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AMD's Ryzen 5 1600X is $200 today

Both Newegg and Amazon are offering discounts on this great mid-range, all-purpose processor.

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AMD's Ryzen Threadripper CPUs get free NVMe RAID support

As promised, AMD's Ryzen Threadripper chips now support RAID 0, 1, and 10 via new drivers.

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Intel Core i9: Everything we know about Intel's hypercharged PC processor

Intel has filled in the rest of the details on its Intel Core i9 microprocessor family for PCs, and started shipping all of them, too. Now with a review of the 18-core Core i9-7980X and 16-core Core i8-7960XE!

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Loihi is Intel's brainy chip designed to outthink your PC's Core CPU

Intel plans to make its digital brain chip, code-named Loihi, available to researchers in 2018, in a bid to put its hardware into cutting-edge AI applications. Will your PC be next?

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Microsoft plans to own quantum computing like it owns Windows PCs

Microsoft is developing everything from a programming language to the chips themselves to develop quantum computing, the foundation of a computer that runs on qubits.

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Intel Core i9 review: We test the massive 18-core Core i9-7980X and 16-core Core i9-7960X

Intel's Core i9 finally arrives amid a changed landscape. Here's how the company's fastest CPUs stack up against the pack.

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Intel launches 8th-gen Core desktop chips, claims the Core i7-8700K is its best gaming chip ever

Intel has revealed the six new 8th-generation desktop Core chips that will begin shipping October 5, including the six-core Core i7-8700K, which the company calls its best gaming processor ever.

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Intel may tie future Core CPUs to the VR trend with dedicated features

Intel's virtual-reality chief says that the company is eyeing dedicated logic blocks in its Core PC microprocessors that will be specifically designed to optimize VR for even cheap notebooks.

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PCWorld's September Digital Magazine: Threadripper

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

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Intel's 6-core 8th-gen CPUs launch October 5, a Gigabyte tweet suggests

The release date for Intel's 8th-gen Core desktop processors is shaping up to be October 5.

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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 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.