Nvidia to make its Tegra Next SoC announcement on August 22
Published in Mobiles


By ex ATI, AMD now Nvidia engineer at Hot Chips

The Hot Chips conference that takes place in the last weeks of August will be a fun place to be. Among many others topics,  Nvidia plans to talk about its Tegra-Next System-on-Chip. 

AMD 2017 Opteron has three sockets
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 18:52

AMD 2017 Opteron has three sockets


Exclusive: 4, 8, 12, 16, 24 and 32 core versions

Zen-based Opteron processors should appear by mid-2017 and our deep throats have revealed that there will be three different sockets. Not only that, the entry level Zen based processors will come in four or eight Zen core configurations and they will use the  SP4r2 BGA socket. AMD has been developing them under the Snowy Owl codename. 

MediaTek P20 powered Coolpad A9S-9 spotted
Published in Mobiles


Shaping a 16nm FinFET part

The Coolpad A9S-9 is the first phone spotted in the GFX Bench database and what makes this phone special is the fact that this is the first time we've seen a 16nm FinFET Plus based Helio P20 in the wild. 

Meizu MX 6 is 5.5 inches tall
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 20:12

Meizu MX 6 is 5.5 inches tall


Helio X20 costs Yuan 1999 (270 Eur, $299)

After Meizu MX5 came the MX6 and yet again the company chose the deca-core Helio X20 processor and packed it in a 5.5 inch phone that is 7.25 millimeters thin. Let’s not forget that the Helio X20 also brings the Cat 6. modem in play with support for carrier aggregation. 

Nvidia Volta gets 16nm FinFET treatment
Published in Graphics
Thursday, 14 July 2016 13:26

Nvidia Volta gets 16nm FinFET treatment


While Vega sticks with 14nm

A little birdie told us that Nvidia is giving its Volta the 16nm FinFET treatment. This product uses stacked DRAM too so it looks like the whole thing will be pretty bleeding edge.

Patchworks confirms Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Published in Mobiles


Has Metallized Rubber for Note 7

A company which is famous for its Flexguard Case has one ready for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. This would not be news if Samsung publicly announced this phone, but as you know, it didn’t. 

John Byrne becomes president of Dell and EMC unified global channel
Published in News


Controls $20+ billion revenue

John Byrne an ex Advanced 3D, ATI, AMD executive has just got promoted again at Dell. He is now president of the Dell and EMC global channel. Mike Magee and Fudo have known John Byrne for close to two decades, but now is not the time for kiss and tell.

Pokemon Go captures the world’s attention
Published in Games


Nintendo share rises 23 percent

It is not official but the world went crazy about the Pokemon Go augmented reality game. Young people and so-called adults  are playing the game so much that it got down to mainstream media and even caused a massive crash in the US. 

Nvidia details European Geforce GTX 1060 prices
Published in Graphics


10 partners to launch custom boards

Nvidia got back to us with the official pricing for the Geforce GTX 1060 with  more details than our earlier article we posted last Friday. The card in the US will cost $249 + tax while EU cards with VAT will range from 279 Euro. The UK price is GBP 239 which is at current exchange identical to Euro pricing. They will launch on July 19th.  

Snapdragon 821 launched
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 11 July 2016 18:46

Snapdragon 821 launched


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.