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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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Intel's Ghost Canyon NUC and Compute Element: 10 questions and intriguing facts

Intel’s Ghost Canyon NUC and its Compute Element card may be tiny, but they represent some big changes to small-form-factor PCs. Here are the key questions and facts about this new generation.

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HP Elite Dragonfly review: The corporate laptop that's too good for your boss

The HP Elite Dragonfly is incredibly lightweight and stunningly beautiful, with a battery that won't quit. Whether your boss deserves a laptop this nice is another matter entirely. 

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The Full Nerd ep. 120: AMD CPUs, Intel discrete graphics, and our favorite CES picks

The Full Nerd crew talk AMD 4000 and Threadripper news, Intel's discrete graphics and list the most exciting hardware at CES 2020

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AMD talks Threadripper: How it works, who should buy it, and what's that price again?

AMD’s 64-core Threadripper 3990X won the chip war at CES. PCWorld’s Gordon Mah Ung talked to AMD’s David McAfee to get more details. 

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AMD vs. Intel: Which CPU is likely to be faster this year?

With AMD's 7nm Ryzen 4000 finally here, we handicap who is likely to win the laptop performance crown in 2020.

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A huge battery, teeny fan blades, and other cool features adorn MSI's GS66 Stealth and GE66 Raider

At CES we got a closer look at the upcoming MSI GS66 Stealth and GE66 Raider laptops, whose new features range from huge batteries to teeny, tiny fan blades.