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Researchers reveal Meltdown and Spectre CPU exploits
— 7:41 PM on January 3, 2018

After building speculation fueled by media reports (including our own) ahead of a planned coordinated release, researchers at Google, academic institutions, and other...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Updated: Serious Intel CPU bug could be lurking behind upcoming OS patches
— 1:43 PM on January 3, 2018

Update 1/3/2018 2:20 PM: Intel has issued a statement regarding this potential vulnerability. The company claims its CPUs are not uniquely affected by the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Operating systems

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Via joint venture reveals KX-5000 x86 SoCs for Chinese PCs
— 11:00 AM on January 2, 2018

The biggest news in PC hardware in 2017 was AMD's return to the mainstream and high-end desktop spaces with its Ryzen and Ryzen...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Further details of Intel's Kaby Lake-and-Radeon union leak
— 1:08 AM on January 2, 2018

Intel's Indian web site leaked some tasty details of the company's upcoming CPU with Radeon graphics on package yesterday. One of those CPUs, now...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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Apple addresses iPhone slowdown fiasco with $29 battery replacements
— 4:56 PM on December 28, 2017

Over the past few days, there's been a furor regarding the performance of some aging iPhones on the popular Geekbench benchmark under iOS 10.2.1 and...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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Poll: What product category are you most excited about for 2018?
— 11:00 AM on December 27, 2017

The almost-past year of 2017 was a big one for CPU technology announcements. We got AMD's Ryzen and Threadripper units plus Intel's...

Poll Question: • What product category are you most excited about for 2018?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

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The Tech Report System Guide: winter 2017 edition
— 8:00 AM on December 21, 2017

The Tech Report System Guide is back with a fresh new format and a multitude of system builds to serve DIYers on every budget. Start...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Cases Power Storage Systems

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Acer details specs and prices of its Ryzen Mobile-powered Swift 3s
— 8:15 AM on December 18, 2017

We've already seen HP's first go-round with AMD's Raven Ridge mobile APU, and now Acer is entering the fray with mobile Ryzen variations of...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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Rumor: Ryzen 2 set for Q1 2018 and a Fenghuang APU breaks cover
— 3:26 PM on December 13, 2017

The rumor mill has been reasonably quiet of late, but its engines are firing up. Citing a Digitimes report, MoePC claims that AMD's Ryzen 2...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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iMac Pro details and release date come into focus
— 1:16 PM on December 12, 2017

We last wrote about Apple's upcoming Xeon-and-Vega-powered iMac Pro all-in-one workstation machines back in June. The company has updated the product page for...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mac Workstations

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Intel Pentium Gold chips now have Silver siblings
— 11:11 AM on December 11, 2017

When Intel added the "Gold" suffix to its Kaby Lake Pentium processors back in October, there were rumors that the company would add the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Qualcomm lifts the veil on the Snapdragon 845 SoC
— 4:12 PM on December 6, 2017

Qualcomm just lifted the veil on its newest mobile device SoC, the Snapdragon 845. The company's previous-generation Snapdragon 835 is used in pretty much every...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Networking

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AMD Ryzen Mobile systems could ship with Qualcomm modems inside
— 2:26 PM on December 5, 2017

Qualcomm's Snapdragon platforms won't be the only processors powering Microsoft's vision for always-connected PCs. At the Snapdragon Technology Summit, AMD's Kevin Lensing, corporate vice...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Report: HP Envy x360 battery life drags regardless of CPU vendor
— 3:22 PM on December 4, 2017

We were a bit disappointed by the battery life of the HP Envy x360 convertible laptop when we tested the machine at the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Zotac Zbox MI640 and MI660 nano deliver a double shot of Kaby Lake-R
— 9:00 AM on December 1, 2017

Intel's desktop Coffee Lake Core i5 and Core i7 processors bring a lot of muscle to the desktop, but some situations call for nuance and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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How much does screen size matter in comparing Ryzen Mobile and Kaby Lake-R battery life?
— 1:15 PM on November 30, 2017

 As we've continued testing AMD's Ryzen 5 2500U APU over the past few days, we've been confronted with the problem of comparing battery life...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Samsung fires up production of second-gen 10-nm FinFET chips
— 10:30 AM on November 29, 2017

Samsung announced today that its S3 manufacturing line in Hwaseong, South Korea has started fabrication of SoCs on 10LPP, the company's second-generation 10-nm FinFET...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Here's a first look at the battery life of HP's Ryzen-powered Envy x360
— 8:15 AM on November 29, 2017

My initial tests of AMD's Ryzen 5 2500U APU gave us a fine picture of the APU's performance, but we admittedly didn't test battery...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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