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Apple didn't ditch Intel for Skylake
Published in PC Hardware
Friday, 10 July 2020 10:44

Apple didn't ditch Intel for Skylake


It always planned a discrete CPU

This article might serve as a short history class about how Apple operates, especially in hardware design. Apple created its first phone SoC the famous A4 in 2010, and it created its first iPad specific A6X chip in 2012.

Apple will develop its discrete GPU
Published in Graphics
Friday, 10 July 2020 09:49

Apple will develop its discrete GPU


Total hardware control

Earlier this week, there were some rumors that Apple will use its graphics IP to build the discrete graphics processors, probably starting with a notebook first, and we can assure you that these plans are real.

Do nanometers matter?
Published in PC Hardware
Thursday, 25 June 2020 11:00

Do nanometers matter?


Analysis:
Interesting marketing that works

I have been around to vividly remember 350 nm and the first Pentium and AMD K5/K6 processors, and since that time, I have tracked the microprocessors and GPU market. It went swiftly from 350 to 250nm and later to 180, 130, 90, 65, 45, 32nm, and 14nm. It took some ten significant geometry shrinking and power reductions to get to 10nm and even to get to 7nm. Apple, in collaboration with TSMC, is just months away from announcing 5nm chips, but the real question is, do nanometers matter?

Apple announces its silicon
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 24 June 2020 11:21

Apple announces its silicon


Analysis:
Takes two years to transition

Apple has finally announced the beginning of a two-year transition towards its own silicon. The first systems based on Apple silicon will be shipping later this year.

Lenovo Flex 5G available in the US
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 24 June 2020 11:01

Lenovo Flex 5G available in the US


Qualcomm starts 5G laptop era

The Always Connected PC (ACPC) initiative and Snapdragon 8cx with 5G modem have enabled what will go down in history as the first 5G enabled laptop. The Lenovo Flex 5G is available at Verizon in the US.

Xilinx announces two streaming server appliances
Published in Cloud


Real-Time Server Appliances for High-Quality, Low-Cost Live Video Streaming


Two things happened since March and the COVID-19 virus-induced crisis. Gaming grew, and streaming grew, among total internet use, teleconferencing, and home office explosion. Xilinx announced two real-time server appliances to offer high quality, low-cost live video streaming platform.

Jim Keller did his Intel job, moves out
Published in News


Four leaders continue his work

A lot of people were surprised to learn that Jim Keller decided to leave Intel for personal reasons. We were less surprised than the rest of his colleagues, just based on Jim’s track record as we believe that Keller went and did what he was hired to do, and left. 

This year's Zen 3 is not 5nm
Published in PC Hardware
Friday, 05 June 2020 10:24

This year's Zen 3 is not 5nm


Zen 4 to go to the next node

Digitimes, VideoCardz, and RetiredEngineer (twitter) started an intriguing rumor that Ryzen 4000 might end up at 5nm+. Asking around at a reliable place, we have to disappoint some of you as this won't be the case. The Ryzen 4000 series based on Zen 3 core is still at 7nm.

Tiger Lake powered NUC in late 2020
Published in News
Thursday, 04 June 2020 10:38

Tiger Lake powered NUC in late 2020


Hades Follow up / Panther Canyon

Hades Canyon was the Intel’s first and last attempt to use AMD Radeon graphics connected to its eight-generation Core processor, all in a 100W TDP small form factor package. Now Intel plans a successor to that machine in the later part of 2020.

Mali G78 is the 2021 GPU
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 13:37

Mali G78 is the 2021 GPU


24 cores, 25 percent perf up

ARM Mali GPUs are the number one shipping graphics processor covering gaming, XR, AI, and entertainment. ARM shared with us the updated GPU roadmap and introduced Mali-G78.