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AMD bundles Ashes of the Singularity with FX processors ahead of Ryzen's launch

AMD and Newegg's new promotion offers a free copy of Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation with the purchase of AMD FX-series processors.

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Pondering post-PC life, Intel dabbles in drones with $1,099 quadcopter

Intel has made a name for itself in PCs and servers but is now dabbling in a new product category with its first-ever quadcopter now on sale.

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Intel ships latest Itanium chip called Kittson, but grim future looms

Intel's Itanium chip is hanging by a thread, and after more than three years, the company is now shipping the next and possibly final version of the processor, which is code-named Kittson.

Intel now supports Vulkan on Windows 10 PCs

Intel is bringing more options to improve gaming and virtual reality experiences on Windows PCs with official support for Vulkan.

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Intel's 8th-gen 'Coffee Lake' chips reuse 14nm process as other Core CPUs ease into new tech

Intel has indicated not one but two new chips—a 14nm chip for desktops, known as Coffee Lake, alongside the 10nm Cannon Lake—will launch sometime before the end of the year.

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Intel researches quantum computing and neuromorphic chips for future PCs

Intel realizes there's a limit to Moore's Law and is already investing in technologies to drive computing beyond today's PCs and servers.

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US chipmaker plans new factory in China

GlobalFoundries will open a new factory to make cheap wireless chips in Chengdu, China, next year.

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Intel's priciest chip has 24 cores and sells for $8,898

Intel's got some high priced chips, but none is as expensive as the new Xeon E7-8894 v4 server processor.

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Intel demotes PCs, giving datacenter chips first crack at new technologies

The PC's fall from grace is official. Intel said Thursday that going forward, its Xeon and other server processors will get first crack at the company's latest manufacturing processes, while PCs will have to take a number.

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Intel: Cannonlake CPUs will be more than 15 percent faster than Kaby Lake

Upgrading CPU performance hasn't been a priority for Intel in many years, but that could be changing.

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After Ryzen, AMD has no immediate plan to purge its other PC chips

An AMD Athlon or Sempron chip may not drum as much excitement as Ryzen, but loyalty has helped those brands stick around for more than a decade.

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Intel repeats five-year-old pledge to invest billions in a new factory

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich's meeting with new U.S. president Donald Trump was followed by a big announcement: The company will invest $7 billion over the next three to four years to complete a factory to make 7-nanometer chips in Chandler, Arizona.

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AMD reveals another edge for Ryzen vs. Intel's Skylake: It will be smaller

AMD engineers revealed two juicy nuggets of info about AMD's highly anticipated Ryzen chips. It'll be about 10 percent tinier than Intel's Skylake, and there'll be a quad-core version.

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Flaw in Intel Atom chip could crash servers, networking gear

A flaw in an old Intel chip could crash servers and networking equipment, and the chip maker is working to fix the issue.

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Why Intel's Unite software survived last year's brutal product purge

At first glance, Intel's Unite software comes across as an anomaly. What future does the collaboration software have in the chipmaker's future?