2020 put us on the edge of a processor revolution

In this episode of our explainer show Upscaled, we took a look back at the year in CPUs. From one perspective 2020 feels like the new normal for CPUs. Intel put out another high-end chip, 10th-gen “Comet Lake”, which added a few cores but is still ba…

How much does your CPU matter for gaming?

Normally when benchmarking processors it’s useful to look at a few models with similar specs or near the same price-point, to get a sense how they differ.That’s not what we did here. For the latest episode of our explainer show Upscaled, we compared…

AMD’s latest 3rd-gen Ryzen 3 CPUs start at $99

AMD is making its current-generation desktop processors, and some of their supporting technology, a little more affordable. The chipmaker has introduced two new Ryzen 3 chips, the 3.6GHz 3100 and 3.8GHz 3300X, that will be available in May for $99 an…

Apple may be testing Macs with AMD processors

Recently discovered references to AMD CPUs within the code of the latest macOS Catalina betas suggest Apple may be testing the chipmaker’s processors to see how they work with its Mac computers. A Reddit and Twitter user named “_rogame” spotted the c…