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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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Intel 11th-gen Core laptop CPUs push back against AMD

Intel 11th-gen Core laptop CPUs push back against AMD

Intel has officially revealed its 11th-generation Tiger Lake Core CPUs, and with them, the company is looking to take the fight to AMD in the realm of laptops. During its announcement today, Intel said unequivocally that the 11th-gen Core CPU is "the world's best processor for thin and light laptops," and that the series will comprise nine new SKUs across the Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 lines.

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 732G promises graphics bump for midrange Android

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 732G promises graphics bump for midrange Android

Qualcomm has a new gaming chipset for smartphones, with the Snapdragon 732G aiming to deliver an uptick in graphics performance in more affordable handsets. Compared to the Snapdragon 730G, Qualcomm says that the Adreno 618 GPU in the new Snapdragon 732G should deliver a 15-percent improvement in graphics rendering.

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Intel Core i9-10850K seems an awful lot like the 10900K

Intel Core i9-10850K seems an awful lot like the 10900K

Intel today is adding a new CPU to its Comet Lake Core i9 lineup, officially revealing the Core i9-10850K. As Intel's numbering scheme would suggest, the 10850K is a bit underpowered compared to the i9-10900K, but not by much. In fact, it seems that the 10850K is only slightly less capable than the i9-10900K.

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Intel 7nm delayed again: Chipmaker admits embarrassing slide

Intel 7nm delayed again: Chipmaker admits embarrassing slide

Intel earnings released this afternoon showed a bit of a change in the company's outlook for chip manufacturing. Intel revealed that their "7nm-based CPU product timing is shifting approximately six months relative to prior expectations." That's a very skillfully stated way of saying Intel's 7nm-based CPU product will be about a half-year later than they'd planned.

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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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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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