Gordon Mah Ung

Executive Editor

One of founding fathers of hardcore tech reporting, Gordon has been covering PCs and components since 1998.

Ryzen 3000 Review: AMD's 12-core Ryzen 9 3900X conquers its past
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Ryzen 3000 Review: AMD's 12-core Ryzen 9 3900X conquers its past

AMD's 12-core Ryzen 9 3900X is so fast, there are very few reasons to buy an Intel CPU now.

Acer Predator Helios 300: We review the bestselling gaming laptop on Amazon

Acer Predator Helios 300: We review the bestselling gaming laptop on Amazon

Acer's Predator Helios 300 is currently the bestselling gaming laptop on Amazon. With an 8th-gen Core i7, GeForce GTX 1060, and 144Hz screen, it's easy to see why. We delve into those and other details.

Best external drives for backup, storage, and portability
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Best external drives for backup, storage, and portability

Whether you're looking for speed, capacity, portability, or all of the above, a USB external hard disk or SSD is a necessary complement to your desktop PC setup.

People actually lined up to buy AMD's new Ryzen 3000 desktop CPUs

People actually lined up to buy AMD's new Ryzen 3000 desktop CPUs

AMD said "significant" volumes of Ryzen and Radeon were in stock, but demand looks to have outstripped supply so far.

Watch us unbox the Ryzen 7 3700X and Ryzen 9 3900X

Watch us unbox the Ryzen 7 3700X and Ryzen 9 3900X

AMD's next big CPUs, the Ryzen 7 3700X and Ryzen 9 3900X, came to us in an appropriately big box also stuffed with dream-machine mobos and memory. Check it out in this video.

Are Huawei laptops safe? Intel, Microsoft promise support, but the future remains uncertain

Are Huawei laptops safe? Intel, Microsoft promise support, but the future remains uncertain

The U.S. ban on Huawei calls into question whether the company's Matebook and Matebook Pro laptops are safe to buy. We update you on Intel and Microsoft support, and all the remaining uncertainty.

Intel Core vs. AMD Ryzen: Which offers the best bang for buck

Intel Core vs. AMD Ryzen: Which offers the best bang for buck

Which CPU offers more value? Core i9 or Ryzen 9? Ryzen 7 or Core i7?

Intel's NUC Compute Elements hopes to make laptops modular

Intel's NUC Compute Elements hopes to make laptops modular

Will Intel's NUC Compute Elements revolutionize modular laptops or it doomed to repeat the failure of Compute Cards?

AMD's new Ryzen 3000 APUs give budget gamers an affordable taste of Radeon Vega

AMD's new Ryzen 3000 APUs give budget gamers an affordable taste of Radeon Vega

AMD's Ryzen 3000 APUs will enter the fight against far stronger Intel chips, but they retain the substantial edge they've always had: Radeon graphics.

AMD releases two affordable Navi-based Radeon RX cards and lays out ray tracing plans

AMD releases two affordable Navi-based Radeon RX cards and lays out ray tracing plans

AMD's Radeon RX 5700 XT and Radeon RX 5700 will compete with Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2060 and RTX 2070

AMD's Ryzen 9 3950X is a 16-core CPU aiming to topple Intel's gaming dominance
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AMD's Ryzen 9 3950X is a 16-core CPU aiming to topple Intel's gaming dominance

With the debut of AMD’s 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X, Intel’s slim lead in gaming CPUs could be gone, but only tests will tell.

Intel challenges AMD's Ryzen 3000 CPUs to take the Core i9-9900K's real-world gaming crown

Intel challenges AMD's Ryzen 3000 CPUs to take the Core i9-9900K's real-world gaming crown

Can Intel's Core i9 still challenge AMD's new Ryzen 3000 chips in gaming? Intel sure thinks so.

We ran Quake II RTX on a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti card, and here's how fast it was
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We ran Quake II RTX on a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti card, and here's how fast it was

Nvidia's remastered Quake II RTX is the first fully path-traced video game, and you can soon have it for free. We ran it on a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, and this is what we saw..

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin Review: This thin gaming laptop features 9th-gen Core and GTX 1660 Ti

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin Review: This thin gaming laptop features 9th-gen Core and GTX 1660 Ti

Can MSI's beloved GS65 Stealth Thin 9SD still stand out in a crowd of "me too" thin gaming laptops?

Apple's new Mac Pro might be the monster Mac professionals have been asking for

Apple's new Mac Pro might be the monster Mac professionals have been asking for

With a 28-core Xeon W and dual GPU Radeon Vega II cards, Apple's new Mac Pro is going to be a worthy adversary to the PC again.

Intel's 2nd-gen Optane Memory M15 upgrades storage performance speeds

Intel's 2nd-gen Optane Memory M15 upgrades storage performance speeds

Intel's "2nd-gen" Optane Memory devices finally increase the number of PCIe lanes.

Nvidia's G-Sync Compatible validation flunks over 94% of FreeSync monitors. Here's why

Nvidia's G-Sync Compatible validation flunks over 94% of FreeSync monitors. Here's why

Nvidia said 28 FreeSync panels meet its G-Sync Compatible requirements, while 475 failed validation.

HP's Elite x2 G4 and EliteBook x360 1040 G6 dazzle with 1,000-nit displays and 24-hour battery

HP's Elite x2 G4 and EliteBook x360 1040 G6 dazzle with 1,000-nit displays and 24-hour battery

Your laptop hits 500 nits? That's cute. HP's new Elite 1000-series pushes 1,000 nits

Kill ATX? The radical Asus Prime Utopia looks like a PC plucked from an alternate timeline

Kill ATX? The radical Asus Prime Utopia looks like a PC plucked from an alternate timeline

The Asus Prime Utopia concept envisions a future for enthusiast PCs beyond ATX form factors.

Hands-on: Dell's XPS 13 2-in-1 gets thinner and 2.5X faster with Intel's 10th-gen Core i7

Hands-on: Dell's XPS 13 2-in-1 gets thinner and 2.5X faster with Intel's 10th-gen Core i7

Dell's redesigned XPS 13 2-in-1 gets an Intel "Ice Lake" 10th gen Core i7-1065, Iris graphics, a 500 nit 4K+ panel, and newfangled memory.

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