Brad ChacosSenior Editor, PCWorld

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

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Best Buy will sell Nvidia RTX 30-series GPUs this Tuesday (if you have a ticket)

This is not a drill: If you've been struggling to find a graphics card during the GPU shortage, you'll want to be at Best Buy on Tuesday.

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The best SSDs of 2021

The best solid-state drives can supercharge your PC. Here are our picks for the best SSDs, and what you should know before a purchase.

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Microsoft's next-gen storage tech won't be locked to Windows 11 after all

Relax, gamers. Microsoft's ultra-fast DirectStorage technology will be coming to Windows 10, despite an Xbox exec saying otherwise.

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Valve Steam Deck vs. Nintendo Switch: Which gaming handheld should you buy?

Is the battle between Valve's Steam Deck and Nintendo's Switch even really a battle? We break down what you need to know about the games and hardware for each gaming handheld.

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What is Valve Proton? The Steam Deck's live-or-die Linux software, explained

The Steam Deck's success will hinge on Proton, a Valve technology that lets Windows games run on Linux. Here's what you need to know.

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EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Ultra review: Pure souped-up power

The EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Ultra is an ultra-fast, power-chugging graphics card built to ride the bleeding-edge of performance—if you can afford it.

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Valve's Steam Deck handheld is like a Nintendo Switch built by PC nerds

Valve just took the wraps off Steam Deck, an AMD-powered gaming handheld that puts your Steam library in the palm of your hand.

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The PrintNightmare exploit is so scary, even Windows 7 got an emergency fix (but it's imperfect)

Microsoft took the unusual step of releasing an emergency security patch for the PrintNightmare vulnerability, even for Windows 7—a dead OS.

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5 easy tasks that supercharge your security

Protect your PC and your online accounts with these 5 simple tasks that supercharge your security.

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New Nintendo Switch with a bigger, better OLED screen coming in October

The $350 Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) also includes a handful of other quality of life upgrades.

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These 25 deep, absorbing PC games will eat days of your life

These long PC games demanded to be played for days, not hours—and your tenacity will be rewarded.

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Xbox Cloud Gaming opens to all Game Pass Ultimate subscribers on PC and iOS

No graphics card? No problem. Microsoft's Xbox Cloud Gaming expands to PCs and iOS devices as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

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FidelityFX Super Resolution is here: How AMD wants to make everyone's GPU faster

AMD's long-awaited FidelityFX Super Resolution feature finally launched in seven games today, and it works across a wide range of GPUs—even GeForce cards. Here's everything you need to know about AMD's bid to 'democratize upscaling.'

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The Full Nerd: ep. 181: AMD Advantage Laptops and E3!

Ryzen plus Radeon equals one yummy Asus laptop; and everything you need to know about this year's E3 game show.

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The best graphics cards for PC gaming

These are the best graphics cards that PC gamers can buy today from Nvidia GeForce and AMD Radeon.