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Intel hires Jim Keller, AMD's former Zen chief, as the company beefs up its talent pool

Jim Keller, the former architect of AMD's K8 and Zen architectures, has joined rival Intel as the head of silicon engineering, as the company beefs up its talent pool.

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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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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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The Full Nerd ep. 47: 2nd-gen Ryzen Q&A with Jim Anderson, AMD's VP of computing

In this episode of the Full Nerd, we interview AMD's Jim Anderson about 2nd-gen Ryzen, X470 motherboards, multi-die chip development, and more.

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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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AMD's 2nd-gen Ryzen CPUs are faster, cheaper, and all come with Wraith coolers

AMD's second-generation Ryzen CPUs will launch at significantly cheaper prices than the first-generation chips, and run at higher clock speeds.

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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'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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Intel Core i9 for laptops, Hades Canyon NUC, and more | The Full Nerd Ep. 45

Join The Full Nerd gang as they talk about the latest PC hardware topics. In today's show, we cover Intel's new Core i9 CPUs for laptops, as well as Intel's Hades Canyon NUC.

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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.