Gordon Mah Ung

Executive Editor

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

Razer Blade 15 Review: The world's smallest 15-inch gaming laptop packs a punch

Razer Blade 15 Review: The world's smallest 15-inch gaming laptop packs a punch

The redesigned Razer Blade 15 offers blistering gaming performance, stuffing a GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q and 8th gen Core i7 inside its tiny body.

Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 9575 review: It might just be the fastest 2-in-1 in town

Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 9575 review: It might just be the fastest 2-in-1 in town

Dell’s XPS 15 2-in-1 9575 is one of only two 8th-gen Kaby Lake G laptops ever made, and we're very sad about it. Whatever else you can say about its MagLev keyboard and USB-C exclusivity, it's impressively fast.

Intel 9th-gen Core i9-9900K Review: The 'best gaming CPU' is also the fastest

Intel 9th-gen Core i9-9900K Review: The 'best gaming CPU' is also the fastest

Intel lied when it said the 9th gen Core was the "best gaming CPU" because it's not--it's actually the fastest mainstream 8-core ever.

Razer Phone 2 hands-on: The first gaming phone gets better

Razer Phone 2 hands-on: The first gaming phone gets better

The Razer Phone 2 might look like last year's model, but it's been redesigned from the inside out.

The Razer Blade 15 Base Model is actually affordable

The Razer Blade 15 Base Model is actually affordable

The Razer Blade 15 Base Model delivers a CNC aluminum chassis with 8th-gen Core i7-8750H and GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, without breaking the bank.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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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