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PCWorld's July Digital Magazine: AMD steals Computex with its 32-core Threadripper

Enjoy the best of PCWorld.com in a curated Digital Magazine for Android and iOS.

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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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Here's how fast the 2018 MacBook Pro 15 will be

Apple finally boards the 8th-gen Core i7 train, and we already know how fast the 2018 MacBook Pro 15 will be.

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What to expect from the MacBook Pro’s leap to 8th-generation Intel processors

Apple is finally refreshing the MacBook Pro line with 8th-generation (Coffee Lake) Intel CPUs, and everything is about to get a whole lot faster.

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Giveaway: Win a signed Threadripper 2 T-Shirt

This is probably your only chance ever to get a 2018 2nd-gen Threadripper shirt

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Intel 8th-gen Core i7 vs. 7th-gen Core i7 CPUs: An upgrade that's finally worth it

Intel's 6-core 8th-gen Core i7-8750H breaks the rule about about not upgrading from one generation to the next. Just see how it obliterates its predecessors in our benchmarks.

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AMD offers winners of Intel's Core i7-8086K contest a 16-core Threadripper CPU instead

Shade thrown: AMD taunts Intel while offering to exchange Core i7-8086K CPUs for the Threadripper 1950X.

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Intel's limited edition 5GHz Core i7-8086K goes on sale to celebrate the 8086's 40th anniversary

The Core i7-8086K may be named after the first x86 chip, but this is one of Intel's most advanced gaming processors.

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The Full Nerd special episode: AMD's Jim Anderson goes deep on 32-core Threadripper 2

At Computex 2018, AMD announced Threadripper 2 with a massive 32-core flagship processor. SVP of computing Jim Anderson sat down with us after the reveal to dive deeper into this monster.

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AMD's Jim Anderson tells all about Threadripper 2

AMD's senior VP of computing sits down to talk about Threadripper 2's 32-core monster of a chip.

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AMD tops Intel with its 32-core Threadripper 2, which will ship this year

AMD didn't have too much to say at Computex, but its announcement of a 32-core Threadripper 2 PC processor was enough. It also opened up its graphics roadmap with 7nm Vega GPUs.

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Intel crushes Computex with a 28-core chip, a 5GHz 8086K, two new architectures and more

Intel's Computex news includes a 28-core PC processor, a 5GHz Anniversary Edition chip, its upcoming Whiskey Lake architecture, and we're just getting started.

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 850 PC chip boosts performance, pushes battery life to a new high

Qualcomm launches its second chip for Always Connected PCs: the Snapdragon 850, which offers substantial improvements in performance and cellular speeds as it draws closer to 24 hours of battery life.

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ASRock leaks four unannounced 2nd-gen AMD Ryzen processors

A CPU compatibility chart for an ASRock motherboard reveals four 2nd-gen Ryzen processors that AMD hasn't announced yet.

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What you need to know about Speculative Store Bypass, the Spectre-like 'Variant 4' CPU flaw

Google and Microsoft discovered a new CPU flaw related to Meltdown and Spectre. Take action, but don't panic too much about Speculative Store Bypass.

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Newegg bundles AMD's Ryzen 5 2600 with a 120GB SSD for less than the cost of the CPU

Newegg's selling the Ryzen 5 2600 with a Team Group 2D Nand 120GB SSD for $190 right now.