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AMD's coveted Wraith Max CPU cooler finally goes on sale in the U.S.

AMD's standalone Wraith Max CPU cooler finally goes on sale in the U.S., more than a month after launch.

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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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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 Microsoft Surface Book, too?

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PCWorld's August Digital Magazine: Intel's Core-i9 Tested

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

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Intel discloses 'Ice Lake,' another 10nm chip beyond Cannon Lake

Intel posted a small note to its website confirming that its 9th-gen Core processor, Ice Lake, will be a "10nm+" chip.

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AMD Threadripper vs. Intel Core i9: The best CPU for enthusiasts

Intel's Core i9 and AMD's Threadripper are duking it out to be best enthusiast CPU. We dive deep into the specs and performance to see which will prevail.

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Ryzen Threadripper review: AMD's monster 1950X stomps on other CPUs

AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 1950X smashes its rivals in performance and cost. But who really needs this monster? Find out in our review.

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Intel releases final Core i9 specs and release dates—and Threadripper is faster (sometimes)

Intel has released the final clock speeds and ship dates of its Core i9 microprocessors, in its ongoing war with AMD's Threadripper chips.

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Watch us unbox and install AMD's monster Threadripper CPU

We unbox AMD's 16-core Threadripper CPU and install it in an X399 motherboard.

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Facepalm: Intel's upcoming Coffee Lake CPUs won't work with today's motherboards

Intel's upcoming Coffee Lake CPUs apparently won't work with existing stocks of motherboards, a manufacturer confirmed on Wednesday. With AMD on the resurgence, this move couldn't come at a worse possible time.

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The cheapest Ryzen Threadripper yet: AMD's new Threadripper 1900X will cost $549

Even Intel's 8-core chip isn't safe as AMD drops an 8-core Threadripper priced at $550.

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AMD ships Ryzen 3, facing Intel's Core i3 with more performance for less money

AMD is shipping its Ryzen 3 chip for low-end PCs, taking aim at Intel's Core i3 with slight price discounts.

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Ryzen sales lead AMD earnings, despite issues with game optimization and mining

AMD reported a sharp increase in revenue for the second quarter, with executives taking the time to address some of its key customer concerns from Ryzen and Vega buyers.

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7 AMD Ryzen tips and tricks to maximize your PC's performance

AMD's new Ryzen chips offer killer performance out of the box, but these tips, tricks, and tweaks push the processors even further.

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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'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.