Gordon Mah UngExecutive Editor, PCWorld

One of founding fathers of hardcore tech reporting, Gordon has been covering PCs and components since 1998.

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The Full Nerd Episode 29: Threadripper review, final Core i9 specs, and an Intel eclipse

The PCWorld crew talk Threadripper performance, dish Core i9 specs and wonder if Intel will eclipse AMD?

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Ryzen Threadripper review: AMD's monster 1950X stomps on other CPUs

AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 1950X smashes its rivals in performance and cost. But who really needs this monster? Find out in our review.

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Watch us unbox and install AMD's monster Threadripper CPU

We unbox AMD's 16-core Threadripper CPU and install it in an X399 motherboard.

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Facepalm: Intel's upcoming Coffee Lake CPUs won't work with today's motherboards

Intel's upcoming Coffee Lake CPUs apparently won't work with existing stocks of motherboards, a manufacturer confirmed on Wednesday. With AMD on the resurgence, this move couldn't come at a worse possible time.

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Best cheap laptops: We rate the best-sellers on Amazon and Best Buy

Here's what we'd tell our non-nerdy friends if they asked which budget laptop computers are really the best deals on Amazon and Best Buy.

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper: Everything we know so far about this monster CPU

With up to 16 cores on tap, AMD's Ryzen-based Threadripper just might be the fastest consumer CPU ever sold.

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AMD's Radeon RX Vega 64 will cost $499 and battle the GeForce GTX 1080

AMD's Radeon RX Vega 64 graphics card will offer ultra-wide and 4K gaming capability for as little as $499, while RX Vega 56 is set to battle GeForce GTX 1070.

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The cheapest Ryzen Threadripper yet: AMD's new Threadripper 1900X will cost $549

Even Intel's 8-core chip isn't safe as AMD drops an 8-core Threadripper priced at $550.

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Why Ryzen Threadripper has two extra chips

When famed overclocker der8baurer "delidded" AMD's highly anticipated Ryzen Threadripper, he found what appeared to be four 8-core dies used to make the 16-core CPU. Here's what's behind that mystery.

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Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 review: Nvidia Max-Q makes it incredibly thin and powerful

The Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 gives you a GTX 1080 Max-Q GPU in an incredibly thin and light package. There's just one big compromise.

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Intel's 12-core Core i9 might lose the megahertz war to AMD's Ryzen Threadripper

An inadvertent slip of a key Core i9-7920X spec suggests that Intel's next CPU could cede ground to AMD.

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Best external drives of 2017

Whether you're looking for speed, capacity, portability, or all of the above, a USB external hard disk or SSD is a necessary complement to your desktop PC setup.

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Gigabyte Aero 15 Review: A near-perfect power user's laptop

Gigabyte's Aero 15 is almost the perfect combination of performance, weight, and battery life.

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The best laptops of 2017: Ultrabooks, budget PCs, 2-in-1s, and more

Our top picks feature the best tech advances in portable PCs, from new CPUs and GPUs to new materials, and include laptops from HP, Dell, and Apple.

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Akitio Node Cabinet review: Real, affordable graphics for your laptop

Akitio's Node Cabinet gives laptops the power of an external GPU without breaking the bank.