Review: Qualcomm (Microsoft) SQ1 ARM SoC inside
The day has finally arrived. A high-end design based on Qualcomm’s promising 8CX processor is finally shipping. Two weeks ago, it started shipping in the US, and just a few days ago the first systems shipped to customers in Europe.
Computex 19: Hell froze over
Intel is serious about getting back on track and competing in every single sector of the market and managed to beat the best of AMD notebook offering in graphics. The Gen 11 graphics inside Ice Lake-U 10nm notebooks that are scheduled to ship in holiday season 2019 beat the AMD Picasso 12nm Ryzen 7 3700U in 25W in graphics.
Always connected at 7nm and 5nm
ARM has already shared with the press and analyst that the company expects to ship Cortex A76 based products in both 10 and 7nm in late 2018/early 2019, but now it has disclosed a few more details about its 7nm Deimos and 7/5nm Hercules parts.
At least a bit
Beancounters at Digitimes Research have added up some numbers and divided them by their shoe size and decided that notebook sales have slightly increased.
No notebooks and slim EPYC
AMD got mostly positive comments on its financial performance in Q2 18, and it did a great job having the highest quarter in five years. The logic behind this data is that AMD had more than five years of very weak product portfolio to sell especially in desktop/data center and since early 2017 they finally have Ryzen on desktop and EPYC on the data center side.
Could cause confusion among customers
It appears that both Dell and HP have been caught advertising Intel's Optane SSD as "memory", or rather precisely, together with RAM, despite the fact that Optane SSDs clearly belong with storage as an addition to the HDD.
Laptop class performance in 2019
Before we even start, we want to make clear that Cortex A76 - the successor of the flagship A75 today - is targeting both phones and laptops with a big focus and four times improvement in ML and AI performance.
Up to Core i9-8950HK and new G-Sync and non-G-Sync panels
Following the launch of Intel's 8th generation Core Coffee Lake CPUs, Alienware has updated its top Alienware 17 and Alienware 15 notebooks with new CPUs.
15.6-incher with both Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7
Following the earlier announcement, Acer has now put its Mobile Ryzen-equipped Swift 3 notebook online, suggesting these should be available soon.