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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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Intel reveals the Lakefield chips for foldables that prove it can still innovate

Intel reveals the Lakefield chips for foldables that prove it can still innovate

Intel's new hybrid processors, Intel Lakefield, have launched today, promising smaller and more flexible chips for ultraportables, folding form-factors, and more. Announced first at CES 2020 back in January, Lakefield combines several of the ideas Intel has been working on over the past few years: ultra-low-power CPUs, 3D packaging, and always-on connectivity.

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Arm just revealed the core tech of 2021’s flagship phones

Arm just revealed the core tech of 2021’s flagship phones

Arm has revealed its next-generation smartphone chips, and the new Cortex-A78, Mali-G78, and Ethos-N78 promise a whole new turn of speed and efficiency for 2021's flagships. At the same time, Arm is also throwing open its new Cortex-X Custom (CXC) program, which will cook up custom chip designs for those companies which need something special from their silicon.

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Intel Core i9-10900K flagship leads potent 10th Gen desktop chips

Intel Core i9-10900K flagship leads potent 10th Gen desktop chips

Intel has unveiled its most potent desktop processors, with the 10th Gen Intel Core S-series promising the most grunt-per-watt for gamers and more. The line-up is topped by the new Core i9-10900K, which Intel says will have 10 cores, 20 threads, and support for DDR4-2933 memory.

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AMD 3100 and 3300X CPUs pad out Ryzen 3 low-end

AMD 3100 and 3300X CPUs pad out Ryzen 3 low-end

Today, AMD announced that it's expanding its 3rd-generation Ryzen CPU lineup, but while some might be expecting it to add new CPUs to the top end, it's instead going the other direction. AMD announced today that it's padding out the low end of its 3rd-gen Ryzen range by introducing the Ryzen 3 3100 and the Ryzen 3 3300X CPUs. Along with the reveal of these two new CPUs, AMD also announced when it will launch its B550 motherboard.

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Intel 10th Gen Core H-Series gets official for gaming and creator notebooks

Intel 10th Gen Core H-Series gets official for gaming and creator notebooks

It's the day performance laptop buyers have been waiting for, and Intel isn't beating around the bush: the 10th Gen Core Comet Lake-H CPUs are "the world's fastest mobile processors" the chip-maker says. Latest strike in Intel's newest generation of silicon, the 10th Gen Core i5, i7, and i9 H-Series processors are set to be found inside a host of gaming and creator-focused notebooks this year.

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AMD Mac tipped in code (and Intel should be terrified)

AMD Mac tipped in code (and Intel should be terrified)

Code from the latest version of the MacOS suggests that future desktop machines from Apple may use AMD processors for future Mac computers. This could include MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Pro, and iMac Pro, all of which currently use AMD graphics processors. This might be a big point of change for Apple with respect to Intel - if Apple drops Intel CPUs in favor of AMD CPU/GPU action, the boat shall be rocked.

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X to bring 64 cores to high-end PCs in 2020

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X to bring 64 cores to high-end PCs in 2020

The CPU market has always been a numbers game but, until recently, the unchallenged Intel was content in keeping the number of cores low. AMD, however, is turning the tables and is turning the competition in a CPU numbers game once more, offering more cores and threads at the usual lower-than-Intel price tag. Nowhere is that emphasis on cores clearer than in AMD's Ryzen Threadripper processors and sometime next year it will bring its most ambitious 3rd gen processor yet, boasting the market's first 64-core desktop processor to topple Intel.

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AMD unleashes 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs on Intel: Pricing and Specs

AMD unleashes 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs on Intel: Pricing and Specs

AMD has revealed its newest 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper processors, adding a release date to the chips the company says are its most potent desktop silicon for creators and enthusiasts. Running the gamut from 24- through to 32-cores, the new 7nm CPUs were revealed alongside the Ryzen 9 3950X, a 16-core flagship AM4 chip targeting more demanding mainstream users.

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Intel Tremont microarchitecture wants to win back tablets from ARM

Intel Tremont microarchitecture wants to win back tablets from ARM

There is a lot of excitement going on in the mobile computing space, be it phones, tablets, or especially those that straddle both worlds. All but one of these new devices, however, are unsurprisingly powered by an ARM chip from Qualcomm, Samsung, Huawei, or even Apple. As it stands, Intel has all but completely lost space and lost face in this segment of the market but it seems to be trying anew with its Tremont low-power x86 microarchitecture that could, unfortunately, bring up ghosts from its past.

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Surface Pro 6, Surface Book 2 locked down to 400 MHz

Surface Pro 6, Surface Book 2 locked down to 400 MHz

Microsoft has become notorious for its botched updates that have introduced bugs as much as they fixed others. Quite a few times, those updates cause the worst kind of computer crashes or lockouts. No one seems to be exempt from this problem, including Microsoft's own Surface customers. Now it seems that another update has rendered its powerful Surface PCs almost useless by having their CPUs throttle down to just 400 MHz.

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Intel 10nm chips finally ready to ship next month, 7nm in two years

Intel 10nm chips finally ready to ship next month, 7nm in two years

It may have long thrown in the mobile and IoT towels and just recently yielded its 5G stake, but Intel arguably remains the most important CPU maker in the computing market. Just ask the OEMs, including Apple, whose products and sales were impacted by Intel supply shortages. That's why the market is now probably both excited yet also cautious after Intel revealed its roadmap for the next three years, including the long-delayed shipment of 10nm CPUs.

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