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Qualcomm and others won’t be launching 8-core processors this year

The arms and spec race on mobile devices, especially Android, has really been supercharged lately and is almost getting out of hand. In all honesty does your smartphone really need an Octa-core processor to keep Facebook and YouTube running smooth? The answer would be a no. While we don't know exactly what to expect in the foreseeable future, Qualcomm and MediaTek apparently won't be dropping Oct-core SoC's this year.

NVIDIA unveils Tegra 4 processor at CES conference

We're live at CES 2013, and NVIDIA is using the show to make quite a few major announcements. After letting us know what it's been doing in the PC gaming space, NVIDIA pulled the veil off the long-rumored Tegra 4 mobile processor. Yes, we all knew it was going to be announced, but boy does it feel great to finally have official confirmation.

NVIDIA Tegra 4 details leak, confirm A15 and 6x the power of Tegra 3

The upcoming next generation quad-core chipset from NVIDIA has apparently leaked in a set of slides today, confirming the Tegra 4 processor along with some mighty impressive specs. The leaked slide details the SoC as "Wayne" and shows a significant increase in graphics cores, USB 3.0 support, 28nm processor fabrication for more efficiency, and much much more. They're touting 6x the graphics performance of Tegra 3. Read on for the full details.

Intel to acquire NVIDIA according to crazy rumors

In what sounds like one of the crazier rumors we've heard in a long, long time, the folks from Intel might be preparing to acquire NVIDIA. The mobile processing market is really getting competitive as of late and this could give Intel the edge they so badly need. What's even crazier is the talk that Intel will make a switch at CEO and have NVIDIA's own take charge of the entire ship.

Samsung Exynos 5 dual-core to support USB 3.0 and more

Samsung and their Galaxy S III have both been a hot topic lately. With little details on the phone, or the rumored quad-core processor that will be under the hood. While we are still hopeful for any quad-core the new Samsung Exnyos 5 dual-core looks quite impressive too. New details are confirming support for high-res displays and even USB 3.0 and more.

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Krait Benchmarks: Round 1

Here at Mobile World Congress there is tons of talk regarding Qualcomm's new Snapdragon S4 Krait SoC, and with good reason. Four cores aren't always better than two and many different elements come into play with performance in general, especially on a mobile device. Today we've been given a chance to break down the new Qualcomm (Mobile Development Platform) MDP MSM8960 dual-core 1.5 GHz SoC S4 and are starting with the usual benchmarks.
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