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Microsoft blocks Kaby Lake and Ryzen PCs from Windows 7, 8 updates

If you have a PC running Windows 7 or 8.1 and the latest silicon from AMD or Intel, your updates are soon to be blocked.

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Ryzen 5 1600X: Building a versatile work-and-play PC with AMD's 6-core CPU champion

AMD's versatile Ryzen 5 1600X is the best mainstream processor you can buy, and the key to creating an all-around PC for work AND play without breaking the bank.

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It's time to dump Moore's Law to advance computing, researcher says

Dumping Moore's Law is perhaps the best thing that could happen to computers, as it'll hasten the move away from an aging architecture holding back hardware innovation.

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Ryzen 5 review vs. Core i5: Ryzen 5 1600X wins for best mainstream power CPU

AMD's Ryzen 5 1600X challenges Intel's vaunted Core i5-7600K for best $250 CPU. Here's what the benchmarks told us.

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It's not the end of SPARC chips yet

Chips based on the SPARC architecture have been saved from endangerment with Fujitsu taking on the mantle of continuing design and development.

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As computing changes, Intel takes a fresh approach to chip design

Intel is preparing for the future and making big changes in the way it designs chips

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Apple's building its own graphics processor for the iPhone, dropping Imagination GPUs

Apple will soon stop using intellectual property from Imagination Technologies Group for its iPhone and other devices, as it is working on a separate, independent graphics design for its products.

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Intel's Cannon Lake PC chip shipments may slip into next year

If you're expecting to buy laptops with Intel's next-generation Cannon Lake chips by the end of this year, you may be disappointed.

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Intel's speed-boosting Optane Memory won't work with Celeron and Pentium PCs

Intel's new Optane Memory is aimed at non-enthusiast users, but only those with at least a Core i3. Celeron- and Pentium-based PCs are out.

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Here's proof that Ryzen can benefit from optimized game code

AMD's optimization promise for Ryzen appears to be true. Oxide squeezed out about a third more performance from AMD's Ryzen CPUs

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What's in Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones?

Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones look beautiful, and are loaded with new features that could make an upgrade worthwhile.

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What's in Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones?

Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones look beautiful, and are loaded with new features that could make an upgrade worthwhile.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones

What's in Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones?

Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones look beautiful, and are loaded with new features that could make an upgrade worthwhile.

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Future Intel CPUs could be cobbled together using different parts

Intel could tap a new high-speed interconnect, known as EMIB, to join different chips together to make future CPUs.

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Intel digs deep to keep Moore's Law alive

Many scientists agree that Moore's Law is dying, but Intel's clinging on to it for dear life. It has been Intel's guiding light to make chips smaller, faster and cheaper, and the company is now revisiting some of the metrics driven by observation.