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Intel's limited edition 5GHz Core i7-8086K goes on sale to celebrate the 8086's 40th anniversary

The Core i7-8086K may be named after the first x86 chip, but this is one of Intel's most advanced gaming processors.

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The Full Nerd special episode: AMD's Jim Anderson goes deep on 32-core Threadripper 2

At Computex 2018, AMD announced Threadripper 2 with a massive 32-core flagship processor. SVP of computing Jim Anderson sat down with us after the reveal to dive deeper into this monster.

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AMD's Jim Anderson tells all about Threadripper 2

AMD's senior VP of computing sits down to talk about Threadripper 2's 32-core monster of a chip.

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AMD tops Intel with its 32-core Threadripper 2, which will ship this year

AMD didn't have too much to say at Computex, but its announcement of a 32-core Threadripper 2 PC processor was enough. It also opened up its graphics roadmap with 7nm Vega GPUs.

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Intel crushes Computex with a 28-core chip, a 5GHz 8086K, two new architectures and more

Intel's Computex news includes a 28-core PC processor, a 5GHz Anniversary Edition chip, its upcoming Whiskey Lake architecture, and we're just getting started.

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 850 PC chip boosts performance, pushes battery life to a new high

Qualcomm launches its second chip for Always Connected PCs: the Snapdragon 850, which offers substantial improvements in performance and cellular speeds as it draws closer to 24 hours of battery life.

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ASRock leaks four unannounced 2nd-gen AMD Ryzen processors

A CPU compatibility chart for an ASRock motherboard reveals four 2nd-gen Ryzen processors that AMD hasn't announced yet.

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What you need to know about Speculative Store Bypass, the Spectre-like 'Variant 4' CPU flaw

Google and Microsoft discovered a new CPU flaw related to Meltdown and Spectre. Take action, but don't panic too much about Speculative Store Bypass.

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Newegg bundles AMD's Ryzen 5 2600 with a 120GB SSD for less than the cost of the CPU

Newegg's selling the Ryzen 5 2600 with a Team Group 2D Nand 120GB SSD for $190 right now.

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Intel finally reveals its first 10nm Cannon Lake chip: A Core i3 for notebooks

Intel told us that it's shipping 10nm parts in low volumes. Now we know what it is: the Core i3-8130U.

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Intel's Loihi roadmap calls for its brain chips to be as 'smart' as a mouse by 2019

Intel has released a target for how smart it wants its Loihi brain chip systems to be by 2019, measured by the number of synapses it will simulate compared to an animal with a like number of real synapses.

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PCWorld's May Digital Magazine: Intel's 6-core Core i9 comes to laptops

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

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Intel kills Kaby Lake-X, the bizarre enthusiast CPUs that nobody wanted

Intel has quietly discontinued the Core i5-7640X and Core i7-7740X 'Kaby Lake-X' enthusiast CPUs that made no sense and were immediately rendered obsolete.

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Intel earnings call reveals strong revenue despite delays in 10nm chips

Intel confirms a change in plans: High-volume production of 10-nm Core chips will take place in 2019, rather than in 2018. Still, Intel reports record revenues for the first quarter.

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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.