Snapdragon X50 is 10nm
Published in Mobiles


Will be finished this year

3GPP has locked the 5G standard and Qualcomm’s first 5G modem, called the X50, will enter production in the latter part of the year. It is a 10nm chip that goes arm in arm with Snapdragon 855.

OnePlus 5T gets Android 8.1
Published in Mobiles


AI infused Oreo

There is only a handful of phones that have had an Android 8.1 official update. As of last night, Central European Time, OnePlus 5T is one of them.

Nvidia-Intel licensing was really just a payment
Published in Graphics


Settlement wrapped in a paper

Last year Nvidia stopped getting so called licensing money from Intel. After five years the financial injection was  delivered in total. This all came after the Intel and Nvidia conflict that started over chipsets, but essentially was a settlement that ended up being called licensing. It never was GPU licensing.  

Apple won’t do 5G in 2019
Published in Mobiles


Not an early adopter

Apple is known for not being an early adopter when it comes to new wireless standards. According to people close to the matter, Apple 2019 iPhone won’t have 5G capability. Intel might even be ready with its 5G PC solution.

Darren Grasby gets to run AMD CPU and GPU sales
Published in Processors


Reporting directly to Jim Anderson

Up until January, Darren Grasby an ATI sales veteran, was working as President EMEA and Global Channel Sales at AMD. A month later he was promoted to run Corporate VR Global Computing and Graphics Sales and president for AMD in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Ryzen 5 codename is hinted at
Published in Processors


Years away -  2022 to 2025 

AMD has a video where it talks about the Ryzen and its success over the last year and Mike Clark Sr. Fellow Design Engineering was allowed to slip the Codename Ryzen 5 to his rapt listeners.

AMD Navi is no high end GPU
Published in Graphics


RX580 successor

We have been sitting on this piece of information for a while, but maybe it's the right time to share it with you. Navi 7nm the 2019 chip will not be a high end GPU, it will be a quite powerful performance/mainstream chip.

Chris Hook leaves AMD
Published in Graphics


After 17 years

One of the most prominent names in AMD’s RTG, Chris Hook, has left AMD. He walked away after seventeen years of ATI and AMD combined with his last job as Sr. Director, Global Product Marketing at AMD.

Xiaomi Mi 7 front and back pictured
Published in Mobiles


SD 845, in-display fingerprint, notch

Xiaomi's Mi7 is a Snapdragon 845 phone that will sell in millions. The latest leaked pictures have confirmed the notched display, in display fingerprint reader and the rear dual camera setup.

Vega 7nm is not a GPU
Published in Graphics


Current plan: will never be

Many AMD fanboys hoped that Vega 7 nm would be a GPU that could make Vega more competitive to Nvidia's offering.