The S9 processor in the Apple Watch Series 9 is a shortened version of the mobile A16 Bionic

All Apple Watch Series 9 models are equipped with the new S9 chip, but according to the latest analysis, this chip is not mass-produced using TSMC's advanced "3nm N3B" process, which was also used to manufacture the A17 Pro and M3 processor series.

Apple brings Arm less than 5% of revenue, despite the high popularity of iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch

Apple has been using Arm’s architecture in its processors for many years, and in the last few years has switched all devices, including the Mac, to Apple Silicon’s own ARM chips. However, despite the fact that they are sold in millions of units, Arm receives less than 5% of its ... Read more

AMD Ryzen 8000G: preliminary lineup and graphics performance

As the announcement of Ryzen 8000G hybrid chips for the Socket AM5 desktop platform approaches, more and more leaks about the upcoming series of AMD APUs are coming. This time, the Persian trading platform Sakhtafzarmag became the source of preliminary information with technical specifications. The future APUs will be based ... Read more

Here he comes again. Overclocked Ryzen Threadripper Pro 7995WX scores over 200K points in Cinebench R23

We don’t know about current successes in the field of workstations, but the new Ryzen Threadripper Pro 7995WX has already earned overclockers’ favor. As it turned out, the 96-core flagship of the lineup has a remarkable frequency potential, so it was only a matter of time before enthusiasts became particularly ... Read more

Intel Lunar Lake-MX: mobile plans for the future

As Intel prepares for the presentation of the Meteor Lake mobile chip line, slides with architectural and technical features of the next generation processors – Lunar Lake-MX – have been leaked online. The latter will have a TDP of 8-30 W and are designed for systems with low power consumption. ... Read more

Will dual-core Athlon 3000Gs still be relevant at the end of 2023? AMD has no doubt about it

AMD’s recent intentions and actions give no reason to doubt that the company plans to continue supporting the Socket AM4 desktop platform. We recently learned that the manufacturer is going to expand the Ryzen 5000X3D chip line, and now we have information about additional attention to one of the most ... Read more

AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 7995WX breaks Cinebench records after overclocking and consumes almost 1 kW

The recently introduced Ryzen Threadripper Pro 7000 line of workstation processors surprises with its equipment. The top-of-the-line Ryzen Threadripper Pro 7995WX model has as many as 96 compute cores, 384 MB of L3 cache, 128 PCI-E 5.0 bus lines, and a TDP of 350 watts. An equally impressive price tag ... Read more

Intel Application Optimization improves performance in games, but there are nuances

During the presentation of the 14th Generation Core desktop processors, one of the features of the new CPUs that developers drew attention to was support for Intel Application Optimization (Intel AOP). The mechanism allows you to optimize the load between heterogeneous processor cores to increase performance in games. Immediately after ... Read more

AMD prepares Socket AM4 boost: Ryzen 7 5700X3D and Ryzen 5 5500X3D processors with 96 MB L3

It seems that AMD intends to extend the life cycle of the Socket AM4 platform by increasing the range of chips with 3D V-Cache buffer, which are very good at gaming tasks. New AM4 Ryzen 7 5700X3D and Ryzen 5 5500X3D are coming ? 🧐🧐🧐5700X3D: 8C/16T, 4.1GHz/3.0GHz, 96MB L3 cache,5500X3D: ... Read more

GIGABYTE reveals AMD Ryzen 8000G processors availability dates

Motherboard manufacturers are actively preparing for the release of Ryzen 8000G desktop processors. AMD has preliminarily sent out AGESA microcode to prepare updated BIOS versions supporting the expected APUs. So far, the official launch dates for the new processors for the Socket AM5 platform have not been made public, ... Read more

Diamond Foundry tests the use of diamonds to reduce the temperature of processors and video cards

Diamond Foundry, a company specializing in diamond technology, is experimenting with using diamonds to reduce the temperature of high-performance processors and video cards, writes The Wall Street Journal. The company reported that its tests on an undisclosed high-end NVIDIA graphics accelerator that used synthetic diamond wafers yielded impressive results. In ... Read more

AMD prepares to release Ryzen 8000G series desktop APUs

AMD plans to update its range of desktop processors by offering a new line of hybrid chips with quite powerful integrated graphics. Future APUs will belong to the Ryzen 8000G line. 【NDA ㊙】AMD 最近更新了 AGESA Combo AM5 PI Firmware,增加了 AM5 APU處理器的支援性。據台灣主機板商向 HKEPC 透露,AMD 已提供 ES 樣品進行測試,並收到消息很大可能命名為 Ryzen 8000G 系列,目前已知有 ... Read more

AMD unveils Ryzen 7040U processors with Zen 4 + Zen 4c architecture: main features

AMD has expanded its series of mobile processors Ryzen 7040U, adding the Ryzen 5 7545U model to the lineup and Ryzen 3 7440U with a hybrid layout, which for the first time combines computing cores with Zen 4 and Zen 4c architectures. Such a conventionally “heterogeneous” combination is partly reminiscent ... Read more

First test results of laptops with Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite processors

Last week, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon X Elite SoC for laptops – Snapdragon X Elite. Using its own processors with Oryon cores on the Arm architecture, the company aims to make Snapdragon X Elite a turning point for the Snapdragon brand, winning back a portion of the lucrative Windows laptop ... Read more

Scary fast: Apple has updated its lineup of in-house processors, demonstrating the M3, M3 Pro and M3 Max

The Scary fast presentation, which Apple held at a time that was not very usual for it, lasted only half an hour. A third of this time (not counting the introduction and a short speech by Tim Cook) was devoted to the update of the M3, M3 Pro, and M3 ... Read more

Announcement and preliminary tests of the Snapdragon X Elite platform

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. has announced the most powerful ARM computing processor for PCs - Snapdragon X Elite. The developer promises high performance, an advanced processing system for artificial intelligence tasks, and very high energy efficiency for laptops.

NVIDIA and AMD plan to release ARM processors for Windows PCs before 2025

NVIDIA has set its sights on competing with Intel in the personal computing sector. According to Reuters sources, NVIDIA has quietly started developing central processing units (CPUs) that will run Microsoft’s Windows operating system using Arm Holdings’ technology. This strategic move by NVIDIA is in line with Microsoft’s broader initiative ... Read more

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 specifications have been released

Qualcomm plans to unveil its new flagship mobile platform Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 in the coming days, but MSPowerUser has already shared the full specifications of the new processor, which it obtained from an internal company document. Qualcomm positions Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 as the first mobile platform specifically designed ... Read more

AMD Threadripper processors return with models from 12 to 96 cores

AMD is reviving Threadripper processors with two new lines, The Verge reports. The Pro series is designed for high-end professional workstations, while the basic HEDT is aimed at high-end desktops. Both series are based on AMD Zen 4 architecture and are compatible with the latest high-speed PCIe Gen 5 drives. ... Read more

Another comparison of the processor performance of different Apple devices shows that the A17 Pro processors are approaching the power of the M-series

The topic of the performance of modern smartphones and the approaching capabilities of flagship processors to more serious chips in computers is not new. And the results of the annual upgrade are indeed getting closer. This can be clearly seen in the products of Apple, which has now managed to ... Read more

Qualcomm announces first-ever RISC-V chip for Android in collaboration with Google

The Android ecosystem is rapidly moving toward a future with RISC-V. This shift gained momentum when Google announced official support for RISC-V in Android, aiming to use the architecture on par with ARM chips. Qualcomm has taken another important step in this direction by announcing the development of the first ... Read more

First look at the Intel Core i9-14900K: 6 GHz for the people!

Intel has introduced a line of 14th generation Core desktop processors. The chips codenamed Raptor Lake Refresh extend the cadence of the current LGA1700 platform. This time, the update is more like a cosmetic refinement of the previous generation CPU. However, higher frequencies, certain optimizations, and, in some cases, functional ... Read more

Snapdragon X is a new platform for ARM computers from Qualcomm

Qualcomm has unveiled the name of its upcoming platform for ARM computers: Snapdragon X, reports The Verge. It is based on Oryon processor technology, which Qualcomm acquired from Nuvia in 2021. It is noteworthy that Nuvia was founded by former Apple engineers who were involved in the development of Apple’s ... Read more

iPhone 15 Pro test results spotted in Geekbench

Usually, even unannounced smartphone models with new processors can be found among the results of synthetic tests. The iPhone 15 Pro was not included in the benchmarks before the announcement, but it managed to get a “light” before the start of sales. So now you can find out how much ... Read more

China to create $40 billion state fund to support semiconductor industry

Processors are the new oil, and every country wants to have its own development and production of semiconductors. Despite the fact that there are many high-tech industries in China, China’s hi-end processors are not very good, especially after the restrictions imposed by the US government. Therefore, China is introducing its ... Read more