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MLCommons, the consortium behind the MLPerf family of machine learning benchmarks, is announcing this morning that the organization will be developing a new desktop AI benchmarking suite under the MLPerf banner. Helmed by the body’s newly-formed MLPerf Client working group, the task force will be developing a client AI benchmark suit aimed at traditional desktop PCs, workstations, and laptops. According to the consortium, the first iteration of the MLPerf Client benchmark suite will be based on Meta’s Llama 2 LLM, with an initial focus on assembling a benchmark suite for Windows. The de facto industry standard benchmark for AI inference and training on servers and HPC systems, MLCommons has slowly been extending the MLPerf family of benchmarks to additional devices over the past several years...

Ubiquiti Networks Introduces U7 Pro: First UniFi Wi-Fi 7 Access Point Scores on Affordability

The market launch of Ubiquiti's first Wi-Fi 7 product in their UniFi lineup has been hotly anticipated since its FCC filings became public late last year. Unlike traditional consumer...

13 by Ganesh T S on 1/9/2024

Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite Performance Preview: A First Look at What’s to Come

Last week we saw the announcement of Qualcomm’s first post-Nuvia laptop SoC design, the Snapdragon X Elite. A new brand name being anchored by a new, custom Qualcomm CPU...

52 by Ryan Smith on 10/30/2023

Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit Live Blog: Compute Spotlight

We're here in sunny Hawaii for day two of Qualcomm's annual Snapdragon Summit. Yesterday, of course, was the company's prime keynote, where they announced their forthcoming Snapdragon X Elite SoC...

8 by Ryan Smith on 10/25/2023

Micron and SK hynix Ship LPDDR5-9600 Memory for Next-Gen Smartphones

Fast memory is crucial for the performance of high-end system-on-chips that are getting more sophisticated every year. When it comes to smartphones, the most obvious way to boost memory...

23 by Anton Shilov on 10/25/2023

Report: AMD and NVIDIA Set to Offer Arm-Based Processors for PCs

Apple's release of Arm-based system-on-chips for its desktops and laptops three years ago demonstrated that such processors could offer competitive performance and power consumption. On the Windows-based PC front...

43 by Anton Shilov on 10/25/2023

Qualcomm Previews Snapdragon X Elite SoC: Oryon CPU Starts in Laptops

While Qualcomm has become wildly successful in the Arm SoC market for Android smartphones, their efforts to parlay that into success in other markets has eluded them so far...

84 by Ryan Smith on 10/24/2023

Qualcomm Swaps Out Arm for RISC-V for Next-Gen Google Wear OS Devices

As part of a broad collaborative agreement with Google, Qualcomm this week said that that it will be adopting the RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA) for a future Snapdragon...

9 by Anton Shilov on 10/18/2023

Netgear Unveils Orbi 970 Wi-Fi 7 Quad-Band Mesh System

Wi-Fi has seen rapid advancements over the last decade, starting with the introduction of 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5). 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) came with significant improvements in total throughput. The Wi-Fi...

13 by Ganesh T S on 9/19/2023

Qualcomm Extends Deal To Supply 5G Modems for Apple Through 2026

Qualcomm just shot over a brief note this morning, announcing that the company has signed an extended agreement with Apple to supply 5G modem-RF chips for their smartphones and...

5 by Ryan Smith on 9/11/2023

Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon 4 Gen 2: Modest Modernization For Low-End Mobiles

Qualcomm this morning is taking the wraps off its next generation Snapdragon 4-class mobile SoC, the aptly named Snapdragon 4 Gen 2. The company’s new entry-level SoC for smartphones...

8 by Ryan Smith on 6/26/2023

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2: Premium Segment SoC Gets a Cortex-X CPU Core

After a 2021/2022 product cycle that was a bit more interesting than Qualcomm perhaps would have liked, 2023 has been a far more straightforward year for the prolific SoC...

18 by Ryan Smith on 3/17/2023

Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 and 4 Gen 1 SoCs: Updating Mid-Range and Entry-Level Phones

Qualcomm this morning is taking the wraps off a pair of new SoCs for the mid-range and entry-level smartphone markets. Refreshing the company’s longstanding 600 and 400 series of...

17 by Ryan Smith on 9/6/2022

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 7 Gen 1: Bringing Armv9 To Premium Smartphones

Alongside the new Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, as part of Qualcomm’s “Snapdragon Night” event in China this evening, the company is also rolling out a brand-new SoC for the...

22 by Ryan Smith on 5/20/2022

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1: Moving to TSMC for More Speed, Lower Power

As the dark of the night rolls into China this evening, Qualcomm is hosting a mobile-focused product launch event they’re calling “Snapdragon Night”. Headlining the event is the announcement...

53 by Ryan Smith on 5/20/2022

Qualcomm Launches Wi-Fi 7 Networking Pro Series for 10Gbps Access Points

The last few months have seen multiple vendors launch products in the Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be) space. Mediatek demonstrated working 802.11be-compliant silicon under the Filogic lineup earlier this year. Concrete...

17 by Ganesh T S on 5/4/2022

Lenovo Announces The ThinkPad X13s Laptop, Powered By Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3

During the MWC 2022 trade show in Barcelona, Lenovo unveiled the first laptop powered by Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 chip, the ThinkPad X13s. Using a passively-cooled design...

52 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/1/2022

Netgear Launches WAX630E AX7800 Wi-Fi 6E Access Point for SMBs

Netgear has been building up a portfolio of software-defined networking (SDN) products over the last few years. The introduction of the cloud-based Insight management feature to their lineup of...

9 by Ganesh T S on 2/22/2022

AnandTech Interview with Miguel Nunes: VP for Windows and Chrome PCs, Qualcomm

During this time of supply crunch, there is more focus on ever on the PC and laptop markets – every little detail gets scrutinized depending on what models have...

37 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 2/14/2022

Hands-On With The Huawei P50 Pro: The 2022 Flagship with a Snapdragon 888 Option

For those of us outside the US, Huawei has maintained its presence in a number of markets in which it has grown its sales over the last decade. Even...

74 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 2/9/2022

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