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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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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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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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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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.

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Hands-on: How the Asus ROG GX501 Zephyrus performs with Nvidia's Max-Q technology

The Asus ROG GX501 Zephyrus ships with Nvidia's Max-Q, designed to maintain GPU power with less heat and fan noise. Here's our first peek at the new technology.

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Radeon Vega Frontier Edition: Benchmarks and behind-the-scenes AMD interview

Take a peek behind the scenes of PCWorld's Radeon Vega Frontier Edition hands-on.

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Hands-on: AMD's Radeon Vega Frontier Edition vs Nvidia Titan Xp

AMD’s Radeon Vega Frontier Edition may be made for science, but our hands-on preview gave a taste of what the consumer version could deliver for gamers.

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Dell XPS 15 (2017) review: Kaby Lake and a 4K display make a difference

With a Kaby Lake quad-core and Pascal graphics, the XPS 15 remains the quad-core to beat.

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AMD Threadripper grab: Dell's Alienware shuts out other major vendors for 2017

Dell's Alienware gets a lock onThreadripper for 2017, shutting out HP, Lenovo and other major rivals. Boutique vendors and DIYers will get access.

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Intel revealed the Core i9 ship dates, but you won't like them

Intel's announced when its Core i9 chips will be released, but enthusiasts will be frustrated: Intel's releasing the lower-end chips first and leaving the monster, 18-core best for last.