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ARM Claims PS3-Like Graphics On Upcoming Mobile GPU

"'British computer chip designer ARM has unveiled its latest graphics processing unit (GPU) for mobile devices. The Mali-T658 offers up to ten times the performance of its predecessor." ARM claims that its latest GPU, which will be ready in around two years, will have graphics performance akin to the PlayStation 3. If this has acceptable power consumption for a mobile device, could we be seeing ultra-low power hardware in high-end PCs and consoles soon?"

Windows will run on ARM by Christmas

"Word on the street is that Windows based tablets which can use ARM processors will be in the shops by the end of 2011. According to Digitimes the lack of system performance will mean that the platform will be mainly used for targeting the tablet PC market. Quoting sources from notebook players, Digitimes said that there are several problems which need to be solved with the idea and most notebook makers are wary about it."

Intel, ARM, Nvidia Contributing to Mobile Chip 'Core Wars': Analyst

"Intel, ARM, Nvidia, Qualcomm and others are in a core war, says one analyst, despite more cores not always being necessary. The LG Electronics Optimus 2X, the world’s first dual-core smartphone, was introduced in December and followed shortly after by the dual-core Motorola Atrix 4G and rumors of a dual-core HTC “Pyramid” headed for T-Mobile. From smartphones to PCs, more cores grab more attention. Consequently, according to analyst Jack Gold, with J. Gold Associates, whether they’re necessary or not, the mobile industry currently has a “core war” underway..."

Windows 8 to run on ARM

"Just this morning we wrote about Microsoft developing ARM compatible Windows and we have decided to follow this hot lead. Our sources have confirmed it and they had a few new things to add. It turns out that unnamed operating system is none other than the upcoming Windows 8. Microsoft wants to conquer some of this fast growing arm tablet market.

How ARM beat x86 to the punch

On the first day of CES, I dropped by the Qualcomm booth looking for ARM-based smartbooks to try out. As I poked and prodded the Lenovo Skylight, I pulled out my Nexus One and dropped it on top of the unit for a size reference so that we could snap picture of it. As I stood there looking at the phone laying on top of the smartbook and contemplating the fact that both of these (Android-based) devices had 1GHz, ARM-based Snapdragon processors in them, I glanced across the booth and spotted an ARM-based game console sitting right next to the ARM-based iRex Iliad e-reader.

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