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Intel reveals 12th-gen laptop CPUs alongside new desktop chips and Evo specs

Intel reveals 12th-gen laptop CPUs alongside new desktop chips and Evo specs

As expected, today at CES Intel revealed its 12th-generation mobile CPUs for laptops. Today’s announcement follows a year after the reveal of the company’s 12th-gen desktop CPUs, which happened at CES 2021. The lineup of desktop CPUs is getting some new additions today as well, but the primary focus is on the Core i9-12900HK, the flagship CPU for Intel’s new laptop lineup.

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iPhone 13 shortage prompts drastic Apple fix insiders claim

iPhone 13 shortage prompts drastic Apple fix insiders claim

As many of us are already aware, Apple launched the iPhone 13 lineup toward the end of September. There were a lot of questions surrounding this launch, in large part because we're currently in the middle of a global semiconductor shortage that has put the squeeze on nearly every company that manufactures consumer electronic devices. Apple, however, apparently had a contingency plan in place should the shortage affect iPhone production: just borrow the components needed from iPads.

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Intel 12th-gen Core CPU lineup revealed with i9-12900K leading the charge

Intel 12th-gen Core CPU lineup revealed with i9-12900K leading the charge

As expected, today Intel officially revealed the first CPUs in the 12th-gen Core lineup. In all, there were six CPUs announced today, but it seems those are just the tip of the iceberg, as Intel says the entire 12th-gen lineup will eventually comprise more than 60 CPUs (many likely destined for pre-built machines from Intel's manufacturing partners). Even though there's more to come, the flagship of the 12th-gen series was revealed today: The Core i9-12900K.

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Meet M1 Pro and M1 Max: Apple Silicon’s macOS heavyweights

Meet M1 Pro and M1 Max: Apple Silicon’s macOS heavyweights

Apple's M1 chipset may have given Apple Silicon its big debut, but it's the M1 Pro and M1 Max which power users have been waiting for. Debuting not one but two systems-on-chip (SoC) today, along with two all-new MacBook Pro models to take advantage of them, as before the big pitch is just how much power and efficiency you can achieve when you tightly tailor hardware to software.

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Windows 11 CPU specs tweaked, with new minimum explanation

Windows 11 CPU specs tweaked, with new minimum explanation

The latest version of PC Health Check changes the minimum system requirements for Windows 11. For some users, this will be good news. Microsoft expanded the number of processors that they've tested and confirmed will fit the basic requirements of an approved Windows 11 device. Technically you'll be able to install Windows 11 on an older device, but Microsoft isn't going to be there to fix what doesn't work if said device doesn't meet Microsoft's basic requirements.

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NVIDIA ARM acquisition deemed a national security risk in the UK

NVIDIA ARM acquisition deemed a national security risk in the UK

NVIDIA is already making big plans on its investments in the Arm ecosystem, most of which hinges on its acquisition of the UK-based company currently owned by Japan's SoftBank. We haven't heard much about the status of that process recently, but the latest news that has just surfaced isn't that encouraging, at least for NVIDIA. The acquisition has already been uncertain as far as the UK is concerned, and insiders are now saying that the country is inclined to reject the bid over national security concerns.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 successor leak reveals key spec

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 successor leak reveals key spec

Qualcomm's branding for Snapdragon chips doesn't always make sense. The Snapdragon 810 was succeeded by the 820/821, but that was followed by the 835, in turn. After the Snapdragon 865, however, came the 888, with the 870 following not far behind. In that light, there's still some debate whether the next Qualcomm premium chip will be the Snapdragon 895 or 898, but regardless of its name, it will have one upgrade that could set the tone for next year's smartphones.

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Intel CEO makes dire prediction about chip shortage turnaround

Intel CEO makes dire prediction about chip shortage turnaround

The current semiconductor shortage has undoubtedly frustrated a lot of people. Not only have shortages made some in-demand hardware exceedingly difficult to find, but it's even prompted manufacturers to raise prices in some cases. We've seen that happen in the GPU segment, where new NVIDIA and AMD cards are routinely priced above MSRP as manufacturers contend with supply constraints.

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Chromebooks with ARM CPU and NVIDIA RTX graphics might be in the works

Chromebooks with ARM CPU and NVIDIA RTX graphics might be in the works

Chromebooks have the stigma of being low-cost, low-power computers designed to cater to the limited needs of offices and schools. That's despite the existence of some models that rival high-end Windows laptops in specs and even in prices. One computing segment that Chromebooks still don't sufficiently address is gaming, but that could be changing soon, at least on the hardware side, thanks to NVIDIA's efforts to push its RTX technology to Arm processors.

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Intel just pulled the plug on the hybrid chip for Microsoft’s Surface Neo

Intel just pulled the plug on the hybrid chip for Microsoft’s Surface Neo

Intel is discontinuing its innovative Lakefield processors, with the chip that Microsoft had planned to use in the Surface Neo dual-screen tablet unexpectedly getting its end-of-life notice instead. Lakefield, announced in 2010, was Intel's attempt at a so-called hybrid chip, promising smaller and lower-power CPUs ideal for ultraportables, folding devices, and other new form-factors.

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Samsung Exynos with AMD GPU announcement could happen next month

Samsung Exynos with AMD GPU announcement could happen next month

The ARM processor market has definitely gotten more interesting lately after Apple jumped in with guns blazing with its M1 Silicon. Unsurprisingly, rumors point to Google preparing its own "Whitechapel" processor, for one, and Arm itself has just announced its next-gen CPU and GPU cores. However, one of this year's highlights in that space could be Samsung's processor, showing the first visible fruits of its partnership with AMD. That could finally be revealed in a few weeks with the first Exynos with AMD RDNA2 officially debuts.

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Intel reveals flagship 11th Gen thin-and-light CPUs and a 5G laptop modem

Intel reveals flagship 11th Gen thin-and-light CPUs and a 5G laptop modem

Intel has added two new 11th Gen Core processors for thin and light Windows notebooks, along with is first 5G modem for PCs as high-speed embedded cellular connectivity gains traction. The Intel Core i7-1195G7 and Core i5-1155G7 will both offer Iris Xe graphics along with up to 5 GHz clock speeds.

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