This is What Mobile Gaming Could Look Like After the iPhone 6

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While most consumers are focused on a rumored iPhone 6 release late this year we got a sneak-peak at technology that could come to a new iPhone in 2015 and really shake up mobile gaming with amazing graphics. With every new iPhone and iPad we gain better graphics that lead to better looking mobile games, […]

Mobile NVIDIA Tegra K1 Outperforms Intel’s PC-Class Haswell Graphics

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NVIDIA stunned the mobile world last week at the Consumer Electronics Show by announcing its 192-core Tegra K1 mobile processor that’s based on ARM Holdings’ ARM Cortex A15 architecture coupled with Keplar graphics designed for mobile computing. Just how good is the NVIDIA Tegra K1? For starters, it won the Gotta Be Mobile Best of CES […]

A5X Chip Rumored for iPhone 5 With Latest Logic Board Leak

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While there is still debate about the ARM-based Apple-designed processor architecture inside the next-generation iPhone 5, there is now rumors that the iPhone will share its internals with the latest third-generation ‘new’ iPad. Though the leaked logic board photos from Chinese site Sina.com do not confirm the processor, a reports on MacRumors state that an internal source–presumably […]

With S3 Graphics Under Its Belt, Will HTC Roll Out Custom ARM Processors?

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HTC confirmed that it is intent on completing its acquisition of graphics company S3. After stating its intention to purchase S3 for $300 million for the company’s 270 patents to thwart Apple’s claims with, the S3 patent claims against Apple were dismissed forcing HTC to re-evaluate its investment. However, HTC general counsel Grace Lei confirmed […]

Qualcomm Supports Custom ROMs by Proxy With Release of Adreno GPU Drivers

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Qualcomm has released graphics drivers for its Snapdragon ARM processors, which makes use of Adreno graphics, to Android developers. The move is a welcomed one from the developer community as Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich supports hardware acceleration and without the newly available graphics drivers from Qualcomm, developing custom Android 4.0 ROMs would be a […]

Qualcomm Offers Viable Quad-Core Challenger With Dual-Core Snapdragon S4 CPU

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In a world dominated by quad-core processors headlined by NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 ARM-based CPU, Qualcomm is showing that there is still life left in dual-core processing technology with its dual-core Snapdragon S4 chipset in the form of the MSM8960. AnandTech, which recently got a version of the Snapdragon S4 chip for testing and benchmarking, posted […]

iPad 3 Leaked Photos Shows A5X Processor, Not A6 Model

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It looks like Apple may giveth and Apple may taketh, especially when it comes to the hotly anticipated Apple iPad 3 next-generation tablet that’s been speculated for an early March debut. The latest leaks suggest that the iPad 3 will probably debut with iOS 5.1, will come with a higher resolution Retina-like Display for tablets, […]

ARM Mali-T658 Octo-Core Graphics Promises Console Quality Performance

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Following NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 announcement with a quad-core ARM-based CPU and the company’s own GeForce-based 12-core graphics engine, ARM has released specs for its updated Mali graphics unit. The ARM Mali graphics engine, model T400, is the graphics used in Samsung’s Exynos processor and is deployed on the South Korean smartphone-maker’s Galaxy S II smartphone, […]

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 CPUs Will Help Smartphones Replace Game Consoles

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We’ve already begun seeing the cannibalization of dedicated game consoles–like the Microsoft Xbox, Nintendo Wii, and Sony PlayStation–thanks to the emergence of cheap games on mobile smartphones and tablets that are readily available for consumption by the casual gaming. However, as mobile hardware becomes more powerful, Qualcomm predicts that new smartphones and tablets running its forthcoming Snapdragon […]

Qualcomm’s New Snapdragon Branding Urges Power Users to Choose S4 Chips

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Following Nokia‘s move to simplify its smartphone line, Qualcomm may be doing the same in trying to simplify the branding behind its various mobile Snapdragon processors to allow customers to easily discern between a high-end and an entry-level smartphone with its chipset. The new branding convention will be S1, S2, S3, and S4 where S1 […]

Why Is HTC Buying S3 Graphics?

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HTC has announced that it is acquiring S3 graphics from VIA Technologies and WTI for $300 million. Though HTC has focused its business on making smartphones and user interface and apps to differentiate itself from rivals in the past, the move could propel HTC into the chip business where HTC may not have to rely […]

Next-Gen Apple A6 ARM Processor to Use PowerVR Series 6 ‘Rogue’ GPU?

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Apple, a major investor in Imagination Technologies, may be a licensee for the company’s next-generation PowerVR Series 6 graphics engine, codenamed Rogue. Though Imagination Technologies have revealed that ST-Ericsson, Texas Instruments, and MediaTek are three licensees of the GPU, it also revealed that there are three licensees that ‘are yet to be announced’ for its […]

TI Announces Multi-Core ARM OMAP 4 Chipset for Windows, Android Tablets

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In addition to Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon coming early 2012 and NVIDIA demoing Kal-El running Windows 8, Texas Instruments’ multi-core chipset will be competitive with its rivals’ quad-core offerings using a hybrid architecture that will lead to better energy efficiency and lower power consumption. The TI OMAP4470 chip is expected to land in the first half […]

Benchmark Confirms Unreleased Motorola Droid 3 Specs

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Early benchmarks on the Nenamark benchmarking site confirms some preliminary specs of the upcoming, yet unreleased Motorola Droid 3 smartphone destined for Verizon Wireless. The Android smartphone was shown by the benchmark to come with a PowerVR SGX540 graphics processor, suggesting that it would be arriving a dual-core gigahertz applications processor by Texas Instruments, and […]

LG Creating Its Own ARM Chips in the Future

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Like its South Korean rival Samsung, LG has signed a deal to license ARM designs for mobile processors in the hopes of creating its own in-house chips. The company would compete against Texas Instruments, Samsung, Apple, Qualcomm, Marvell, and others with ARM mobile chipsets. ARM Holdings, the body behind the ARM reference design, has announced […]

NVIDIA Project Kal-El Mobile Processor Demo (Video)

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While dual-core Tegra 2 processors are only starting to roll out on popular devices today, NVIDIA is not sitting cozy. The company has an aggressive roadmap for its Tegra line of ARM-based mobile processors, and the company is looking ahead to quad-core performance by the end of this year. I caught up with NVIDIA at […]

NVIDIA Announces Quad-Core CPU, 12-Core GPU on Mobile

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If you think the Tegra 2 is strong and powerful, you better wait for NVIDIA’s Tegra successor, codenamed Kal-El, which promises a qhopping quad-core processor coupled with a 12-core NVIDIA GPU to support display resolutions of 2,560 X 1,600 pixels. According to the chip-maker Kal-El delivers up to 5 times the performance of Tegra 2. […]