The GPU and mobile SoC maker Nvidia announced that it will make available its GPU and visual computing technologies for licensing by any interested company. The move will allow chipmakers such as Samsung to use Nvidia GPUs in their mobile systems on a chip.
This week, Asus showed off a bunch of great tablets, some running Intel, Samsung won a ban of old Apple products, the Prism scandal erupted, and the Xperia Z Google Edition has been pretty much confirmed. Full details and video after the break.
ARM has released details of its new Cortex-A12 processor which is designed to be a successor to the very popular Cortex-A9. Aimed at the mid-range smartphone and tablet markets, the A12 is 40 percent faster than the A9. If you buy a mid-range Android smartphone in 2014 it could well be powered by this design.
The decline of the Exynos SoC: how did we come to the disappointment of the Exynos 5 Octa and where can Samsung go from here?
Samsung has chosen (or has been forced) to ship the Galaxy S4 with two different processors – one model contains the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 and the other Samsung’s very own Exynos Octa. What most consumers don’t know is that Samsung might be in a position to increase the performance of Exynos Octa based Galaxy S4 devices by as much as 10 percent this summer just by releasing new software.
Most smartphones and tablets are running an ARM-based SoC, so it’s not surprising that ARM has announced that 2.6 billion chips shipped in Q1 2013 using it’s technology, resulting in revenue worth $269.9 (£170.3) million.
The Raspberry Pi is facing some stiff competition from the BeagleBone Black. The latest revision of the Beagle single board computer (SBC) is now available for just $45. The extra $10, compared to the price of a Raspberry Pi, gets you some worth while upgrades.
We understand the computer and mobile device will soon be on the same plane, and a new graphics benchmark technology may give us a better understanding of just where we stand. As we ease into the OS crossing platforms, it’s a good idea to know just where the hardware measures up… or falls short.
ARM and TSMC have issued a press released stating that the new Cortex-A57 chip has reached the “tape out” stage and is now ready for mass production.
The Exynos 5 Octa (said to be powering the Galaxy S4) contains a PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU, instead of a Mali design from ARM. What does that mean for the user experience?