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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 710 chip brings high-end AI smarts to mid-range mobiles

AMERICAN CHIPMAKER Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 710 SoC, the first chip in its new AI-focused 700 series.  Qualcomm first detailed its 700 series at this year’s Mobile World Congress, at the time claiming the processors will sit just below the 800-series when it comes to performance, delivering high-end AI features to mid-range mobiles.  The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, like the higher-end ... Read More »

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 710 chip brings high-end AI smarts to mid-range mobiles

AMERICAN CHIPMAKER Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 710 SoC, the first chip in its new AI-focused 700 series.  Qualcomm first detailed its 700 series at this year’s Mobile World Congress, at the time claiming the processors will sit just below the 800-series when it comes to performance, delivering high-end AI features to mid-range mobiles.  The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, like the higher-end ... Read More »

Intel’s first 10nm Cannon Lake processor debuts after years of delays

CHIPMAKER Intel’s long-delayed 10nm Cannon Lake processors have finally made an official appearance, in the, er, mid-range Lenovo IdeaPad 330.  Intel’s first 10nm silicon was originally slated for release in late 2016, but technical challenges encountered in shrinking transistors to ever smaller scales led to the launch being delayed until 2017. In its latest Q1 earnings report, the firm confessed that the company was pushing back ... Read More »

AMD’s new APUs mix Ryzen Pro CPUs with Vega graphics on a single chip

AMD CHIP ALCHEMY has struck again, this time seeing the chipmaker mix its Ryzen Pro CPU with Radeon Vega graphics onto a single chip. The latest accelerated processing unit (APU) comes in three mobile guises and four models for desktop use. On the mobile APU side, the Ryzen 7 Pro 2700U leads the pack with four-core and eight thread processors ... Read More »

Google’s TPU 3.0 will give AI algorithms a processing kick up the backside

GOOGLE HAS REVEALED the third-generation of its Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) designed to give powering and training artificial intelligence (AI) a kick up the backside. Announced by Google chief executive Sundar Pichai at Google’s I/O conference, TPU 3.0 is eight times more powerful than its predecessor at powering machine learning algorithms. As a result, Google has added liquid cooling to ... Read More »

Qualcomm is reportedly planning to exit the server chip market

QUALCOMM MIGHT BE CALLING TIME on its chips for servers as it looks to end its fledgeling position in the data centre world. A person familiar with the matter blabbed the news to Bloomberg, noting Qualcomm is trying to figure out if it should stop trying to play in a market dominated by Intel and IBM. Qualcomm’s original push into the ... Read More »

Intel is killing off its Kaby-Lake X Core i processors

CLOSING THINGS is en vogue at Intel, as the chipmaker has shuttered its Kaby Lake-X line of processors less than a year after first launching them.  Intel revealed in a ‘product change notification’ that the Core i7-7740X and Core i5-7640X CPUs will begin a discontinuation program from 7 May, with a big shutdown happening in November and the last product discontinuation ... Read More »

Intel delays 10nm chips yet again as firm suffers ‘yield issues’

CHIPMAKER Intel is once again delaying volume production of its long-awaited 10nm chips after suffering “yield issues”.  Intel’s first 10nm silicon was originally slated for release in late 2016, but technical challenges encountered in shrinking transistors to ever smaller scales led to the launch being delayed until 2017.   The last we heard, back in September last year, Intel had once again pushed back mass ... Read More »

AMD plans Ryzen 7 2800X CPU to take on Intel’s 8-core Coffee Lake chips

CHIPMAKER AMD might be planning to augment its Ryzen 2 CPUs with the Ryzen 7 2800X in order to take on Intel’s incoming 8-core Coffee Lake chips.  That’s according to hints from Jim Anderson, senior vice president at AMD, which indicate that the company has held off on releasing the more powerful part in order to wait and see what Intel does ... Read More »

AMD’s low-power Ryzen 3 2200GE and Ryzen 5 2400GE chips come with Vega graphics

AMD HAS LAUNCHED low-powered Ryzen 3 2200GE and Ryzen 5 2400GE chips that come equipped with the firm’s Vega graphics accelerators. The AMD Ryzen 3 2200GE and Ryzen 5 2400GE follow in the footsteps of the Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G – because that’s not going to be confusing for anyone – which pack in the same number of cores and threads, but come ... Read More »

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