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.


Here's what Windows 10 won't change: Windows 8's plans to tie you to Microsoft services

Live Tiles and full-screen apps are gone, but Windows 10 will still try to keep you inside its ecosystem.

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AMD's incredibly small, yet insanely powerful Radeon R9 Nano is launching in August

The Radeon R9 Nano video card uses high-bandwidth memory and AMD's powerful Fiji GPU to offer flagship-level graphics performance in a six-inch form factor.

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Asus Strix Radeon R9 390X review: Keeping up with the high-performing Joneses

Sure, the Radeon R9 390X still uses the same GPU as the older R9 290X, but this supercharged version admirably takes the fight to the GTX 980.

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AMD Catalyst 15.7 drivers secretly unlocked CrossFire support between R300 and R200 Radeon GPUs

With the Catalyst 15.7 drivers, AMD's old Radeon graphics cards and AMD's new graphics cards can play nice in the same PC.

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Radeon R9 Fury graphics card review: AMD's furious bid for enthusiast gaming supremacy

AMD's air-cooled counterpart to the liquid-chilled Radeon Fury X doesn't topple its big brother, but the Asus Strix version of the Radeon Fury firmly outpunches Nvidia's GTX 980.

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IBM's crazy-thin 7nm chip will hold 20 billion transistors

Looks like Moore's Law has some life in it yet, though creating a 7nm chip required exotic techniques and materials.

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AMD Catalyst 15.7 drivers add pretty much every feature Radeon gamers begged for

AMD's new Catalyst 15.7 drivers bring a ton of new features to Radeon graphics cards old and new.

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AMD's new FirePro professional graphics card packs an insane 32GB of RAM

But can the FirePro S9170 play Batman: Arkham Knight?

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Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition beta revealed, hits Microsoft's Windows Store on July 29

Minecraft's creator said he'd never bring Minecraft to Windows 8, but now that Microsoft owns Mojang, it's coming to Windows 10.

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Microsoft's fast, furious week: Inside new Windows 10 and Office 2016 previews galore

Microsoft has released no less than five new Windows 10 and Office 2016 preview builds over the past week as July 29 draws nigh.

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Vicious graphics cards and cutting-edge CPUs: June's most powerful PC hardware reveals

June 2015 was a banner year for PCs, with new CPUs, GPUs, and computers from the titans of the PC industry.

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EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked+ review: See how this card unleashes Maxwell’s true power

Move over, Titan X. Sit down, Fury X. EVGA's customized version of the beastly GTX 980 Ti is the most potent single-GPU graphics card that's ever graced PCWorld's test bench.

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AMD Radeon R9 Fury X graphics card review: AMD's long-awaited 4K powerhouse

The long-awaited Radeon R9 Fury X is packed with power and loving design touches, but it's not quite a walk-off home run for AMD.

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The 10 most exciting PC games of E3 2015

It was a banner year for PC gaming at E3, but these are the best of the best: The 10 PC games that most set our hearts a-flutter.

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Behold the beast: Full AMD Radeon R9 Fury X tech specs and design details revealed

After introducing the Radeon R9 Fury X at E3, AMD's taken the full wraps off its cutting-edge graphics card. Here's every detail you need to know, and some you don't.