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ARM announces Mali-G52 and G31 GPU designs, bringing AI performance benefits and Vulkan to the low-end

Today ARM has announced its new Mali G52 and G31 GPU designs, respectively targeting so-called "mainstream" and high-efficiency applications. The bigger G52 will someday make its way into more demanding use cases like TVs and high-end phones, where its 3.6x performance improvements in machine learning/AI workloads can be appreciated, while the G31 brings ARM's Bifrost architecture, Vulkan and all, to a more affordable level. 

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[CES 2012] Intel's New Medfield Smartphone Reference Design: It's What's On The Inside That Counts

Intel's smartphone push is in full swing at CES, they're showing off a brand spanking new reference design, based on their Medfield SoC. Behold:

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OK, it's ugly. But reference designs are supposed to be ugly. The point is just to show that an Intel phone is possible. It's strictly about guts - they don't waste any time on design.

It's also still running Gingerbread, which is crazy, because Ice Cream Sandwich is the first version that officially supports x86. I guess the Intel devs wanted to show off all their hard work.

Intel-phone-specs

In addition to all the usual phone stuff, this thing is packing a 1.6 GHz Atom Z2460 Processor.I know that sounds like it will melt your battery into a puddle, but Intel is claiming very good battery life.

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