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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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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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