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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.

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Ryzen review: AMD is back

AMD's vaunted Ryzen CPU is a multithreaded monster with one glaring weakness.

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Ryzen 7 1800X and Radeon Fury X: Building the water-cooled, fire-breathing apex of AMD power

For the first time in a long time, you can build an enthusiast PC with all-AMD hardware. We build a liquid-cooled gaming PC with the AMD Ryzen 7 1800X and Radeon Fury X.

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Samsung wants its Exynos 9 chip in VR headsets, not just smartphones

In a room cordoned off from the Mobile World Congress audience, Samsung was showing off untethered headsets that operates independent of smartphones.

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Intel will change its approach to PC chip upgrades, deemphasize process sizes

Intel is changing its view on how it upgrades chips.

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MediaTek will sit out the ARM race for Windows 10 PCs

Despite a turbulent past, Windows PCs with ARM are making a grand return later this year with only Qualcomm chips.

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Qualcomm details plans for Windows 10 PCs with Snapdragon 835 chips

Qualcomm has big plans to bring back ARM to Windows 10 PCs, and there is a chance that its Snapdragon 835 could support Windows Holographic for VR headsets.

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Intel isn't done with x86 smartphone chips yet

Smartphones with Intel-based x86 chips aren't dead yet. Intel may have stopped making Atom chips for smartphones, but a partner is keeping that effort alive.

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MediaTek wants to put its new 10-core chip in $300 VR smartphones

The smartphone world will be rocked with MediaTek's new 10-core Helio X30 chip, which will bring premium features like Google's DayDream virtual reality platform to Android handsets with prices starting at $300.

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5G technology promises to help autonomous cars cruise streets safely

Years from now, your first autonomous may have a lot of help from 5G networks to cruise the streets safely.

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Samsung's bleeding-edge, 10nm Exynos 9 chip arrives before the Galaxy S8

Samsung unveiled Thursday a new octa-core processor, leading to speculation that it could be designed into the new flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone that the company is expected to launch soon.

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Android's next destination: Untethered VR headsets with the Snapdragon 835

What is Android's next destination? Thanks to Qualcomm, it's going to be used in untethered VR headsets.