Intel XeSS gets ARC A370M up to 78 percent faster
Published in Reviews

In-house benchmarks XeSS in Shadow of Tomb Raider

Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger has announced ARC 770 limited edition with an October 12 launch date and an aggressive $329 price tag. On the same day, Shadows of Tomb Raider got a XeSS update. The XeSS stands for Xe Super sampling, similar to Nvidia's Deep-Learning Supersampling DLSS and AMD’s FSR.

Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit is in November
Published in Mobiles

November 15 to 17 2022

Various magazines and Qualcomm have confirmed that Qualcomm sent an invitation for its legendary Snapdragon summit. The dates are set for November 15 to 17 2022, confirming the previous rumors that the event will take good two weeks before the last year.

Intel confirms Arc A780 graphics card was never planned
Published in Graphics

A770 remains top

Intel’s Ryan Shrout, part of the Intel marketing group, used his Twitter to confirm that the Arc A780 card never existed.

Apple M1 SoC performance claims don't add up
Published in PC Hardware

PowerPoint slides, no data

Watching Apple's MacBook silicon, M1 presentation left me astonished by the amount of information not based on facts. Without any thread of evidence, Apple's Johny Srouji, Senior Vice President, Hardware Technologies, was throwing claims that it has the fastest CPU core, fastest GPU core, best performance per watt, and throwing 2X or 3X in the equation.

Nuvia Phoenix CPU is faster than all its ARM X86 competition
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Datacenter power/performance leadership

We have reported that a hot new chip startup founded by ex-Apple and ex-Google engineer rock stars, got funded in the first round of financing with $53 million. Now, Nuvia is ready to share some preliminary performance and power numbers. Both power and performance are beating every mobile and server CPU core that exists on the market.

The future brings 5G, AI, notchless screens and better cameras
Published in Mobiles

The phone trends in 2019

There is a clear trend toward a whole uninterrupted screen for end users to enjoy on their phones and every year we are getting closer to that. The trend includes more cameras, slide, and pop-up, all helped by computation and AI.

AMD Navi is no high end GPU
Published in Graphics

RX580 successor

We have been sitting on this piece of information for a while, but maybe it's the right time to share it with you. Navi 7nm the 2019 chip will not be a high end GPU, it will be a quite powerful performance/mainstream chip.

AMD Vega 64, water cooled and 56 revealed
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Official specs, pricing but no bench

AMD has shared a few updates on the highly anticipated HBM 2 based Vega architecture and we finally know the official specs.

Microsoft Windows 10 S surfaces
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With some restrictions, it's fair to say

During a press event in New York City today, Microsoft Windows boss Terry Myerson took the stage to announce Windows 10 S, a new version of the company’s operating system designed at undermining the rise of low cost Chromebooks in American classrooms.

AMD delivers on Ryzen performance improvement promise
Published in PC Hardware

Only for Ashes of the Singularity for now

AMD is apparently delivering on its promise that it will push developers to bring patches that will improve performance for its Ryzen CPUs and Oxide Games' Ashes of the Singularity is the first one to get it.