AMD claims its R390 series is a new chip -- but it's not
Published in Graphics


It looks the same

We don’t know what do you need to do to call a chip a new architecture but are suspicious about some comments about the R390 series

MediaTek MT8173 Cortex A72 runs Android 5.1
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 11:41

MediaTek MT8173 Cortex A72 runs Android 5.1


Looks quite ready

We got to see the second version of the MediaTek MT8173, the world's first Cortex A72 tablet SoC. 

TSMC is the king of 28nm
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 12 May 2015 11:19

TSMC is the king of 28nm


78 percent of the market

TSMC looks certain to keep its foot firmly on the throat of 28nm chip production, according to a new study.

Wafer shipments will remain flat
Published in News
Thursday, 30 April 2015 12:59

Wafer shipments will remain flat


UMC waiting 28 nm process sales to grow

Foundry chipmaker United Microelectronics has warned that its wafer shipments and ASPs to stay flat while sales generated from 28nm process technology grow.

Gigabyte introduces its own short GTX 960 graphics card
Published in Graphics


The Gigabyte GV-N960IX-2GD

Following in the footsteps of other Nvidia partners, Gigabyte has also unveiled its own version of the short Geforce GTX 960 ITX graphics card, the GV-N960IX-2GD.

AMD Greenland 2016 is a 14nm GPU
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 09:04

AMD Greenland 2016 is a 14nm GPU


Focused on low power

Greenland is the successor of Fiji, and we don’t think it will be radically new core. The main goal for Greenland is to bring more performance per watt to AMD GPUs in 2016. 

UMC scoops up 28nm SoC orders from TSMC
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 09:36

UMC scoops up 28nm SoC orders from TSMC


Qualcomm and MediaTek take the plunge

Last week it emerged that TSMC may be losing some 28nm orders to other foundries, and now it appears that UMC is snatching its business.

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. 

MediaTek announces Cortex-A72/A53 quad-core tablet SoC
Published in Mobiles


28nm MT8173 is a big.LITTLE quad

MediaTek is definitely Qualcomm's number one competitor in the smartphone space, and the company has just announced rather interesting product for tablets as well. 

Bandwidth might not be everything for HBM Fiji
Published in Graphics


History lesson

AMD Hawaii came in late 2013 with a 512-bit memory interface, which was surprising, but the card did quite well against Nvidia's Kepler-based Geforce 780 TI in the high-end.