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CPUs serve as the heart and soul of your desktop, notebook, and tablet. But with so many devices, power budgets, and performance requirements, it’s not always easy to pick the right hardware. From AMD to Intel and x86 to ARM, Tom’s Hardware has you covered.

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Were you disappointed by last year's Ivy Bridge-E launch? Core i7-5960X, -5930K, and -5820K promise more excitement, sporting up to eight cores, DDR4 memory, a new X99 chipset, and an LGA 2011-3 interface....

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AMD recently introduced another model in its A-series APU family called the A10-7800. While we already know a lot about the Kaveri architecture, this particular chip's power profile makes it more interesting...

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news - SEPTEMBER 2 35

AMD Now Offers Eight-Core Processors For 95-Watt Motherboards, providing a low-budget upgrade path to respectable multi-threading performance. In addition, the new FX-8370 processor has arrived, and prices...

Tutorial - AUGUST 26

I'm upgrading a lot of my PC along with my mobo and CPU so I'm going to have to re-install windows going from an AMD board to an Intel. ...

news - AUGUST 29 3

CyberPowerPC can't wait to outfit its custom rigs with CPUs and motherboards sporting new Intel Haswell-E and X99 gear.

news - AUGUST 23 26

The Haswell-E processors have been listed for pre-order on a Dutch webshop.

news - AUGUST 21 39

AMD might be dropping some of its CPU prices in a couple of weeks, which is unarguably a good thing.

news - AUGUST 19 51

Chi-Kui Lam from Hong Kong has set a new overclocking world record.

news - AUGUST 15 18

Rumor has it that the Haswell-E CPUs will be coming out on August 29.

reviews - AUGUST 11 79

Intel finally provides solid information on Haswell's successor, the next-generation Broadwell core. We also learn some detailed info about the new 14nm processing node, a must-read for CPU enthusiasts who are...

reviews - AUGUST 8 10

By acquiring MIPS Technologies, Imagination hopes to build a strong platform to compete against the incumbent ARM and daunting challenger Intel on a more equal footing. We go through the company's portfolio to...

news - AUGUST 6 2

It's that time again where Intel waves off some old processors.

news - AUGUST 6 17

Intel's new boxed cooler will be a little bigger and a little more powerful.

reviews - AUGUST 5 57

Over the last month, a myriad of price changes hit the processor market. We tell you if any of them affect your buying strategy. On top of that, we discuss rumors surrounding AMD's next-generation Corrizo APU...

news - AUGUST 4 81

AMD has revealed two new processors -- the FX-8300 and the Athlon X4 860K.

reviews - JULY 29 108

You wanted a comparison of Intel's Pentium G3258 using low-cost platform components. Can an entry-level motherboard and bundled heat sink still deliver a satisfying overclocking experience, or does going cheap...

news - JULY 21 16

Eight new Intel processors have surfaced.

news - JULY 15 16

We're getting a pretty good picture of what the next generation of Intel hardware will look like.

news - JULY 15 22

Is AMD's HSA arriving with force in the upcoming Carrizo APUs?

news - JULY 14 1

Intel has sent out the termination notice for 7-Series chipsets and mobile processors.

news - JULY 9 17

It is rumored that VIA is working on a low-power x86 chip.

news - JUNE 25 51

PC-World claims that Intel has approached AMD asking for access to the Mantle API.