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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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In this month's update, we discuss the new A4-4020 and A4-6420K APUs, AMD's low-power, entry-level Socket FS1b-based platform, and how it will stack up against Intel's counterpart, Bay Trail-D. We also report...

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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 - MARCH 20 2

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.

Tutorial - APRIL 15

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...

news - MARCH 20 1

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

news - MARCH 6 0

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

news - MARCH 4 0

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

news - MARCH 4 0

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

news - FEBRUARY 27 0

Select Pentium and Celeron CPUs are getting Quick Sync Video.

news - FEBRUARY 26 0

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

news - FEBRUARY 22 0

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

reviews - FEBRUARY 12 7

We don't have much gaming-oriented news to report; the CPU market is fairly stable. Sure, AMD launched its Kaveri-based APUs and some high core count Opterons, while Intel introduced LGA 1150-based Celerons....

news - FEBRUARY 8 0

MSI's also built a J1800-based motherboard.

news - FEBRUARY 6 0

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

news - FEBRUARY 6 0

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

news - FEBRUARY 5 1

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

reviews - JANUARY 24 6

A handful of price changes on CPUs accompany the start of 2014, but the big news is AMD's Kaveri APU, powered by Steamroller and GCN, Intel's upcoming eight-core Haswell-E design, and the discontinuation of one...

news - JANUARY 22 2

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

news - JANUARY 22 5

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 16 0

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.

reviews - JANUARY 16 6

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...

news - JANUARY 16 0

Computex is less than six months away.