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Snapdragon 8 Gen1 is made on Samsung 4nm process, not TSMC

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Dec 2 2021 9:03 PM CST

Qualcomm has made its new Snapdragon 8 Gen1 platform official, announcing the new SoC during its annual Snapdragon Tech Summit in Maui, Hawaii.

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The new Snapdragon 8 Gen1 SoC was thought to be fabbed on TSMC's process node, but during a Q&A session company CEO Christiano Amon announced the new chip was being fabbed by Samsung on its new 4nm process node.

Alex Katouzian, SVP and General Manager of Qualcomm's Mobile, Compute, and Infrastructure division also chimed in, saying that the flagship new Snapdragon 8 Gen1 SoC is not made by TSMC. The new Snapdragon 8 Gen1 will be a major competitor to Samsung's upcoming Exynos 2200, Apple's new A15 Bionic, and MediaTek's just-announced Dimensity 9000 SoC.

Continue reading: Snapdragon 8 Gen1 is made on Samsung 4nm process, not TSMC (full post)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1 SoC: 5G at 10Gbps, 30% faster Adreno GPU

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Nov 30 2021 9:27 PM CST

Qualcomm is hosting a bunch of influencers, analysts, and tech press at its annual Snapdragon Tech Summit 2021 in Maui, Hawaii where the company has formally announced its new Snapdragon 8 Gen1 SoC.

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The new Snapdragon 8 Gen1 SoC drops the "Qualcomm" branding from the name, and while we don't have totally next-generation performance from the CPU and GPU side of things, we do have a lot of new goodies and world-firsts with the Snapdragon 8 Gen1.

Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 8 Gen1 has the 4th gen Snapdragon X65 5G Modem-RF System, enabling the new Snapdragon 8 to be the most advanced 5G mobile platform in the world -- and not only that -- but also the world's first 5G modem-RF solution that breaches 10Gbps download speeds. Crazy stuff for the future of mobile connectivity. The new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 will make it into devices from the following companies: Black Shark, Honor, iQOO, Motorola, Nubia, OnePlus, OPPO, Realme, Redmi, SHARP, Sony Corporation, vivo, Xiaomi, and ZTE.

Continue reading: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1 SoC: 5G at 10Gbps, 30% faster Adreno GPU (full post)

Intel's new 12th Gen Core 'Alder Lake' non-K chips spotted in the wild

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, Nov 28 2021 7:49 PM CST

Intel's new 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPUs are here but they are all the K-series variants, while the new non-K series are now on the way with a slew of new processors.

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In a new leak, we're being introduced to the Intel 12th Gen Core CPU non-K series including the flagship Core i9-12900, Core i5-12600, Core i5-12500, and Core i5-12400. In the middle of these processors and missing from the lineup are the Core i7-12700, the Core i3-12300, and Core i3-12100 processors as well as the F-series variants without integrated GPUs.

The new Intel Core i9-12900 is a 16-core, 24-thread CPU (8P+8E) with a 2.4GHz base CPU clock and up to 5.1GHz boost CPU clock and there will be 30MB of L3 cache, too. The Intel Core i7-12700 has its Efficiency cores cut in half, down to 12 cores and 20 threads (8P+4E) with CPU clocks down to 2.1GHz base, and 4.9GHz boost (this only applies to the Performance cores).

Continue reading: Intel's new 12th Gen Core 'Alder Lake' non-K chips spotted in the wild (full post)

Intel 14th Gen Core 'Meteor Lake': Intel 4, TSMC 3nm + 4nm + 5nm tech

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Nov 24 2021 6:36 PM CST

Intel is just getting its new 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPUs onto shelves and into gamers' hands, with the 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" dropping in 2022 while the next-next-gen 14th Gen Core "Meteor Lake" CPU has some new details from fresh rumors.

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According to the Commercial Times, the new Intel 14th Gen Core "Meteor Lake" CPU will have a quad-tile design, which seems to point to the Meteor Lake CPUs having the GPU tile in the middle of the processor. There will be a CPU compute tile on top, and then on the bottom, we should find the SoC tile.

Intel will reportedly be using its in-house Intel 7 process which is launching in 2023, with Meteor Lake using a chip block design with some (but not all) of the chip blocks being built by TSMC. The new Intel 14th Gen Core "Meteor Lake" CPUs will integrate computing chips, graphics chips, and connection chips (SoC-LP tiles) into a single Intel Foveros advanced packaging technology.

Continue reading: Intel 14th Gen Core 'Meteor Lake': Intel 4, TSMC 3nm + 4nm + 5nm tech (full post)

Qualcomm Snapdragon brand change: Qualcomm name dropped, more coming

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Nov 22 2021 10:51 PM CST

Qualcomm is hosting its annual Snapdragon Tech Summit starting on November 30, where we'll be introduced to a new flagship Snapdragon chip, a larger 5G push, and Qualcomm's continued success on its leadership in 5G, and some big changes coming to the Snapdragon branding.

The company is making changes to how the world sees the Snapdragon branding, where it will be removing "Qualcomm" from the chip names of its new Snapdragon SoCs. Qualcomm is still there and making the chips but instead of the future "Qualcomm Snapdragon 898" or "Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1" SoC dropping the "Qualcomm" name from the chip name altogether.

Snapdragon chip naming will change as well, instead of what was expected as the purported Snapdragon 898 turning into the Snapdragon 8 Gen1 -- this is Qualcomm using a single-digit series and generation (so, Snapdragon 8 is the series and the "Gen1" is the generation). The recent rumors of the Snapdragon 8 Gen1 now make sense, and have further confirm the recent rumbles of Snapdragon branding changes.

Continue reading: Qualcomm Snapdragon brand change: Qualcomm name dropped, more coming (full post)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1 phones: 4500mAh battery, 65W charging

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Nov 22 2021 8:12 PM CST

Qualcomm is expected to unveil its next-gen flagship SoC which we've been hearing about lately, the new Snapdragon 898, but new rumors suggest it will be called the Snapdragon 8 Gen1.

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The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1 SoC is believed to power next-gen Android-based flagships of 2022 and beyond, with a larger and faster battery -- 4500mAh to start with, and 65W fast-charging. The new Snapdragon 8 Gen1 is reportedly being made on Samsung's 4nm process.

There could be smaller batteries inside of the new smartphones, but with new abilities (faster CPU + GPU, more RAM, faster storage, better camera sensors, faster charging, and more) then the bigger battery starting point -- 4500mAh on the Snapdragon 8 Gen1 -- will be a great thing for smartphone manufacturers, and customers.

Continue reading: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1 phones: 4500mAh battery, 65W charging (full post)

Intel's new Sapphire Rapids HEDT CPU: cya Core-X, hey Xeon Workstation

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, Nov 21 2021 8:32 PM CST

Intel's next-gen Sapphire Rapid-X architecture isn't far away with the new HEDT platform, which will be made on the new Intel 7 node.

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According to the very latest rumors from Tom @ Moore's Law is Dead, we're to expect up to 56 cores and 112 threads of CPU power and DDR5 RAM + PCIe 5.0 support. We are to expect an edition of Sapphire Rapids that will rock super-fast HBM2e memory and a nifty new Ponte Vecchio GPU for the new Aurora supercomputer.

The new rumor from MLID teases that Intel is actually going to drop the Core-X branding with Sapphire Rapids, and launch it as the new Xeon Workstation family of processors. With up to 56 cores, 112 threads, 8-channel DDR5 support, 350W of TDP, and an insane 112 x PCIe 5.0 lanes... Intel is back.

Continue reading: Intel's new Sapphire Rapids HEDT CPU: cya Core-X, hey Xeon Workstation (full post)

MediaTek Dimensity 9000: next-gen SoC with 5G, AI, and TSMC 4nm node

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, Nov 21 2021 7:44 PM CST

MediaTek has just unveiled its new 5G-powered Dimensity 9000 SoC which features 8 cores of CPU power, an ARM Mali-G710 MC10 GPU, ray tracing abilities, 5G connectivity, and it's made on TSMC's new 4nm process node.

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The new MediaTek Dimensity 9000 SoC has 1 x Cortex-X2 at 3.05GHz, 3 x Cortex-A710 at 2.85GHz, and 4 x Cortex-A510 at 1.8GHz on the CPU side of things -- joined by 8MB of L3 cache and 6MB of system-wide cache. This some high-end CPU grunt here, which should see MediaTek better battling Qualcomm, Samsung and Apple in the mobile high-end SoC battle.

We have LPDDR5X memory clocked at up to 7500 MT/s although JEDEC has support for up to 8533 MT/s, but even at the higher LPDDR5X-7500 memory is 17% faster than the LPDDR5-6400 standard.

Continue reading: MediaTek Dimensity 9000: next-gen SoC with 5G, AI, and TSMC 4nm node (full post)

Intel 14th Gen Core 'Meteor Lake' mobile CPU smiles for the camera

Anthony Garreffa | Fri, Nov 19 2021 7:27 PM CST

Intel may have just launched the new 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPUs but the new 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" CPUs will launch next year -- and then in 2023 we'll see the 14th Gen Core "Meteor Lake" CPUs which we have a closer look at right now.

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CNET recently walked through Intel's new chipmaking facility in Arizona, where they snapped some beautiful photos of Intel's new 14th Gen Core "Meteor Lake" mobile processors. Inside of the Intel Fab 42 facility in Chandler, Arizona, CNET snapped some photos of the new Intel Meteor Lake-M processor, which should debut in a couple of years time.

Intel's next-gen Meteor Lake-M should arrive with a 5W to 15W TDP, with multiple tiles on the package with Intel Foveros technology and could have up to 3 tiles. This should be split between the Computer Die (which would be the biggest tile on the photo), the SoC-LP for I/O operations, and then a graphics die. The GPU side of things would see something between 96 and 192 Execution Units (EUs or GPU cores).

Continue reading: Intel 14th Gen Core 'Meteor Lake' mobile CPU smiles for the camera (full post)

Intel Xeon 'Sapphire Rapids': 56C/112T CPU, DDR5 RAM, up to 64GB HBM2e

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Nov 15 2021 8:32 PM CST

Intel has detailed its next-gen Xeon platform "Sapphire Rapids" which will deliver up to 56 cores and 112 threads per CPU, with multiple Xeon "Sapphire Rapids" CPUs per socket -- on top of that DDR5 RAM and PCIe 5.0 technology support.

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Intel's new Xeon "Sapphire Rapids" CPU has 4 stacks of 16GB HBM2e memory, for a total of 64GB HBM2e through Xeon Scalable. The new Sapphire Rapids CPUs are built on Intel's new Eagle Stream platform, unlocking up to 56 cores and 112 threads with up to 350W TDPs.

On the GPU side of things Intel is using its new Ponte Vecchio HPC GPU, offering 4MB of L1 cache and 144MB of L2 cache per GPU tile. In total, there is 408MB of L2 cache while the GPU is going to use multiple fabrication notes: Intel 7 for the base tile, TSMC N7 for Xe-Link, and TSMC N5 for the computing tile.

Continue reading: Intel Xeon 'Sapphire Rapids': 56C/112T CPU, DDR5 RAM, up to 64GB HBM2e (full post)

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