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Smartphone CPUs put desktops to shame

Using a smartphone can involve CPU cores of multiple sizes, plus graphics processors, video processors, signal processors, and more.

Intel now supports Vulkan on Windows 10 PCs

Intel is bringing more options to improve gaming and virtual reality experiences on Windows PCs with official support for Vulkan.

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Intel researches tech to prepare for a future beyond today's PCs

Intel realizes there's a limit to Moore's Law and is investing in technologies to drive computing beyond today's PCs and servers.

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U.S. chipmaker plans new factory in China

GlobalFoundries will open a new factory in Chengdu, China, to make inexpensive chips for wireless devices.

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Intel has a chip with 24 cores that costs $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: Cannonlake 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.

AMD's Sempron chip

After Ryzen, AMD has no immediate plan to purge 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 Obama-era 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...

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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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Lenovo's Yoga A12 Android 2-in-1 has 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.

Nvidia's Quadro GP100 GPU

Update: Nvidia's new Quadro GP100 GPU brings NVLink to Windows computers

Nvidia's Quadro GP100 shares many features with the company's most advanced Tesla P100 GPU, but also brings the superfast NVLink to Windows PCs and workstations.

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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 up Ryzen chip for a strong start as battle with Intel looms

AMD now is looking to rally its dwindling fan base with a series of Zen-based chips this year for desktops, servers, and laptops.

Qualcomm Centriq 2400

'Made in China' chip on the way as country boosts home-grown 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 7-nm chips this year

Intel's trying to hang on to Moore's Law 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 lawsuits 'without merit'

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.

Lenovo's N23 Yoga Chromebook

ARM to battle Intel in Chromebooks and Windows 10

ARM tried but had a disastrous outing in PCs starting with Linux-based smartbooks and then tablets with Windows RT. It's about to try again.

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