Apple’s A10 fusion chip smokes the competition, we knew, now we know why

Apple’s A10 Fusion chipset is the first time that the company has introduced a total of four processing cores. Two of them are power cores, while the remaining two are efficient cores, similar to ARM’s Cortex-A53. The latest Chipworks teardown managed to compare the different cores sizes and what we’ve seen so far is that Apple really loves to design big cores, which have their own natural advantages, which we’ll get to in a while. Continue reading “Apple’s A10 fusion chip smokes the competition, we knew, now we know why”

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 653, 626, and 427: Qualcomm Announces Successors to Popular Mid-Range SoCs

Qualcomm is one of the world’s most renowned mobile chipset manufacturers and 2016 has been a good year for Qualcomm so far — the Snapdragon 65x series has garnered rave reviews for providing stellar performance in the mid-range market segment, and the Snapdragon 820 and Snapdragon 821 received an improved critical reception over the Snapdragon 810. To build on the successful year, at its 4G/5G summit in Hong Kong, Qualcomm announced two new SoCs in the mid-range Snapdragon 600 series, the Snapdragon 653 and Snapdragon 626. For the entry-level tier, the company is rolling out the Snapdragon 427. Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon 653, 626, and 427: Qualcomm Announces Successors to Popular Mid-Range SoCs”

Samsung begins Industry’s first mass production of System-on-Chip with 10-Nanometer FinFET Technology

Considering that the vast majority of Android smartphones are powered by processors designed by Qualcomm, it’s sometimes difficult to remember that Samsung themselves not only design, but also manufacturer smartphone processors. In fact, Samsung has had a recent history of producing processors for even the biggest names such as Qualcomm. Samsung today announced that it has started  mass production of System-on-Chip (SoC) based on 10-nanometer (nm) FinFET technology, as it had promised last year. It also claims that it is the first in the industry to make 10nm SoCs. Continue reading “Samsung begins Industry’s first mass production of System-on-Chip with 10-Nanometer FinFET Technology”

Samsung plans to ditch Qualcomm for good, wants to use AMD or Nvidia GPUs in 2018 Exynos chipsets

Recently SoftBank announced that they had completed the acquisition of ARM, and it is a big deal because many big names in the mobile industry rely on ARM for their mobile chipsets, and Samsung is one of them. They also rely on ARM for their mobile GPUs, with ARM’s Mali series of GPUs being featured on Samsung’s Exynos chipsets.

That might be about to change however, according to a new “exclusive” report from sammobile, Samsung is in talks with both AMD and Nvidia for GPU tech.

Continue reading “Samsung plans to ditch Qualcomm for good, wants to use AMD or Nvidia GPUs in 2018 Exynos chipsets”

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