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Intel 300-series motherboards explained: Z390 vs. Z370 vs. H370 vs. B360 vs. H310

A wide variety of 300-series chipsets support Intel's"Coffee Lake" CPUs. Here's how Z390, Z370, H370, B360, and H310 motherboards compare.

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The best CPUs for gaming

The best gaming CPUs will help your PC pump out as many frames as possible, as quickly as possible. We pick the best for every budget.

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Intel 9th-gen CPU reactions with Intel, Alienware, GamersNexus, Paul's Hardware, and Bitwit

When you're surrounded by smart people, you ask them questions. We've got rapid reactions to the Intel 9th-gen CPU reveal from Alienware, Intel, and some of the best PC YouTube channels around.

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Intel's 9th-gen Core i7-9700K abandons Hyper-Threading: What it could mean for performance

Intel's 9th-gen gives the Core i7 a demotion in threads, but a promotion in actual cores.

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The Full Nerd special episode: Diving deep into Core i9-9900K and Core X with Intel's desktop chief

In this special episode of The Full Nerd, desktop VP Anand Srivatsa joins Gordon to talk about Intel's new 9th-gen Core processors and "the world's best gaming CPU," the Core i9-9900K.

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Intel debuts 9th-generation Core chips, including Core i9 and X-series parts, with a few twists

Intel unveiled its 9th-gen Core family on Monday morning, with a twist: Intel's Hyper-Threading features are now generally reserved for the new Core X-series parts.

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AMD's Dynamic Local Mode for Threadripper promises almost 50 percent more performance

AMD's Dynamic Local Mode appears to turbo-boost gaming performance. One game reached a 47 percent increase on high-core count Ryzen Threadripper CPUs.

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AMD's 24-core and 12-core 2nd-gen Threadripper CPU are set to hit the streets soon

Following up on its epic 32-core 2nd-gen Threadripper 2, AMD set October 29 as the day its highly anticipated CPUs will go on sale.

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Core i9-9900K vs. Ryzen 2800X: Totally fake benchmarks!

They're not even real CPUs yet, but we just tested and measured the hype, leaks, and fan hysteria, and here's the winner.

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Intel supply woes could lead to pricier PCs, or a stampede to AMD's Ryzen

Intel said it has run into problems supplying 14nm Core chips to customers because of its tranisiton to 10nm manufacturing. The shortages could lead to higher PC prices.

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How to check your PC's CPU temperature

Is your PC's processor too hot? Here's how to monitor your computer's CPU temperature, and lower it if needed.

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Find unprecedented sales on Ryzen, SSDs, gaming monitors, and more in Amazon's one-day PC sale

Amazon's one-day gaming gear sale features deals on SSDs, displays, processors, graphics cards, RAM, keyboards, and more.

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How the 32-core Ryzen Threadripper is suddenly a lot better at gaming

A bug in Nvidia's drivers drastically hurt the 32-core Threadripper 2990WX's performance. Here's what we saw after the fix.

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AMD's Ryzen 5 2500X and Ryzen 3 2300X target budget gamers, but they're not DIY

AMD unveiled the Ryzen 5 2500X and the Ryzen 3 2300X, CPUs designed for budget gamers. But currently, the only way you can get one of these chips is in a pre-built system.

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AMD's $55 Athlon 200GE brings Zen CPU cores and Radeon Vega graphics to the masses

The AMD Athlon 200GE is built on Zen and includes Radeon Vega graphics, in a radical departure for the brand.