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AMD's Dynamic Local Mode for Threadripper promises almost 50 percent more performance

AMD's Dynamic Local Mode appears to turbo-boost gaming performance. One game reached a 47 percent increase on high-core count Ryzen Threadripper CPUs.

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AMD's 24-core and 12-core 2nd-gen Threadripper CPU are set to hit the streets soon

Following up on its epic 32-core 2nd-gen Threadripper 2, AMD set October 29 as the day its highly anticipated CPUs will go on sale.

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Core i9-9900K vs. Ryzen 2800X: Totally fake benchmarks!

They're not even real CPUs yet, but we just tested and measured the hype, leaks, and fan hysteria, and here's the winner.

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Intel supply woes could lead to pricier PCs, or a stampede to AMD's Ryzen

Intel said it has run into problems supplying 14nm Core chips to customers because of its tranisiton to 10nm manufacturing. The shortages could lead to higher PC prices.

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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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Find unprecedented sales on Ryzen, SSDs, gaming monitors, and more in Amazon's one-day PC sale

Amazon's one-day gaming gear sale features deals on SSDs, displays, processors, graphics cards, RAM, keyboards, and more.

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How the 32-core Ryzen Threadripper is suddenly a lot better at gaming

A bug in Nvidia's drivers drastically hurt the 32-core Threadripper 2990WX's performance. Here's what we saw after the fix.

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AMD's Ryzen 5 2500X and Ryzen 3 2300X target budget gamers, but they're not DIY

AMD unveiled the Ryzen 5 2500X and the Ryzen 3 2300X, CPUs designed for budget gamers. But currently, the only way you can get one of these chips is in a pre-built system.

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AMD's $55 Athlon 200GE brings Zen CPU cores and Radeon Vega graphics to the masses

The AMD Athlon 200GE is built on Zen and includes Radeon Vega graphics, in a radical departure for the brand.

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How memory bandwidth is killing AMD's 32-core Threadripper performance

Here's just how much memory bandwidth constraints might be hurting the performance of AMD's 32-core Threadripper 2990WX CPU.

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AMD's 16-core Ryzen Threadripper 2950X processor hits stores today

AMD's sweet-spot 2nd-gen Ryzen Threadripper 2950X hits the streets with 16 cores and 32 threads.

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Intel's Whiskey Lake notebook chip launches, emphasizing connectivity this time around

Intel's latest Core chips, Whiskey Lake for laptops and Amber Lake for two-in-ones and tablets, will highlight Intel's Gigabit Wi-Fi as part of custom branding for its 8th-gen parts.

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AMD loses another key executive, Jim Anderson, as it shifts manufacturing to TSMC

AMD said Monday that it lost a key executive in its processor group, Jim Anderson, and that it would migrate its leading-edge manufacturing to TSMC.

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AMD's first-gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs get deep price cuts

AMD's clearing the decks for the 2nd-gen Threadripper processors by selling their predecessors at a steep discount.

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AMD's 'Raven Ridge' APU designer points to power as its next advantage

PCWorld sits down with Dan Bouvier, the architect behind its Raven Ridge integrated CPU, to find out what's coming next.