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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How to check your PC's CPU temperature

Is your PC's processor too hot? Here's how to monitor your computer's CPU temperature, and lower it if needed.

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HTC Vive vs. Oculus Rift vs. Windows Mixed Reality: What's the difference?

Windows PC owners have three virtual reality platforms to choose from: Here's how the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows Mixed Reality VR headsets compare, compete, and overlap.

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Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2070 launches on October 17. Will ray traced games be ready?

Nvidia's third Turing GPU-powered graphics card, the GeForce RTX 2070, will launch on October 17. But will you be able to take advantages of its capabilities?

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Asus ROG Strix RTX 2080 review: An ice-cold, whisper-silent beast of a graphics card

The Asus ROG Strix 2080 battles Nvidia's leveled-up Founders Edition graphics cards with heavy metal, and the results are stunning, if expensive.

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These rare deals drop custom Radeon Vega 56 and 64 graphics cards below MSRP, with 3 free games

AMD's Radeon Vega 56 and Vega 64 have consistently sold over retail pricing since their launch a year ago, but they're on sale today.

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti vs. RTX 2080 Ti: Should you upgrade?

The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti was Nvidia's most powerful consumer graphic cards, until the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti unseated it. Should you upgrade? Maybe. We dig in.

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 vs GTX 1080 Ti: Which graphics card should you buy?

Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2080 and GTX 1080 Ti perform similarly. So which graphics card should you buy? Here's what you need to know.

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Nvidia Turing GPU deep dive: What's inside the radical GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

Nvidia's radical Turing GPU brings RT and tensor cores to consumer graphics cards along with numerous other architectural changes. We dig into the TU102 GPU inside the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti review: Changing the game

Nvidia built the GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti for the future, but there's a lot to like today, too.

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Nvidia delays GeForce RTX 2080 Ti general availability by one week

Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2080 Ti was supposed to launch on September 20, but that's been pushed back to September 27.

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Nvidia Scanner uses math to auto-overclock GeForce RTX graphics cards to their limit

Nvidia Scanner makes overclocking GeForce RTX graphics cards extremely easy and extremely effective.

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Ray traced games won't launch with Nvidia's GeForce RTX graphics cards

Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti are built for the ray traced future of graphics, but you'll need to wait for Windows 10 for the games to catch up.

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Nvidia GeForce RTX: Every game that supports real-time ray tracing and Deep Learning Super Sampling

These PC games put Nvidia's radical new GeForce RTX graphics cards to work, tapping into newfound real-time ray tracing and Deep Learning Super-Sampling technologies.

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The GeForce RTX 2080 will be faster than the GTX 1080 Ti, Nvidia says

Both the GeForce RTX 2080 and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti will be faster than any consumer GPU released before, Nvidia claimed at GTC Japan.

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This week's new PC hardware: AMD Athlon returns, Das Keyboard gets smart, and RTX teases

Catch up on all of this week's hottest new PC hardware releases. On tap: AMD Athlon with Radeon Vega, Das Keyboard Q-series, Be Quiet! Silent Base 601 case, EVGA hybrid RTX GPUs, and more.