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You Might Actually Want AMD's Latest Processor In Your Next Laptop

For years, AMD processors have been a byword for cheap and cheerful — frequently picked in budget gaming guides, but always followed by some justification about how a Core i3 would be a better option if you weren’t so poor. But the latest AMD APU, named Carrizo, might just be the company’s battery-sipping,… » 6/02/15 10:45pm 6/02/15 10:45pm

A Reminder That Newer Stuff Isn't Always Better, Courtesy of Qualcomm

Every six months or so, mobile processing giant Qualcomm announces its latest and greatest Snapdragon processor, a piece of silicon that will find its way into the newest Android handset, making your life faster and better and so much higher-resolution than the old, crummy Snapdragon. Only, in the case of Snapdragon… » 4/24/15 1:43pm 4/24/15 1:43pm

LG's Next Smartphone Will Have Its Own Processor Inside

One factor that's certainly helped in Samsung's near-domination of the Android market over the last few years is its use of Samsung-manufactured components in its vast range of Android handsets. You can therefore bet that the CEO won't be too happy to hear that LG is now manufacturing top-end silicon of its own. » 10/24/14 2:12am 10/24/14 2:12am

Apple's New A7 Processor Has Crazy Graphics, Also a Motion Sensing Chip

During today's iPhone keynote, Apple announced the new A7 chip, featuring supercharged graphics powers and a new motion-sensing "M7" chip that enables all of iOS 7's powerful new features. Let's take a look under the glass at the speedy monster that makes the magic happen—and will open the door to all sorts of new… » 9/10/13 1:37pm 9/10/13 1:37pm