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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CES 2020: The chips, laptops, and badass gear PC enthusiasts need to know about

2020 is shaping up to be a momentous year for the PC, and you could see it shaping up at CES 2020. Here's the gear PC enthusiasts need to know about.

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Here's Destiny 2 being played on Intel's first Xe discrete graphics chip

Intel showed off its first discrete graphics chip at CES 2020, with DG1 playing Destiny 2 on a Tiger Lake reference laptop.

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Origin PC's reborn 'Big O' marries a high-end PC with a liquid-cooled console for ultimate streaming

Origin PC's 'Big O' revival blends console with PC, leveraging synergies from its recent Corsair acquisition.

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High-end Navi GPUs and ray tracing are coming to Radeon graphics cards, AMD CEO teases

In a small roundtable with press at CES, AMD CEO Lisa Su gave glimpses into what's next for Radeon GPUs in 2020.

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Nixeus's new 4K, 144Hz FreeSync monitor is loaded with enthusiast-friendly features

On paper, the Nixeus NX-EDG274K looks like one of the best FreeSync monitors around, using Display Stream Compression to drive a 4K, 144Hz panel over a single cable.

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Asus crams Ryzen 4000 and powerful GeForce RTX graphics into a tiny 14-inch laptop

The Asus ROG G14 is the first 14-inch laptop to pack an Nvidia RTX GPU, the GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q.

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The Radeon RX 5600 XT uses AMD's cutting-edge Navi GPU to hit PC gaming's sweet spot

The Radeon RX 5600 XT puts a spin on the Radeon RX 5700's core design to take on Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1660 lineup.

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Nvidia's eye-searing new G-Sync Ultimate monitors push displays even further into the future

The original G-Sync Ultimate displays were the Holy Grail of gaming monitors. Nvidia's new 1400-nit models are just plain ludicrous.

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Nvidia's face-melting G-Sync Esports Displays hit a blistering 360Hz

Nvidia's 360Hz G-Sync Esports displays are built for games where every millisecond matters.

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BYO graphics card: The Legion Y740S gaming laptop is made to marry Lenovo's first eGPU

The Lenovo Legion Y740S gaming laptop slims down and gains greater endurance by skipping internal graphics. It's intended to be paired with the Legion BoostStation, Lenovo's first external graphics dock.

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AMD's unannounced Radeon RX 5600 XT graphics card leaked in full on XFX's website

Mere days before AMD's CES 2020 keynote, a staged product page on XFX's website has revealed full details of the unannounced Radeon RX 5600 XT.

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Here's what Intel engineers use to crank CPU overclocks to 11

A deep-dive inside Intel's secretive overclocking labs reveal the hardware that the company's own engineers use to push their processors to the max.

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The best free software for your PC

These are the best free programs that any PC needs: solid security tools, productivity software, and more.

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How to set up your new computer

Set up your new computer the right way by performing these crucial tasks.

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PCIe 4.0: Everything you need to know, from specs to compatibility to caveats

AMD's platform for Ryzen 3000 also ushers in PCIe 4.0, the first big change to the PCIe interface since 2010. Here's what you need to know.