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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How to pick the best GPU for a gaming laptop

The GPU in a gaming laptop matters, so here's everything you need to know about picking the right one for 720p, 1080p, or 1440p gaming, as well as esports.

AMD 64-core Rome CPU to be used in new Epyc

What AMD's 64-core 'Rome' server CPU tells us about Ryzen 2

New CPU features "chiplet" design with 7nm-based x86 cores surrounding 14nm IO chip

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Laptop showdown: AMD vs. Intel and AMD vs. Nvidia in Acer's Predator Helios 500

It's AMD vs. Intel and AMD vs. Nvidia: We test identical Acer Predator Helios 500 laptops, one with Core i9 and GeForce GTX 1070, the other with Ryzen 7 and Radeon RX Vega 56.

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Here's how much slower (and faster?) Apple's new MacBook Air is than Dell's XPS 13

Leaked Geekbench numbers indicate the 2018 MacBook Air gets thrashed by Dell's XPS 13 in heavy workloads

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Apple MacBook Air vs. Dell XPS 13 and HP Spectre x360 13: The battle of the thin-and-lights

We compare the 2018 MacBook Air to the Dell XPS 13 9570 and HP Spectre x360 13 and can't find any reason to buy Apple's new ultraportable.

Razer Blade 15

Razer Blade 15 Review: The world's smallest 15-inch gaming laptop packs a punch

The redesigned Razer Blade 15 offers blistering gaming performance, stuffing a GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q and 8th gen Core i7 inside its tiny body.

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Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 9575 review: It might just be the fastest 2-in-1 in town

Dell’s XPS 15 2-in-1 9575 is one of only two 8th-gen Kaby Lake G laptops ever made, and we're very sad about it. Whatever else you can say about its MagLev keyboard and USB-C exclusivity, it's impressively fast.

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Intel 9th-gen Core i9-9900K Review: The 'best gaming CPU' is also the fastest

Intel lied when it said the 9th gen Core was the "best gaming CPU" because it's not--it's actually the fastest mainstream 8-core ever.

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The Razer Blade 15 Base Model is actually affordable

The Razer Blade 15 Base Model delivers a CNC aluminum chassis with 8th-gen Core i7-8750H and GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, without breaking the bank.

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Razer Phone 2 hands-on: The first gaming phone gets better

The Razer Phone 2 might look like last year's model, but it's been redesigned from the inside out.

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Intel's 9th-gen Core i7-9700K abandons Hyper-Threading: What it could mean for performance

Intel's 9th-gen gives the Core i7 a demotion in threads, but a promotion in actual cores.

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AMD's Dynamic Local Mode for Threadripper promises almost 50 percent more performance

AMD's Dynamic Local Mode appears to turbo-boost gaming performance. One game reached a 47 percent increase on high-core count Ryzen Threadripper CPUs.

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AMD's 24-core and 12-core 2nd-gen Threadripper CPU are set to hit the streets soon

Following up on its epic 32-core 2nd-gen Threadripper 2, AMD set October 29 as the day its highly anticipated CPUs will go on sale.

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Core i9-9900K vs. Ryzen 2800X: Totally fake benchmarks!

They're not even real CPUs yet, but we just tested and measured the hype, leaks, and fan hysteria, and here's the winner.

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Hands on with Alienware m15: The thinnest 15-inch Alienware laptop ever made

Alienware slims down its newest m15 laptop, even with a 6-core Core i7 and GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q inside.