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Catch-up to Qualcomm: how close are Intel and AMD to 7nm processors?

5 monthes ago   |   By Tech Radar

While we've all been waiting for the first 7-nanometer processors for laptops to come from Intel and AMD for years, Qualcomm swooped in to win first place with the Snapdragon 8cx. It's not only the first 7nm processor for laptops, but the chip is also built on an entirely different architecture supplied by ARM, the leading smartphone processor manufacturer. Now that Qualcomm is first out of the gate with a 7nm processor for laptops, where does that leave its incumbent competition, AMD and Intel? Now, it's a matter of determining the silver and bronze medal winners. Well, let's just say one...
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Snapdragon 8cx Platform For Premium Always-Connected PCs

Snapdragon 8cx Platform For Premium Always-Connected PCs

5 monthes ago   |   By Ubergizmo

The Snapdragon 8cx leverages some work done for Snapdragon 855 but it is designed for a laptop power and thermal environment. As a result, it is a lot more powerful than smartphones, hence the ‘x' that stands for eXtreme. It's true, 8cx is the most extreme Snapdragon ever built. Unlike its predecessors, Snapdragon 8cx isn't a re-purposed smartphone processor / SoC. Instead, it has been created in parallel and is designed to enter a new, higher, level of computing as the first 7nm processor for Windows. It can use a larger die size and therefore more compute units, cache memory and...
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Qualcomm reveals Snapdragon 8cx, an Intel-class 7-nanometer laptop chip

Qualcomm reveals Snapdragon 8cx, an Intel-class 7-nanometer laptop chip

5 monthes ago   |   By VentureBeat

Qualcomm says that the Snapdragon 8cx will maintain a "connected standby" status that leads to "instant on" connectivity, yet excellent battery life.
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Bose adds Google Assistant to smart speakers and soundbars already...

Bose adds Google Assistant to smart speakers and soundbars already supporting Alexa

While Amazon and Google are battling for first place among the world's smart speaker vendors, the two tech giants remain open to hardware competition from the likes of Sonos... Read more ...

Hop Fastpass adds Apple Pay support for transit riders in Portland

Hop Fastpass adds Apple Pay support for transit riders in Portland

Starting this week, transit users in the Portland-Vancouver area of Washington can now use iPhone and Apple Watch for transit rides. Customers can add their Hop transit cards... Read more ...

Update to Google's Messages app adds a very useful feature

Update to Google's Messages app adds a very useful feature

Google's master plan to dominate the world includes the placement of Google Assistant into as many apps and devices as possible. To that end, several Reddit posters are... Read more ...

Huawei debuts Honor 20 series with quad camera and side-mounted fingerprint...

Huawei debuts Honor 20 series with quad camera and side-mounted fingerprint scanner

Huawei's Honor unveiled the Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro phones today, just days after Google revealed that it would revoke the company's Android license. Read more ...

Honor 20 Pro vs. OnePlus 7 Pro: which one should you buy?

Honor 20 Pro vs. OnePlus 7 Pro: which one should you buy?

With the recent launch of the OnePlus 7 Pro and Honor 20 Pro, many of you may be wondering how you should spend your money. Despite offers incredible specs and high-end... Read more ...

Honor 20 Pro Preview

Honor 20 Pro Preview

Honor is technically an independent brand that sells phones at amazing prices, but realistically, it's an offshoot of Huawei, so you should not be surprised that its brand new... Read more ...

Smaller Samsung smart speaker hits FCC before ‘Galaxy Home' actually goes on...

Smaller Samsung smart speaker hits FCC before ‘Galaxy Home' actually goes on sale

Alongside the launch of the Galaxy Note 9, Samsung showed off its Bixby-powered smart speaker , the Galaxy Home. Now, several months later, a second smart speaker from Samsung... Read more ...

Unknown Bluetooth-Only Google Device Spotted At The FCC

Unknown Bluetooth-Only Google Device Spotted At The FCC

It seems that Google has a new piece of hardware up its sleeve. An FCC filing has been discovered for an unannounced Bluetooth-only product from Google. The filing itself... Read more ...

New Samsung Galaxy Note10 Concepts Include Pesky Display Holes

New Samsung Galaxy Note10 Concepts Include Pesky Display Holes

The Samsung Galaxy Note10 is not scheduled to arrive until August, and while we wait for more info to leak, Ben Geskin has released two new concept designs of the upcoming... Read more ...

Google follows the Trump administration and gives Huawei a temporary reprieve

Google follows the Trump administration and gives Huawei a temporary reprieve

With Huawei on the ropes, yesterday the Trump administration gave the company a three-month reprieve allowing the company to access U.S. components and parts "necessary to... Read more ...