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's bleeding-edge Ampere GPU architecture revealed: 5 things PC gamers need to know

Nvidia revealed its next-gen Ampere graphics architecture on Thursday in the form of the A100 data center GPU. PC gamers can glean a lot about future GeForce graphics cards from the announcement.

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Ampere's coming: Nvidia CEO pulls 'world's largest graphics card' out of an oven before GTC keynote

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang pulled 'the world's largest graphics card' out of an oven in a YouTube teaser, mere days before the next-gen Ampere GPU architecture is expected to be revealed during the GTC 2020 digital keynote.

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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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AMD's B550 motherboards will bring PCIe 4.0 to the masses, but leave older Ryzen CPUs behind

AMD announced the long-awaited B550 motherboard chipset with PCIe 4.0 support on Tuesday, along with affordable 3rd-gen Ryzen 3 processors.

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Why Microsoft needs an Xbox gaming laptop

Xbox isn't just for consoles anymore. A dedicated Xbox gaming laptop would let Microsoft flex its muscles and showcase the PC gaming innovations it's helping to drive forward.

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Shop carefully: Some Radeon RX 5600 XT graphics cards are much faster than others

Thanks to a last-second VBIOS upgrade, some Radeon RX 5600 XT graphics cards are much faster than others. Here's what you need to know, and how to make sure yours is upgraded.

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$3K PC build challenge: The parts and peripherals we'd splurge on

The Full Nerd gang challenges each other to build the best $3,000 PC possible, with wonderfully varied results.

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Want free games? You need to turn on the Epic Games Store's two-factor authentication

If you want to claim the Epic Games Store's weekly free games, you'll need to protect your account first.

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$750 PC build challenge: Watch us debate how we'd spend our money

How would we spec out a fresh $750 PC build? The Full Nerd gang takes on the challenge, with some remarkable similarities—and eye-opening differences.

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XCOM meets SWAT: Chimera Squad's radical tweaks make for a refreshing spinoff

XCOM: Chimera Squad tosses key XCOM design elements out the window to give the series a whole new, yet still familiar feel. It's great, especially for $20.

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How Nvidia's magical RTX Voice app eradicates background noise in calls and videos

Nvidia is putting the tensor cores in GeForce RTX graphics cards to practical use with RTX Voice, an app that uses those cores to filter background noise in popular programs.

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Tested: Minecraft showcases the beauty of ray tracing—and Nvidia's DLSS 2.0

Ray-traced Minecraft is a glorious feast for your eyes, and a grueling test for your graphics card. Our impressions:

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RTX On: Minecraft's gorgeous real-time ray tracing is coming this week

Real-time ray tracing is coming to Minecraft for Windows 10 this week if you have an Nvidia GeForce graphics card, and it's stunning. Here's what you need to know.

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Essential gear that makes working from home much easier

These tech tools and software make it easier to stay productive from home.

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Nvidia levels up GeForce gaming laptops: RTX Super GPUs, Max-Q advancements, and price drops

Nvidia's celebrating the launch of new Intel and AMD processors by rolling out mobile GeForce RTX 2070 Super and 2080 Super GPUs, price drops, and mouth-watering enhancements to Max-Q low power tech.