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New Elbrus-8C processor could usher in a new level of computing speed

New Elbrus-8C processor could usher in a new level of computing speed

By 14 July 2014

The Elbrus-8C microprocessor is being made in Russia right now to make current computer chips look weak. The processor will feature an impressive 8-cores, doubling the current efforts of most computers. It will also use 64-bit processing which is all... >>

Qualcomm: 'Snapdragon 805 is the first end-to-end full 4K mobile experience'

Qualcomm: 'Snapdragon 805 is the first end-to-end full 4K mobile experience'

By 22 May 2014

Qualcomm is making one thing abundantly clear about its forthcoming Snapdragon 805 processor: it's all about 4K. "Our belief is that 4K will be driven by mobile," said Tim McDonough, Qualcomm's vice president of marketing, at a preview session exploring... >>

Intel has come up with a processor powered by wine

Intel has come up with a processor powered by wine

By 13 September 2013

Yes you read that right, there is a chip in existence that is juiced by the fermented juice of grapes. Or, more accurately, the reaction of the wine's acid content on the copper and zinc terminals in the glass. The Intel chip was unveiled at the Intel... >>

Intel is already working on 48-core chips, but don't expect them anytime soon

Intel is already working on 48-core chips, but don't expect them anytime soon

By 31 October 2012

Computer chip manufacturer Intel is already working on a 48-core processor, which would change the way we use smartphones and tablets. As well as its saving battery power - by assigning individual tasks to specific cores rather than having to share the... >>

LG admits to quad-core smartphone after Qualcomm spill with teaser video

LG admits to quad-core smartphone after Qualcomm spill with teaser video

By 24 August 2012

Having been beaten to the punch for the announcement of its own product, LG has started a teaser campaign for its Qualcomm-powered quad-core smartphone.  Qualcomm had previously made the reveal by releasing an official document before the Korean manufacturer... >>

LG quad-core smartphone with new S4 Pro revealed...by Qualcomm

LG quad-core smartphone with new S4 Pro revealed...by Qualcomm

By 23 August 2012

LG looks set to unveil a new quad-core smartphone featuring the latest Snapdragon S4 Pro platform, after supplier Qualcomm released an official statement. The so far unnamed handset will be LTE enabled and be made up of a combination of a Snapdragon S4... >>

Pre-order LG Optimus 4X HD from Phones 4u now for 27 August arrival

Pre-order LG Optimus 4X HD from Phones 4u now for 27 August arrival

By 14 August 2012

Phones 4u has begun taking pre-orders on the LG Optimus 4X HD as it gears up for the phone’s arrival on 27 August.  As an extra incentive (for some) the first 50 people to submit their pre-orders will receive tickets for them and a friend to see Cheryl... >>

iPhone 5 motherboard spotted, but what does it tell us?

iPhone 5 motherboard spotted, but what does it tell us?

By 13 August 2012

Photos have cropped up which purportedly show the motherboard of the next iPhone 5. A user has posted the images on the WeiPhone forum, while analysts have begun speculating on what clues they provide. The biggest hint the motherboard images suggest is... >>

Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 processor is so chilled it won't melt butter

Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 processor is so chilled it won't melt butter

By 7 June 2012

Qualcomm is making claims that it’s Snapdragon S4 is the most thermally efficient processor around and it’s using a block of butter to prove it. Have you ever been using your phone for an age and started to feel the heat it generates? Sometimes it... >>

Qualcomm plays down Tegra 3 threat

Qualcomm plays down Tegra 3 threat

By 28 February 2012

On Monday Pocket-lint brought you the news from MWC that Paul Otellini, Intel CEO and president, had dismissed the importance of cores in mobile phone CPUs. A day later and it is Qualcomm's turn to dismiss the so-called mobile core-wars. Speaking at... >>