As it stands right now, the market for designing and manufacturing processors is dominated by just a few vendors. But maybe that's OK, because those vendors -- Intel, AMD, Qualcomm and Nvidia -- have been no slouches. As the expectations of users continue to rise around computing speed and functionality, chip and graphics processor vendors have been steadily advancing their technologies for powering advanced productivity, entertainment and gaming (including for users who are on the go).
Here are the 10 coolest new processors we've come across from just the first half of 2016.
(For more on the "coolest" of 2016, check out "CRN's Tech Midyear In Review.")