SoC targeting handheld consoles, as well as other devices
Qualcomm is on a roll these days at its annual Snapdragon Tech Summit 2021, and a big part of the day-two has been left for the Snapdraong G3x Gen 1, a special SoC targetting handheld consoles and similar devices. It even partnered up with Razer, creating the Snapdragon G3x Handheld Development kit.
ARMv9 CPU cores, new Adreno GPU, camera improvements, and more
During its annual Snapdragon Tech Summit 2021, Qualcomm has unveiled its latest flagship mobile SoC, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, bringing improvements across the board, including new ARMv9 CPU cores, new Adreno GPU, 7th Gen Qualcomm AI engine, camera improvements with Snapdragon Sight Camera Technology, 4th gen Snapdragon Elite Gaming, and more.
Snapdragon 778G+, Snapdragon 695, Snapdragon 680, and Snapdragon 480+
Qualcomm has unveiled four new SoCs, or, to be precise, two new SoCs and two "plus" versions of existing SoCs, the Snapdragon 778G+, Snapdragon 695, Snapdragon 680, and Snapdragon 480+. This can be seen as Qualcomm's push to refresh the existing lineup as well as bring 5G connectivity to mid-range and entry-level markets.
Big chips for big performance
During its announced Apple Mac keynote, the company has announced a new line of MacBook Pro devices, as well as two new SoCs that will power those devices, the M1 Pro and the M1 Max.
Data center strategy
It is impossible to get a comment from either AMD or Xilinx on this matter, but as far as we could ask around, AMD is going to attempt to buy Xilinx. The move will help the company’s data center strategy, and it is carefully targeted.
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.
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.
2nd gen 7nm, new architecture
Apple’s new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max come with A13 bionic, the second-generation 7nm process manufactured SoC.
Scorpio, and Scarlett SoCs
Our knowledgeable sources have whispered that Intel has hired John Sell, a chap who was the chief architect of Xbox One, Scorpio, and Scarlett SoCs. John joined as an Intel Fellow to work on security.
7nm with ARM's new Cortex-A77 CPU/Mali-G77 GPU
Mediatek has made quite a surprising announcement as its new SoC will be the first to use ARM's new SOC design with Cortex-A77 CPU cores and Mali-G77 GPU, as well as an integrated 5G modem.