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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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Intel 8th-gen motherboards explained: 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 Z370, H370, B360, and H310 motherboards compare.

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AMD 'boot kits' loan chips to help update motherboards for 2nd-gen Ryzen CPUs

No, AMD won't give you a free chip, but it it will loan you one to help update your BIOS to support its new 2nd-gen Ryzen CPUs and APUs.

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Ryzen 7 2700X review: AMD's 2nd-gen CPUs nail the sequel

AMD's 2nd-gen Ryzen 7 2700X puts the squeeze on Intel's 8th-gen Coffee Lake CPUs.

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AMD's original Ryzen CPUs get deep price cuts before 2nd-gen Ryzen's launch

Here's a look at the best deal prices right now on AMD's Ryzen processors.

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Intel offloads virus scanning to the GPU for better battery life and performance

Intel announced a new capability of its Core chips, called Accelerated Memory Scanning, that will offload the CPU requirements of virus threat detection to an Intel GPU. Microsoft is the first to take advantage.

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Intel technical documents fuel rumors of an 8-core Coffee Lake chip

Could an 8-core Intel Coffee Lake S chip be waiting to challenge AMD's 2nd-gen Ryzen chips?

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Intel FPGAs step toward mainstream in Dell, Fujitsu enterprise servers

With Dell and Fujitsu putting Intel Arria 10 GX programmable acceleration cards into off-the-shelf servers for the data center, enterprises should find it easier to tap the benefits of FPGAs.

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AMD rolls out CPU firmware and Windows 10 patches to protect against Spectre exploits

AMD's CPU microcode updates join forces with a new Windows 10 patch to protect against Spectre variant 2—if you can get them.

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Intel finishes Spectre patching, some older CPUs won't receive planned updates

Intel’s marathon of Spectre CPU microcode patches is ending, but some older chips that were promised updates won’t be receiving them.

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Intel Inside: The CPUs Apple could stuff in the next MacBooks

It's the time of year when everyone gets to play the "what CPU will Apple use next" game.

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Intel's debut 6-core Core i9 CPUs could push gaming laptops past 5GHz speeds

Intel's first Core i9 laptop chip is a 6-core, 12-thread powerhouse that spearheads a new line of H-series Core CPUs. New U-series chips for longer battery life were also announced.

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Intel's new 'Coffee Lake' Core desktop CPUs and chipsets swipe a trick from smart speakers

Intel reveals new desktop "Coffee Lake" Core processors, along with four new chipsets that add quick-wake 'modern standby' capabilities.

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How Nvidia is pursuing the 'holy grail' of real time photorealistic VR

Nvidia continued to tout its credentials as the underlying technology for designing and deploying photorealistic virtual reality (VR) systems during its GTC Technology conference in Silicon Valley this week, including the announcement...

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AMD Ryzen 5 processors get killer Amazon deals with Zen+ CPUs looming

Amazon rebates are making already great AMD Ryzen deals even better.

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Amazon's one-day PC gaming sale offers huge deals on CPUs, full PCs, and other hardware

Amazon's one-day PC gaming sale has some great deals on gear, including a Ryzen 5 1600 for $58 off.

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AMD confirms Ryzenfall vulnerabilities, but says they'll be fixed soon via routine BIOS updates

AMD has issued its response to the Ryzenfall vulnerabilities discovered by CTS-Labs, and it sounds like they can be patched rather routinely.

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AMD's Ryzen, Epyc security co-processor and chipset have major flaws, researchers claim

A little-known security firm claims that AMD's Ryzen and Epyc architectures are subject to major exploitable flaws. While AMD said it hasn't had time to confirm or deny the claims, two independent firms have confirmed at least some of...

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