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 Combat Crates help gamers get Radeon GPUs by bundling them with Ryzen hardware

AMD's Combat Crates should help get Radeon cards into PC gamers hands instead of cryptocurrency miners.

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AMD 'boot kits' loan chips to help update motherboards for 2nd-gen Ryzen CPUs

No, AMD won't give you a free chip, but it it will loan you one to help update your BIOS to support its new 2nd-gen Ryzen CPUs and APUs.

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How Intel's 8th-gen CPUs will affect budget gaming laptops

Intel's new 8th-gen CPUs don't necessarily mean lower prices for older gaming laptops, but you'll get more for your money with new budget hardware.

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Ryzen 7 2700X review: AMD's 2nd-gen CPUs nail the sequel

AMD's 2nd-gen Ryzen 7 2700X puts the squeeze on Intel's 8th-gen Coffee Lake CPUs.

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AMD's 2nd-gen Ryzen CPUs are faster, cheaper, and all come with Wraith coolers

AMD's second-generation Ryzen CPUs will launch at significantly cheaper prices than the first-generation chips, and run at higher clock speeds.

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Should you buy a Core i9 laptop?

Can't decide if you need a 6-core Core i9 laptop? Here are main reasons you should and shouldn't buy one.

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Star Wars gift guide: Top picks for fans who are tech geeks

PCWorld's Star Wars gift guide, is for people who are (or are shopping for) Star Wars fans who are also tech geeks. Our top picks range from droids to drones, from LEGOs to ugly sweaters, and even snow globes.

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Intel's Kaby Lake-G mystery: Why Radeon Vega M may be more Polaris than Vega

Intel's hot new Kaby Lake G may actually be based on AMD's older Polaris GPU, despite its Vega M name.

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Budget gamers: You can get some Intel Coffee Lake chips for as little as $42

Intel has quietly released two Pentium Gold and two Celeron Coffee Lake chips that are just the ticket for budget PC builders.

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Dell's updated XPS 15 could crush the MacBook Pro 15—again

Dell's new XPS 15 brings a 6-core Core i7 Coffee Lake CPU and faster GeForce graphics to a stellar 15-inch laptop.

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Gigabyte's Aero 15 gaming laptops boost the core count but keep the battery life

Gigabyte's new Aero 15 packs a 6-core Intel CPU and a GeForce GTX 1060 without compromising battery life.

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Hands-on: The MSI GS65 is a gaming laptop that blends into business settings

MSI's GS65 gaming laptop is designed to blend into your business meeting, but under the hood it's got power to spare: a 6-core Core i7, GeForce GTX 1060, and a high-refresh panel.

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Dell New XPS 13 review: It's elegant, tiny and stupidly fast

Dell's New XPS 13 comes in Alpine White, has an improved keyboard, sports a Windows Hello camera, and simply smokes the competition (and itself) in performance.

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How to test how much Spectre and Meltdown hurt your PC's performance

Six steps to find out how much performance you lost from the Meltdown and Spectre patches

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Who should buy a Ryzen APU, and who shouldn't

PC gamers are wondering: Should I buy an AMD Ryzen 3 2200G or Ryzen 5 2400G? Here are 5 good reasons to buy it, and 5 reasons why you may want to hold off.