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Today's desktop processors continue to push the performance envelope, while in the mobile space low-cost and high-efficiency processors take us ever closer to ubiquitous computing. From reviews to benchmarks, on desktops to smartphones, Tom's Hardware has the processor information you need.


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...


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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news - AUGUST 21 12

Leaked Gigabyte X99 motherboard manuals appear to confirm that the Core i7-5820K will only be able to address 28 PCI-Express lanes, in contrast to the 40 lanes of its superior counterparts.

Tutorial - AUGUST 16

The Central Processing Unit (Normally called a processor or CPU) is the brain of the PC. It executes instructions, allowing a computer to perform...

news - AUGUST 21 13

Intel's entrance into the mobile market has been glacially slow so far, and one analyst thinks the best way to change that would be for Intel to buy an ARM chip company like Mediatek.

news - AUGUST 12 13

After being more than 5 years in the works, Nvidia is getting closer to shipping its innovative brand-new 64-bit and ARMv8-based Denver core.

news - AUGUST 11 10

After 22 years of supporting legacy code, the Khronos Group wants a fresh start with a next-generation and unified OpenGL API for PC and mobile.

news - JULY 25 1

This architecture will enable multiple standards on a single SoC.

reviews - JUNE 20 10

"French factory," they say, is almost an oxymoron. When was the last time you saw a news story about the success of a manufacturing plant in the land of Beaujolais and Brie? Our French team took a tour of...

reviews - JUNE 17 157

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...

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 - MAY 2 23

The Mantle Graphics API is entering a new phase of its development cycle.

news - APRIL 23 15

The Nvidia Shield 2 will likely have the Tegra K1 processor.

news - APRIL 7 18

Qualcomm's new Snapdragon chips should appear in devices in the first half of 2015.

news - FEBRUARY 26 6

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

news - JANUARY 30 72

The wait for Mantle is (almost) over.

news - JANUARY 30 7

2014 looks to be an important year for Intel's smartphone plans.

news - JANUARY 22 41

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

news - JANUARY 22 20

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....

news - JANUARY 18 81

This lawsuit alleges that AMD violated the Securities Exchange Act.

reviews - JANUARY 16 172

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...