Meta partners with Qualcomm in a multi-generational VR agreement

The Meta Quest 2 is powered by Qualcomm’s chipsets. The partnership between the two companies is going to continue for the next few Meta product generations. (Source: Qualcomm) Meta and Qualcomm have just announced a multi-year agreement to collaborate on virtual reality (VR) technologies for the next generations of Meta’s products. The two companies have a long history of working … Read more

MediaTek soups up its Dimensity 9000 to a ‘plus’

MediaTek has introduced their Dimensity 9000+, an enhancement to the company’s top-of-the-line 5G smartphone chipset. This new high-end offering, says the company, delivers a boost in performance over the Dimensity 9000 to make the next generation of flagship smartphones even more powerful and efficient. The Dimensity 9000+ SoC uses Arm’s v9 CPU and is built in a 4-nm octa-core process. … Read more

Samsung’s premium Exynos 2200 mobile processor

The Exynos 2200 series of chips was announced on January 18th and is planned for the Galaxy S22, Galaxy Z Fold3, and Flip3 phones. The Exynos 2200 SoC is based on Samsung’s 4-nm processing node. The chip’s GPU is named Xclipse 920 and uses AMD’s RDNA2 GPU IP including AMD’s intersection ray-tracing processors—making Exynos 2200 SoC the first mobile processor … Read more

Steam Deck—another game console win for AMD

If you’re going to go into the game console business, and don’t own a beloved Italian plumber franchise, then you’re probably going to be talking to AMD. AMD’s APU is making a clean sweep of every next-gen console. Valve’s proposed Steam Deck is a portable PC with an integrated 7-inch screen and game controls instead of a keyboard (although a … Read more

The new Arm Mali GPUs and Armv9 architecture

Last year, Arm introduced its Cortex-X1, claiming to have kickstarted the evolution of computing performance. Now they’ve followed that up with the firm’s first Total Compute solutions. Arm says it will provide three pillars of its Total Compute strategy – compute performance, developer access, and security. The CPU cores are the Cortex-X2, Cortex-A710, and Cortex-A510, based on Armv9 with SVE2 … Read more

Qualcomm’s NUC-like dev system

Qualcomm gave their first showing of a Chrome-killer thin & light, always-on, always-connected 13-inch notebook at their developer’s conference in 2017. It looked like a winner then. Lenovo, HP, Acer, and others signed up to build it. The idea of being able to get online anytime, anywhere was undoubtedly appealing. A bit problematic about how to deal with the phone … Read more

Vivo’s new IQOO Neo 5 is going to amaze you

Pixelworks has been building video co-processors and offering IP solutions for mobile devices for some time now. The company is an acknowledged leader in the field and knows how to squeeze zillions of colors out without draining the battery (it’s a black art that seems to defy the laws of physics). One of Pixelworks’ customers is Vivo, a Chinese smartphone … Read more