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The 10 Coolest Processors Of 2016

In 2016, manufacturers packed more performance into their processors than ever, leading to some of the most powerful desktops, phones, and connected devices. Here are the 10 coolest processors from this year.

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Processor Power

Competition in the chip industry heightened in 2016 as vendors packed more power and performance than ever into their processors.

With the launch of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system last year, many consumers were looking to upgrade their software this year – and that gives them an incentive to also upgrade their hardware. Chip manufacturers like Intel, Qualcomm, and AMD have jumped on this opportunity to release an array of new processors this year.

The target markets for processors have also expanded in 2016, with vendors setting their eyes on low-power Internet of Things applications in addition to the mobile and desktop markets. Here are the 10 coolest processors of the year.

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