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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Builders, the latest Asus motherboards have small changes that'll make you happy

Builders should be happy about the thoughtful shanges on Asus motherboards this year, including an internal USB 3.1 header connector, a clever M.2 cooling scheme, and integrated water cooling.

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Dell taunts MacBook Pro users with an updated XPS 15 that sports new hardware

The updated XPS 15 features latest-generation Intel and Nvidia chips and a larger battery too.

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Here’s what Intel’s Optane will look like

Intel’s SSD-killing Optane technology will look a lot like—an SSD.

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FLIR DUO is the world's first thermal action camera

Predator vision for drones? FLIR introduces updated smartphone imagers and a new action camera for flying machines.

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Official Intel 7th-gen Kaby Lake Review: One big change makes up for smaller ones

Don’t dismiss Intel’s Kaby Lake desktop CPU with a meh just yet. There’s more to the chip than you expect.

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You can find out how your CPU compares to AMD's Ryzen for free

AMD's Ryzen-based chips should be its best in decades, and now you can run the same test AMD used to compare Summit Ridge to your own CPU. Have at it.

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What we know about AMD's Ryzen so far

AMD's much-hyped Zen CPU (code name Summit Ridge) now has an official name. Here's everything else we know about the Ryzen chip.

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How much will AMD's Zen cost? Here's what we think

AMD's upcoming 8-core chip might cause a CPU price war. Here's why.

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AMD chases the AI trend with its Radeon Instinct GPUs for machine learning

With the Radeon Instinct line, AMD joins Nvidia and Intel in the race to put its chips into machine learning applications from self-driving cars to art. Of the three new GPUs, AMD claims the fastest will outpace Nvidia’s current Titan X Pascal card.

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Intel may use AMD GPUs to challenge Nvidia's rising power

Intel needs graphics power. AMD needs cash. Both need to fight Nvidia. That's why this rumored partnership would actually make sense.

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Surface Book i7 vs. MacBook Pro: Fight!

We pit the newest and best PC laptops against Apple's latest models in a knock-down, drag-out benchmark brawl.

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Start hoarding SSDs: Prices are expected to spike as supply gets tight

Time to add SSDs to your hoarding list. Citing a transition in technology and increased demand, NAND prices are expected to begin heading north next year, analysts say.

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The Full Nerd episode 12: The best PC hardware, laptops, and games of 2016

PCWorld's Full Nerd podcast names the best CPUs, graphics cards, laptops, games, and more of 2016.

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Hands-on with Propel's Collectible Star Wars Battle Quads

Yes, you can finally relive the Battle of Yavin with these fighting Star Wars drones.

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HP Spectre x360 review: Faster, smaller, and better than before

HP's Spectre x360 gets a major upgrade that makes it not only the best convertible laptop, but possibly the best ultrabook laptop, period.