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The new MacBook Pros only make me long for an Apple custom processor even more

Apple's new MacBook Pros bring impressive speed boosts over the prior models, but there won't be any real innovation until Apple takes over the processor from Intel.

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Here's how fast the 2018 MacBook Pro 15 will be

Apple finally boards the 8th-gen Core i7 train, and we already know how fast the 2018 MacBook Pro 15 will be.

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What to expect from the MacBook Pro’s leap to 8th-generation Intel processors

Apple is finally refreshing the MacBook Pro line with 8th-generation (Coffee Lake) Intel CPUs, and everything is about to get a whole lot faster.

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Intel 8th-gen Core i7 vs. 7th-gen Core i7 CPUs: An upgrade that's finally worth it

Intel's 6-core 8th-gen Core i7-8750H breaks the rule about about not upgrading from one generation to the next. Just see how it obliterates its predecessors in our benchmarks.

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Intel's limited edition 5GHz Core i7-8086K goes on sale to celebrate the 8086's 40th anniversary

The Core i7-8086K may be named after the first x86 chip, but this is one of Intel's most advanced gaming processors.

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AMD tops Intel with its 32-core Threadripper 2, which will ship this year

AMD didn't have too much to say at Computex, but its announcement of a 32-core Threadripper 2 PC processor was enough. It also opened up its graphics roadmap with 7nm Vega GPUs.

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 850 PC chip boosts performance, pushes battery life to a new high

Qualcomm launches its second chip for Always Connected PCs: the Snapdragon 850, which offers substantial improvements in performance and cellular speeds as it draws closer to 24 hours of battery life.

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ASRock leaks four unannounced 2nd-gen AMD Ryzen processors

A CPU compatibility chart for an ASRock motherboard reveals four 2nd-gen Ryzen processors that AMD hasn't announced yet.

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Who’s developing quantum computers?

Here are classical computing stalwarts and the startups they are vying with for a piece of the quantum-computing future.

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What you need to know about Speculative Store Bypass, the Spectre-like 'Variant 4' CPU flaw

Google and Microsoft discovered a new CPU flaw related to Meltdown and Spectre. Take action, but don't panic too much about Speculative Store Bypass.

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Newegg bundles AMD's Ryzen 5 2600 with a 120GB SSD for less than the cost of the CPU

Newegg's selling the Ryzen 5 2600 with a Team Group 2D Nand 120GB SSD for $190 right now.

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Intel finally reveals its first 10nm Cannon Lake chip: A Core i3 for notebooks

Intel told us that it's shipping 10nm parts in low volumes. Now we know what it is: the Core i3-8130U.

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Intel 8th-gen motherboards explained: Z390 vs. Z370 vs. H370 vs. B360 vs. H310

A wide variety of 300-series chipsets support Intel's 8th-generation "Coffee Lake" CPUs. Here's how Z390, Z370, H370, B360, and H310 motherboards compare.

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GPUs: Designed for gaming now crucial to HPC and AI

How did a chip meant for gaming become so vital in enterprise computing? Some people thought outside the box.

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Intel's Loihi roadmap calls for its brain chips to be as 'smart' as a mouse by 2019

Intel has released a target for how smart it wants its Loihi brain chip systems to be by 2019, measured by the number of synapses it will simulate compared to an animal with a like number of real synapses.

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PCWorld's May Digital Magazine: Intel's 6-core Core i9 comes to laptops

Enjoy the best of PCWorld.com in a curated Digital Magazine for Android and iOS.

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Intel kills Kaby Lake-X, the bizarre enthusiast CPUs that nobody wanted

Intel has quietly discontinued the Core i5-7640X and Core i7-7740X 'Kaby Lake-X' enthusiast CPUs that made no sense and were immediately rendered obsolete.

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Intel earnings call reveals strong revenue despite delays in 10nm chips

Intel confirms a change in plans: High-volume production of 10-nm Core chips will take place in 2019, rather than in 2018. Still, Intel reports record revenues for the first quarter.

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