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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AMD says the Zen 3-based Ryzen 9 is the 'world's best gaming CPU'

AMD's Ryzen 9, Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 chips, all part of its Zen 3 architecture and Ryzen 5000 desktop processors, will surpass Intel in gaming, the company claims.

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You had only one job, Intel, and now AMD's Ryzen 9 may take it from you

You had one job, Core i9, and now Ryzen 9 may take it from you. If the new Ryzen 5000 CPUs are as improved in gaming as AMD claims, Intel may have nowhere to go.

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The best CPU for laptops 2020: We compare Intel vs. AMD

What's the best CPU for your next laptop? Good question. We discuss the pros and cons of Intel's 11th-gen and 10th-gen Core CPUs, plus AMD Ryzen 4000.

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The HP Spectre x360 14 gets a lush OLED display and a lot more AI smarts

The new HP Spectre x360 14 features OLED, while the Spectre x360 13 and Envy x360 upgrade to 11th-gen Tiger Lake processors

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Tested: AV1 performance in 11th-gen Tiger Lake vs. 10th-gen Ice Lake and Comet Lake, Ryzen 4000

In the Intel vs. AMD wars, video formats matter too. Intel's 11th-gen Tiger Lake has AV1 codec support, and it shows in tests against 10th-gen Ice Lake and Comet Lake, and Ryzen 4000.

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Lenovo ThinkBooks offer Intel or AMD CPUs and a few surprising features

Lenovo has upgraded its economical ThinkBook business line with the latest Intel 11th-gen Tiger Lake and AMD Ryzen 4000 CPUs, and lots of choices.

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The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano is the lightest ThinkPad ever built

The X1 Nano will be the lightest ThinkPad ever built by Lenovo, and it has a really cool screen, too.

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The Dell XPS 13 and XPS 13 2-in-1 move up to 11th-gen Tiger Lake CPUs

The Dell XPS 13 and XPS 13 2-in-1 will get Intel's hot new 11th-gen Tiger Lake CPU. Announced Monday, Dell said both models will go on sale September 30.


Why laptop integrated graphics aren't terrible anymore

We compared discrete graphics to Intel's 11th gen Tiger Lake with Iris Xe and Ryzen 7 4800U. The results will surprise you.

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Intel said 11th-gen Tiger Lake is on its way to Chromebooks

Expect to see 11th gen Tiger Lake CPUs in Chrombooks within months, Intel said

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The HP Pavilion 15 offers Ryzen 4000 performance for as little as $600

The HP Pavilion 15 offers popular Ryzen 4000-based models starting at just $600. Or splurge for Intel 11th-gen Tiger Lake with Iris Xe graphics and GeForce MX450,

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Why Tile Pro isn't working with your iPhone, and what to do

Tile Pro units appear to be on the fritz for iPhone users, but the fix is a snap.

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Intel 11th-gen Core i7-1185G7 Tiger Lake Preview: It's (mostly) faster than Ryzen

11th-gen Core i7-1186G7 vs. Ryzen 7 4800U: Who wins?


Intel coyly revealed an 8-core Tiger Lake CPU to fight AMD's Ryzen 4000

An 8-core, 11th-gen Tiger Lake CPU, coyly revealed by Intel in a Medium post, could give Intel the one feature it needs to beat AMD's Ryzen 4000.

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Why you can't get a high-end GPU in a Ryzen gaming laptop

AMD's stellar Ryzen 4000 doesn't get paired with high-end GPUs. Is it conspiracy, lack of PCIe bandwidth, or just plain bad timing?