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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Nvidia bundles Death Stranding for PC with GeForce RTX graphics cards

Through the end of July, buying a GeForce RTX 20-series graphics card will get you a free Steam code for Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding as well.

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10 truly helpful Windows 10 tools you might not know about

Enthusiast-friendly power tools lurk in every corner of Windows 10. Let's shine a light on some of the more obscure ones.

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10 surprisingly practical Raspberry Pi projects anybody can do

Looking for something to do with a Raspberry Pi 4 or Raspberry Pi Zero? These easy and practical projects are good for all levels, even beginners. Streaming. Gaming. Networking. Even printing!

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How to check your graphics card's GPU temperature

Knowing your graphics card's GPU temperature is vital when your PC keeps overheating, or when you try your hand at overclocking. Here's how to check your GPU temperature.

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Xbox Game Pass for PC: 5 reasons it's the best deal in PC gaming

Move over, Humble Bundles. Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass for PC is hands-down the best deal in PC gaming right now. We explain why.

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Google retires the affordable Pixel 3a as Pixel 4a rumors swirl

Google's Pixel 3a, our favorite bang-for-buck Android phone, is now discontinued, but a Pixel 4a successor may be imminent.

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'Significant and fundamental' Windows tweak sets the stage for GPU innovation

Windows 10's new hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling feature is "a significant and fundamental change to the driver model," Microsoft says, letting graphics chips control their memory more directly.

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The best SSDs of 2020: Supersized 8TB SSDs are here, and they're amazing

The best SSDs can supercharge your PC. We review our picks for the best SSDs, and what to look for in an SSD.

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Arm Macs and AMD rising: How Intel's endless 10nm struggles cost it so much

Intel was once the unrivaled leader in CPU technology, but after half a decade of 10nm process woes, it faces a resurgent AMD and Arm-based Macs.

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Microsoft permanently closes all of its retail stores

Microsoft's shutting down all of its retail stores to focus on the digital Xbox and Microsoft stores.

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Cyberpunk 2077 goes all-in on ray tracing and Nvidia's DLSS 2.0

Cyberpunk 2077 will have four different real-time ray tracing effects at launch, as well as Nvidia's impressive performane-boosting DLSS 2.0 technology.

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Nvidia GeForce RTX graphics cards are now the first DirectX 12 Ultimate GPUs

Nvidia's Game Ready 451.48 drivers make GeForce RTX GPUs fully DirectX 12 Ultimate compliant, and unlock a new Windows GPU scheduling feature.

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Acer Predator Triton 500 review: A truly portable gaming powerhouse with 300Hz G-Sync

Portability, sleek design, overwhelming gaming power, a 300Hz G-Sync screen—you name it, and the Acer Predator Triton 500's got it. This laptop is something special.

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Acer woos desktop gamers with 360Hz G-Sync and a gaming chair that rubs your neck

Acer unveiled several new G-Sync monitors and Orion gaming desktops under the Predator flag during its Next@Acer event—and a gaming chair with massage functions built in.

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Acer overhauls Predator gaming laptops with 10th-gen CPUs, RTX Super GPUs, and ultra-fast displays

Acer's bringing new Intel 10th-gen processors and Nvidia GeForce RTX Super GPUs to its Helios, Triton, and Nitro gaming laptops, pairing the faster parts with blisteringly fast screens.