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It's official: AMD's Threadripper will bring a 16-core, 32-thread monster to the desktop

It's called Threadripper, and it will be the first consumer-focused chip with 16 cores and 32 threads of computing power. Due out this summer, Intel should be worried about this monster.

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AMD plots return to the data center with Epyc

The chip-maker’s Epyc platform has the speeds and feeds to beat Intel. Will it make a difference?

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Will Windows 10-on-ARM PCs support Mixed Reality headsets?

A Windows on ARM PC is getting closer. Microsoft showed off a prototype mini-desktop with an ARM processor running Windows 10 at last week's Build conference, with the PC running applications like Office.

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Intel's Itanium, once destined to replace x86 in PCs, hits end of line

It's the end of the line for Intel's Itanium chip, a troubled processor family that spawned many product delays and bad blood between HP and Oracle.

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The next 5 years in AI will be frenetic, says Intel's new AI chief

Research into artificial intelligence is going gangbusters, and the frenetic pace won't let up for about five years -- after which the industry will concentrate around a handful of core technologies and leaders, the head of Intel's...

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Amid fight with Apple, Imagination's Series8XT GPU faces challenges

The graphics processor in Apple's upcoming iPhone could have been based on Imagination's new PowerVR Series8XT GT8525. Instead, the two vendors are locked in an open battle, and Imagination is threatening legal action against Apple,...

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Low-cost Android phones to get iPhone features with new Qualcomm chips

Low-cost smartphones like the Moto G5 introduced a few months ago are now shipping with Qualcomm chips that will soon be outdated.

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Patch to fix Intel-based PCs with enterprise bug rolls out next week

Starting next week, PC makers will roll out a patch that fixes a severe vulnerability found in certain Intel-based business systems making them easier to hack.

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Intel Xeon chips rebranded to sound like credit cards

After around half a decade, Intel is wiping the confusing E5 and E7 monikers off the Xeon chips, and rebranding them to bring more clarity on the performance and features that come with the processors.

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Qualcomm may consider asking US to ban iPhone imports

Qualcomm, in a smartphone chip licensing spat with Apple, will reportedly ask a U.S. government agency to ban the import of iPhones into the country.

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Open-source chip mimics Linux's path to take on closed x86, ARM CPUs

Tired of the domination of x86, ARM, and other closed chip architectures, researchers created the open-source RISC-V architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2010.

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AMD shares timing for Ryzen 3, mobile chips and Vega GPUs

AMD's Ryzen chips are off to a strong start in desktops, and more chips are coming in the second half of this year.

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Legal war with Apple hits Qualcomm's revenue projections

The legal fight between Apple and Qualcomm on licensing modem technology is turning uglier every day.

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Intel projects decline in chip prices, and AMD's Ryzen is one reason

Intel is forecasting a "slight decline" in its premium chip prices for the remainder of the year, and AMD's Ryzen chips could have played a part in that.

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AMD updates Ryzen drivers with a new power profile and the promise of better performance

AMD's Balanced Power Plan is packaged with driver 17.10 WHQL for PC users rocking Ryzen on Windows 10 64-bit.

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This is the closest thing Intel has built to a discrete GPU

Intel doesn't make its own discrete GPU but has built something that specializes in processing 4K graphics. But that product isn't powerful enough to run Crysis, if you were wondering.

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Cars will get superior digital vision with ARM's camera chip

ARM's Mali-C71 image signal processor will analyze every pixel from cameras on-board a car, and much like a human eye, read the image, and help make driving decisions.

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Researchers build a microprocessor from flexible materials

Researchers have built a primitive microprocessor out of a two-dimensional material similar to graphene, the flexible conductive wonder material that some believe will revolutionize the design and manufacture of batteries, sensors and...

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