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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?

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Lenovo's Yoga A12 Android 2-in-1 has a futuristic touch panel keyboard

Lenovo's bringing its cool new style of typing to the new Yoga A12 2-in-1, which can be an Android tablet or a laptop.

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Intel's Optane faces threat as Micron chases future QuantX tech

Intel made waves at CES with Optane, a new class of memory and storage that will supercharge PCs and servers. But rival Micron's already looking to outclass Intel's Optane.

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AMD sets Ryzen CPUs up for a strong start in looming chip brawl with Intel

AMD now is looking to rally its dwindling fan base with a series of Zen-based chips this year for desktops, servers, and laptops. The hyped-up Zen chips are expected to be good, and even Intel readily acknowledges the stiff competition coming its way.

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New 'made in China' chip on the way as country boosts indigenous tech

The number of powerful chips coming out of China keeps growing as a war of words on semiconductors with the U.S. escalates.

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Intel pursues Moore's Law with plan to make first 7-nm chips this year

For decades, Moore's Law has been the guiding light for Intel to make teenier, faster, and more power-efficient chips. Intel's trying to hang on the observation as a way to push its chip technology forward, though many agree Moore's Law is history.

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Intel ships first Optane memory modules for testing

Intel's Optane technology is already shipping in the form of storage, but you'll have to wait until next year to buy Optane memory modules.

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Qualcomm CEO slams Apple for 'without merit' lawsuits

Senior executives at Qualcomm slammed Apple on Wednesday for lawsuits filed in the last week alleging the smartphone chip-maker significantly overcharged it for licensing fees.