The Core i9-10900K reveals why Intel still matters

One thing you’ll hear a lot about the Intel Core i9-10900K is that it’s still better than anything from AMD for gaming. Or, at least, it’s faster. If you ask why, people will say that Core CPUs have better single-threaded performance than Ryzen CPUs. The conversation usually stops at this point, but it shouldn’t. It’s […]

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Intel promises Full Memory Encryption in upcoming CPUs

This looks like an advertisement for AMD Epyc processors until you get to that bright yellow “solutions available today” box and realize we’re talking about Intel. Intel Corporation Intel is a founding member of the Confidential Computing Consortium, an open source community. Intel Corporation Intel TSC—currently only applicable to Intel (not third-party) server motherboards—offers an […]


Intel Core i3 vs. Core i5 CPUs

Should you buy your next computer with a Core i3 or Core i5 processor? nikkytok/Shutterstock As impressive as Intel’s high-end Core i7 and Core i9 CPUs are, there’s much greater value to be had at the lower-end of the scale. Core i3 and Core i5 CPUs offer powerful cores for gaming and work at a […]