Qualcomm has just announced that an X50 modem can get you to 4.51 Gbps speeds and probably faster by the launch day.

Snapdragon X24 is the first 7nm 2Gbps modem
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316.58 Mbps upload, double from 2017

Back in October Fudzilla asked Cristiano Amon, now President and Alex Katouzian VP and general manager of the mobile business at Qualcomm about the future of Gigabit LTE modems and we got a clear indication that things will be faster using the 1.2 GHz Snapdragon X20. The company has just announced that the Snapdragon X24 is the first 7nm chip and not only that, it supports 2Gbps speeds.

Snapdragon 670 is 10 nm mainstream
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2+6 cores mainstream

Qualcomm is gaining traction with its 600 series chipsets and it is about to announce a new one. The Snapdragon 670 comes with dual high-end CPUs and six energy efficient ones, all in 10nm.

Samsung will use Qualcomm 5G NR X50
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Ready in 2019, confirmed by Cristiano Amon

One thing we came away with from yesterday’s big Qualcomm announcement that 20 companies are committed to coming to market in 2019 with Qualcomm X50 NR based devices. Cristiano Amon, the President of Qualcomm just confirmed that Samsung is also on board with the X50.

This is the 5G phone prototype mock up
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Qualcomm’s three mm wave antenna

Last year in October we saw Cristiano Amon, a EVP of Qualcomm at that time, holding a 5G prototype in his hand. This time, we had a chance to play with a mock up of an actual 5G NR, a phone form factor prototype in Beijing, China.

Dell XPS 15 2in1 looks like a winner
Published in AI


Radeon Vega Intel and Gore space cooling

It is not every day that you have a chance to chat with the general manager of Alienware and the chief man in charge for the XPS units. Frank Azor, the GM of Alienware and XPS, as well as Donnie Oliphant, Sr. Director and General Manager XPS and Dell Gaming helped us understand the choices behind one of the highly anticipated XPS 15 2in1 2018 notebooks.  

Q1 2018 set to be the best GPU quarter ever
Published in Graphics


Crypto demand

We shouldn't  be surprised, but  GPU sales have skyrocketed over the last few quarters. Our colleagues from the press have criticized AMD for Radeon Vega, but AMD sold every single one. Once the market sucked all Radeons, it went for Geforce GTX 1060, 1070, 1080 so pretty much anything that can mine well.