MediaTek's new SoC brand is Helio
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 12:37

MediaTek's new SoC brand is Helio


MT6795 is now Helio X10

Starting last week, following a strong showing at the Mobile World Congress, MediaTek has a new brand name for its premium phone SoCs that is easier to remember than MT, followed by four digits. 

HTC One E9 and M9 plus spec looks good
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 09:24

HTC One E9 and M9 plus spec looks good


Both rely on MediaTek 6795 SoC

HTC will be launching two cool phones to follow up the HTC One M9 release. The flagship phone looks good and performs quite well, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810. We could not get to overheat it doing our time with the device. 

Samsung's in-house modem developed over 7 years
Published in Mobiles


San Diego born and raised

Samsung's Exynos 7240 is a little miracle, and being the first mobile 14nm SoC in the market has its own benefits. 

The fact that Samsung 14nm SoC works surprised the industry
Published in Processors


No one expected such good yields

We found out one rather interesting story at the Mobile World Congress and it sheds more light on Samsung's decision to use Exynos SoCs for most markets instead of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810. 

MediaTek to license AMD graphics
Published in Graphics
Monday, 09 March 2015 09:16

MediaTek to license AMD graphics

For high-end SoCs

One of the hottest things we learned at the Mobile World Congress is that MediaTek is working with AMD on mobile SoC graphics.

World’s first Cortex-A72 SoC spotted at MWC 15
Published in Processors


MediaTek MT8173 runs prototype tablet 

We had a chance to see the world’s first Cortex-A72 CPU core in the quad-core MediaTek 8173 SoC.

HTC One M9 scores 53852 in AnTuTu
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 06 March 2015 10:26

HTC One M9 scores 53852 in AnTuTu


Snapdragon 810 in action

We had a chance to run AnTuTu on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 in the HTC One M9, and we managed to run the latest and greatest 64-bit version of the test. 

HTC Vive VR Valve demo runs on GTX 980
Published in Processors
Thursday, 05 March 2015 08:27

HTC Vive VR Valve demo runs on GTX 980


It can run AMD too

We still hope that there is a chance that we can see the HTC Vive demo in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress, but we have a slim chance, right next to hell freezing over. 

AMD hopes 15% of servers will be ARM-based
Published in Processors
Thursday, 05 March 2015 07:51

AMD hopes 15% of servers will be ARM-based

 

By 2019 says, CFO

AMD definitely plans to win back some market share in the server space with ARM-based chips. 

AMD hopes for $1bn more revenue from semicustoms in 2016
Published in Processors


New designs signed and coming

AMD is hoping it can ramp up production of semicustom chips and boost revenue in the long run.