Rumor: Samsung Will Have a 2GHz Dual-Core Phone Next Year

A Samsung rep has been caught claiming that they are "planning to release a 2GHz dual-core CPU-equipped smartphone by next year," adding that "this product will have the data processing capacities of a regular PC." Not only does Samsung plan on using these chips in their own smartphones, they're also hoping to sell… » 4/18/11 10:10am 4/18/11 10:10am

Intel Will Support USB 3.0 in 2012's Ivy Bridge Chipsets

AMD can't have expected Intel wouldn't be snapping at its heels soon after announcing yesterday they'd be supporting USB 3.0 in two upcoming chipsets. Though AMD didn't specify a timeframe, Intel has said their Ivy Bridge silicon would debut in 2012—and told developers to work on both Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 [CNET] » 4/14/11 4:30am 4/14/11 4:30am

AMD Chipsets Will be the First to Support USB 3.0

You may've noticed there are many laptops and PCs out there that support USB 3.0 now, but unfortunately both AMD and Intel haven't added support for the latest version in their chipsets before. This is set to change with AMD's A75 and A70M chipsets, which will be the first to be branded "Superspeed USB." Previously,… » 4/13/11 7:40am 4/13/11 7:40am

Quad-Core Snapdragon Chipsets Will Blaze Into Devices Next Year

Over the past year, Qualcomm has added a dose of glamor to chipsets, with many of our commenters regularly lambasting manufacturers for not choosing Snapdragon for their products. Those arguments look set to become even more regular, now Qualcomm's confirmed quad-core Snapdragons are on their way, for at least 12x the… » 2/14/11 5:10am 2/14/11 5:10am

1.5GHz Snapdragons Arriving End of 2011, 1.2GHz Early Next Year

Unfortunately we won't be seeing any 1.5GHz Snapdragon-powered smartphones before the end of 2011, after Qualcomm's CEO mistakenly told assembled gatherers at an event today that they'd be arriving in Q1. What he meant to say was that the 1.2GHz Snapdragon chips would be arriving in Q1. Whoops. » 9/08/10 12:04pm 9/08/10 12:04pm

Via VN1000 Chipset Classes Up Your Low-End PC With Power-Efficient…

Via's been on a roll lately with power-efficient products, and the VN1000 continues the trend. For those of you with lower-end desktops or all-in-one Windows 7 PCs, the VN1000's your chance at a full HD multimedia experience that's also a stingy power consumer. It supports Blu-ray and DX10.1, DDR3 system memory at… » 12/11/09 11:19am 12/11/09 11:19am

Nvidia's Nforce Chipset Is Dead in the Water

I used an Nvidia Nforce-based motherboard in the first computer I ever built, so I'm a little sad to see that Nvidia's freezing all development on their Nforce chipset because of licensing issues with Intel, primarily over whether or not Nvidia's license covers chipsets for Nehalem-based processors. Nvidia's not… » 10/08/09 9:29am 10/08/09 9:29am