Today's desktop processors continue to push the performance envelope, while in the mobile space low-cost and high-efficiency processors take us ever closer to ubiquitous computing. From reviews to benchmarks, on desktops to smartphones, Tom's Hardware has the processor information you need.
Today's Phones Really Don't Need 64-bit Yet, Says Qualcomm
Oct 2, 2013 - in News
There's no real reason to have a 64-bit chip in a smartphone right now.
Apple May Free Itself From Samsung By June
Apr 2, 2013 - in News
Apple may be using TSMC for its upcoming A7 chip for the iPhone 6.
Obama Applauds Apple, Intel For U.S. Manufacturing Jobs
Feb 13, 2013 - in News
President stresses importance of creating jobs within America.
Low-Cost iPhone Could be Powered by Snapdragon CPU
Jan 28, 2013 - in News
Apple is seemingly working on new product for the low end market.
Samsung Planning to Diversify Chip Business Due to Apple
Jan 15, 2013 - in News
Apple set to end its business ties with competitor.
New iPhone Chip to Identify Smells, Tastes
Jan 7, 2013 - in News
App will apparently be able to detect bad breath and identify its source.
TSMC Preparing Production of 28 nm Apple A6X SoC
Jan 2, 2013 - in News
TSMC reportedly will start producing Apple's A6X SoC in a trial run during this quarter.
Analyst: Intel in Talks to Build ARM Chips for Apple
Dec 3, 2012 - in News
RBC Capital analyst Doug Freedman stated that Intel may soon be building ARM processors for Apple.
Samsung Increases Price For Apple's Processors
Nov 13, 2012 - in News
Apple has no choice but to accept price increase.
Report: Apple Considering Switch Away from Intel CPUs
Nov 6, 2012 - in News
Will Apple design its own chips for its Mac computers?
Apple Praised for Bold Move With A6 Processor
Oct 19, 2012 - in News
While we have seen images of Apple's A6 processor die, large parts of the core design as well as the interaction of the integrated components remain speculation.
Apple Considering Moving Macs Away From Intel Chips
Oct 4, 2012 - in News
Chips from chief rival AMD supposedly the option Apple may switch to.
Apple's A6 iPhone 5 SoC Integrates Triple-Core GPU
Sep 24, 2012 - in News
Slowly but surely, there is more information about Apple's A6 SoC trickling down the pipe.
Apple May Shift CPU Manufacturing From Samsung to TSMC
Sep 14, 2012 - in News
Apple may be leveraging its market power to shift production contracts away from Samsung to a greater extent than currently believed.
iPhone 5 Runs Dual-Core Cortex-A15, Says Analyst Firm
Sep 13, 2012 - in News
Despite the current processor performance focus in the smartphone space, Apple keeps quiet on the architecture of its new chips.
AMD Attracts Apple's Top Chip Architect Jim Keller
Aug 1, 2012 - in News
AMD grabs the man from Apple who helped design the chips behind the iPhone, iPad, and contributed to the design of the MacBook Air.
Deals July 23: Dell Quad-core Business Laptop $444
Jul 23, 2012 - in News
LogicBuy's latest deals are sure to banish even the worst case of the Mondays.
Cadillac Has Impressive Car System, But Won't Offer Google
Jul 22, 2012 - in News
It is obvious that GM is extremely proud of its CUE entertainment system interface. If you have some time to play with the system in the brag edition of the spanking new Cadillac XTS sedan, you immediately understand why.
Apple Hires AMD's Trinity Engineer John Bruno
Jul 20, 2012 - in News
Apple has made another high profile hire as the company convinced John Bruno to move from Canada to California.
Former SGI Entity Sues Apple, Sony, Samsung Over Graphics
Mar 28, 2012 - in News
Graphics Properties Holdings (GPH) has made a name for itself to monetize about 300 former SGI patents. LG, RIM and HTC hunted as well.
Apple Expected to Surpass Intel as Top Mobile Chipmaker
Mar 23, 2012 - in News
Market research firm NPD In-Stat believes that Apple will become the top-seller of mobile processors due to the success of its iPhone and iPad devices.
Report: Apple Working on A6 Chip Along with the A5X
Feb 28, 2012 - in News
So which one will power the iPad 3?
AMD Had a Chance to Get Llano Into Apple's Macbook Air
Feb 23, 2012 - in News
Apple is a prestigious customer for Intel, as the chip maker enjoys being in the spotlight whenever Apple launches a new PC.
Photo Shows Possible iPad 3 CPU/GPU as 'A5X' System on Chip
Feb 21, 2012 - in News
It looks like the iPad 3 will not be getting the brand new A6 chip we thought it would.
Wireless Emerges as Top Chip Spending Area For OEMs
Feb 5, 2012 - in News
OEMs are now spending more on semiconductors for wireless devices than for computers.
Opinion: 10 Technologies That Need to Deliver in 2012
Jan 17, 2012 - in News
As 2011 is well behind us, we are looking back at a year of massive successes as well as some catastrophic failures, we are noticing a gateway to opportunity for some interesting products and technologies.
Opinion: The 10 Most Influential People in IT of 2011
Jan 2, 2012 - in News
Can you guess who made the list?
The 5 Most Intriguing Patent Applications of 2011
Dec 31, 2011 - in News
These are the 2011 patent applications you should be aware of.
MacBook Pro Line Gets Spec Bump; New CPUs & GPUs
Oct 24, 2011 - in News
Apple has ever so quietly rolled out an update that gives its MacBook Pro line a nice boost.
Apple Uses Intel's Nehalem Die Shot in A5 CPU Slide
Oct 6, 2011 - in News
Intel influenced Apple on the A5... sorta.