Intel proposes the x86-S architecture for a simpler, more efficient CPU instruction set
AMD keeps chipping away at Intel's x86 market share as overall sales take a hit
NexGen: Gone But Not Forgotten
Four decades ago, the CPU market was far more diverse than it is today. One company called NexGen had backing from big PC names, plenty of capital, and a team of great engineers. But what happened?
Cyrix 5x86 and Cyrix 6x86: Gone But Not Forgotten
#ThrowbackThursday Precursor chip maker Cyrix brought the world of personal computing to millions in the form of attainable budget PCs, only to be killed by its best product and its inability to run a popular game.
AMD hits highest x86 market share ever amid desktop CPU decline
AMD hits record 25.6% share of the overall x86 market
China's Zhaoxin x86 processor spotted in a small form factor PC
Intel's Itanium is finally dead
Not Intel, Not AMD: Alternative CPU Architectures from Around the World
The desktop CPU space could be considered a duopoly, but if you know where to look, there's life beyond Intel and AMD. From custom Arm designs to Russian government chips, there's a plethora of other lesser known chips out there powering full-size desktop PCs.
10 Big Misconceptions About Computer Hardware
With technology advancing so rapidly around us, sometimes misconceptions can work their way into our common understanding. In this article, we'll take a step back and go over some of the most common things people get wrong when talking about computer hardware.
The Rise, Fall and Revival of AMD
AMD is one of the oldest designers of large scale microprocessors and has been the subject of polarizing debate among technology enthusiasts for nearly 50 years. Its story makes for a thrilling tale. We'll revisit the company's past, examine the twists and turns in the path to the present, and wonder at what lies ahead.
Anatomy of a CPU: The Computer Brain
The CPU is often called the brains of a computer, and just like the human brain, it consists of several parts that work together to process information. In today's explainer, we'll go over the key elements that make up a CPU and how they all work together to power your computer.