Brad ChacosSenior Editor, PCWorld

Brad Chacos spends his days digging through desktop PCs and tweeting too much. He covers gaming and graphics for PCWorld, and spends his mornings running the news desk for PCWorld, Macworld, Greenbot, and TechHive.

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AMD's FreeSync 2 makes cutting-edge HDR monitors even more glorious

AMD's FreeSync 2 technology is built to help you get the best visual quality and lowest possible lag with premium HDR monitors.

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New AMD Radeon website counts down to Vega graphics card architecture preview

AMD's enthusiast-class Radeon Vega graphics cards are coming, and now we know when we'll know more: CES 2017.

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The 10 best PC games of 2016

From Battlefield 1 to XCOM 2, these PC games stood out among the pack in 2016.

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The 15 highest-performing PC components you can buy today

Looking to build the ultimate PC? If price is no object, this is the hardware you want.

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Steam Winter Sale hidden gems: 15 great PC games under $10

One of the best parts of Steam Sales is trying new and unique games while the entry fees are low. Here are 15 affordable gems hiding in the Steam Winter Sale.

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The future is now: 2016's most powerful, portentous PC hardware

From the birth of virtual reality to the rise of revolutionary graphics cards, this was the most powerful, noteworthy PC hardware released in 2016.

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Your new PC needs these 15 free, excellent programs

Start your new computer off right with solid security tools, productivity software, and other programs that every PC needs.

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8 critical things to do immediately with a new PC

Quick, while it's still pure and unsullied! Here are the crucial tasks to perform on a new PC.

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No, AMD loyalists aren't abandoning Radeon graphics cards in droves

A recent article used PCPartPicker data to claim that loyal AMD CPU buyers aren't buying Radeon GPUs as frequently. Here's the truth.

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12 great PC games holding festive holiday events

These top-notch PC games are holding special festive events to get you in the holiday spirit.

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Virtual reality, one year out: What went right, what didn't

VR finally became reality in 2016, and like any birth, it was both messy and magical.

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Sling TV's leaked AirTV Player could be the ultimate 'cable box' for cord cutters

Sling TV's leaked AirTV Player integrates the service's live TV streams with local broadcasts, Netflix, and more.

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Nvidia job posting reveals GTX 1080 Ti, premium 'Club GeForce Elite' subscription

An Nvidia job posting reveals how the company's GeForce Experience giveaways works, and hints at forthcoming GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and Club GeForce Elite announcements.

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AMD's Radeon Software Crimson ReLive debuts with features galore

AMD's new Radeon Software Crimson ReLive overflows with features, from ReLive video recording tools to Radeon Chill, which keeps your graphics card cool and power-efficient.

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The Full Nerd episode 12: The best PC hardware, laptops, and games of 2016

PCWorld's Full Nerd podcast names the best CPUs, graphics cards, laptops, games, and more of 2016.