Report: Apple's new A7 mobile SoC is "desktop class"




Anand Shimpi of AnandTech has concluded that Apple's latest A7 processor can indeed be categorized as "desktop class."



Intel launches its latest family of low-power SoCs, codenamed "Bay Trail"

The "Bay Trail" family is based on Intel's "Silvermont" architecture announced in May 2013. The Atom Z3000 Processor Series ("Bay Trail-T") is the company's first mobile multi-core SoC. Other variants include new Pentium and Celeron processors ("Bay Trail"-M and -D) that targets the laptop and desktop market.

$100 Supercomputer with a credit card footprint

A new $100 computer module aims to foster a wealth of compute-intensive applications for medical, automotive, and industrial control, machine vision and other applications. Built around the Epiphany low-power multicore SoC and the Zynq programmable SoC from Xilinx, the Parallella computer boasts supercomputer performance in a credit-card footprint.The ...

Omate Jelly Bean smartwatch powered by dual-core ARM SoC

The Omate TrueSmart smartwatch - which runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean - is powered by a dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 SoC paired with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage.

Quanta tablet packs an AMD SoC (Temash)

Quanta is currently showcasing a tablet prototype powered by AMD's Temash SoC (3.9 watt TDP), which can best be described as a 1 GHz dual-core processor with 1MB of L2 cache and Radeon HD 8180 graphics.

Nvidia: Disruption is good for you

Nvidia seems to think that no crisis should ever go to waste, hence it believes it can capitalize on disruptions in the PC market and weather the storm with ease.

Acer's Windows 8 Aspire V5-122 is powered by AMD's Temash SoC

Acer has introduced the Aspire V5-122, a Windows 8 touchscreen notebook with an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display and AMD's Temash APU.

Video: Nvidia's Tegra 5 (Logan) SoC is all that and more

CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took to the stage this week on Nvidia's Annual Investor Day to showcase Logan, aka as the Tegra 5 SoC.

No Apple A7 SoC for Samsung

Apple's next-gen A7 SoC is reportedly slated to debut during the first half of 2014.

Cortex A57 taped out by ARM, TSMC

TSMC and ARM have taped out the first Cortex A57 processors built using FinFET process technology.

The future of Nvidia's ARM-based Tegra SoC

Nvidia's flagship mobile Tegra SoC has managed to clinch a number of design wins, and can be found inside Google's Nexus 7 tablet, Microsoft's Windows RT Surface, Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga 11 and Ouya's upcoming Android-powered console.

Report: TSMC ready to tape-out Apple's next-gen A7 SoC

TSMC is reportedly ready to begin taping-out Apple's A7 SoC on its 20nm process this month ahead of risk production this summer.

Intel eyes Apple mobile chip deal

A new report indicate that Intel's next CEO could attempt to maneuver the corporation into a growing contract-manufacturing business.

Intel touts latest Atom-based storage platform

Intel has introduced a new storage platform based on its Atom Media Processor CE5300.

iMAPx15 SoC tapped to drive $50 Android tablets

China-based InfoTMIC recently introduced an ARM-based SoC that has apparently been tapped to drive entry-level Android tablets priced at approximately $50.

AMD showcases Temash-powered mobile prototype

AMD has been struggling to compete against Intel in the traditional PC market and rivals such as ARM in the mobile device space.

Report: Next-gen Nvidia Tegra boasts 72 GPU cores

Codenamed Wayne, Nvidia's next-gen ARM-based (Cortex A-15) Tegra chip will reportedly boast a total of 72 GPU cores.

MediaTek touts quad-core Cortex-A7 SoC

The Taiwanese-based MediaTek has debuted the MT6589, a quad-core System on a Chip (SoC) targeted at mid to high-end Android smartphones and tablets.

Allwinner rolls out new ARM-powered chips for Android devices

China-based chip manufacturer Allwinner recently introduced two new processors: the dual-core A20 and the quad-core A31.

$49 Kimdecent PC-on-a-stick gets a dual-core Nufront SoC

Kimdecent is offering a new variant of its popular PC-on-a-stick. The T21 is powered by a Nufront NS115 dual-core cortex A9 processor paired with a dual-core Mali-400 GPU.