This past week has given us a take on what to expect from our chipsets producers. According to the report reaching us from our sources, ARM announced the release of its 2020 CPU and GPU designs, Intel on its own part unveiled its 10th Gen Core chips while AMD added an upgrade to its Ryzen line. Put together with NVIDIA and the move it is making to advance the more into handle more computer operations that go beyond providing gaming graphics, ARM, AMD and Intel are the leading companies that will set the pace for the development of processing chips in the future. This also translates to the fact that, all four companies will be trailblazers determining the way Windows laptops, Mac Pro workstations, and next-gen gaming consoles in the future will appear and be operated.
ARM is usually referred to as the architect of the smartphone era and this is because it writes down the instructions as well as the blueprint core designs for mobile systems on a chip that other companies such as Qualcomm, Apple, Samsung and lately Huawei license and build up into products that power iPhones, Galaxys and Pixels. The company recently released Cortex-A77 CPU and Mali-G77 GPU which are equipped with the ability to increase the device’s operation and proficiency, only thing is that they do not include any form of newly added features.
All Intel has been doing for a while now is talk about CPU and the obvious reason is because the company has not been doing a good job to provide incremental performance, efficiency, and improvements in manufacturing size. It was not too long ago that the company released its 10nm Ice Lake processors which it has promised for a long time. At Computex, the company moved forward its Project Athena that is responsible for setting baseline expectations for battery life, connectedness, responsiveness, and thinness especially for laptops that have the most recent Intel processor generation.
First, its 10th Gen Intel Core processing chips will reach thin laptops and tabs. They feature AI adaptation, built-in Wi-Fi 6 and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, improved graphics for professional level creation of content and 4K HDR. More so, it unveiled the Twin River dual screen laptop wrapped in fabric and the Honeycomb Glacier transport supported gaming PC prototypes.
AMD introduced its Ryzen 3000 series which features consumer-grade 12-core processor, that shrinks manufacturing processes to 7nm. The company’s market share for PCs has been on the increase and the next Xbox may have AMD technology in it. Also, rumour has it that Microsoft is thinking of employing AMD Picasso chips for a Surface Laptop that will be released later in the year.
Although it is not normal to see that ARM, Intel, and AMD happen to be announcing their new features in the same week however, it is not a reason to assume that all three companies have a certain form of unified product coming up (you might be disappointed). Take for example, ARM which has been about increasing lighting and efficient use of devices is trying to up its efforts to adapt to more work. The company wishes to increase the span of its technology and make smartphone features larger in size and capacity. Whereas Intel is working to clear a path for better processors when they arrive and it plans to sell more chipsets by advising companies to build a whole product just as Apple does with the Macs and MacBooks.
AMD is on its own part focusing on performance of devices per dollar as well as performance per watt efficiencies.