Processors archive

  • Intel has come up with a processor powered by wine
    Gadgets

    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
    Phones

    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
    Phones

    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
    Phones

    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
    Phones

    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?
    Phones

    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
    Online

    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
    Phones

    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...

  • Quad-core Nvidia Kal-El actually has five cores
    Tablets

    Quad-core Nvidia Kal-El actually has five cores

    By 20 September 2011

    Nvidia's quad-core Kal-El processor, the next in line to the tablet powerhouse throne, does in fact have five cores.  Why is this important? Well as an Nvidia white paper reveals, the extra "companion core" means parts of Kal-El can be power optimised,...

  • AMD Fusion explained: do you need it?
    Gaming

    AMD Fusion explained: do you need it?

    By 17 June 2011

    Any new PC or laptop purchase means being confronted with devices adorned in shiny stickers. Search closely and you will spot a trend; most have a big Intel logo slapped on them. But there are a rebellious few that are adorned with the words AMD. The...

  • Nvidia's Kal-El quad core mobile processor gets video demo
    Tablets

    Nvidia's Kal-El quad core mobile processor gets video demo

    By 30 May 2011

    For those still showing off their Tegra 2 tech, prepare to have your tech pride squashed somewhat by this demo vid of Nvidia's quad core Kal-El chip. The "Glowball" video shows the first ever proper dynamic lighting generated by a mobile chip and features...

  • Nvidia has strong ARM PC strategy
    Online

    Nvidia has strong ARM PC strategy

    By 7 January 2011

    There have been some big developments in the CPU world over at CES 2011 in Las Vegas. Firstly there have been a number of Intel Sandy Bridge second generation Core i powered machines launched from the likes of Lenovo, MSI, Dell and Acer. And then AMD...

  • ARM makes smartphone processing 5x faster
    Online

    ARM makes smartphone processing 5x faster

    By 9 September 2010

    ARM has unveiled the latest weapon in its Arm-oury (geddit?) by announcing that the 2.5GHz ARM Cortex-A15 MPCore chip is good to go. The next-gen chip boasts speeds up to five times faster than its predecessors, but with a similar eco-footprint. This...

  • Intel i7-970 goes to Gulftown with hexacore
    Online

    Intel i7-970 goes to Gulftown with hexacore

    By 19 July 2010

    Sure, processors aren't the most exciting bit of kit in the world, but with graphics-rich 3D gaming and HD video editing becoming more of an everyday occurrence for tech fans, the news that Intel has released a multi-core 3.2GHz chip may just have some...

  • Intel introduces the world's thinnest netbook processor
    Online

    Intel introduces the world's thinnest netbook processor

    By 1 June 2010

    It's non stop over in Taipei where Computex 2010 is underway. We've been bringing you all the news regarding a whole host of new Asus devices and we also just told you about Nvidia's 3D PC plans. Now it's the turn of Intel to get in on the action as they...

  • Nvidia's Tegra 2 to land on Android
    Online

    Nvidia's Tegra 2 to land on Android

    By 17 May 2010

    Nvidia chief Jen-Hsun Huang has indicated that the next version of its Tegra chip will be Android orientated. Speaking during a conference call with Nvidia executives and market analysts, Huang said: "Although it made sense for the first-generation Androids...

  • AMD makes power play with all HD 2010 Vision range
    Online

    AMD makes power play with all HD 2010 Vision range

    By 12 May 2010

    AMD has unleashed its 2010 line up of computer processors on the laptops of the world. Consumers will be able to find the AMD Vision 2010 CPUs on 130 new notebooks which increases Vision's presence in the market threefold. What users get out of opting...

  • AMD Vision to simplify computer choice for consumers
    Online

    AMD Vision to simplify computer choice for consumers

    By 10 September 2009

    AMD is "going to change the game" according to the company's corporate vice president and general manager Alberto Bozzo at the launch of the Vision marketing scheme in London this week. The chip manufacturer's research has shown that 66% of the public...

  • Intel unveils five Atom chips
    Laptops

    Intel unveils five Atom chips

    By 2 April 2008

    It was exactly a month ago that Intel unveiled its new Atom chip line. But journos have had a first glance at five new Atom chips at the Intel Developer Forum conference in Shanghai. The chips are designed for portable gadgets that can access the Internet,...

  • Alienware adds Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 to Area-51 7500 desktop
    Online

    Alienware adds Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 to Area-51 7500 desktop

    By 21 February 2007

    Alienware has added another option to its Area-51 7500 desktop powerhouse. Now you can elect the Intel core 2 Quad Q6600 processor to the system, which power the machine with 2.4GHz speed with 8MB Cache. This isn't the top of the line processor for this...

  • Nvidia previews new 3D mobile user interface
    Phones

    Nvidia previews new 3D mobile user interface

    By 13 February 2007

    Nvidia has made its presence felt at 3GSM by demonstrating a new 3D interface prototype, and promoting its new GoForce 6100 range of mobile processors. The 3D interface prototype is based on a specification developed by Khronos called OpenKODE, which...

  • Alienware throws Intel quad-core at the Area-51 desktop
    Online

    Alienware throws Intel quad-core at the Area-51 desktop

    By 13 December 2006

    Alienware has upgraded its top-of-the-line Area-51 7500 desktop computer with Intel quad-core processors. The new Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 is now available for the top-spec desktop. It's made up of four separate processing cores in one package, and...