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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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Intel’s 9th-gen mobile CPUs look to beef up laptop gaming, content creation

Intel’s 9th-gen mobile CPUs look to beef up laptop gaming, content creation

Back in October, Intel announced the ninth-generation of its Core desktop processors, introducing us to one in particular - the Core i9-9900K - that could reach 5GHz boost clock speeds. Today, Intel is bringing that same kind of capability to its mobile line of processors, launching the 9th-gen H-series. The Core i9-9980HK leads the charge, once again being capable of hitting 5GHz when using Intel's Thermal Velocity Boost.

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Snapdragon 730, 730G and 665 give Qualcomm some affordable grunt

Snapdragon 730, 730G and 665 give Qualcomm some affordable grunt

Qualcomm has a trio of new Snapdragon mobile platforms to announce, with the Snapdragon 730, 730G, and 665 targeting mid- to high-tier devices with an eye on value. The three new chipsets borrow tech from the category above while delivering increases in AI performance, computational photography, and a bump in gaming abilities.

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Sony PS5 backward compatibility game hopes raised by patent

Sony PS5 backward compatibility game hopes raised by patent

It would seem that Sony just patented a game emulator for their next major console, tentatively named PS5. The patent actually suggests that a new gaming console would be able to "interpret" the inner workings of previously-released consoles. The patent goes by the name "Impersonating CPUID for backward compatibility" and was registered first in the official Japan Patent Office as of January 31st, 2019.

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AMD reveals new Ryzen, A-series mobile CPUs

AMD reveals new Ryzen, A-series mobile CPUs

While probably not as exciting as the Radeon VII going toe-to-toe with NVIDIA's RTX cards, AMD also announced a slew of new mobile processors at CES 2019. Chief among these mobile processors is the 2nd generation Ryzen lineup, which features six different CPUs in all. Those processors will be joined by a new Athlon CPU and the 7th generation A-Series processors, which are being created for Chromebooks.

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Intel talks 10nm Ice Lake and Project Athena at CES

Intel talks 10nm Ice Lake and Project Athena at CES

Intel had a few different announcements to make during its CES 2019 keynote address tonight. All of Intel's announcements received varying levels of detail, and in the case of some of them, we already had some information coming into the show. Still, there were certainly some intriguing announcements made tonight, even if we're left waiting for Intel to deal more information.

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Huawei Kunpeng 920 ARM CPUs aim for the clouds, big data

Huawei Kunpeng 920 ARM CPUs aim for the clouds, big data

Last year, Huawei quickly rose to the top in the smartphone market and its Kirin mobile processors have started gaining traction and believers. Unlike Samsung with its Exynos processors, however, Huawei is quick to seize the opportunity and capitalize on its newfound fame. Just in time for CES 2019, the Chinese OEM is announcing its entry into the high-performance ARM-based CPU market with the goal of powering what it calls the fast-growing “intelligent society”.

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Intel turns to 3D stacking to reboot its chip roadmap

Intel turns to 3D stacking to reboot its chip roadmap

During an event it called "Architecture Day" this week, Intel prepared us for what's coming up in 2019. The company had a lot of announcements to make, and one of the most exciting is a new 3D packaging method for CPUs that it's calling Foveros. Beyond Foveros, we also heard some impressive claims about next generation integrated graphics and, of course, we received a codename for its next CPU architecture.

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Snapdragon 8cx gives Windows its most extreme Arm chip yet

Snapdragon 8cx gives Windows its most extreme Arm chip yet

Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 8cx Compute Platform, a new flagship "Extreme" chipset for Windows on Arm notebooks, tablets, and 2-in-1s that promises more connectivity, more power, and battery life in excess of 25 hours. The new platform also debuts Qualcomm's new nomenclature for that ecosystem of devices, borrowing technologies from Snapdragon for smartphones but shaping them for ultraportable computing.

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