News & Reviews: Processor
Jan 17, 2023
Apple have announced their M2 Pro and M2 Max chipsets with the M2 Pro delivering up to 12-core CPU and up to 19-core GPU with up to 32GB of fast unified memory. The M2 Max utilizes this same CPU but goes a level higher with a 38-core GPU, double the unified memory bandwidth and up to 96GB of unified memory. Both chips feature a faster 16-core Neural Engine and are featured in Apple’s latest MacBook Pro and Mac Mini lineups.
Oct 11, 2022
The Google Pixel 7 series finally arrived last week after so many rumours. However, the company might have covered up something that you might want to know, and it's the size of the process that the Tensor G2 uses.
Oct 03, 2022
Apple started using its in-house chip for the Macs in 2020 with the M1 in the MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and 24-inch iMac. After that, it continued to make enhanced versions of the chip, M1 Pro and M1 Max, for the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, then in 2022 we get the M1 Ultra in the new Mac Studio. A new report has arrived saying that M2 might not stop at Ultra, as the company could introduce an even more powerful variant.
Jul 19, 2022
Over the past two years, the pandemic has affected the workforce and raised prices consequentially. One great example was the hiked price of GPU cards. We have also seen 2022 laptop model prices being a bit overpriced more than they used to and may even rise higher in the second half of 2022.
May 23, 2022
MediaTek has come back with two mid-range chips, Dimensity 1050 and Dimensity 930. The semiconductor company accounted for almost 50% of the market share of Android devices last year, and it seems like it's aiming to get higher than that by being more active in making new chips in 2022.
May 02, 2022
Besides the TSMC-produced Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, we might also be seeing the 4G variant at the upcoming announcement. According to a well-known tipster named Shadow_Leak, the chip is being prepared though not much information is given.
Apr 15, 2022
TSMC will reportedly enter mass production for the next-generation 3nm process in the second half of 2022. According to the source, the semiconductor manufacturer is on track to supply Apple with its latest technology in 2023.
Jan 11, 2022
HUAWEI has had a rough time with its chip division HiSilicon due to the trade ban imposed by the US. However, it looks like the Chinese tech company is planning for a strong comeback this year by uploading this intriguing poster, as it suggests that HUAWEI will bring the chips back after a 2-year hiatus.
Dec 01, 2021
After the much teased Snapdragon naming scheme, Qualcomm has officially unveiled the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 premium 5G mobile platform. As mentioned before in our previous news, the new Snapdragon 8 leads the way into a new era of premium mobile technology. This includes 5G, AI, mobile gaming, camera, WiFi and Bluetooth technologies.
Oct 20, 2021
With the recent announcement of the Google Pixel 6 series, Google has joined Apple, Samsung and Huawei for making its own chipset - the Google Tensor. Besides these phone brands, other Android phone manufacturers rely on either Qualcomm or MediaTek for chipsets. However, there are now new reports that OPPO is developing a new chipset as well.