processors

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and 801 variants demystified

When it comes to hardware, reality is far more complicated than what we see in spec sheets and promotional materials. Processors in particular, even with the same brand or model, seem to have different speeds floating around. Fortunately, AnandTech dived into the nitty gritty of Qualcomm's Snapdragon chips to give us an overview of what the differences between all those variants mean.

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.

MediaTek MT6592 octo-core processor benchmarked on AnTuTu

Octo-core processors are coming, and MediaTek is at the forefront of the revolution. We’ve heard some rumblings about their new processor coming to the next Samsung device, and a revelation that benchmarks have come out for the processors could mean they’re closer to reality than we know.

Qualcomm exec dubs Apple’s 64-bit A7 a “marketing gimmick” [Updated]

Apple created some buzz when they announced the 64-bit A7 processor in the iPhone 5s and as we later learned, similar support may not be all that far off for Android. In fact, Samsung, by way of the Korean press, confirmed they would have smartphones with 64-bit processors in the future. Samsung did not offer specifics in terms of the processor at the time, however a recent report from Tech World has revealed that Qualcomm is working on such a chip.

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.
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