MediaTek executives have announced plans to enter the PC market by offering powerful Arm processors there, and thus compete with Qualcomm, which hatches similar plans for its Snapdragon platform.The chip maker has not yet released details of its plans, however.image source: mediatek.comMediaTek has said it sees new growth opportunities in the PC market, which has an annual turnover of $40 billion.MediaTek has already started conquering this segment with its Kompanio chipsets, which include radio modules for connecting to 5G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, as well as display controllers.Vince Hu, MediaTek's VP of corporate affairs, said the company is going to move from \"low power to high power space\", applying solutions that have already proven themselves in the smartphone segment to the PC market, while the company intends to develop CPUs and GPUs internally, rather than take over players with a ready-made portfolio, as Qualcomm did when it bought Nuvia.By the way, Qualcomm thereby incurred the wrath of Arm - the British developer has filed a lawsuit against the American partner, claiming that after the absorption license Nuvia became invalid.MediaTek, meanwhile, has already made its first steps in the PC market by launching the Kompanio family of chipsets designed for Chromebooks.The latest are the Kompanio 520 and 528 platforms announced last week, aimed at entry-level machines.The PC sector at the Taiwanese company will be overseen by Adam King, vice president and general manager of client computing at MediaTek - he worked at Intel and oversaw mobile Core chips from 4th to 6th generations.Mr.King also did not provide details, but noted that the company is confident in the long-term potential of Windows on Arm, but to implement the strategy will have to do a lot of work and overcome many barriers.
AMD investigates reports of abnormal Ryzen 7000 performance in some games on Windows 11 PCs
AMD has released a statement about abnormal performance variations in the Ryzen 7000 processors in some games when running Windows 11 compared to running Windows 10.The company itself noted that it has not yet registered any performance variations in some games depending on the operating system, although complaints do come in.Image source: Resul Kaya/unsplash.com \"We are currently investigating, but based on testing so far have not found a significant difference in gaming performance depending on the OS versions in different work scenarios and with different games,\" AMD reported.According to experts HotHardware portal, they have not observed any anomalies in reviews of Ryzen 9 7950X and 7900X, instead, experts noted the benefits of the new architecture Zen 4 compared to Zen 3.By the way, an interesting feature of these processors is that the second chiplet off (CCD - Core Chiplet Die) can even improve performance in some games.This difference is clearly demonstrated by the example of Metro Exodus, running on a PC with Ryzen 9 7950X running Windows 11 22H2.Image source: CapFrameXAccording to AMD, such things happen quite regularly and may indicate, for example, the need for software optimization.For a fresh platform, which is the Socket AM5, and the new architecture (Zen 4) it is normal to have some problems at first - the main thing is to have them solved later.\"Many factors affect gaming performance, including game engine, processor architecture, graphics gas pedal and memory choices.As new architectures come to market, there are often performance anomalies that must be addressed by the component vendor or game publisher.This is not a new or unexpected phenomenon,\" the company said.Additionally, AMD said that as anomalies are identified, the company will share information about them with ecosystem partners and game developers so that they can properly optimize their products.
The global PC market will collapse by nearly 10 percent in 2022
Gartner has released a fresh forecast for the global consumer PC and mobile market.It takes into account PCs, notebooks, Ultrabooks, tablets, and cell phones.Image source: pixabay.com / kaboompicsIn 2021, total sales in those categories were 2.07 billion units, an increase of 5.5% over the previous year.Personal computers, meanwhile, were up 11.0% to 342 million units, while handsets saw a 5.0% increase to 1.57 billion.Tablet sales declined 0.8 percent to about 156 million units.This year, the market is forecast to be in the red: total shipments of devices in all categories will decline by 7.6 percent.The final result will be 1.91 billion units.Image source: Gartner PC sales could decline 9.5 percent to 310 million units in 2022.The tablet segment is expected to decline by 9.0% to 142 million units.As for cellular phones, according to analysts, their shipments will decrease by 7.1% - to 1.46 billion.If we consider only the direction of smartphones, the demand for them this year will fall by 5.8%.At the same time, shipments of 5G devices in annual terms will jump by 29%, amounting to about 710 million units.
AMD to unveil Radeon RX 7000 graphics cards tonight
AMD will unveil Radeon RX 7000 graphics cards on the latest RDNA 3 architecture graphics processors tonight. The start of the presentation,...