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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Intel's 9th-gen Core i7-9700K abandons Hyper-Threading: What it could mean for performance

Intel's 9th-gen gives the Core i7 a demotion in threads, but a promotion in actual cores.

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AMD's Dynamic Local Mode for Threadripper promises almost 50 percent more performance

AMD's Dynamic Local Mode appears to turbo-boost gaming performance. One game reached a 47 percent increase on high-core count Ryzen Threadripper CPUs.

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AMD's 24-core and 12-core 2nd-gen Threadripper CPU are set to hit the streets soon

Following up on its epic 32-core 2nd-gen Threadripper 2, AMD set October 29 as the day its highly anticipated CPUs will go on sale.

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Core i9-9900K vs. Ryzen 2800X: Totally fake benchmarks!

They're not even real CPUs yet, but we just tested and measured the hype, leaks, and fan hysteria, and here's the winner.

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Hands on with Alienware m15: The thinnest 15-inch Alienware laptop ever made

Alienware slims down its newest m15 laptop, even with a 6-core Core i7 and GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q inside.

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Dell XPS 15 9570 Review: A 6-core Core i7 makes it all worthwhile

Dell's XPS 15 9570 takes one of the most beloved 15-inch laptops and drops in a wickedly-fast 8th gen CPU Core i7, plus better graphics.

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Intel's 905P Optane reaches a tempting 1.5TB, but drive prices remain high

Intel just dropped its largest Optane SSDs yet, and one of them is a U.2 drive. But the technology is still pricey per GB.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 fans can now build an almost all-COD PC thanks to Asus

If you've been wanting a full Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 build to go with your t-shirt and tattoo, Asus pretty much has you covered.

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Newegg confirms credit card information was taken in a sophisticated attack

Electronics retailer Newegg has confirmed that credit card information taken during the last month appears to have been stolen via a JavaScript injection.

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Gigabyte wades into NVMe SSDs with a trio of budget-priced drives

Gigabyte already makes most computer parts, and now it's added another with the debut of branded PCIe M.2 SSDs. That bid to put its name into more of your PC is intentional.

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World of Warships dives deep for new players, adding submarines to popular naval combat game

World of Warships, the free-to-play naval combat game, adds submarines and rejiggers aircraft carriers to bring in new players.

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Here's every feature Apple might copy from the PC for the updated MacBook Air 13

When you're a laptop that hasn't been updated significantly since 2015, you have a lot of choices for upgrade features. Here's every PC feature Apple could put on the bargain-bin spec'ed, but luxury-priced MacBook Air 13

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How the 32-core Ryzen Threadripper is suddenly a lot better at gaming

A bug in Nvidia's drivers drastically hurt the 32-core Threadripper 2990WX's performance. Here's what we saw after the fix.

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Dell XPS 13 vs. Dell XPS 15: Which should you buy?

Dell's current XPS 13 9370 and XPS 15 9570 are two of the best laptops you could possibly buy. We'll show you how to choose between them based on price, features, performance and more.

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AMD's Ryzen 5 2500X and Ryzen 3 2300X target budget gamers, but they're not DIY

AMD unveiled the Ryzen 5 2500X and the Ryzen 3 2300X, CPUs designed for budget gamers. But currently, the only way you can get one of these chips is in a pre-built system.