New reports claim that TSMC has got a new order for High-Performance-Computing chips from Both Nvidia and Qualcomm. Nvidia has been working in the self-driving cars field and the company also has other projects concerning deep learning. So could this new order be for Nvidia Volta?The report mentions that the chips are for artificial-intelligence applications which means that this could be an order for either Nvidia Volta GV100 or Xavier SoC, it could even be both of these. At GTC Europe 2016 Nvidia announced the Xavier SoC and the following features were announced: 7 billion transistors Eight-core custom ARM64 CPU 512-core Volta chip 16nm FinFET processAlthough it was announced that the chip would be made using the 16nm FinFET process, looking at this report it is possible that it could be made using the 12nm process instead. Looking at how TSMC is the leader when it comes to foundries, it is possible. Also see: Nvidia GeForce GTX 3080: … [Read more...] about Reports Hint That Nvidia Volta Could Be Manufactured In 12nm Process
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Xiaomi Mi MIX is yet to hit to the stalls again with another flash sale on Nov. 29 at 10 a.m. Note that the first Xiaomi Mi MIX batch sold out in only 10 seconds while the second lasted for 30 seconds. The Xiaomi Mi MIX handsets will still cost $535 while a Premium Mi Mix will start at $578. The Xiaomi Mi Mix has been noted to have as much as 91.3 percent of the front body. Moreover, the Xiaomi Mi Mix also features a piezoelectric ceramic acoustic technology. This feature lets the Xiaomi Mi MIX send vibrations via the handset's glass, completely eliminating the traditional speaker. Xiaomi Mi MIX has been noted to quickly sell in the market for under a minute. It is expected that the flash sale for Xiaomi Mi MIX on Tuesday would not go beyond 10:01 a.m. as well. The Xiaomi Mi MIX will still come with the Snapdragon 821 chipset, an Adreno 530 GPU and a quad-core 2.35GHz CPU, PhoneArena reported. The 6.4 inch Xiaomi Mi MIX features two models including a 4GB RAM variant with 128GB of … [Read more...] about Xiaomi Mi MIX Flash Sale Today! Xiaomi Mi 6 2017 Flagship To Put Down Samsung Galaxy S8?
Xiaomi Mi Note 2 has recently been unmasked with an appearance analogous to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The phone has the same curved design as the Samsung phone. Moreover, the phone boasts camera features unlike any other. Xiaomi Global VP Hugo Barra recently went to Twitter to post the full specs of the recently revealed Xiaomi Mi Note 2. However, the phone is still being sold only in China without news of when it will be distributed globally. On the other hand, customers overseas may place their orders via Chinese importers like Gearbest that have the handset in stock beginning Nov. 1. The handset revealed as the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 rolled out with a stylish curved design on the front and back analogous to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The Mi Note 2 also features a 5.7 inch OLED display and runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC that clocks in at a maximum of 2.3GHz. The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 has three variants including a 4GB RAM handset, 64GB and 128GB variants with UFS 2.0 storage. The latest … [Read more...] about Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Release Date, News & Update : Curved Design To Replace Samsung Galaxy Note 7 In Market?
The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is yet to be unveiled in the coming week, specifically on Oct. 25. However, leaked reports have already surfaced online to announce the phone's specs prior to the company's official announcement. The device is said to roll out in two variants for under $500. Leaked Powerpoint slides of the upcoming phablet have been spotted online. The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is said to run on a Snapdragon 821 SoC processor with a quad-core CPU and Adreno 530 GPU under the hood. The device will also include a hefty 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage for $445. If true, the device may also roll out with a 4GB RAM variant with 64GB of storage for $415, the Phone Arena reported. The 5.7 inch Xiaomi Mi Note 2 will also boast a Super AMOLED 2560 x 1,440 display with force touch, 4,100mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0, an 8MP front-facing camera for selfies and video chats. It also has an Iris Scanner that offers one way to unlock the device. The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 handset is also said to … [Read more...] about Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Release Date, News & Update: For $445, You’ll Get Snapdragon 821 SoC, Quick Charge 3.0, 6 GB RAM & More; Two Variants Come Oct. 25
Apple Watch 2 is a secondary device smartwatch manufactured by Apple Companies. As the month of September approaches, speculations strengthen everyday as months of news spread across the internet if the "Apple Watch 2" is as good as the rumors say it is. Apple Watch 2 is reportedly going to be launched with the microLED, in place with the OLED. Some rumors say that the Apple Watch 2 will have a front camera. In other words, selfies are possible be taken on your wrist now. "The camera can be disposed on the front surface of Apple Watch face to capture images of the user," Parently Apple reported. The Apple Watch 2 improved its technology and design. Moreover, it reportedly added new features such as the Digital Crown, Force Touch Sensor, Taptic Engine and Customisable watch faces. Apple Watch 2 will come with the new SoC system. It also features an optical heart rate sensor and the standard fitness sensors. Aside from that, there is also a Breath app on the Apple Watch 2 to … [Read more...] about Apple Watch 2 Release Date, News & Update: Imminent Wearable Device May Have A Night Shift Mode? All-new Specs & Features Revealed!
XiaoMi Mi Note 2 teaser has been spotted online and it was believed to be official. The teaser featured a dual rear camera setup for the upcoming device that confirmed previous rumors. The phone may include a large battery capacity and memory as well. The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is also expected to feature sensors similar to the iPhone 7 Plus. Rumor has it that the upcoming handset will be powered by the Snapdragon 821 SoC and will feature a 5.7-inch display with 2K resolution and a dual-curved screen. In terms of camera options, the XiaoMi Mi Note 2 is rumored to include a 13MP dual rear camera setup along with an 8MP front shooter. The XiaoMi Mi Note 2 is also believed to sport either a 6GB RAM with 64GB internal storage or an 8GB RAM with 256GB internal storage. The handset is rumored to be released in November, GMS Arena reported. A leaked image of the XiaoMi Mi Note 2 also unveiled the device from the rear that showed the two rear-facing shooters. The device is also believed to include … [Read more...] about Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Release Date, News & Update: Leaked Teaser Reveals Dual Rear Shooters; Xiaomi Mi Box Already In Walmart
A Xiaomi octa-core SoC device has recently been spotted online. The handset is rumored to boast a 2.2GHz processor allegedly a Helio P20 chipset and will also include 3GB RAM and 64GB internal memory. The images are speculated to be the Mi 5c although the rear camera allegedly resembles a Redmi phone. The Xiaomi octa-core SoC smartphone is said to run Android Marshmallow 6.0 with MIUI 8 as well as VoLTE support. The leaked images are speculated to be a sneak peek preview to the Xiaomi Mi 5c. Alternatively, it is also rumored to be the next installment to the Redmi series. Furthermore, the handset is said to come with a price tag similar to the Xiaomi Mi 5s, according to report. The Xiaomi octa-core SoC handset allegedly features an all-metal body as early sightings have claimed. Rumor has it that the unit is already being tested and will soon be ready to hit the market. Moreover, reports have claimed that the leaked images reveal a more Redmi-type phone than a Mi phone due to the … [Read more...] about Xiaomi Octa-Core SoC Release Date, News & Update: Leaked Images Reveal Its Just Another Xiaomi Mi 5c, Redmi Phone?
Earlier this month, Sony took to the stage in New York and unveiled the PlayStation 4. And as expected, the internet--at least within gaming circles--went into meltdown. All the classic console-launch moments were there: visually striking demos, a new controller, masses of mind-numbing exec-speak, and yes, even talk of polygons. But the most interesting part of the presentation arrived early on. There, Sony revealed the hardware that would be powering its new socially aware games console, and it was a world away from the complex, supercomputer-power touted by the PS3 and its Cell processor. With the PS4, Sony has taken what are essentially off-the-shelf PC parts and used them to build a console. That's exciting for lots of reasons: the system should be easier to develop for, and porting games from PC to console or vice-versa should be easier too. But the switch to x86 has ramifications outside of just games development. For the company behind the hardware in the PS4, it's a … [Read more...] about Nvidia and AMD Place Bets On Next-Gen Gaming
Rocket League is a bona fide hit for indie developer Psyonix, which has raked in nearly $50 million in revenue from the soc-car game, reports the Wall Street Journal.Psyonix developed Rocket League over a two-year period for under $2 million, said Dave Hagewood, the studio's founder and CEO, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. The company kept the lights on by doing contract work for games like Mass Effect 3. Since the launch of Rocket League in July on PlayStation 4 — where it was available free for the month to PlayStation Plus subscribers — and Windows PC, Psyonix has counted more than 8 million registered players. The studio announced during The Game Awards 2015 that it is bringing Rocket League to Xbox One in February; at the awards show, the game won trophies in the Best Independent Game and Best Sports/Racing Game categories.Psyonix has supported Rocket League with a steady stream of free and paid downloadable content, including new maps, … [Read more...] about Rocket League’s revenue approaches $50M, about 25 times its modest budget
The Xbox One features an 8-core CPU, 8GB of system memory, and a 500GB hard drive, Microsoft's Marc Whitten announced today. The console uses a single system-on-a-chip (SoC) using a 40 nanometer process combining the GPU, CPU, memory, and more onto a single chip.For comparison, the Xbox 360 is powered by an IBM PowerPC tri-core processor running at 3.2 GHz and an ATI Xenos GPU running at 500 MHz. Those two discrete chips were originally built using a 90 nanometer process.Other Xbox One specs include:USB 3.0802.11n wireless with Wi-Fi DirectBlu-rayHDMI in/out"Variable power states" ensure a "practically silent" operation, Whitten said. The console is engineered to last "well into the future," an obvious reference to the company's engineering struggles with the Xbox 360, typified by the so-called Red Ring of Death."A new 500-GB hard drive was designed in-house, likewise a custom-built Blu-ray-capable optical drive. A single 40-nanometer chip contains both the CPU and GPU rather than the … [Read more...] about Xbox One specs include 8-core CPU, 8GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, and Blu-ray