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Ryzen CPUs explained: Everything you need to know about AMD's disruptive multicore chips

Here's everything you need to know about AMD Ryzen CPU prices, speeds, motherboards, and more, including 16-core Threadripper HEDT chips.

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It's official: AMD's Threadripper will bring a 16-core, 32-thread monster to the desktop

It's called Threadripper, and it will be the first consumer-focused chip with 16 cores and 32 threads of computing power. Due out this summer, Intel should be worried about this monster.

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Will Windows 10 on ARM PCs support Mixed Reality VR headsets?

A Windows on ARM PC is getting closer. Microsoft showed off a prototype mini-desktop with an ARM processor running Windows 10 at last week's Build conference, with the PC running applications like Office.

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Intel's Itanium, once destined to replace x86 processors in PCs, hits end of line

It's the end of the line for Intel's Itanium chip, a troubled processor family that spawned many product delays and bad blood between HP and Oracle.

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The next 5 years in AI will be frenetic, says Intel's new AI chief

Research into artificial intelligence is going gangbusters, and the frenetic pace won't let up for about five years, the head of Intel's new AI division predicts.

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Amid fight with Apple, Imagination's Series8XT GPU faces challenges

The graphics processor in Apple's upcoming iPhone could have been based on Imagination's new PowerVR Series8XT GT8525. Instead, the two vendors are locked in an open battle, and Imagination is threatening legal action against Apple, which is developing a homegrown GPU.

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Qualcomm's new chips bring handy features to low-cost Android phones

Low-cost smartphones like the Moto G5 introduced a few months ago are now shipping with Qualcomm chips that will soon be outdated.

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Patch to fix Intel-based PCs with enterprise bug rolls out next week

Starting next week, PC makers will roll out a patch that fixes a severe vulnerability found in certain Intel-based business systems making them easier to hack.

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Intel's rebranded Xeon chips sound like credit cards

After around half a decade, Intel is wiping the confusing E5 and E7 monikers off the Xeon chips, and rebranding them to bring more clarity on the performance and features that come with the processors.

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Qualcomm may consider asking U.S. to ban iPhone imports

Qualcomm, in a smartphone chip licensing spat with Apple, will reportedly ask a U.S. government agency to ban the import of iPhones into the country.

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Open-source chip mimics Linux's path to take on closed x86 and ARM CPUs

Tired of the domination of x86, ARM, and other closed chip architectures, researchers created the open-source RISC-V architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2010.

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AMD shares 2017 release timing for Ryzen 3, mobile chips and Vega GPUs

AMD's Ryzen chips are off to a strong start in desktops, and more chips are coming in the second half of this year.

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Legal war with Apple hits Qualcomm's revenue projections

The legal fight between Apple and Qualcomm on licensing modem technology is turning uglier every day.

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Intel expects CPU prices to fall now that AMD's Ryzen is here

Intel is forecasting a "slight decline" in its premium chip prices for the remainder of the year, and AMD's Ryzen chips could have played a part in that.

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AMD updates Ryzen drivers with a new power profile and the promise of better performance

AMD's Balanced Power Plan is packaged with driver 17.10 WHQL for PC users rocking Ryzen on Windows 10 64-bit.