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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.


In this month's update, we discuss one processor introduction, plus notable price changes to 12 existing products. We also cover some of the news from Intel regarding its Haswell refresh and Z97 chipset,...


AMD is repackaging the mobile-focused Kabini APU for use on the desktop, and tucking them under the familiar Athlon and Sempron brands. We take a closer look at the company's socketed AM1 platform and compare...

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news - APRIL 16 29

There you have it -- tray prices of the Haswell Refresh CPUs from Intel.

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So a lot of people who are new to the whole computer thing don't know where to go to pick up the right kind of alcohol for cleaning their...

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Intel announces a 2014 Haswell refresh that will usher in a plethora of new enthusiast-class CPU models to be released before 2015’s Broadwell.

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Intel wants your PC to consume less power than most of your appliances.

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Intel expands its low-power Bay Trail-M arsenal with three new SoCs.

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Prices have shown up for Intel's upcoming Haswell refresh of processors.

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AMD has announced a new platform targeted at budget, everyday computing.

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Select Pentium and Celeron CPUs are getting Quick Sync Video. UPDATED.

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Samsung offers details on new Exynos 5 chip powering the Galaxy S5.

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Gigabyte's new J1900-based motherboard is even more feature-rich.

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MSI's also built a J1800-based motherboard.

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Biostar's new Celeron J1800 packed Mini-ITX board is available soon for pre-order.

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Gigabyte's new motherboard with the J1800 CPU is cheap!

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Intel has scheduled a total of nine processors for retirement, two of which being Ivy Bridge units.

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AMD brings out new server-grade chips with up to 16 cores.

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It may have been a long weekend but somebody over at Intel was in the office. Intel on Sunday quietly slipped a total of nine new Haswell processors and one new Celeron into its price list without any fanfare....

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Be Quiet has announced that there are new CPU coolers ranging from 160 to 250 watts. This includes the newest flagship cooler in Be Quiet's cooler portfolio, the Dark Rock Pro 3.

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We've spent the days following CES benchmarking two of AMD's new Kaveri-based APUs. Do the Steamroller x86 architecture, GCN graphics design, and HSA-oriented features impress, or do they come up short against...

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Computex is less than six months away.

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The new chip factory will be used for future technologies instead.