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Articles tagged with: CPU

Android Ice Cream Sandwich Will Require TI Processor?

The new Nexus Prime phone is touted to not only run on the new Android Ice Cream Sandwich, but will also be fueled by a Texas Instruments OMAP 4 processor. Whether this will be the new standard for Ice Cream Sandwich remains a mystery, but it leaves some people guessing.

Another possibility, is that we are overanalyzing Google’s ties with Texas Instruments, and that an Nvidia Tegra 3 processor will suit it fine. If Ice Cream is to Gingerbread what Gingerbread is to Froyo, there won’t really be a need for a killer processor.

Intel Ships ULV Chips For As Low As $107

Intel has just shipped two ultra-low voltage Celeron processors, designed for budget netbooks and laptops. The two chips offer speed and performance for all types of users.

The single core Celeron 787 chip offers a clock speed of 1.3GHz, 1.5MB of RAM and is priced at $107. If you’re looking for a bit more power though, check out the dual-core Celeron 857 with a clock speed of 1.2GHz, 2MB of RAM, and running for $134.

AMD’s A8 Processor Pushed To 4.9GHz

AMD’s A8 Llano APU (accelerated processing unit) has just been taken to new heights in the overclocking world. A Japanese team of computer enthusiasts tried their hand at overclocking with an AMD A8-3850 processor (defaults at 2.9GHz), a Gigabyte GA-A75-UD4H motherboard, and a cooler that runs on liquid nitrogen.

Of course, hardly any enthusiasts use liquid nitrogen to cool their computer hardware, and we definitely don’t think your processor will last very long running at 5GHz, but it’s always cool to be able to say that you did it.

Solar Powered NC215 Netbook From Samsung: $399

Wow, a solar powered netbook. I never thought I’d be hearing those terms in the same sentence, and especially not as soon as now, but it’s true folks. Samsung will soon release a 10.1″ netbook with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels and a nice matte finish.

Hardware wise, there’s nothing too special about this new machine and it includes the often cited Intel Atom N570 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 250GB hard drive.

But the fact that it is solar powered should get folks happy, especially those who aren’t blessed to be around wall outlets all day long.

MSI Announces CX480 i5 Laptop

MSI has just unleashed its CX480 laptop. The 14″ device has a beautiful brushed metal exterior and was originally shown at Computex a couple weeks ago. The base model starts out with an Intel Core i3 or Core i5 processor, nice start.

Other features include a 1GB graphics card, known as the Nvidia GeForce 520M. Weighing in at five pounds, the laptop has your basic HDMI and VGA out, a six sell battery, and an optional USB 3.0 port.

Asus Reveals World’s Thinnest Notebook, The U36

Electronics manufacturer Asus, has been a leader of many firsts. They were the first to get netbooks to take off with the Eee PC 4G surf way back in 2007. I remember marveling at netbooks back then, and I still have my Eee PC1000H I bought in August of 2008- it still works well.

Asus has just revealed a 13.3″ notebook dubbed the U36 that is purportedly the thinnest in the world. It is powered by a fast Intel Core i5 CPU and a Super Hybrid Engine to cut down power consumption on the laptop.

Tilera Announces 100-Core Processor, Draws 45 Watts Of Power

Tilera on Tuesday had announced a new CPU with 100 processing cores, which the company aims to break the duopoly in the processing market, dominated by Intel and AMD (Advanced Micro Devices). The new low-power 100-core TileGX 3100 chip was designed to handle large volumes of Internet transactions.

The chips operate at speeds between 1GHz and 1.5 GHz, drawing 48 watts of power. These chips are superior to Intel server chips because they can execute more transactions per cycle while using less power.

Leaked: Galaxy Tab 7 Coming This Fall

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 is expected this Fall and will run Android Gingerbread. It will make calls, but unless you are planning on using a Bluetooth headset, we doubt you’ll be slapping this tablet by your ear, at least for not any important phone calls.

The Galaxy Tab 7 will carry a 1.2GHz Exynos processor, 16GB of storage space, microSD storage, and voice/video calling for the occasional business call. Although we don’t have any word on cameras yet, you can expect at least a 5MP rear-facing camera and a 1.3MP front-facing camera for conferencing.

New Toshiba Thrive With Android 3.0

It looks like Toshiba just hopped on the Android tablet bandwagon with its new Toshiba Thrive. The Thrive is a 10.1″ tablet from Toshiba that was shown at CES 2011 and features an Nvidia Tegra 2 dual core processor and will carry 1GB of memory for true computing.

The Toshiba Thrive uses Adaptive Display Technology to automatically adjust the screen’s brightness based on how much light is present in the real-world, and whether it is day or night. With 1080p video decoding and built-in GPS, you can be certain that this will be a purchase well spent.

Xbox360 Gets A New Processor

The Xbox360 250GB slim models are getting a new processor to keep up with the current demanding games. Microsoft stated that the new chips will reduce heat output and manufacturing costs, as well as improve gameplay.

The new chip won’t be anything fancy, just an upgrade to the current System-on-Chip processor that combines the GPU, CPU, memory, and I/O logic onto a single chip. The company claims that they have taken five years to perfect the chip, and it will subsequently cut down on the size of the motherboard, power supply, as well as offering better heat management.