Crazy Rumor of the Day: Intel to buy NVIDIA, make Jen-Hsun the CEO

nvidia ceo Jen-Hsun Huang
by 1 year ago

Intel has the most advanced chip fabrication facilities in the industry, they design some of the best CPUs for personal computers, but they suck at making GPUs, and don’t even get us started about their attempts to enter the smartphone space. NVIDIA depends on TSMC to make their Tegra chips and their GPUs, with the latter widely heralded as delivering the best gaming experience today. Obviously these two companies should merge because they complement each other so well.

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs LG Optimus 4X HD – head to head comparison [video]

by 2 years ago

The Galaxy S3’s presence is currently being felt throughout the world. With the S3, Samsung has easily produced one of the hottest smartphones to ever hit the market. Destined to shine, the Galaxy S3 bears the specs that help it handily beat out nearly any phone on the market. But, despite its prowess, Samsung’s superphone is facing some top-notch competition. Competitor HTC, with their One series phones, obviously aims to steal the spotlight from the Galaxy S3. But, who would expect the not-so-prominent LG to throw a quad-core behemoth into the mix? One that gives Sammy a run for their…

LG’s quad core giant: Optimus 4X HD review and hands-on video

by 2 years ago

LG may not be the world’s best-known smartphone maker or the largest maker of smartphones in the world, like their co-nationals Samsung, but the Koreans are, nevertheless, a force to be reckoned with. First off, the phone maker has passed through a long period of lackluster evolution, marked by mediocre products and a dwindling mindshare. But now, all signs indicate that LG is back with a vengeance. And for those in the know – LG has been making major waves in their display division, and is producing what many consider to be some of the finest displays available to date. Over…

How it Works: Systems on a Chip (SoC)

HOW-IT-WORKS system on a chip
by 2 years ago

When buying smartphones and tablets, we often talk about their processing power, and make a big fuss of their speed, and whether they can offer single-, dual-, or multiple-core capabilities. And while we do focus on the processor most of the time, you’ll have to know that things aren’t as simple as that. Instead of just simple processors, we have Systems on a Chip (SoC) inside these devices that offer more complex functionality. What is a System on a Chip? Since smartphones and tablets are basically smaller computers, they require pretty much the same components we see in desktops and…

Mobile GPUs to be on-par with consoles in a couple of years? NVIDIA says it’s possible

by 2 years ago

Once upon a time, mobile phones used to weigh a couple of pounds (literally), feature large antennas, and very basic designs, and were used primarily to make and receive voice calls. Today’s smartphones are as much gaming machines and music players as they are devices for managing calls. However, mobile gaming is still far off from the quality of console or PC games and you might think that things will stay that way for a long, long time. If we are to believe NVIDIA’s claims, though, this situation could well change in the (very) near future, with mobile GPU (graphics…