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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Nvidia's 12-pin power connector for next-gen GeForce cards makes a lot of sense when you see it

Pictures of Nvidia's new 12-pin power plug show it will offer a significant size advantage over conventional connectors used in today's GPUs

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How Microsoft Flight Simulator could spur 'billions' in PC hardware sales

Gamers will buy $2.6 billion in new PCs, CPUs, GPUs and more just to play the 2020 reboot of Microsoft Flight Simulator, an analyst predicts.

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Best cheap monitor for back-to-school, distance learning? Here's my answer

My relative asked for buying advice on a monitor for distance learning. Here's what I recommended and why.

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Intel defends AVX-512 against critics who wish it to die a 'painful death'

Intel has finally defended AVX-512 in laptops against Linus Torvalds, who hopes it dies a painful death.

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The AMD A520 is the 'home essentials' chipset for budget builders

The AMD A520 chipset, a slight upgrade over the previous budget A320, is for basic Ryzen PC builds with an eye toward the upcoming Zen 3 generation of CPUs.

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We ran ray tracing on a $259 Chromebook with GeForce Now

We tried Nvidia's GeForce Now, which puts real gaming into Chromebooks. Will your Chromebook run GeForce Now? Probably.

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How to speed up your home Internet and Wi-Fi on the cheap

You can speed up your home Internet and Wi-Fi for cheap if you're willing to buy used and do some things yourself. Here's how it worked in my home.

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Intel's 'Client 2.0' computer of the future is a device customized to your needs

Intel's "Client 2.0" view of the future means the performance of the device is tailored to your needs, no one-size-fits-all solution.

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Intel plans Xe consumer graphics for laptops first, a discrete card in 2021

Intel's first Xe graphics part for consumers will go into laptops, but 2021 will bring the long-anticipated discrete graphics card with hardware ray tracing.

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Why your laptop's SD card reader might be terrible

We tested four modern laptop's SD card readers and found huge performance differences

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Nvidia GeForce Ampere may arrive on August 31, tweet suggests

The Nvidia GeForce Twitter account hinted at an August 31 launch for its Ampere GTX cards, which would be the 21st anniversary of its "first GPU."

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HP Envy x360 13: An affordable laptop with Ryzen 4000 and other perks

With its Ryzen 5 4500U, the HP Envy x360 13 gives you premium performance without the premium pricing

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MacBook Air 2020 vs. 13-inch MacBook Pro (2016): Which would I buy?

Should you buy the 2020 MacBook Air or a used 2016 MacBook Pro 13? Here's the answer

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What's wrong with Intel, and how to fix it: Former principal engineer unloads

The principal engineer who worked on CPUs from the Pentium III to Core i7 says Intel has lost focus, and it's "lucky" AMD can't make enough CPUs to do more damage.

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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.