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2018 Lenovo Legion gaming notebooks detailed: Up Close

2018 Lenovo Legion gaming notebooks detailed: Up Close

Today we're going to run down each of the three gaming notebooks Lenovo just announced just before E3 2018. These devices are either updated or completely new, and they each come with the latest in top-level GPU and CPU under the hood. There's even some color dashed in for good measure. They're all in the LEGION brand of Lenovo products, and they're all heading toward your gaming room ASAP.

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Intel’s Core i7-8086K limited edition CPU is up for sale

Intel’s Core i7-8086K limited edition CPU is up for sale

Intel's limited-edition Core i7-8086K processor is up for sale, though supplies of the hotly-anticipated chip aren't expected to last long. The new processor was announced at Computex 2018, to mark the 40th anniversary of the original 8086 processor.

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AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper boasts a whopping 32 cores

AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper boasts a whopping 32 cores

It's a core numbers game again. This time, however, the competition has reached double digits. While desktop and laptop CPUs still dawdle on quad cores, AMD and rival Intel are heating it up in the server and enterprise market. Just after Intel boasted about its upcoming 28-core chip slated for late 2018, AMD dropped its own bombshell. It has 32 cores and it's not afraid to use it. In fact, it's also coming sooner, around the third quarter of the year.

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Intel’s 5GHz Core i7-8086K, low power displays wow at Computex reveals

Intel’s 5GHz Core i7-8086K, low power displays wow at Computex reveals

This year marks Intel's 50th anniversary, and in celebration, the company showed up to Computex 2018 with a lot of announcements to make. While these announcements encompass a lot of different technologies, they all revolve one product that's been core to Intel's business for many decades: the PC. Specifically, Intel is looking to improve the PC as the platform that people turn to when they need to roll up their sleeves and get some work done.

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Snapdragon 850 targets laptops with 25hr battery life

Snapdragon 850 targets laptops with 25hr battery life

Qualcomm has revealed its latest chipset, the Snapdragon 850, aiming to bring all-day battery life and always-on connectivity to a new range of Windows 10 notebooks and 2-in-1s. Announced at Computex 2018, the new chipset follows the Snapdragon 845 and its predecessor the Snapdragon 835, themselves already finding their way into Windows 10 on ARM notebooks and convertibles.

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Arm reveals 2019 chip tech to oust Intel from ultraportables

Arm reveals 2019 chip tech to oust Intel from ultraportables

Mobile chip-maker Arm has unveiled a new set of high-end processor tech, targeting laptops, premium smartphones, and AR/VR devices as it cranks up the pressure on Intel and AMD. Although Arm chips may have traditionally been associated with smartphones, the company is pitching its new line-up at larger hardware as notebook buyers begin to demand always-on connectivity and all-day battery life.

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Intel’s first Cannon Lake 10nm processor revealed

Intel’s first Cannon Lake 10nm processor revealed

Intel has finally begun shipping a 10nm processor, though this first Cannon Lake Core i3 is a tidbit ahead of what will be the main event next year. The chip-maker has been struggling to meet its own 10nm manufacturing promises, discovering that transitioning to the new architecture was trickier than it initially expected.

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AMD Ryzen Pro now comes with built-in Radeon Vega graphics

AMD Ryzen Pro now comes with built-in Radeon Vega graphics

Onboard graphics chips have earned a not so good reputation for being near useless beyond basic display capabilities. That reputation is partly thanks to Intel who, until recently, hasn't exactly given its built-in GPUs much love. AMD, in contrast, is playing up its Radeon property, acquired from old NVIDIA rival ATI, to boost both its images and its graphics chops. It is putting those chops to work on the second gen Ryzen PRO processors for notebooks and desktops. And this time, AMD made sure it has some OEMs to cheer it on.

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Intel 10nm roadblock delays Cannon Lake again

Intel 10nm roadblock delays Cannon Lake again

Intel's much-anticipated "Cannon Lake" processors have been delayed, with the chip-maker confirming that its next-generation CPUs now won't be hitting volume production this year. The new chips rely on Intel's equally-new 10 nanometer production process, which the company has been particularly upbeat about, but which itself has experienced some significant delays.

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Intel just poached Tesla’s Autopilot and AI expert

Intel just poached Tesla’s Autopilot and AI expert

Intel has snagged Tesla's Autopilot expert, poaching Jim Keller to lead the chip-mailer's silicon engineering team. The news will see Keller made Intel's latest senior vice president, taking the helm when it comes to system-on-chip development and integration.

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Facebook’s making chips! Or at least researching silicon

Facebook’s making chips! Or at least researching silicon

Rumor has it Facebook is aiming to create their own semiconductors in the near future. That's chips, processors - the things in your smartphone that make it able to think. If Facebook did indeed take up arms to create chips, they'd be going up against competition like Samsung, Qualcomm, AMD, Intel, and a few more that'll be getting into the game soon - think Apple.

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5 fast facts about AMD’s Ryzen 2nd Gen CPUs

5 fast facts about AMD’s Ryzen 2nd Gen CPUs

Today we're taking a quick look at the latest in CPU power from AMD in Ryzen 2nd Gen, in four configurations. This is the firsts official announcement on hardware for Ryzen 2nd Gen, and it comes in four different packages. The factoids we're about to run down should give you a good enough idea of what's going on to get yourself in the mood to move on from 2017, at last.

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