processors

Inside AMD’s Quest to Build Chips That Can Beat Intel

There are few gambles in the tech world as big as spending billions to build a new computer processor from scratch. Former AMD board member Robert Palmer supposedly compared it to Russian roulette: “You put a gun to your head, pull the trigger, and find out four years later if…

Intel: Core i7-7700k Wacky Temperatures Are Perfectly Fine

Intel: Core i7-7700k Wacky Temperatures Are Perfectly Fine

Modern processors can run at temperatures ranging from 25 to 90 degrees, depending on configuration, cooling and workload. That said, when a CPU takes on a heavy load, that increase tends to be gradual, rather than instantaneous. And it certainly shouldn’t occur for basic, undemanding tasks. Unfortunately, Intel’s Core i7-7700k…