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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Dell XPS 13 (2017) review: Intel's 8th-gen CPU makes a great laptop even greater

Dell's updated XPS 13 features Intel's new 8th-gen Core CPU, with quad-core performance that can rival much larger laptops. The performance results were truly impressive.

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Intel 8th-gen Core i7 review: What happens when thin laptops get quad-core speed

Intel's first quad-core CPU for ultrabooks delivers unheard of performance that's worth waiting for

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Intel's crazy-fast Optane SSD 900P finally hits the street

Intel's Optane SSD 900P is so fast, it'll even make 3D rendering go faster. And now consumers (with fat wallets) can have one of their very own.

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AMD's Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 with Vega muscle into Intel's mobile space

AMD claims its Ryzen 7 2700U and Ryzen 5 2500U are the "world's fastest processor for ultrathin notebooks." Laptops from Acer, HP and Lenovo have already lined up.

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Intel says VROC RAID isn't dead, it's just trapped in a hardware bundle

Intel's controversial VROC RAID will launch after afterall but only come with new motherboards or SSD bundles


AMD vs. Intel at 16 cores: We test Ryzen Threadripper 1950X against Core i9-7960X

AMD has its 16-core Ryzen Threadripper 1950X. Intel has its 16-core Core i9-7960X. We test them in nearly identical PCs to see which is best—and the answer may surprise you.

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Core i7-8700K Review: Intel's response to Ryzen is faster and cheaper than ever

Intel's aptly named Coffee Lake Core i7-8700K offers a frenetic amount of performance at prices unheard of from the chip giant.

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Intel Core i9 review: We test the massive 18-core Core i9-7980X and 16-core Core i9-7960X

Intel's Core i9 finally arrives amid a changed landscape. Here's how the company's fastest CPUs stack up against the pack.

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Acer Predator 21 X review: The most insane laptop ever built

Acer's over-the-top Predator 21 X is simply the fastest laptop we've ever seen.

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How we hosted a Star Trek VR party using just one PC

Intel's proof-of-concept gaming PC can use a single Core i9 to run up to four VR headsets.

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper: Everything we know so far about this monster CPU

With up to 16 cores on tap, AMD's Ryzen-based Threadripper just might be the fastest consumer CPU ever sold.

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We build an AMD Threadripper 1920X-Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti PC

AMD's Threadripper 1920X is a CPU geared toward content creators. To put it to the test, we're building what we dub the Ultimate 1920x1080 PC. Read on to learn about the parts and the process.

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Acer's Switch 7 could overpower the Surface Pro and MacBook Pro

Acer's Switch 7 Black Edition is a Surface Pro clone with some real horsepower behind it: an 8th-gen quad-core CPU and Nvidia Pascal graphics.

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The Full Nerd Episode 29: Threadripper review, final Core i9 specs, and an Intel eclipse

The PCWorld crew talk Threadripper performance, dish Core i9 specs and wonder if Intel will eclipse AMD?

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Ryzen Threadripper review: AMD's monster 1950X stomps on other CPUs

AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 1950X smashes its rivals in performance and cost. But who really needs this monster? Find out in our review.