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 controversial 'auction-only' Core i9-9990XE finally goes on sale, sort of

You can now buy Intel's ultra-rare 14-core, 5GHz Core i9 processor.

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Intel Optane: What the different Optane products are, and where you'll see them

We explain Optane Memory, Optane drives, Optane DC Persistent Memory, and Intel's new Optane Memory SSD.

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Meet the new, tougher Cinebench R20 benchmark: We test it on Xeon and Threadripper

Here's what you need to know about Maxon's new Cinebench R20 benchmark, and how to use it to test your computer.

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Alienware Area-51m R1 review: Fast, big and upgradable

Alienware's redesigned powerhouse laptop promises the Holy Grail of gaming laptop features. It's big, fast, beautiful, and even upgradable.

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The 5 things Google should kill next

Google's shown it can kill off a product when it no longer deserves to live. We know a few more products that are ready to die, if only Google could help.

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USB4: What this future standard means for USB chaos and Thunderbolt 3

USB4 promises to smooth out USB chaos and play nicer with Thunderbolt 3. But it's not going to be that easy. Here's what you need to know.

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Intel hopes to clean up toxic speech in game chat with AI and machine learning

Can AI and machine learning defang toxic voice chat in games? Intel thinks so

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Alienware Area-51m: We unbox and benchmark this desktop-class laptop

The Area-51m, Alienware's new flagship gaming laptop, is gorgeous outside and upgradable inside—with desktop-class parts! Watch our video to see more.

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The Full Nerd ep. 86: GeForce GTX 1660 Ti vs. RTX and Radeon, Ryzen 3000 rumors, untangling USB4

Gordon, Alaina, Adam, and Brad bring you this week's hot news on all things PC, including GTX vs. RTX vs Radeon, Ryzen 3000 rumors, and USB4 (kinda) explained.

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Why you should or shouldn't buy a GeForce RTX laptop

Nvidia's GeForce RTX may have finally arrived in laptops but that won't stop the hand-wringing. Here are the pros and cons of buying one today.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Review: Thin, fast and all business

Give the ThinkPad six cores and a GeForce GPU and you get the Lenovo ThinkPad Extreme X1, a 15-inch laptop that's large and in charge.

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Lenovo's latest IdeaPads offer Intel, AMD, and an Nvidia mystery

Lenovo's newest mainstream IdeaPad laptops give you a choice between Ryzen and RX Vega, or Core i7 and a mystery GeForce MX graphics.

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The Full Nerd ep. 85: Is it RTX's time finally? Intel to KFC chips and Ryzen 3000 here by July

In this episode of the Full Nerd, we discuss whether Metro and Battlefield V finally make GeForce RTX "worth it" and Intel's rarest CPU ever

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How to buy the best SD card for your camera, phone, tablet

Admit it, you're confused about which secure digital (SD) memory card to buy. We'll help you figure out the best SD/ Micro SD card for your GoPro, DSLR, phone, tablet, or Nintendo Switch.

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Full Nerd Special Edition: AMD talks Radeon VII and FreeSync vs. G-Sync

AMD's Scott Herkelman stops by with a shiny new GPU and dishes all things Radeon, plus his view of FreeSync vs. G-Sync