Gordon Mah UngExecutive Editor, PCWorld

One of founding fathers of hardcore tech reporting, Gordon has been covering PCs and components since 1998.

tfn 132

The Full Nerd ep. 132: AMD's Ryzen 4000 mobile arrives, and it's amazing

Join Gordon, Brad, Alaina and Adam as they discuss AMD's first victory over Intel in laptops with the Ryzen 4000 CPUs

asus rog zephyrus g14

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 review: Ryzen 4000 makes this thin, light laptop a winner

The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 is the world's first Ryzen 4000-based laptop. It offers stupidly good performance in a stupidly light chassis at a stupidly reasonable price.

su lisa ryzen 4000 cpu

Ryzen 4000 performance benchmarks: Ryzen 9 4900HS beats Intel's Core i9 mobile chips

AMD's Ryzen 4000 mobile CPUs finally break the curse that had the company losing to Intel in laptops over and over again. Our performance benchmarks prove it out. 

ryzen 4000 mobile cpu

Ryzen 4000 Review: AMD's 7nm Ryzen 9 offers game-changing performance for laptops

AMD Ryzen 4000 CPUs simply crush Intel's 9th-gen CPUs and offer game-changing performance for laptops.

zoom dual screen enabled powerpoint on single screen

How to set up Zoom video for dual monitors and screen sharing with PowerPoint

If you want to set up dual monitors for sharing presentations with Zoom video, your job isn't done just yet. Here are some further tweaks you need to do.

tfn 129

The Full Nerd ep. 130: DirectX 12 Ultimate and PlayStation 5 specs

Microsoft just married the Xbox Series X to the PC via DirectX 12 Ultimate, and Sony's PlayStation 5 specs get detailed

amd ryzen 4000 renoir block

Ryzen 4000 CPUs explained: How AMD optimized Zen 2 for laptops

AMD executives explain how the Ryzen 4000 mobile CPUs will leap ahead of the prior generation thanks to a carefully balanced design.

su lisa ryzen 4000 cpu

Battery life won't be a problem for AMD's Ryzen 4000 notebooks

AMD unveiled battery numbers that it claims make its Ryzen 4000 mobile CPUs competitive with Intel’s best and brightest. The company also advocated for a new way to look at testing.

ryzen 4000

AMD's new Ryzen 9 laptop CPUs aim to topple Intel's most powerful Core i9 chips

AMD's Ryzen 9 4900H and Ryzen 9 4900HS are intended to kick Intel's 9th-gen Core i9 chips in the teeth—and maybe their 10th-gen successors, too.

power supply

How Intel is changing the future of power supplies with its ATX12VO spec

Intel's new ATX12VO spec eliminates 3.3-volt and 5-volt rails and rejiggers the balance of power in future PCs.

ryzen 4000

Ryzen 4000 mobile laptops could hit "18 hours" of battery life, AMD says

Calling AMD’s upcoming 7nm Ryzen 4000 laptop CPUs a “watershed” moment for AMD, the company hinted that at least one model could hit “18 hours” of runtime.

best external drives

Best external drives for backup, storage, and portability

Whether you're looking for speed, capacity, portability, or all of the above, a USB external hard disk or SSD is a necessary complement to your desktop PC setup.

msi prestige 14 6

MSI Prestige 14 review: Workhorse power in a thin-and-light shell

Packing a 6-core CPU and GTX GPU, MSI's Prestige 14 could be the perfect creator laptop for someone willing to compromise on performance at times.

3rd gen threadripper pib still 3

Threadripper 3990X review roundup: AMD's 64-core CPU can play Crysis, but it's not for everyone

The first reviews of AMD's insane 64-core Threadripper 3990X show a CPU that's in a performance class by itself, but it's not for everyone, and it has some distinct limitations as well.

icegiant cooler katie carpenter gordon mah ung 1

IceGiant says its giant cooler can even tame AMD's giant Threadripper

IceGiant's new cooler uses an old technique it hopes can take it where no air cooler has gone before