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Imagination adds safety, resilience to processor for IoT

Chip designers are applying industrial safety design techniques to their processor cores so that they can get themselves out of trouble when a fault occurs.

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Intel demos the Core i9 and discloses launch details

Intel showed off its 18-core Core i9 processor for the first time at E3 in Los Angeles on June 12, 2017, and disclosed launch details for the powerful new chip.

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Intel unleashes the powerful teraflop Core i9 processor

The battle between Intel and AMD is heating up. At Computex in Taipei on Tuesday, Intel previewed its mammoth Core i9 processor.

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Has processor performance finally maxed out?

Benchmarks show no jump from Skylake to Kaby Lake. But Intel says there are still performance gains to be had.

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AMD plots return to the data center with Epyc

The chip-maker’s Epyc platform has the speeds and feeds to beat Intel. Will it make a difference?

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Will Windows 10-on-ARM PCs support Mixed Reality headsets?

A Windows on ARM PC is getting closer. Microsoft showed off a prototype mini-desktop with an ARM processor running Windows 10 at last week's Build conference, with the PC running applications like Office.

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Intel's Itanium, once destined to replace x86 in PCs, hits end of line

It's the end of the line for Intel's Itanium chip, a troubled processor family that spawned many product delays and bad blood between HP and Oracle.

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The next 5 years in AI will be frenetic, says Intel's new AI chief

Research into artificial intelligence is going gangbusters, and the frenetic pace won't let up for about five years -- after which the industry will concentrate around a handful of core technologies and leaders, the head of Intel's...

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Amid fight with Apple, Imagination's Series8XT GPU faces challenges

The graphics processor in Apple's upcoming iPhone could have been based on Imagination's new PowerVR Series8XT GT8525. Instead, the two vendors are locked in an open battle, and Imagination is threatening legal action against Apple,...

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Low-cost Android phones to get iPhone features with new Qualcomm chips

Low-cost smartphones like the Moto G5 introduced a few months ago are now shipping with Qualcomm chips that will soon be outdated.

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Patch to fix Intel-based PCs with enterprise bug rolls out next week

Starting next week, PC makers will roll out a patch that fixes a severe vulnerability found in certain Intel-based business systems making them easier to hack.

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Intel Xeon chips rebranded to sound like credit cards

After around half a decade, Intel is wiping the confusing E5 and E7 monikers off the Xeon chips, and rebranding them to bring more clarity on the performance and features that come with the processors.

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Qualcomm may consider asking US to ban iPhone imports

Qualcomm, in a smartphone chip licensing spat with Apple, will reportedly ask a U.S. government agency to ban the import of iPhones into the country.

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Open-source chip mimics Linux's path to take on closed x86, ARM CPUs

Tired of the domination of x86, ARM, and other closed chip architectures, researchers created the open-source RISC-V architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2010.

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AMD shares timing for Ryzen 3, mobile chips and Vega GPUs

AMD's Ryzen chips are off to a strong start in desktops, and more chips are coming in the second half of this year.

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Legal war with Apple hits Qualcomm's revenue projections

The legal fight between Apple and Qualcomm on licensing modem technology is turning uglier every day.

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Intel projects decline in chip prices, and AMD's Ryzen is one reason

Intel is forecasting a "slight decline" in its premium chip prices for the remainder of the year, and AMD's Ryzen chips could have played a part in that.

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AMD updates Ryzen drivers with a new power profile and the promise of better performance

AMD's Balanced Power Plan is packaged with driver 17.10 WHQL for PC users rocking Ryzen on Windows 10 64-bit.

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