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Ryzen boosts AMD profits, as mobile chips promise further growth

Sales in AMD's computing and graphics segment nearly doubled compared to a a year ago, evidence that AMD's Ryzen is a bona fide success. Next up: the lucrative mobile market.

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Microsoft's chip push continues with Azure Sphere: Securing gadgets with chips and Linux

Microsoft's new Azure Sphere security package for billions of IoT devices includes two surprises: a new chip that Microsoft will license, plus its own Linux kernel.

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Intel ushers responsive Optane memory into laptops with Core i5+, i7+, and i9+ brands

Intel is showing off "Optane Inside" notebooks and desktops with a new "plus" brand, such as "Core i7+".

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Corsair's Crystal 570X, one of our favorite PC cases, comes with a free liquid CPU cooler today

Today only, Newegg is bundling Corsair's Hydro Series H60 liquid cooler with the fantastic Crystal 570X RGB case.

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Intel expects hard drives to disappear, replaced by SSDs with Optane and cloud storage

Intel plans to replace hard drives with a new storage ecosystem: Its NAND flash SSDs and Optane memory for temporary storage, and the cloud for everything else.

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Broadcom raises its offer for Qualcomm to $120 billion

Broadcom upped its takeover bid for smartphone microprocessor maker Qualcomm on Monday, saying this is its final offer.

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How to build a PC: A step-by-step guide

Wondering how to build a PC? Our comprehensive guide can help you through the entire process, from installing the CPU and the Windows operating system, to proper cable management.

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A set of three Type-A to Type-C USB cables is just $7 today

Aukey has a nice discount on a three-pack of 3-foot Type-A to Type-C USB cords today.

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NZXT's debut motherboard is one of the most breathtaking motherboards ever

NZXT's N7 Z370 looks "finished" in a way most motherboards don't, bringing the NZXT minimalist aesthetic over from NZXT cases. It's pricey, though.

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Qualcomm promotes the concept of combining routers with smart speakers

Your next router from Comcast or Cox could double as a smart speaker powered by Alexa, Cortana, or Google, if Qualcomm has its way.

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Newegg has dropped the Ryzen 7 1700X to $300

You can save $100 on this eight-core processor until Friday.

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Black Friday deals: The cheapest gaming PC you can build

This year, you can put together a Ryzen-based gaming PC for just $370—and yes, it includes Windows.

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Black Friday deals: PC and PC component steals

Laptops, processors, and video cards are on sale almost everywhere, but these particular deals will actually save you some real cash.

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Confirmed: Windows 10 may cut off devices with older CPUs

Microsoft has confirmed it won't provide Windows 10 updates such as the Fall Creators Update to hardware that's no longer supported by its manufacturer, a policy that puts all older hardware at risk.

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AMD's 16-core Threadripper 1950x is $100 off today at Amazon and Newegg

It's still expensive at the $880 sale price, but it's the cheapest price yet and far better than the $1,700 price tag for Intel's 16-core Core i9-7960X.

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25% off SanDisk Ultra 32GB microSDHC UHS-I card with Adapter - Deal Alert

At its currently discounted price of $11.19, the 32GB capacity card is actually $0.61 cheaper than the 16GB model. SanDisk has discounts running today on higher capacity cards as well.

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Intel's 8th-gen Core CPUs could boost laptop performance by 40 percent

Intel has officially launched its 8th-generation Core chips for ultrabooks, which will include an unexpected "refresh" of the current Kaby Lake chips, plus future appearances by Coffee Lake and Cannon Lake -- and maybe an updated...

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Amazon is selling an EVGA 450W PSU for $10

This power supply is super cheap if you file the mail-in rebate.

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