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Intel 8th-gen Core i7 review: What happens when thin laptops get quad-core speed

Intel's first quad-core CPU for ultrabooks delivers unheard of performance that's worth waiting for

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Confirmed: Windows 10 may cut off devices with older CPUs

Microsoft has confirmed it won't provide Windows 10 updates such as the Fall Creators Update to hardware that's no longer supported by its manufacturer, a policy that puts all older hardware at risk.

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Intel and AMD team up: A future Core chip will have Radeon graphics inside

In a blockbuster deal, Intel and AMD have jointly designed a chip module combining Intel's CPU, AMD's Radeon GPU, and high-bandwidth memory that will ship next year.

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How Intel Core chips and Lenovo PCs could take over two-factor authentication from your phone

Intel's 8th-generation Core chips include the capability to provide a two-factor authentication right from a PC, without a phone. Lenovo now has several PCs that support this feature.

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AMD's 16-core Threadripper 1950x is $100 off today at Amazon and Newegg

It's still expensive at the $880 sale price, but it's the cheapest price yet and far better than the $1,700 price tag for Intel's 16-core Core i9-7960X.

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AMD vs. Intel at 16 cores: We test Ryzen Threadripper 1950X against Core i9-7960X

AMD has its 16-core Ryzen Threadripper 1950X. Intel has its 16-core Core i9-7960X. We test them in nearly identical PCs to see which is best—and the answer may surprise you.

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Core i7-8700K Review: Intel's response to Ryzen is faster and cheaper than ever

Intel's aptly named Coffee Lake Core i7-8700K offers a frenetic amount of performance at prices unheard of from the chip giant.

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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.