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Nvidia, Bosch to make self-driving car computer with new Xavier chip

Nvidia's next big chip called Xavier is headed first to self-driving cars, and the company is working with Bosch to develop such systems.

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7 AMD Ryzen tips and tricks to maximize your PC's performance

AMD's new Ryzen chips offer killer performance out of the box, but these tips, tricks, and tweaks push the processors even further.

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Why Intel put a smartphone chip in TAG Heuer's $1,650 smartwatch

Do smartwatches need upgrades every few years like PCs? It's not clear yet, but Intel's powerful chip in the TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45, a $1,600 luxury smartwatch, will ensure the wearable isn't outdated anytime soon.

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AMD busts Ryzen performance myths, clearing Windows 10 from blame

AMD has dispelled most of the rumors around the confusing performance of its Ryzen CPU, clearing Windows 10 and other software from blame.

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Micro Center is selling the Core i5-7600K for $200

It's about $40 cheaper than you'll find elsewhere for this budget-friendly processor.

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How to use Ryzen Master, AMD's powerful new CPU overclocking tool

AMD's Ryzen Master is a powerful, yet easy to use tool for overclocking Ryzen processors.

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4K gaming tested: AMD Ryzen and GeForce GTX 1080 Ti for less than Intel's cheapest 8-core chip

You can buy the Ryzen 7 1700 and GeForce GTX 1080 Ti for the same price as Intel's cheapest 8-core chip.

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Intel's PC chief talks about 5G, changes in chip design

Intel surprised many when the company hired outsider Venkata Renduchintala to lead the company's PC, Internet of Things and Systems Architecture groups. With more than a year under his belt, he's spearheading a cultural change inside the company, getting employees to think beyond PCs and talk about technologies like 5G and the Internet of Things.

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Facebook, Microsoft target faster services with new AI server designs

Facebook on Wednesday rolled out some staggering statistics related to its social networks. Each day, users watch 100 million hours of video, 400 million people use Messenger and more than 95 million photos and videos are posted on Instagram.

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Like in PCs, Microsoft and ARM look to topple Intel in servers

Intel's TV marketing campaign says the company is driving 98 percent of the cloud. That statistic will come under attack with some chip and OS announcements on Wednesday.

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Microsoft's Windows Server OS runs on ARM chips, with help from Qualcomm

Microsoft has warmed up to Qualcomm to make a Windows 10 PC based on its ARM chip, and now the companies are bringing Windows Server OS to ARM.

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AMD's 32-core, Zen-based Naples chip aims to break Intel's server dominance

AMD's 32-core Naples processors could use a pricing advantage to take server chip market share from the dominant Intel.

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IoT and 5G are driving computing to the edge

By 2020, Intel predicts that an average user will use 1.5GB of traffic a day, and daily video traffic will reach 1PB. More data will be generated by autonomous vehicles, mobile devices and internet of things devices.

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AMD's CEO says patches will boost Ryzen gaming performance: It 'will only get better'

If you were baffled by how poorly AMD's Ryzen chip did in low-end PC gaming, you weren't alone. AMD says the problems lie with developers, who will issue patches to fix the situation.

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AMD teases Ryzen 5, Zen 2 plans as it begins shipping its first Ryzen 7 chips

As AMD's first Ryzen chips begin arriving in customers' hands, the company opens up about its plans for Ryzen 5, Ryzen 3, future Zen architectures, and why Ryzen's performance is lower than Intel's Core chips in a few key areas.