Gordon Mah UngExecutive Editor, PCWorld

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


Tested: How many CPU cores you really need for DirectX 12 gaming

DirectX 12 will be able to use multi-core CPUs more efficiently, but how many more cores will you need? We benchmark an eight-core CPU in three DirectX 12 tests, and the results may disappoint you.

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PCWorld Show Episode 6: Flagship phones, HoloLens pricing and 8TB hard drives?!

Jon, Gordon and Flo discuss the hottest tech topics of the week.


Samsung begins shipping ridonkulous 15.36TB SSD

Aimed at enterprise customers, Samsung's new SSD is the world's largest drive of its kind.

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The impossible has happened: Testing Radeon and GeForce together in DirectX 12

We test a new DirectX 12 feature that lets you combine GeForce and Radeon GPUs for gaming.

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Review: The $79 Endless Mini PC isn't for you, but it's still pretty cool

This mini PC aims to give people with limited Internet access a useful computing experience.

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Brompton S6L folding bike review: Here's your edge in the urban rat race

Handmade in England, the Brompton S6L has a cult following, and here's why.

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AMD reveals which processors you'll need for VR gaming on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

AMD details the CPUs that you'll need to run Oculus Rift, but I'm still confused

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It's official: Intel shuts down the cheap overclocking party by closing Skylake loophole

Say goodbye to that overclocking loophole in "non-K" Skylake CPUs. An update from Intel will shut it down, ending the cheap overclocking party.


Tested: VLC vs. Windows 10 video player. The winner may surprise you.

We tested six video players on Windows 10 to see which gives you the best battery life. The winner may shock you.

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Dell Skylake XPS 13 review: The best ultrabook just got better

A new 6th-gen CPU, a new NVMe SSD, and USB-C make the refreshed XPS 13 more than a minor upgrade.

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Hands-on with the new Vaio Z that's flipping different

The new Vaio Z Flip 2-in-1 takes direct aim at the MacBook, offering Skylake CPUs and a flippable touchscreen, features Apple's laptops can't claim.

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Asus ZenBook UX305 review: Still the best budget ultrabook around

Asus ZenBook gets the Skylake treatment while keeping its low price.

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AMD accuses BAPCo and Intel of cheating with Sysmark benchmarks

"Truth or myth: is Sysmark a reliable, objective, unbiased benchmark to use in evaluating system performance?” AMD lays out its case in a video released Thursday, aimed squarely at testing consortium BAPCo and lead member Intel.

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Hello, Computer: Just what was that computer Star Trek's Gene Roddenberry used?

Star Trek creator's computer wasn't that high-tech afterall.

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How to test your PC for the Skylake bug

Intel confirms there's a bug that could crash Skylake CPUs, under specific and somewhat uncommon circumstances.