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Microsoft Pauses Meltdown Patches For Some AMD Processors, Blames AMD

Like every major tech company, Microsoft has been pushing out updates to help mitigate the unprecedented vulnerabilities known as Meltdown and Spectre. But some Windows users found that the update rendered their PCs unusable, and now Microsoft has paused the update in some cases until it can fix the problem. Read More >>

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AMD Is Making a Really Great Case For Ditching Intel-based Computers 

If the last week has led you to be wary of having an Intel CPU powering your PC then you might want to get excited, because it seems like AMD might have started actually making CPUs you’d want instead of having Intel inside. Read More >>

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CES 2018: Intel and AMD Join Forces on Tiny New Chip

Intel and AMD might be fierce competitors for decades, but that hasn’t stopped the two chip makers from teaming up to create a new mobile CPU with souped up integrated GPU that will soon be found in gaming and professional laptops from many major computer makers. We’ve known about this plan since November, but now we have the details. Read More >>

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Intel Says CEO Dumping Tonnes of Stock Last Year ‘Unrelated’ to Big Security Exploit

Late last year, the CEO of Intel sold millions of dollars in company stock, as CEOs often do. The sale appears to have occurred while developers were reportedly rushing to fix a major security flaw affecting Intel processors made in the last decade. Read More >>

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What We Know So Far About Meltdown and Spectre, the Devastating Vulnerabilities in Modern CPUs

This week, news of massive security vulnerabilities afflicting every modern model of Intel processor went public, even as developers for practically every major platform frantically rushed to roll out fixes. Much more information has now become available about Meltdown and Spectre, a group of attack methods malicious parties could use to break into some of the most sensitive inner workings of any device using the affected CPUs. Read More >>

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AMD’s New Chips Could Finally Offer a Good Alternative to Intel in Laptops

AMD, buddy, we’ve missed you. A few years ago there was a genuine choice between laptops with Intel inside and those with AMD. Then Intel continued to update and improve its processors while AMD did not. It was a big bummer if you wanted options when picking out a laptop, and it was particularly painful for cheap laptop fans, as AMD-based laptops tend to be less costly than their Intel rivals. Now, finally, AMD is coming back into the mobile space and it claims it’s built the fastest processor you can fit into an ultra-thin notebook. Read More >>

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AMD’s Vega Graphics Cards Could Kick Off a War

Every nerd loves a good tech war: Windows vs Mac, Apple vs Android, Intel vs AMD. They give us something to armchair argue about over beers with friends—or to rant over in the comments of illustrious tech blogs. After spending the weekend playing with AMD’s new Vega 64 and Vega 56 graphics cards I think I can safely say an old tech war is back on—even if AMD’s latest salvo feels paltry. Nvidia might be leading the discrete graphics card industry, but AMD’s two newest cards are cheap and fast enough to finally compete. And that can only mean good things for PC users. Read More >>

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How to Choose the Right Processor and Motherboard

How you do choose the brains of the operation when you’re piecing together your own PC? This guide will take some of the guesswork out of the decision for you. Read More >>

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What You Need to Know About Ryzen, AMD’s Shot at an Intel Killing Chip

Sometimes it feels like computers have reached peak speed. Often times, when trolling YouTube or playing a quick round of Overwatch the limitations on performance seem tied to something else. Your internet is too slow, or you need a new graphics card. Computer processors have gotten faster—every year Intel unveils a microarchitecture with breathless claims of mighty performance improvements, but CPUs haven’t had a real leap forward in a while. AMD’s new Ryzen processors comes perilously close to changing the game. Read More >>

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AMD Responds To Concerns Over The Radeon RX 480’s Excessive Power Draw

AMD’s Polaris-equipped Radeon RX 480 is here and while it didn’t explode out of the gates, it’s shown itself to be a solid performer. It also appears a little too power-thirsty, to the point where concerns have been raised about the possibility of it damaging hardware. Read More >>

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Sure, Strap a Whole Damn Computer to Your Face in Public

You know what I really really want when I’m on a plane? A computer strapped to my face. Read More >>

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AMD’s Graphics Card for VR is Stupidly Powerful and Horribly Expensive

The specs needed to just power a VR headset are painfully high, so it stands to reason that the hardware used by developers to make those games will need to be something special. That’s what AMD is trying to deliver with its new Radeon Pro Duo, unveiled at the Game Developer’s Conference. Read More >>

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AMD’s Powerful New R9 Nano Graphics Card Fits in Small Places

This year, I bought myself an Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 graphics card. It was time to upgrade. And I was pleasantly surprised to find I could buy a mini version of one of the best cards ever made. Now, I can potentially fit my beefy gaming PC into a console-sized case. But a new card from AMD is about to do small and powerful even better. Read More >>

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You Might Actually Want AMD’s Latest Processor in Your Next Laptop

For years, AMD processors have been a byword for cheap and cheerful — frequently picked in budget gaming guides, but always followed by some justification about how a Core i3 would be a better option if you weren’t so poor. But the latest AMD APU, named Carrizo, might just be the battery-sipping, gaming-friendly saviour. Read More >>

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HP’s Stream 14 is a £120 Windows-Powered Chromebook Competitor

In order to combat the continued sales growth of ultra-cheap Chromebooks, Microsoft and PC manufacturers are offering Windows machines at comparable, $200 (around £120) prices. We knew this was coming, but now a leak of the upcoming HP Stream 14 gives us our first look at what these laptops will actually be like. Read More >>