The 10 Coolest Processors Of 2017

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Powerhouse Processors

2017 was a crazy year for chip manufacturers Intel, AMD, Nvidia and Qualcomm as the companies pushed to bring their most powerful and efficient processors to market.

The entire landscape for processors has shifted – beyond desktops and PCs, there is now skyrocketing market demand for data center processors, as well as chips for the wave of connected IoT devices coming online. Chip manufacturers are subsequently shifting their focus to new include features, including better graphics and artificial intelligence capabilities.

From Intel’s powerhouse Core X-series chips for the enthusiast market to AMD'sEpyc 7000 Series for data center, following are the 10 coolest processors that we saw in 2017.

Get more of CRN's 2017 tech year in review.

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