Brad ChacosSenior Editor, PCWorld

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Brad Chacos spends the days jamming to Spotify and digging through desktop PCs. He covers the gaming, graphics cards, and how-to beats for PCWorld, and spends his mornings running the news desk for PCWorld, Macworld, Greenbot, and TechHive.

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GeForce GTX 1060 review: Nvidia battles AMD for PC gaming's next-gen sweet spot

The first head-to-head battle in the next-generation graphics card war is here: Nvidia's $250 GeForce GTX 1060 vs. AMD's $200 Radeon RX 480. We take it to the test bench.

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Microsoft's slimmed-down Xbox One S launches August 2

Microsoft's shrunken Xbox One S console will launch alongside the Windows 10 Anniversary Update on August 2.

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The Full Nerd Episode 4: What the GeForce GTX 1060 and Radeon RX-480 kill, and what Gordon builds on a budget

It's Budget Week for Full Nerd: Alaina, Brad and Gordon discuss the latest low-cost GPUs, and Gordon tried to pinch pennies better than PCPartPicker.

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10 compelling reasons to upgrade to Windows 10

The deadline for Microsoft's free Windows 10 upgrade looms. Here's why you don't want to let it pass by.

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3DMark Time Spy tested: We pit Radeon vs. GeForce in this major new DX12 benchmark

Nvidia GeForce and AMD Radeon graphics cards go head-to-head in the first major DirectX 12 benchmark tool, 3DMark's Time Spy.

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Nvidia's powerful Ansel screenshot tool and amusing VR Funhouse demo go live

Days before the launch of the GeForce GTX 1060, Nvidia's launching software to support it: VR Funhouse and the Ansel screenshot tool.

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AMD and Firaxis join forces to turn Civilization VI into a DirectX 12 showcase

Civilization VI will pack some of DirectX 12's highlight features thanks to a partnership between AMD and Firaxis.

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Doom's new Vulkan patch makes a fast, beautiful game faster and more beautiful

Doom's hotly anticipated update is here, with full support for the Vulkan graphics API.

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Tested: AMD's new driver fixes the Radeon RX 480's power draw and boosts performance

After testing Radeon Crimson 16.7.1, the driver rushed out to address the Radeon RX 480's power issues, all we can say is AMD nailed it.

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10 reasons to reject Microsoft's free Windows 10 upgrade

The end of Microsoft's free Windows 10 upgrade offer is right around the corner. But while Windows 10 is great, there are valid reasons to reject it.

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AMD releases Crimson driver fix for Radeon RX 480's power consumption concerns

If you picked up a Radeon RX 480 reference edition graphics card, you'll want to pick up Radeon Crimson 16.7.1 ASAP.

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First look: Meet Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1060, inside and out

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1060 promises to deliver GTX 980-level performance for just $250. Here's a look at the card from every angle.

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Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1060 is a $250 GTX 980 killer

The GeForce GTX 1060 is Nvidia's answer to AMD's Radeon RX 480, which redefined what a $200 graphics card can do.

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AMD details driver fix for Radeon RX 480's controversial, spec-exceeding power draw

AMD's $200 Radeon RX 480 draws much more power than it should through your motherboard, which could damage low-end systems.

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Gigabyte's mini-ITX GTX 1070 just rendered AMD's Radeon Nano obsolete

The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 Mini ITX OC graphics card delivers Titan X-beating power in an ultra-tiny form factor.