Don't-Miss Processor Stories
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.
Intel unveils the speeds, feeds, and prices of the 8th-gen Intel Core with Radeon RX Vega M graphics, or what some are calling Kaby Lake-G. The new chips will appear in notebooks from Dell and HP, plus new Intel NUCs.
Apple has released a statement on Meltdown and Spectre, and the flaws affect every iOS and Mac in existence. But it's probably not as scary as you think.
Intel acknowledged that a CPU kernel bug, being referred to as a side-channel analysis exploit, has the potential to affect chips from ARM and AMD. Patches for the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities may carry performance penalties of between 0 and 30 percent.
You can save $100 on this eight-core processor until Friday.
Qualcomm announced its Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC Platform, promising two-day battery life and pervasive connectivity, but slower performance in some cases. Updated with more emulation details.
Qualcomm dove deep into Snapdragon 845, its next-generation chip for mobile phones. Highlights include speed and battery life, AI, and sophisticated image processing.
Intel hires AMD's former graphics chief, Raja Koduri, declaring war in the graphics market with a discrete graphics push.
Intel's first quad-core CPU for ultrabooks delivers unheard of performance that's worth waiting for
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.