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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.


AMD's new A8-7650K has hit the market since our last update, and it might offer the most attractive price/performance of the company's APU line. As always, we check the newest price changes and report on the...


Fresh on the heels of the final Hobbit movie, we bring you our game performance review of Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor. This innovative title has a few pleasant surprises up its sleeve when it comes to...

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news - MARCH 10 7

Asus is the first company to announce support for the upcoming Broadwell processors on its motherboard lineup.

Tutorial - MARCH 25

This is MY version of THW Best Gaming CPUs for the Money. This is assuming you are buying NEW. Prices will vary according to your location. ...

news - FEBRUARY 12 73

Looky here: a few new CPUs that are rumored to be coming soon with many cores and many GHz.

news - FEBRUARY 9 33

Recently, shoppers on Amazon have been reporting fake AMD CPUs for sale. The main CPU to watch out for is the AMD A8-7600.

news - FEBRUARY 4 2

Technology analysts were overwhelmingly positive in their view of ARM's Cortex A-72 announcement; ARM said A-72-powered devices will be available mid-2016.

news - FEBRUARY 3 6

Chip IP designer ARM has announced what it deems to be a new high-end 64-bit CPU core, a new GPU core and a new fabrication process aimed squarely at the smartphone and tablet market.

news - JANUARY 7 31

Broadwell U captured all the attention, but Intel was showing off a few new devices, including Broadwell-based NUCs and a low-cost computing plug-in device called Compute Stick.

news - JANUARY 6 23

Live from CES, Tom's Hardware delivers the first comparison benchmark results from the Broadwell-U based Core i5-5200U and Core i7-5600U!

news - JANUARY 5 29

Chipmaker Intel has released new information about its 15 to 28 Watt Broadwell-U processors intended for products like Ultrabooks, Notebooks, Mini-PCs and All-in-One desktops.

reviews - DECEMBER 30 76

If you were a fan of Far Cry 3’s free roam, hunting and countless side missions, the sequel will be right up your alley. We test a wide array of hardware with this game, and get a good look at how it improves...

reviews - DECEMBER 22 28

Have you ever come up with your own idea for a killer rig? Don't forget to tell us about it on the Tom's Hardware forums. The following ten setups were configured by forum members and chosen as winners in the...

news - NOVEMBER 13 6

Tom's Hardware brings back the second annual Reader's Choice Awards.

news - OCTOBER 17 92

AMD might not be excelling the way Intel did over Q3 2014, but at least the company is surviving.

news - OCTOBER 15 17

Intel's doin' good!

reviews - SEPTEMBER 22 63

Going more slowly is more efficient. That’s what AMD must have thought when they designed its new FX-8370E processor, thus closing a gap in the company's line-up. We evaluate whether this CPU is really more...

picture story - SEPTEMBER 16 346

We're ready to give away 10 Haswell-E CPUs and as many Intel SSDs. How do you enter to win? Check out these 11 systems put together by some of the top builders, all based the new Core i7 processors, and let us...

news - SEPTEMBER 12 56

Straight from IDF, we're pleased to bring you the first comparison benchmark results from the Broadwell-based Core M-5Y70!

reviews - SEPTEMBER 8 31

We compare three generations of Intel's Xeon E5-2690 processors, plus the flagship Xeon E5-2699 v3 to see how Haswell-EP affects the datacenter.

news - SEPTEMBER 5 15

Intel reveals more technical details about the Core M, and we get our first peek of Broadwell-Y processing and battery performance comparisons.

news - SEPTEMBER 4 14

Is it true that using a Haswell-E CPU in the Asus OC Socket will void its warranty?

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