CPU

Apple A7 and M7 CPUs come to contextually compute: Motorola X8 on watch

With smartphones these days we've been seeing a trend of faster processors with more cores. Things like 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800's to Samsung's 8-core CPU and more. Do we really need all of that on a smartphone in our pocket? A few manufactures don't think so. Motorola last month unveiled their new Moto X and DROID lineup with a dual-core (8 chip) X8 computing system, and now it appears Apple has something similar with their new iPhone 5S.

MediaTek announces MT8135 big.LITTLE SoC for high-end tablets

Just after revealing its True Octa-Core System-on-Chip (SoC), MediaTek announced a new chip with some rather interesting new features. The quad-core MT8135 is designed to be used on tablets that require processor-intensive operations such as heavy web browsing, hardcore gaming, and video viewing, without sacrificing power efficiency.

MediaTek unveils world’s first true 8-core processor

MediaTek has officially announced over the weekend what it calls the world's first true octa-core processor, verifying rumors earlier this month about a new eight-core chip in the works. The System-on-Chip (SoC), which MediaTek dubs "True Octa-Core", is set to rival or even surpass Samsung's own octa-core offering, the Exynos 5 Octa chip which it announced at the beginning of the year.

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa “next step” teased for next week

Well look what we have here, Samsung has begun teasing a new version of the Exynos 5 Octa processor. This is the processor currently found in some models of the Galaxy S 4, however it is also expected to be the processor used in the still-unannounced Galaxy Note III. We aren't expecting Samsung to announce the Note III until September, however this Exynos update is coming next week.

LG Optimus G to now utilize Qualcomm Snapdragon 800

The times they are a changing, or so the saying goes. We've been hearing a lot about LG lately, and although the LG high end line of phones will no longer be referred to as "Optimus", the low end to medium range will be, and with that, the new G series is getting a brand new Snapdragon processor to go with it: The Qualcomm Snapdragon 800.

CPU-Z comes to Android after years on the PC

Today we have some excellent news for all you PC and Android enthusiasts. After years and years of being one of the go-to programs on desktops, CPU-Z has arrived for Android. The popular tool is extremely useful in many usage scenarios and will give you important info about the CPU (processor) of your PC, and in this case, or Android devices.

OpenCL drivers on Nexus 4 and 10 is a hint at the future

An interesting story is making the rounds and flooding our inbox this morning regarding OpenCL drivers in Android devices. The folks from AnandTech have confirmed that both the Nexus 4, and Google's Nexus 10 have OpenCL drivers in the stock firmware. For those that don't understand what this means, it's a hint at the future of both CPU and GPU performance on our mobile devices. Read on for more details.
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