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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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.

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Bring back the headphone jack: Why USB-C audio still doesn't work

Just try plugging a handful of USB-C headphones and dongles into a stack of smartphones and you'll see that compatibility is still a mess.

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How memory bandwidth is killing AMD's 32-core Threadripper performance

Here's just how much memory bandwidth constraints might be hurting the performance of AMD's 32-core Threadripper 2990WX CPU.

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At PAX West? Come celebrate the PC's greatness with us, Gamers Nexus, Corsair, and PCMR mods!

Come see Gordon Mah Ung, Gamer's Nexus Stephen Burke, PCMR's Pedro10 and Logan Saso, and Miss Magitek and CuriousGe0rge of Corsair at this star-studded PC panel at PAX West.

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Dell's cheapest XPS 13 yet, the 9370 is just $900

Dell's lowest-cost XPS 13 ever, the 9370 has a starting price of just $900. But don't turn up your nose at its Core i3 CPU. It could actually be faster than last year's mid-range XPS 13.

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Should you buy a 32-core Threadripper 2990WX?

Should you buy a 32-core Threadripper? That depends. We'll lay out the reasons you should—or shouldn't—buy it.

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The Full Nerd Episode 64: GeForce RTX Arrives!

Join the Full Nerd crew as they discuss the exciting—and brave new world—of the GeForce RTX and real-time ray tracing

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HP's Omen Mindframe and Omen Obelisk bring special features to PC gaming

HP's Omen Mindframe gaming headset is actively cooled, while the Omen Obelisk's case window could be the first for a large PC vendor.

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Acer, Alienware, and HP have all announced desktops with GeForce RTX

Acer, Alienware, HP, Origin and others announce support for Nvidia's breakthrough ray tracing graphics cards in their desktop lineups. Here are the details.

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Hands-on with the Asus ROG Zephyrus S, a superportable 15-inch gaming laptop

Can the thin, powerful ROG Zephyrus S kill the Razer Blade 15 and MSI GS65? Asus thinks so.

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The Full Nerd special episode: Diving deep into 2nd-gen Threadripper with AMD's Jim Anderson

In this episode of The Full Nerd, AMD senior vice president Jim Anderson stops by to dive deep into 2nd-gen Threadripper CPUs.

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2nd Gen Threadripper 2990WX review: AMD's 32-core CPU is insanely fast but not for everyone

AMD's 32-core Threadripper 2990WX offers an insane amount of threads and performance in the right hands. In the wrong hands, it's just a waste.

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AMD's 32-core Threadripper dares Intel to match it on cores and price

AMD throws out four new 2nd-gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs, ranging from 32 cores to 12 cores, and all priced to kill Intel.