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Intel lets slip Core i9 12-core clock speed and it ain't pretty

Intel hasn't announced clock speeds for the Core i9 7920X, but we found them in the price list.

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper: Everything we know so far about this monster CPU

With up to 16 cores on tap, AMD's Ryzen-based Threadripper just might be the fastest consumer CPU ever sold.

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Ryzen CPUs explained: Everything you need to know about AMD's disruptive multicore chips

Here's everything you need to know about AMD Ryzen CPU prices, speeds, motherboards, and more, including Ryzen 3 CPUs and 16-core Threadripper chips.

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AMD's Ryzen 3 lineup brings competitive quad-core CPUs to the masses

AMD's Ryzen 3 1200 and 1300X processors pack twice as many cores as Intel's Core i3 chips.

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Intel tightens data-center grip with Xeon Scalable Processor platform

Make no mistake: Intel's Xeon Processor Scalable Family, based on the company's Skylake architecture, is about much more than revving up CPU performance. The new processor line is essentially a platform for computing, memory and...

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Walmart is selling Intel's Core i5-6600K CPU for less than $200

The 6600K is a solid Skylake processor that's available at a great price today.

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Intel's massive 18-core Core i9 chip starts a bloody battle for enthusiast PCs

Intel's answer to AMD's Threadripper are new Core i9 and Core i7 X-series chips with new overclocking capabilities and a brand-new chipset.

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AMD launches its Epyc server chip to take on Intel in the data center

It's not just the folks at AMD who hope that that the company's Epyc server processor, officially launched Tuesday, will break Intel's stranglehold on the data-center chip market.

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The Ryzen 7 1700X is less than $300 at Walmart right now

Walmart and Newegg both have deals on the Ryzen 7 1700X today, but the better deal is at Walmart if you're willing to do in-store pickup.

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Intel Core i9: Everything we know about Intel's hypercharged PC processor

Intel's Core i9 family will have up to 18 cores and 36 threads, possibly the most powerful consumer PC chips ever made. Here are the details you need to know.

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Intel Core i9 review: The fastest consumer CPU prepares for Ryzen war

Intel's Core i9 finally arrives amid a changed landscape. Here's how the company's fastest CPU stacks up against the pack.

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Mid-range models ring the changes in Top500 supercomputer ranking

With no change at the top of the latest Top500.org supercomputer list, you need to look further down the rankings to see the real story.

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Imagination adds safety, resilience to processor for IoT

Chip designers are applying industrial safety design techniques to their processor cores so that they can get themselves out of trouble when a fault occurs.

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AMD Threadripper grab: Dell's Alienware shuts out other major vendors for 2017

Dell's Alienware gets a lock onThreadripper for 2017, shutting out HP, Lenovo and other major rivals. Boutique vendors and DIYers will get access.

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Intel revealed the Core i9 ship dates, but you won't like them

Intel's announced when its Core i9 chips will be released, but enthusiasts will be frustrated: Intel's releasing the lower-end chips first and leaving the monster, 18-core best for last.

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Intel demos the Core i9 and discloses launch details

Intel showed off its 18-core Core i9 processor for the first time at E3 in Los Angeles on June 12, 2017, and disclosed launch details for the powerful new chip.

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No, AMD didn't slash Ryzen prices ahead of Threadripper launch

Is AMD slashing Ryzen prices? Nope, the company said.

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AMD's Threadripper struts onstage with Radeon RX Vega and a big surprise

When AMD's Threadripper made its first public appearance at Computex in Taipei, the guest starts were two Radeon RX Vega cards.

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