Qualcomm recently unveiled its new chipset. This new product is called Snapdragon 678 and is an improved version of Snapdragon 675. The manufacturer said that the new chip has a higher level of performance and faster data transfer rates.
The new 8-core Snapdragon 678 chipset is built using an 11nm process technology. The Kryo 460 microprocessor frequency is now 2.2 GHz. At the same time, the new product received the same video chip (Adreno 612) as its predecessor. However, the manufacturer said that the new chip has increased the performance of the video chip. The company also announced that the GPU is optimized for engines such as Unity, Messiah, NeoX and Unreal Engine 4. In addition, the Snapdragon 678 supports screens with resolutions up to 2520 x 1080 pixels.
The new Snapdragon 678 chipset supports dynamic photo and video functions, Qualcomm said. This chip received a Qualcomm Spectra 250L processor. Smartphones with this chipset can get up to 3 main camera modules. In addition, they will be able to take pictures with a resolution of 48 megapixels and zero shutter lag. In addition, the manufacturer announced that this chip has received the 3rd generation Qualcomm AI. Thanks to this, the chip supports such camera functions as portrait shooting, laser focusing, night mode, 4K video recording at 30 fps, etc.
The new chipset supports all major cellular modes and Licensed Assisted Access technology. The novelty also received support for Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, Galileo, GLONASS, GPS. Additionally, the Snapdragon 678 allows up to 8GB of DDR4 RAM. The new chipset also supports AVC codec, Qualcomm aptX, audio playback up to 4W, Quick Charge 4+ technology, and more.
The mid-range Cortex-A715 processor core is comparable to the Cortex-X1 supercore from two years ago. Arm also updated the Cortex-A510
In addition to the new Cortex-X3 supercore, Arm also introduced the Cortex-A715 processor core, which, judging by all its predecessors, will be much more common than the X3.
When compared to the Cortex-A710, Arm claims a 20% power efficiency advantage for the same performance, or a 5% performance improvement for the same power consumption. That is, the emphasis here is on energy efficiency. In addition, the company says the Cortex-A715 is comparable in performance to the Cortex-X1 super-core from two years ago.
No successor has yet been released for the Cortex-A510, but Arm has improved this core, maintaining performance while reducing power consumption by 5%.
Nvidia released the $150 GeForce GTX 1630, and it’s weaker than the $140 GTX 1050 Ti six years ago. There are great reviews of new items
Nvidia has introduced the GeForce GTX 1630, which can be called a severely stripped-down version of the GTX 1650. What is a card so primitive by modern standards capable of? Large reviews have already appeared on the Web, and we will take the TechPowerUp material as a basis.
As you can see, in Full HD, and at higher resolutions, such a card does not make sense, the GTX 1630 is very far behind even the Radeon RX 6400. The junior AMD adapter is ahead by almost 60%, and this is an abyss.
If you look at the average performance in games, we are talking about only 24 fps, that is, on average, the new product is not able to provide proper performance in modern games at maximum settings. Unfortunately, there is nothing in the list of source adapters that even roughly matches the GTX 1630. But if you look at older reviews, you can find that the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti at one time lagged behind the GTX 1650 not as much as the GTX 1630 lagged behind That is, the new Nvidia is even a little weaker than the GTX 1050 Ti. Actually, tests from other sources confirm this.
And here it would be useful to remember that the GTX 1050 Ti was introduced in 2016 and was priced at that time at $140. And the GTX 1630 costs $150. That is, Nvidia in 2022 released a video card of about the same level and at about the same price as six years ago.
Of the rest, only power consumption can be noted. In games, the adapter requires only about 50 watts, and the maximum that we managed to achieve from the card is 71 watts.
$7,000 for 64 cores up to 4.5GHz. AMD Threadripper 5000WX processors launched in China
At first there were rumors about this, then AMD officially confirmed everything: the powerful AMD Threadripper 5000WX processors will go on sale and become available to everyone. As it turned out, the CPU is already available in China.
The official start of sales is in July, at the same time the recommended retail prices will be announced. In the meantime, sellers are asking for Threadripper 5000WX much more than what they asked for their predecessors. Thus, the 64-core Threadripper 5995WX is offered for $7,030, while the official cost of the Threadripper 3995WX is $5,850. The 32-core Threadripper 5975WX is priced at $3,590, while its predecessor, the Threadripper 3975WX, is officially listed at $2,750. The Threadripper 5965WX is also available in China for the equivalent of $2,570.
The 16-core 5955WX and the 12-core 5945WX were left behind. Maybe they won’t go to retail at all.
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