Phones that do more and last longer are on the way.ARM’s latest Cortex-A77 and Mali-G77 chip designs promise 60 percent faster AI on phones
Wondering how the next generation of mobile phones will improve? The technology that companies like Samsung and Qualcomm rely on as a basis for new chips just got a significant boost, as the latest Cortex A-77 CPU claims 20 percent faster instructions-per-clock performance without hurting efficiency. Meanwhile, the Mali-G77 GPU design touts 40 percent faster overall graphics than the G76, a whopping 60 percent increase in machine learning speed and 30 percent better efficiency.
Taking aim at NVIDIA’s mid-range chips with Radeon DNA (RDNA).AMD’s first Navi GPUs are the Radeon RX 5000-series
As expected, AMD took the wraps off of its first 7nm Navi consumer GPUs at Computex, though the company is still playing coy with details. The Radeon RX 5000 series is the name of the new lineup, and the first featured card is the RX 5700, a mid-range offering that will go toe-to-toe with NVIDIA’s RTX 2070 GPU.
The company says we can expect 25 percent better performance-per-clock and 50 percent faster performance per watt with the new architecture, compared to its older Graphics Core Next technology, plus support for PCIe 4.0 and fast GDDR6 memory. For more details — or information on AMD’s plans to support ray-tracing technology — we’ll have to wait until E3.
It’s still early.Lenovo’s Project Limitless 5G laptop makes a lot of promises
For something named Project Limitless, Lenovo’s prototype 5G laptop has a lot of caveats. On the one hand, its Snapdragon 8cx is built to provide battery life that measures in days instead of hours with an improved GPU that can handle Chrome better. However, lingering concerns over app compatibility, an unexciting design and a shallow keyboard left Cherlynn Low with more questions than answers.
Now with ray-tracing.NVIDIA is bringing pro-level Quadro RTX GPUs to laptops
The mobile Quadro RTX 5000 (or 4000 or 3000, depending on your budget) edition is designed for professionals who do a lot of heavy graphics or video work. At launch, there are 17 laptops, made by seven partner companies, that will carry the new Quadro GPUs, which will be branded under the “RTX Studio” name. The company also claimed that the machines can run up to seven times faster than the equivalent MacBook Pro with 32GB RAM and AMD’s Pro Vega 20 GPU.
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