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Intel boasts battery performance superiority over AMD in Intel tests

Intel boasts battery performance superiority over AMD in Intel tests

Intel has taken quite a beating this year, from AMD's unwavering onslaught to the damning benchmarks of the Apple Silicon M1. The launch of its 11th-gen Tiger Lake processors for laptops has seemingly been pushed to the sidelines as a consequence and it is looking for ways to get back into the spotlight. What better way to do that than by calling out its eternal rival AMD over the latter's battery performance and, sure enough, the benchmarks ran by Intel show it having the upper hand in that particular use case.

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AMD Ryzen 5000 Zen 3 desktop CPU release round-up

AMD Ryzen 5000 Zen 3 desktop CPU release round-up

Today we're taking a look at the full AMD Ryzen 5000 desktop CPU collection with Zen 3 core architecture. This includes the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, and the monstrous AMD Ryzen 9 5950X. These units work with 6 core, 8 core, 12 core, and 16 core configurations respectively, and they'll cost anywhere from around $300 all the way up to approximately $800 USD (for the CPU alone).

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AMD Ryzen 5900X claimed “world’s best gaming CPU”

AMD Ryzen 5900X claimed “world’s best gaming CPU”

Today AMD revealed ZEN 3 CPU Ryzen 5000 processors for desktop computers. These processors feature ZEN 3 architecture, rolling with 7nm process tech and a 19 percent IPC boost over the most recent generation hardware. Four new CPUs will be available soon, each with ZEN 3 architecture, including 2x Ryzen 9 models, one Ryzen 7, and a single Ryzen 5.

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Intel 11th Gen Core “Rocket Lake” to give gamers a Q1 2021 treat

Intel 11th Gen Core “Rocket Lake” to give gamers a Q1 2021 treat

Intel's next-generation desktop CPU, "Rocket Lake," is arriving in Q1 2021 the company has confirmed today, giving PC gamers in particular something to look forward to in the new year. The news comes amid growing excitement for Sony and Microsoft's next-generation consoles, with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X threatening to overshadow what PC gamers are up to.

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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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