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 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.

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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.