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Mar 27, 2014

HTC One M8 with 2.5GHz CPU (Asian Version) Tops Benchmark Scores

Only two days have passed since Taiwanese mobile phone maker HTC Corporation took the wraps off of its latest flagship Android-based device, the HTC One M8, and people have already found out that it can perform much better than other high-end devices.

According to a recent article on ePrice, the Asian version of HTC One M8, which was unveiled with a 2.5GHz processor inside, is capable of delivering higher benchmark scores than Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2. The LG G Pro 2 was also compared to the new device. The phone comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC CPU, which is faster than the 2.3GHz MSM8974-AB processor inside the US version of the handset, thus offering better performance capabilities, it seems. Screenshots that emerged at ePrice show the phone’s performance in benchmarking tests such as AnTuTu, Quadrant, Vellamo, Basemark, and 3D Mark, and unveil that it is indeed capable of leaving its rivals behind. Based on these results, the HTC One M8 can be considered the most powerful Android-based smartphone to date. However, it appears that only people in Asia will actually enjoy such performance levels when purchasing it.

The 2.3GHz version of the mobile phone will still have a lot to offer to its customers, that’s for sure, even if it is a bit behind the Asian model in terms of performance, as similar test results have unveiled not long ago. Apparently, while the 2.5GHz model managed to top 35,000 points in AnTuTu, the 2.3GHz variant of the device did not go beyond the 30,000 mark. All in all, it is clear that HTC managed to bring to the market a great, powerful Android smartphone, one that will certainly prove a worthy rival to other flagship smartphones out there, especially since it has already been put up for sale in some markets. For those out of the loop, we should note that HTC One M8 was launched with a 5-inch full HD touchscreen display, the aforementioned quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor inside, and 2GB of RAM.

Moreover, it features 32GB of internal memory, a microSD memory card slot for expansion purposes, dual-cameras on the back, and a 5-megapixel camera on the front, for making video calls and shooting great selfies. The smartphone runs under the Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system but features HTC’s own user interface loaded on top of it, none other than Sense 6.0, with exclusive features such as BlinkFeed, HTC Zoe, and others.

HTC One M8 tops benchmark tests
Images credits to ePrice

Axiomtek Designs Overpowered Half-Size Single-Board Computer

Single-board computers used to be small, meek, unassuming things barely ever used for anything more than point-of-sale cash-in boxes and the like, but companies have been releasing stronger and stronger ones over the years, like Axiomtek has just done.

The new product to leave the company's labs, called SHB230, is a half-size single-board computer with an LGA 1150 socket, meaning it supports 4th Generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3 and Celeron processors. It also has a pair of DDR3-1333/1600 memory slots, SO-DIMM slots to be exact, for up to 16 GB RAM. A pair of SATA-600 slots are present too, along with a CFast socket, four USB 2.0, two USB 3.0 and two RS-232/422/485 ports. There's support for RAID 0/1, and Axiomtek also tossed in a PCI Express x16 (routed to the back plane) and four PCI Express x1 slots (or one PCI Express x4). Medical equipment, DVRs, process control, the network security market, and the field of industrial automation have been pegged as the intended market for the SHB230.

Intel Active Management Technology 9.0 (AMT 9.0) is included (for remote control management) and so are DVI-I and LVDS interfaces. Sales will start in May this year (2014), for a price that has yet to be disclosed.

Axiomtek SHB230
Image credits to Axiomtek

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