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Imagination adds safety, resilience to processor for IoT

Chip designers are applying industrial safety design techniques to their processor cores so that they can get themselves out of trouble when a fault occurs.

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AMD Threadripper grab: Dell's Alienware shuts out other major vendors for 2017

Dell's Alienware gets a lock onThreadripper for 2017, shutting out HP, Lenovo and other major rivals. Boutique vendors and DIYers will get access.

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Intel revealed the Core i9 ship dates, but you won't like them

Intel's announced when its Core i9 chips will be released, but enthusiasts will be frustrated: Intel's releasing the lower-end chips first and leaving the monster, 18-core best for last.

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Intel demos the Core i9 and discloses launch details

Intel showed off its 18-core Core i9 processor for the first time at E3 in Los Angeles on June 12, 2017, and disclosed launch details for the powerful new chip.

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No, AMD didn't slash Ryzen prices ahead of Threadripper launch

Is AMD slashing Ryzen prices? Nope, the company said.

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AMD's Threadripper struts onstage with Radeon RX Vega and a big surprise

When AMD's Threadripper made its first public appearance at Computex in Taipei, the guest starts were two Radeon RX Vega cards.

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Intel's Core i9 and X299 enable crazy RAID configurations for a price

Here's what eight SSDs in RAID 0 looks like on the new Core i9 platform.

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Why Microsoft's ARM-based Windows 10 laptops still have a lot to prove

Asus, HP, and Lenovo plan to bring Windows 10 to devices running on ARM Snapdragon processors. But the future devices have a lot to prove.

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Intel unleashes the powerful teraflop Core i9 processor

The battle between Intel and AMD is heating up. At Computex in Taipei on Tuesday, Intel previewed its mammoth Core i9 processor.

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It's official: AMD's Threadripper will bring a 16-core, 32-thread monster to the desktop

It's called Threadripper, and it will be the first consumer-focused chip with 16 cores and 32 threads of computing power. Due out this summer, Intel should be worried about this monster.

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Will Windows 10 on ARM PCs support Mixed Reality VR headsets?

A Windows on ARM PC is getting closer. Microsoft showed off a prototype mini-desktop with an ARM processor running Windows 10 at last week's Build conference, with the PC running applications like Office.

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Intel's Itanium, once destined to replace x86 processors in PCs, hits end of line

It's the end of the line for Intel's Itanium chip, a troubled processor family that spawned many product delays and bad blood between HP and Oracle.

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The next 5 years in AI will be frenetic, says Intel's new AI chief

Research into artificial intelligence is going gangbusters, and the frenetic pace won't let up for about five years, the head of Intel's new AI division predicts.

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Amid fight with Apple, Imagination's Series8XT GPU faces challenges

The graphics processor in Apple's upcoming iPhone could have been based on Imagination's new PowerVR Series8XT GT8525. Instead, the two vendors are locked in an open battle, and Imagination is threatening legal action against Apple, which is developing a homegrown GPU.

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Qualcomm's new chips bring handy features to low-cost Android phones

Low-cost smartphones like the Moto G5 introduced a few months ago are now shipping with Qualcomm chips that will soon be outdated.

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Patch to fix Intel-based PCs with enterprise bug rolls out next week

Starting next week, PC makers will roll out a patch that fixes a severe vulnerability found in certain Intel-based business systems making them easier to hack.

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Intel's rebranded Xeon chips sound like credit cards

After around half a decade, Intel is wiping the confusing E5 and E7 monikers off the Xeon chips, and rebranding them to bring more clarity on the performance and features that come with the processors.