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 2: Prices get extreme, from Broadwell-E's high to Radeon RX480's low

This week we go extreme pricing on Intel's crazy expensive 10-core Broadwell-E and AMD's crazy cheap RX 480.

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Alienware's tiny Alpha gaming PC gets bigger muscles

The updated Alpha R2 gets Skylake, an M.2 drive, and desktop-class graphics.


The PC Hardware Nerd Quiz

Think you know your hardware? Put your big brain to work on this gallery of PC hardware trivia and you just might learn a thing or two.

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How Intel turned Thunderbolt from a failure into a success

A year after Intel announced Thunderbolt 3, the company's vision of 'one cable to rule them all' doesn't seem so laughable.

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Let the CPU battles begin! AMD shows off a working 8-core Zen processor

AMD demos a working Zen CPU, giving hope to AMD fans looking for an Intel alternative.

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Samsung's spacious new 512GB SSD is smaller than a stamp

Samsung's PM971-NVMe drive crams half a terabyte of storage into a single teeny tiny chip

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10 things you need to know about Intel's crazy 10-core Broadwell-E CPU

Intel's new Broadwell-E family comes with up to 10 cores, pushing the envelope in both performance and pricing. Read on for the details.

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Intel Broadwell-E Core i7-6950X Review: The first 10-core enthusiast CPU is a beast

You wanted more cores, and Intel is ready to give them to you with the first consumer 10-core chip. But sit down if you want to know the price.

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The Full Nerd Episode 1: Intel's Skull Canyon NUC and GeForce GTX 1070 vs. GTX 1080

The Full Nerd goes official, with Gordon Mah Ung, Alaina Yee, and Brad Chacos at the mics. Tune in every two weeks for unapologetically nerdy hardware discussion.

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Dell XPS 13 Gold Edition review: Our favorite ultrabook is all dressed up with everywhere to go

Dell's taken its excellent 13-inch laptop, made it gold, and then dropped in Intel's top dual-core chip to create this head-turner.

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Guess how much HP sold its gold- and diamond-encrusted laptops for?

Stop complaining about how much you paid for your laptop. HP just sold two notebooks for the price of a luxury car.

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I'm a believer: How HTC's Vive convinced me that VR has legs

Forget about all the hype, when you actually experience VR you understand why the technology is special.

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Google's Tensor Processing Unit could advance Moore's Law 7 years into the future

Google unveils custom TPU chip, which it says advances computing performance by three generations.

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Who makes the most reliable hard drive? Latest BackBlaze survey claims to know

Seagate's reliability improved dramatically, but Hitachi still rules the roost.

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The Full Nerd Episode 0: Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080, Battlefield 1, and 4-core vs. 8-core build

Full Nerd launches with an epic debate between Gordon Mah Ung, Hayden Dingman, and Brad Chacos over the nitty-gritty GeForce GTX 1080 details, and whether you should build a 4-core or 8-core rig. Plus, Battlefield 1 and burning reader questions.