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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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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...

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We've seen what Intel's new $75 multiplier-unlocked Pentium G3258 can do, and you shouldn't be surprised that it affects our recommendations. In addition, we talk about AMD's upcoming water-cooled CPU and...

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news - JULY 21 15

Eight new Intel processors have surfaced.

Tutorial - JUNE 26

This is my tutorial and might be somewhat helpful to someone and it worked for me.Here are my pc specs Intel Core i3 3220 3.30 GHz Dual Core ...

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 50

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

news - JUNE 25 23

It looks like we'll be seeing the new Haswell-E CPUs arrive in September. Ahh, finally.

news - JUNE 24 44

An image has surfaced showing the packaging of a liquid-cooled FX-Series Processor.

news - JUNE 23 31

Russia might be entirely ditching Intel and AMD CPUs for its government-related computers.

news - JUNE 23 33

Wow. AMD is ambitious.

news - JUNE 18 13

Soon you'll be able to overclock your unlocked Intel Haswell or Haswell refresh CPU on a non Z-series motherboard.

news - JUNE 18 44

Nick Shih has set a new overclocking record using an ASRock motherboard and an Intel CPU.

reviews - JUNE 17 154

It's a momentous occasion. Intel now offers an affordable dual-core Pentium with an unlocked multiplier based on its Haswell architecture. How well does it overclock? Can it beat AMD's potent little Athlon X4...

news - JUNE 16 4

ASRock has revealed a thin Mini-ITX board based on the Intel Bay Trail platform.

reviews - JUNE 10 118

Despite a clear performance advantage, Intel just doesn't seem like an enthusiast-friendly company. Certain elements in the organization want to change that perception, though. Devil's Canyon is meant to allay...

reviews - JUNE 4 62

We had a chance to play with AMD's new mobile flavor of the Kaveri APU. While it sheds some of its desktop-related limitations, will it be able to take the fight to Intel's stronghold, the Notebook space?

news - JUNE 3 16

Take a trip into Devil's Canyon with Intel's latest CPUs.

news - JUNE 3 25

Soon we'll be seeing a new unlocked Pentium processor from Intel.

reviews - MAY 28 250

Watch Dogs is one of the most anticipated games of 2014. So, we're testing it across a range of CPUs and graphics cards. By the end of today's story, you'll know what you need for playable performance. Spoiler:...