The 10 Coolest CPUs, GPUs Of 2012 (So Far)

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CPUs And GPUs Take Center Stage

As summer temperatures climb, competitive heat is also rising in the processor market. With new tablets and smartphones popping up like weeds in a vegetable garden, the demand for faster, more powerful system-on-chip designs has come to the spotlight like never before.

In demand for their high-speed and low-power consumption, modern SoCs combine multiple application and graphics processor cores on a single die and are well suited for today's increasingly mobile, increasingly networked prosumers. Here's a look at some of the hottest CPUs and GPUs so far in 2012.


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