Brad ChacosExecutive editor, PCWorld

Brad Chacos spends his days digging through desktop PCs and tweeting too much.

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Intel quietly kills its face-melting Optane desktop SSDs

Intel issues a discontinuation notice for all consumer Optane SSDs in desktops, bringing a radical experiment to an end, but the technology lives on in laptops and servers.

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5 innovations that pushed laptops forward at CES 2021

CES 2021 may be virtual, but the drumbeat of innovation continued with these 5 laptop trends revealed at the show.

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More graphics card makers roll out significant price hikes

A week after Asus warned of impending price increases for its graphics cards, EVGA and Zotac are following suit.

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New Radeon GPUs were barely seen at CES, but they cast a long shadow

AMD only briefly teased new Radeon RX 6000-series laptop and desktop graphics chips at CES 2021, but its design decisions influenced Nvidia's hardware as well.

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Nvidia woos mainstream gamers with the $329 GeForce RTX 3060 and RTX 30-series laptops

Nvidia courted mainstream gamers during its CES 2021 'Game On' event, unveiling mobile RTX 30-series GPUs, the desktop GeForce RTX 3060, new Reflex Latency Analyzer monitors, and more.

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CES 2021 preview: Brace yourself for a deluge of new PC hardware

CES may be virtual in 2021, but we expect to see plenty of new hardware from the likes of Intel, AMD, Nvidia, HP, Dell, Asus, MSI, and more.

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Acer's swanky new gaming monitors marry high resolutions with ultra-fast speeds

Fast refresh rates? Tons of pixels? Buttery-smooth adaptive sync capabilities? Acer's trio of new gaming monitors offer it all.

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Graphics cards are about to get a lot more expensive, Asus warns

Graphics card prices were bad in 2020. In 2021, Asus says they'll rise even higher, thanks to tariffs, increased shipping costs, and more.

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How to install a graphics card

Installing a new graphics card can give your PC a major performance boost. Here's how to do it.

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Xbox Series X vs. gaming PCs: Fight!

The Xbox Series X delivers exceptional value for the hardware inside, but the battle against gaming PCs isn't as cut-and-dry as you may think.

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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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Epic's 15 days of free games continues with Tropico 5

The Epic Games Store is giving away free games for 15 days as part of its Holiday Sale 2020 blowout, and handing out a $10 coupon with each one.

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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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Software worth paying for: 10 programs you won't regret buying

Sure, you can stock your PC with some excellent freebies, but this software is worth paying for.

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Vulkan ray tracing support is finally official, starting with Quake II RTX

Official Vulkan extensions let both AMD and Nvidia graphics card play ray-traced games.