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3DMark benchmark app gets updated with new Sling Shot tool

GPU (graphics processing unit) benchmarks usually exist to make you feel bad about your current hardware, whether in desktops or in mobile. In desktops, you have some sort of hope because there are times when you can upgrade your GPU. In mobiles, GPU benchmarks like 3DMark spit on your device until you feel bad. Here’s more reasons to feel bad, 3DMark has been updated to include the new Sling Shot test tool to see if your Android device’s GPU performance is up to scratch with the times.

AnTuTu v5.0 available now on Play Store

Have you ever tried a benchmarking tool with your Android smartphone? AnTuTu is one of the most popular Android benchmarking tools, and has been used in all the smartphone reviews you have read. Today the company has pushed a major update to Google Play Store, which will update the previous v4.0 to v5.0 with new benchmarking details.

ARM unveils Cortex-A17 CPU and Mali-T720 GPU for mid-range devices

Riding on the popularity that its ARM chip designs are currently enjoying in the mobile world, ARM Holdings has announced two new chips for chip makers to turn into reality. The Cortex-A17 processor and the Mali-T720 graphics chip will deliver the much needed and improved performance that ARM hopes will power the next generation of mid-range mobile devices.

Qualcomm rumored to be preparing Adreno 400 GPU for CES 2014

As mobile devices get more powerful and use cases get more complicated, users start to expect more graphical sophistication not only in their games but also in fluid and responsive user interfaces as well. That is why Qualcomm, one of the leading system-on-chip manufacturers today, is continually working on improving its Adreno graphics chips, the fruits of which we may start seeing early next year.

NVIDIA shows us the future with their mobile Kepler GPU technology

While we are still waiting for NVIDIA's impressive looking Tegra 4 processor to officially hit the streets and in smartphones, the company is wasting no time teasing what we can expect to see in the future. Not only are we getting a glimpse of the next-gen graphics we'll likely receive with Tegra 5, but this shows us NVIDIA's mobile Kepler GPU which we can expect to see in tons of devices next year.

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.
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