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Intel isn't yet done with x86 smartphone chips

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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Intel's Atom is underwhelming no more: New chip packs 16 cores

Intel's Atom was mostly known as a low-end chip for mobile devices that underperformed. That may not be the case anymore.

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Intel ships latest Itanium chip, called Kittson, but grim future looms

Intel's Itanium chip is hanging by a thread, and after more than three years, the company is now shipping the next and possibly final version of the processor, which is code-named Kittson.

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Smartphone CPUs put desktops to shame

The latest smartphones sport multicore processors of dizzying complexity

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Chips coming by June will herald the next generation of Wi-Fi

Qualcomm is getting ready to ship sample chips for IEEE 802.11ax, promising higher speed and efficiency

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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 already investing in technologies to drive computing beyond today's PCs and servers.

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Intel's new Xeon chip has 24 cores and sells for $8,898

The Xeon E7-8894 v4 is a monster server chip with 60MB of cache and a maximum clock frequency of 3.4GHz

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AMD: Sorry, there will be no official Ryzen drivers for Windows 7

Some PC users will again be forced to choose: the latest hardware or Windows 7?

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

AMD loyalists will grab the early Ryzen chips, and the following word-of-mouth will determine if Intel fans switch camps

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China escalates war of words with U.S. on semiconductors

Huaxintong Semiconductor Technology is developing a new 'made in China' server chip based on ARM architecture

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IBM's machine learning server adds TensorFlow

IBM's PowerAI system for machine learning on a mix of Power8 processors and Nvidia GPUs now supports Google's deep learning framework

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Researchers create memory chips that store and process data

The new processing memory can at least double mobile device and laptop performance

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FTC charges Qualcomm with anticompetitive chip tactics

The company dictated licensing terms by threatening phone makers' access to chips, the agency says

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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 to ship groundbreaking speedy 5G modem

The company hopes to lay to rest its mobile chip failures when its first 5G modem ships to testers in the second half of this year

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12 things you'll get in PCs with Intel's new Kaby Lake chips

Amazingly thin PCs with Kaby Lake will get 4K video, VR capabilities, and longer battery life

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The top 10 PC technologies and trends to watch in 2017

A bevy of new technologies next year will bring PCs into the era of VR, AI, and 5G

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