Snapdragon 821 launched
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Maximum clock 2.4GHz

Qualcomm has received an order from big clients for a faster iteration of Snapdragon and, guess what? The Snapdragon 821 is born and its Kryo core frequency has jumped from a previous 2.15GHz to 2.4Ghz. 

16 Zen core Opteron is Snowy Owl
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SP4 BGA in mid-2017

Naples is, as Fudzilla exclusively reported, a 32 Zen core Opteron with 64 threads. The 16 core Zen version with a BGA socket is codenamed Snowy Owl. AMD thinks that Snowy Owl will be a great match for the communication and network markets that needs a high performance 64-bit X86 CPU.

Radeon Crimson driver 16.7.1 is out
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Fixes PCIe current draw and improves performance

AMD promised us a driver within 48 hours and after two sleepless nights the developers have delivered one. The driver  fix needed doing urgently and  will draw less current from the motherboard. 

Qualcomm’s VP talks about Project Tango in phones
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Lenovo and Snadragon 800 and 600 support

Lenovo Phab2 Pro is going to be available very soon and this Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 based phone is the world’s first phone that supports Google’s Project Tango. Fudzilla had a chance to speak with Qualcomm’s Vice President, Product Management Seshu Madhavapeddy and learn about the path that got this impressive technology to phone form factor.

AMD details Radeon RX 480 driver  fixes
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Fixes the problem and increases performance by 3 percent

AMD has an update for everyone who has a Radeon RX 480 and is afraid that the card might fry the PCIe slot on the motherboard. The new driver, that solves the problem and increases performance by up to 3 percent should be out today, July 7th. 

Edge screen Meizu might be coming soon
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While CEO questions Meizu MX6 purpose 

Meizu Pro 7 might be the flagship Meizu phone with a curved screen that goes directly after the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and similar edged devices. The picture of the rear surface appeared and at the same time someone leaked an internal mail from Meizu's CEO expressing concerns that MX6 is too similar to Meizu 6 Pro. 

Kaby Lake conjures up two overclocking tricks
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BCLK aware V/F curve and AVX negative ratio offset

Kaby Lake will be a better overclocker. At least this is what Intel is telling its partners right now. The successor to Skylake architecture will have two overclocking enhancements the BCLK aware V/F curve and AVX negative ratio offset.

Zen APU will have a Polaris GPU
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Exclusive: Comes in 2017

AMD’s CEO Lisa Su said both publicly and to Fudzilla exclusively that its desktop Zen comes first, followed by server, notebook and embedded products. We have some exclusive news about the first Zen based APU that will come with four Zen cores and Polaris graphics. 

You can buy Vernee lite Helio X20 now
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It starts at $199 + Vernee Thor for $99

Vernee is a new phone brand from China and the company is among the first to use the three cluster 10 core Helio X20 processor, and now you can buy the thing for $199.99.  You can keep the extra cent.

Intel describes Kaby Lake as a "2017 Platform"
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Early 2017 launch

A lot of people have said that  Intel’s third generation 14nm CPU might launch in early 2017 and even Intel calls the Kaby Lake a 2017 platform, in typically elliptic Chipzilla talk.