Gordon Mah Ung

Executive Editor

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

You can find out how your CPU compares to AMD's Ryzen for free

You can find out how your CPU compares to AMD's Ryzen for free

AMD's Ryzen-based chips should be its best in decades, and now you can run the same test AMD used to compare Summit Ridge to your own CPU. Have at it.

What we know about AMD's Ryzen so far
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What we know about AMD's Ryzen so far

AMD's much-hyped Zen CPU (code name Summit Ridge) now has an official name. Here's everything else we know about the Ryzen chip.

How much will AMD's Zen cost? Here's what we think

How much will AMD's Zen cost? Here's what we think

AMD's upcoming 8-core chip might cause a CPU price war. Here's why.

AMD chases the AI trend with its Radeon Instinct GPUs for machine learning

AMD chases the AI trend with its Radeon Instinct GPUs for machine learning

With the Radeon Instinct line, AMD joins Nvidia and Intel in the race to put its chips into machine learning applications from self-driving cars to art. Of the three new GPUs, AMD claims the fastest will outpace Nvidia’s current Titan...

Surface Book i7 vs. MacBook Pro: Fight!

Surface Book i7 vs. MacBook Pro: Fight!

We pit the newest and best PC laptops against Apple's latest models in a knock-down, drag-out benchmark brawl.

Start hoarding SSDs: Prices are expected to spike as supply gets tight

Start hoarding SSDs: Prices are expected to spike as supply gets tight

Time to add SSDs to your hoarding list. Citing a transition in technology and increased demand, NAND prices are expected to begin heading north next year, analysts say.

AMD will sneak-peek its high-end Zen CPU in December, starting a new CPU war

AMD will sneak-peek its high-end Zen CPU in December, starting a new CPU war

AMD's Zen chips are supposed to be as fast as Intel's fastest, and they may also be a lot cheaper. If the rumors come true, Intel will finally have some competition in high-end gaming CPUs.

This may be the most expensive 'free' computer you've ever seen

This may be the most expensive 'free' computer you've ever seen

Raptor Engineering hopes to build a nonproprietary motherboard that'll fit in ATX cases—and it just got cheaper thanks to the U.S. presidential election.

8 awesome gifts for PC gamers

8 awesome gifts for PC gamers

Shop with confidence for your PC gamer this holiday season with gifts that won't break the bank.

Here's how the MacBook Pro stacks up against the PC

Here's how the MacBook Pro stacks up against the PC

Surprise: The PC is still well ahead of the MacBook

Microsoft just democratized virtual reality with $299 headsets

Microsoft just democratized virtual reality with $299 headsets

Microsoft is partnering with PC OEMs to offer consumers VR headsets that cost less and offer easier setup than the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

10 things Apple's new Macs could (and should) copy from the PC

10 things Apple's new Macs could (and should) copy from the PC

Everyone wants to know what the new Macs will have, and you need look no further than what's already been on the PC for months.

Apple's MacBook Pro 15 is basically a fossil at this point and here's the proof

Apple's MacBook Pro 15 is basically a fossil at this point and here's the proof

Apple hasn't made any major design changes to its flagship laptop since 2013 and it shows.

Seagate drops the world's largest tiny hard drive

Seagate drops the world's largest tiny hard drive

Seagate pushes the 2.5-inch drive needle all the way to 5TB.

Origin Omni is the first true enthusiast all-in-one PC

Origin Omni is the first true enthusiast all-in-one PC

Origin PC's Omni all-in-one gaming PC packs an 8-core Core i7 CPU and the mighty Titan X Pascal.

SanDisk just released the world's largest SD card

SanDisk just released the world's largest SD card

SanDisk demos a 1TB SDXC card with twice the capacity of the previous model.

Microsoft Surface Special Edition NFL Type Cover delivers an unofficial benefit

Microsoft Surface Special Edition NFL Type Cover delivers an unofficial benefit

Made for the Surface Pro 4, Microsoft's Surface Special Edition NFL Type Cover has a price only superfans would tolerate. But it delivers an unofficial benefit for Surface Pro 3 users stuck with subpar keyboards.

ORWL PC: The most secure home computer ever

ORWL PC: The most secure home computer ever

ORWL's secure PC is hardened against physical attacks, using technology you might find in a bank's ATM.

This Bluetooth Star Trek ComBridge turns fantasy to reality

This Bluetooth Star Trek ComBridge turns fantasy to reality

ThinkGeek's Star Trek TNG ComBadge functions connects to your phone via Bluetooth, letting you answer calls with with a tap.

AMD's new Bristol Ridge processor is faster and more power efficient

AMD's new Bristol Ridge processor is faster and more power efficient

Company says desktops based on its faster Bristol Ridge APU and AM4 socket to soon ship

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