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Intel unveil 11th Gen H-Series CPUs for ultraportable gaming laptops

Intel have just announced their first crop of 11th Gen H-series CPUs for gaming laptops. Comprising of three processors in total, this new trio of high-performance Tiger Lake CPUs will help usher in a new era of even thinner and lighter gaming laptops in 2021, with the first laptop designs coming in at just 16.6mm. Here's everything you need to know.

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Feature: Our recommended CPU picks

Best CPU for gaming 2021: the top Intel and AMD processors

It's easy to forget about your CPU when it comes to boosting your PC's gaming performance, but finding the right processor can often make a surprising difference to your overall frame rate, especially if you tend to play games at 1920x1080. To help you get the best gaming CPU for you and your budget, we've put together this list of our top Intel and AMD…

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Feature: Your gaming hardware guide for 2021

The PC gaming hardware we’re most looking forward to in 2021

Despite a flurry of new CPU and graphics card launches at the end of last year, 2021 is already shaping up to be quite a busy year for PC gaming hardware. Not only have we got Intel's new 11th Gen Rocket Lake processors due before the end of March, but 2021 will also be the year Intel finally enter the graphics card arena with their…

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Cyber Monday 2020 CPU deals: the best Intel and AMD deals

There weren't many good Black Friday CPU deals this year, but today's Cyber Monday sale has luckily brought us a few more, including a sizeable discount on Intel's entry-level 10th Gen Core i3 processor. To help you get the best price on your new Intel or AMD CPU, we've rounded up all the best Cyber Monday CPU deals happening in the UK and the US.…

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Feature: The mother of all questions

What motherboard do I need for my Intel or AMD Ryzen CPU?

Your motherboard and CPU are two of the most important parts of your PC, but untangling the mess of motherboard sockets, chipsets and which ones work with which processors can be a nightmare, regardless of whether you’re building a PC for the first time or upgrading your system for the first time in years. It’s important you get the right motherboard for your CPU, too,…

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Feature: Overshadowed by the 5600X

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X review

After seeing the stonking gaming speeds of AMD's Ryzen 5 5600X at the end of last week, the Ryzen 7 5800X was always going to have a difficult mountain to climb if it was going to prove its worth as a top-notch gaming processor - especially after the rather middling gaming performance of the even more expensive Ryzen 9 5900X didn't really leave it much…

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Forget Big Navi, AMD are aiming for ray tracing processors

Today might be the launch of AMD's new Ryzen 5000 CPUs (and you can read my Ryzen 5 5600X review and Ryzen 9 5900X review if you missed them earlier), but the company already have their sights set on what's coming next, and that's ray tracing capable processors. Speaking during a behind-closed-doors Zen 3 engineering panel before today's launch, AMD's Joe Macri told RPS that…

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Feature: AMD's Core i9 killer

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X review

I've always been sceptical about the need for high-powered processors like AMD's Ryzen 9s and Intel's Core i9s in ordinary gaming PCs. It's all very well if you use your PC for work editing videos, animating 3D models or running virtual machines and the like, as the extra processing power afforded by their considerable number of cores and threads is no doubt exceedingly useful in…

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Feature: AMD sets a new benchmark for mid-range gaming CPUs

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X review

When AMD first unveiled their Ryzen 5000 CPUs at the beginning of October, their new Zen 3 architecture hinted at several tantalising performance boosts, both in terms of power efficiency and overall gaming speeds. Alas, they're also coming at much higher than expected prices, with their mid-range Ryzen 5 5600X starting at a decidedly not-mid-range £280 / $299. It had me worried. Luckily, my fear…

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Intel’s 11th Gen Rocket Lake CPUs will launch with new 500-series motherboard chipset

Intel have revealed more details about their upcoming 11th Gen Rocket Lake desktop CPUs, including the name of its new desktop architecture, "Cypress Cove". Intel claim this new architecture will bring "double-digit percentage IPC (instructions per clock) performance improvements" over their current 10th Gen Comet Lake CPUs, leading to even faster gaming performance. We still don't know the exact specs of Intel's Rocket Lake CPUs,…

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After a good Ryzen 5 3600X CPU deal? Head to Walmart

AMD may have announced their next-gen Ryzen 5000 CPUs are arriving on November 5th, but their unusually high prices may have you thinking it might be better to snap up one of their existing Ryzen 3000 chips on the cheap instead. While CPU deals have been few and far between this Amazon Prime Day, Walmart have currently got the excellent Ryzen 5 3600X for just…

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Get up to $186 off Intel’s Core i7 and Core i9 CPUs at Newegg today

Newegg's Fantastech sale is in full swing, and there are plenty of great CPU deals to be had on both Intel's 9th and 10th Gen Core i7 and Core i9 processors today, with a maximum saving of $186 up for grabs. Naturally, the biggest discounts are on Intel's older Core i7-9700K and Core i9-9900K chips, but there are also some sizeable discounts to be had…

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AMD Ryzen 5000: everything you need to know from AMD’s Zen 3 event

AMD have officially unveiled their next generation of Ryzen 5000 CPUs and their new Zen 3 core architecture. Launching worldwide on November 5th 2020, AMD's new Ryzen 5000 CPUs will be headlined by the 12-core Ryzen 5 5900X, which promises up to 26% faster gaming performance compared to AMD's previous flagship CPU, the Ryzen 9 3900XT, and record-breaking single core performance that beats Intel's Core…

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Intel’s 11th Gen Rocket Lake CPUs will arrive by March 2021

Intel have unveiled the first details about their upcoming 11th Gen desktop Core CPUs today, confirming their rough release window and that they'll have PCIe 4.0 support from the off. Code-named "Rocket Lake", this new family of desktop processors will be arriving sometime between January and March next year, according to a new Intel blog post, succeeding their current line-up of 10th Gen Comet Lake…

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CPU deals of the week – 6th October 2020

With AMD's new 4th Gen Ryzen CPUs due to be announced on Thursday, now is quite a good time to pick up one of their existing 3rd Gen chips on the cheap. Indeed, Newegg have an excellent CPU deal on the Ryzen 5 3600XT at the moment, making it a better buy than the regular (not to mention more expensive) 3600X. There have been some…

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Save $150 on this 10th Gen Intel Core i7 and Z490 combo deal

Intel's new 10th Gen Comet Lake chips are some of the best and most powerful gaming CPUs around, but they also cost an arm and a leg, especially when you factor in the cost of the new Z490 motherboard you'll need to go with it. Happily, Newegg have got some handy CPU and motherboard combo deals going on at the moment, including a Core i7-10700KA…

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Intel’s 11th Gen Tiger Lake CPUs could change the face of gaming laptops as we know it

Intel have officially unveiled their 11th Gen Tiger Lake laptop CPUs with integrated Xe graphics, and they might just be about to change the future of gaming laptops. With up to double the gaming performance compared to Intel's previous generation of mobile CPUs, Tiger Lake laptops with Xe graphics were shown playing big blockbuster games such as Grid and Gears Tactics at 1080p at close…

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