Don't-Miss Processor Stories
PC gamers are wondering: Should I buy an AMD Ryzen 3 2200G or Ryzen 5 2400G? Here are 5 good reasons to buy it, and 5 reasons why you may want to hold off.
Researchers discovered new ways to trigger Meltdown and Spectre CPU exploits, but existing software patches offer protection.
Intel's new drivers add a game optimization feature to take some of the headache out of playing on integrated graphics.
Intel has launched the Core i3-8130U for laptops and two-in-one PCs, the first time it's shipped a Core i3 chip with the ability to "turbo boost" to a faster clock speed if a game needs it.
Here's everything you need to know about AMD Ryzen CPU prices, speeds, motherboards, and more, including Ryzen APUs and new X400-series motherboards.
Is your PC's processor too hot? Here's how to monitor your computer's CPU temperature, and lower it if needed.
After halting Spectre and Meltdown mitigation patches because of instability, Intel feels it's solved the problem, at least for Skylake PCs.
AMD's earnings call revealed plans to bake a Spectre fix into its Zen 2 architecture and other interesting nuggets for end users, along with strong profits and revenue for the fourth quarter.
Intel told investors it will ship silicon that patches Spectre and Meltdown in hardware, while reporting record revenue for the fourth quarter of 2017. But Intel's statements leave us with more questions than answers.
Intel is telling users to stop installing CPU firmware patches for Spectre exploits, after most modern PCs fall prey to reboot problems.
AMD will patch Ryzen, Threadripper, Epyc, and other CPU firmware to protect against Spectre CPU attacks, but unlike Intel's, they're not critical.
After a blockbuster 2017, the PC stood strong at CES 2018. These are the announcements enthusiasts need to know about.
Microsoft says that an older version of Windows or older Intel silicon will experience a noticeable performance hit when applying a Spectre patch. Intel is less detailed in its performance information.
Intel has reportedly added a dedicated chip security group as it wrestles with lingering issues from Meltdown and Spectre. At CES, though, Intel tried to shift focus toward quantum computing and other ventures.
The CPU flaw isn't just limited to PCs and Macs anymore. The Spectre vulnerability affects mobile devices and your phone is likely at risk. Here's what it is and how you can mitigate the risks.