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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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Never has a stock CPU cooler garnered as much attention as AMD's Wraith. Manufacturers usually don't even mention these bonus items, but AMD's new CPU cooler has changed all of this. Is the Wraith really a game...

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Never has a stock CPU cooler garnered as much attention as AMD's Wraith. Manufacturers usually don't even mention these bonus items, but AMD's new CPU cooler has changed all of this. Is the Wraith really a game...

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Soft Machines' Virtual Instruction Set Architecture uses the concept of "virtual cores" to better distribute threads between two or more physical cores. The company claimed this offers better performance per...

Tutorial - JANUARY 9

Welcome to my Dell XPS 8000 series upgrade/maintenance guide. I have owned an XPS 8500 since August 2012 and...

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Two new Skylake-ready CPU coolers are about to make their way to market, courtesy of Silverstone Technology. The Argon series AR07 and AR08 aim to deliver quality cooling at an affordable price.

reviews - JANUARY 11 0

ARM's Cortex-A72 CPU adds power and performance optimizations to the previous A57 design. Here's an in-depth look at the changes to each stage in the pipeline, from better branch prediction to next-gen...

news - DECEMBER 14 1

With Intel's Skylake CPUs, base clock overclocking is back with a vengeance.

news - DECEMBER 3 0

Reports have begun to surface of Skylake CPUs and their corresponding motherboards being damaged from some cooling solutions. Some reports suggest that these chips have a weaker construction that can sustain...

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The changelog in the latest patch for a game audio company reveals that the PlayStation 4's CPU can now use seven of its eight cores, potentially providing more power for future games.

reviews - NOVEMBER 3 3

Here are the best gaming CPUs for the money. These processors offer the best performance at their price and are suitable for overclocking.

reviews - NOVEMBER 3 5

Here is a resource to help you judge if a CPU is a reasonable value: The gaming CPU hierarchy chart groups CPUs with similar performance.

picture story - OCTOBER 30 1

In 1993, the TOP500 began to publish a list of the world's most powerful supercomputers. With these records we look at how supercomputers have evolved over the last 22 years.

picture story - OCTOBER 11 6

Vote for your favorite Skylake-based boutique system and enter for a chance to win parts from G.Skill, Intel and MSI, including the Core i7-6700K!

news - SEPTEMBER 10 1

Wondering where Intel's Broadwell CPUs are? Intel says they are still on their way, but who will be left to use them?

reviews - AUGUST 5 2

Intel gave us an early look at the Core i7-6700K, i5-6600K and Z170 chipset two weeks ahead of IDF and the unveiling of Skylake's architectural details.

reviews - JULY 22 1

We sit down with Intel's Paul Zagacki to talk Devil's Canyon, Haswell-E and overclocking. Then, we overclock five retail Core i7-5960X CPUs to their limits.

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Biostar's latest Mini-ITX motherboard features an integrated Intel N3150 quad-core CPU and a moisture-proof design.

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Carrizo notebooks are coming from several OEMs including Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Toshiba, but there's more to the story.

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Last week, away from the noisy hullabaloo of Computex in Taipei, a small group of journalists were invited to a free-form discussion with AMD CEO Lisa Su.

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We're done with the first day of Computex and there's already a lot of new products revealed. This is just the beginning.

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Intel finally revealed 10 Broadwell processors at Computex, along with five new Xeon CPUs.

reviews - JUNE 2 13

Broadwell has only a few short months to shine before Intel's Skylake architecture is expected to surface. Can its two socketed CPUs steal the spotlight?

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