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AMD's Ryzen processors will launch before March 3, GDC slip-up reveals

Oops! A listing for a GDC 2017 session just revealed that AMD's Ryzen CPUs will launch before March 3.

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Intel gives its low-end Kaby Lake Pentium some Hyper-Threading bling to boost sales

Intel adds performance boosting Hyper-Threading to its budget chips

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Vintage data-transfer tech gets upgrade after 35 years

Tech artifacts like old Mac computers are finding their way to museums, but some still hang on, serving requirements important to computing.

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As Trump presidency approaches, US warns China on semiconductors

The U.S. has accused China of rigging the steel, aluminum, and green technology markets, the semiconductor industry is the latest in the crosshairs.

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AMD says its Zen CPU architecture is expected to last four years

Mark Papermaster, AMD's chief technology officer, tells PCWorld that its new Zen chip architecture is expected to last four years, including derivatives.

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ARM: If other ARM chipmakers want to emulate Intel's x86 chips, that's fine

ARM executives said other ARM licensees could follow Qualcomm's lead and emulate Intel's x86 instructions for Windows 10. For its part, ARM is busy with the connected car.

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AMD drops huge news on Ryzen overclocking and core counts at CES 2017

Every single Ryzen chip can be overclocked, but don't expect every motherboard to play ball.

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Intel’s Compute Card mini-computer is so small that you may lose it

You’ve perhaps never seen a full-blown computer smaller than Intel’s amazingly thin Compute Card, which was shown for the first time at CES.

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Liquid nitrogen meets Kaby Lake processors in an extreme overclocking challenge

It's CES—time to put on some protective gear and overclock Kaby Lake CPUs to 7GHz, just for sport.

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BMW, Intel, and Mobileye to unleash 40 self-driving cars on U.S. roads

BMW is working with Intel and computer vision company Mobileye to place 40 autonomous test cars on public roads in the second half of 2017.

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Origin PC's custom, professional overclocking will push your Kaby Lake chip past 5GHz

Boutique builder Origin PC says its professional overclocking can push your Kaby Lake PC past the vaunted 5GHz milestone.

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Xavier and BB8: Nvidia heroes drive ambitious autonomous car plans

The race between two key chip makers to put self-driving cars on the streets is getting heated.

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Intel shows off 10nm Cannon Lake chip, announces Project Alloy VR product plans

Intel shows off virtual reality in a big way at CES, with a massive VR-equipped keynote. But the first showing of its "Cannon Lake" chips and commercializing its Project Alloy VR was the real news.

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Intel puts mobile chip failures in its past with first speedy 5G modem

Intel has a disastrous history with smartphones, but the company is now set to ship a groundbreaking modem that will deliver data transfer rates many times faster than regular wired Internet connections.

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Intel’s Go supercomputer for cars points to a PC-like horsepower race

There’s a race to put more computing power in self-driving cars, and it’s shaping up to be eerily similar to an earlier battle between Intel and AMD to crank up PC horsepower.

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5 things you need to know about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

This is the processor that will power most of the high-end Android phones this year, and it sounds pretty good.