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Apple's transition to its own processors: What to expect

Apple has shifted processor architectures in the Mac twice before. History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.

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Coronavirus cancels Computex 2020, Taiwan's PC showcase

TAITRA has rescheduled Computex for June 1-5, 2021, as coronavirus-related travel restrictions would have made it too difficult to attract attendees.

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Microprocessor guru Jim Keller unexpectedly leaves Intel

Jim Keller, who had helped design several of the chip industry's high-profile PC microprocessors, has unexpectedly stepped down from his current position at Intel.

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Intel announces its first new 'Lakefield' chips for the thinnest, lightest PCs

The low-power Intel Core processors with Intel Hybrid Technology, code-named Lakefield, will be used in thin-and-light PCs like the Samsung Galaxy Book S and the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold.

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How to overclock your PC's CPU

We'll show you how to tweak your PC's settings in order to wring extra performance from your CPU, and avoid a costly upgrade.

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How to check your PC's CPU temperature

Is your PC's processor too hot? Here's how to monitor your computer's CPU temperature, and lower it if needed.

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ARM just showed 2021's smartphone CPUs, led by the powerful Cortex-X1

ARM, whose underlying CPU architecture is at the heart of virtually every smartphone, has announced its new Cortex-A78 generation of CPUs, GPUS, and network processors, including the new supercharged Cortex-X1.

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Intel's new CPUs are here but AMD's 12-core Ryzen 9 3900X is cheaper than ever

The Ryzen 9 3900X is $410, its cheapest price yet at Amazon.

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Intel 10th Gen Review: The Core i9-10900K is indeed the world's fastest gaming CPU

Intel's 10th gen Comet Lake S CPUs don't take the crown in multi-core performance but they close the gap enough that you may want to actually consider them.

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AMD pivots: B450, X470 motherboards will support Ryzen 4000 after all

AMD is changing its mind about cutting off B450 and X470 motherboards from future 'Zen 3' Ryzen chips after the Internet raised a ruckus.

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Intel's faster 10th-gen vPro processors batten down the hatches of business PCs

Intel launches new Core vPro chips for desktop and mobile PCs, as well as Xeon chips for servers. New for this generation are expanded Hardware Shield capabilities and Wi-Fi 6.

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AMD's B550 motherboards will bring PCIe 4.0 to the masses, but leave older Ryzen CPUs behind

AMD announced the long-awaited B550 motherboard chipset with PCIe 4.0 support on Tuesday, along with affordable 3rd-gen Ryzen 3 processors.

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AMD will use the AM4 socket through its 'Zen 3' CPUs, but it will drop older chipset support

AMD is holding to a four-year-old commitment to support the AM4 processor socket for its Ryzen chips through 2020, though some of its older chipsets are being dropped.

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Intel's 'Comet Lake-S' 10th-gen Core CPUs hit 10 cores and 5.3GHz speeds

The Intel Comet Lake S desktop chips push clock speeds up to 5.3GHz. Intel claims its Core i9-10900K is the world's fastest gaming processor, relying on a basket of gaming benchmarks to prove the point.

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AMD reaps big profits from Ryzen and Radeon, but PC sales remain a question mark

AMD reports a 40 percent increase in revenue from a year ago, as customers keep snapping up its Ryzen CPUs and Radeon GPUs.

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Should you wait for AMD Ryzen 4000 or Intel Comet Lake H laptops, or get an older model for cheap?

AMD's Ryzen 4000 and Intel's Comet Lake H chips promise a bright new generation of laptops. Some users should definitely wait for them, while others could get good deals on older models.

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Intel’s new ‘Comet Lake-H’ processors are best suited for the 16-inch MacBook Pro

The so-called “world’s fastest mobile processor” may end up in Apple’s big pro laptop, but it’s not worth waiting for.

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Intel's Core i9-9900K, the fastest gaming CPU, gets an ultra-rare $80 discount

One of Intel's best gaming CPUs is just $450 on Best Buy right now.

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