Gordon Mah Ung

Executive Editor

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

PCIe 4.0: Everything you need to know, from specs to compatibility to caveats

The best laptops: Premium laptops, cheap laptops, 2-in-1s, and more
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The best laptops: Premium laptops, cheap laptops, 2-in-1s, and more

From budget, to ultraportable, to gaming laptops, our top picks feature the best tech advances in laptop PCs, from new CPUs and GPUs to new materials, and include portables from HP, Dell, and Apple.

The Full Nerd ep. 100: PC Hardware Hall of Fame, Full Nerd best memories and trivia

The Full Nerd ep. 100: PC Hardware Hall of Fame, Full Nerd best memories and trivia

Join the Full Nerd crew as they celebrate 100 episodes and induct three deserving pieces of hardware into the Hall of Fame.

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.

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..

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