Intel Raptor Lake CPU with 24 cores and 32 threads appears in benchmark database

An early version of an Intel Raptor Lake CPU has appeared in the BAPCo database. The chip has 24 cores and 32 threads, according to the benchmark results. The Intel Raptor Lake generation is expected at the end of next year. The BAPCo listing was noticed by Twitter user Komachi_Ensaka. This shows that the Raptor … Read more

SiFive announces Performance P650 processor with up to 16 RISC-V cores

SiFive has announced a new RISC-V processor. The Performance P650 has sixteen cores, which according to the manufacturer are 50 percent faster than the company’s previous Performance P550 cores. The P650 will be available under license. According to SiFive, the Performance P650 is intended for “performance-oriented uses” such as data centers, edge computing, automotive and … Read more

Qualcomm will release Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 for Windows PCs in early 2022

Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 and the Snapdragon 7c+ Gen 3. These are Arm-based socs with which Qualcomm targets Windows PCs and Chromebooks. The processors should be available in the first quarter of 2022. The Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 is the most powerful of Qualcomm’s processors targeting high-performance Windows PCs. The company … Read more

Razer and Qualcomm Announce Developer Handheld

Razer and Qualcomm have announced a handheld for developers. The handheld runs on a separate Qualcomm soc for gaming devices. The handheld won’t come out to consumers, both companies say. The handheld is called Snapdragon G3x Handheld Development Kit, Razer says. On the manufacturer’s site, game developers can indicate their interest in the product in … Read more

Amazon announces new Graviton 3 processors that work with C7g instances

Amazon has released a new generation of its Graviton processors. The Graviton 3 for data centers are 25 percent faster than their predecessors and are intended to power new EC2 C7g setups in AWS. Amazon announced the new processors at its annual AWS re:Invent conference. The new ARM-based chipset is intended to handle memory-intensive tasks … Read more

Rumor: MediaTek Dimensity 7000-soc equipped with 8-core CPU on 5nm process

MediaTek’s upcoming Dimensity 7000-soc is built on TSMC’s 5nm process, similar to the Snapdragon 888 and Exynos 2100, and features an eight-core CPU with four Cortex-A78 cores and four Cortex-A55 cores. This is evident from leaked specs. More details have emerged about MediaTek’s recently teased new soc, the Dimensity 7000. Renowned leaker Digital Chat Station … Read more

Microsoft wants to improve boot performance of xaml apps Windows 11 by 2022

Microsoft will focus next year on improving the performance of UWP-xaml applications on Windows 11. The company said during a question session on Reddit. Work will mainly be done on startup performance, Microsoft reports. Microsoft answers a question from a Reddit user who claims to be experiencing slow UI elements of apps running on Windows … Read more

StarFive announces VisionFive V1 board with dual-core RISC-V soc for $150

StarFive has unveiled a new VisionFive V1 singleboard computer. The board will include a dualcore RISC-V soc. It appears to be an updated version of the BeagleV SBC, which was announced early this year but never went into production. The Chinese company StarFive will officially present the VisionFive V1 on December 8 during a RISC-V … Read more

Discord offers canary macOS version app with native Apple M1 support

Gaming communications app Discord has released a canary version of its macOS app that runs natively on the M1 hardware of newer Apple hardware. Users report greatly improved performance with this variant of the app. A Reddit user discovered M1 support in this version of the app. Respondents report improved performance, which also seemed much … Read more

Rumor: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 for desktops to be released in Q2 2022

Nvidia may release a GeForce RTX 3050 desktop video card in Q2 2022. That reports tech website VideoCardz based on its own sources. The video card would perform better than the GTX 1660 Super and may have 8GB of memory. According to VideoCardz, Nvidia is internally testing a PH1290 SKU 70 video card, which has … Read more