Microsoft announced Pluton, a security processor that is built directly into CPUs. The technology was first pioneered on the Xbox One, and will be used to protect PCs powered by chips from AMD, Intel, and Qualcomm.
AMD returned to the processor battlefield with the Zen family of CPUs under the Ryzen umbrella. There are a number of options across multiple price points. Here's what you need to know about the family.
The Ryzen 5000 series of processors quickly sold out as standalone CPUs, but you can still grab one now in a pre-built PC from NZXT. The CPUs are faster and more efficient than their predecessors but are hard to find.