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AMD’s new Zen-based Ryzen and Athlon Chromebook CPUs crank the Intel pressure

AMD’s new Zen-based Ryzen and Athlon Chromebook CPUs crank the Intel pressure

AMD today announced a collection of Zen-based mobile processors destined for Chromebooks. The new batch of processors includes three Ryzen CPUs and two Athlon CPUs that seem to cover the mid and high-range pretty well. AMD promises some big improvements over previous generation AMD-based Chromebooks, and we should start seeing Chromebooks featuring these new processors launching by the end of the year.

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AMD Radeon RX 6000 GPU can be viewed in Fortnite

AMD Radeon RX 6000 GPU can be viewed in Fortnite

The days when graphics cards were simple boring slabs of green plastic and pieces of metal are pretty much ancient history now. As more powerful graphics cards become bigger, the opportunity to give them some visual personality and flair has also opened up. More than just cold, hard numbers, the likes of AMD and NVIDIA have taken to selling new cards' design as well. And what better way to do that than to dump the upcoming Radeon RX 6000's design where many gamers are most likely to see it: in Fortnite.

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Watch the moment NVIDIA gave AMD its newest nightmare

Watch the moment NVIDIA gave AMD its newest nightmare

Today the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, RTX 3080, and RTX 3090 graphics cards. This collection is otherwise known as the GeForce RTX 30 Series, and it'll be released as both Founders Edition graphics cards and in partner-made editions from brands like ASUS, EVGA, Colorful, Gigabyte, MSI, PYN, and Zotac.

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One game will sell “billions” in gaming upgrades: Flight Simulator

One game will sell “billions” in gaming upgrades: Flight Simulator

If you're looking to the Crysis Remastered release to allow the game to continue to be the go-to for jokes about gaming hardware power, get ready for a change. According to one analyst group, the new Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) will be a catalyst for "billions" in sales of new hardware, gaming gear, and upgrades for home gaming PC builds. Could it be? Did Microsoft actually make the new go-to game of games?

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AMD Ryzen 4000G desktop chips land with big Intel comparisons

AMD Ryzen 4000G desktop chips land with big Intel comparisons

AMD's latest assault on Intel has been revealed, with the AMD Ryzen 4000G chips promising a taste of Zen 2 for your desktop. The new processors are the desktop counterpart to AMD's Ryzen 4000 Series for laptops, which the chip-maker released earlier in 2020, and still include features like integrated graphics.

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Lenovo ThinkStation P620 gives AMD Threadripper PRO its first workstation win

Lenovo ThinkStation P620 gives AMD Threadripper PRO its first workstation win

Lenovo has revealed the first workstation to use AMD's Threadripper PRO, with the ThinkStation P620 promising easier deployment of the potent pro chips. Offering up to 64 cores from a single CPU, the ThinkStation P620 slots in-between Lenovo's existing single-slot P520 and dual-slot P720 machines, though the AMD filling in this Intel sandwich could make some users consider a change.

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Surface Laptop 4 could rock new AMD Ryzen 4000 CPUs

Surface Laptop 4 could rock new AMD Ryzen 4000 CPUs

It seems that CPU giant Intel's empire is once again besieged. From critical hardware flaws to Apple's upcoming ARM-based Macs, Intel is slowly but surely being forced to come to terms with a future where it will be forced to rub shoulders with its rivals from all fronts. Even long-time partner Microsoft is cozying up with long-time rival AMD for the former's Surface line of laptops. It's probably not that surprising considering how popular the AMD Surface Laptop 3 apparently was.

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AMD pads out 3rd-gen Ryzen desktop line with 3 new XT CPUs

AMD pads out 3rd-gen Ryzen desktop line with 3 new XT CPUs

AMD today announced that it's expanding its lineup of 3rd-generation Ryzen desktop CPUs with the introduction of the Ryzen 5 3600XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT, and the Ryzen 9 3900XT. The new CPUs won't be here until next month, but AMD is revealing some of the specifications for them today. In addition to that, AMD also announced the A520 chipset today, but details on that are still very slim.

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System76 Serval WS crams desktop CPUs and GPUs inside a laptop

System76 Serval WS crams desktop CPUs and GPUs inside a laptop

As powerful as laptops have become, they have always been limited by their size and the laws of physics. That's why hardware, especially processors, are specifically designed to squeeze out as much performance without burning the computer down. From time to time, however, you'll hear of some manufacturer boasting of performance comparable to desktop PCs. System76, famed for its Linux computers, makes that same boast by literally putting desktop-class processors inside a behemoth of a laptop known as the Serval WS.

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Xbox Series X backward compatibility includes Xbox 360 and OG games

Xbox Series X backward compatibility includes Xbox 360 and OG games

Today we're taking a peek at Microsoft's latest revealed details on Xbox Series X backward compatibility with older Xbox games. Microsoft revealed today that "thousands of games" are already playable on test versions of Xbox Series X hardware. It's clear already that this won't be a 1-for-1 game compatibility list with the Xbox One, but it'll certainly include a whole BUNCH of games right out the gate.

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Next Nintendo Switch could be powered by Samsung Exynos, AMD RDNA

Next Nintendo Switch could be powered by Samsung Exynos, AMD RDNA

The Nintendo Switch has quickly become one of the most popular consoles in just three years but it probably isn't because of its raw power. Of the three big gaming consoles, the Switch can easily be singled out as the weakest and that might not be changing drastically even with a Nintendo Switch 2. It may, however, finally ditch the aging NVIDIA Tegra X1 for something that comes from the fruit of Samsung's and AMD's recent partnership.

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AMD Ryzen PRO 4000 mobile processors are made for business laptops

AMD Ryzen PRO 4000 mobile processors are made for business laptops

AMD has officially unveiled its Ryzen PRO 4000 Series mobile processors for business ultrabooks. The new lineup features the Ryzen 7 PRO 4750, Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U, and the Ryzen 3 PRO 4450U. AMD says its new hardware offers improved power efficiency for better battery life and performance per watt, as well ultra-thin designs for use in highly portable business-tier notebooks.

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