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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AMD processors will get a firmware update for the Spectre CPU exploit, but it's optional

AMD will patch Ryzen, Threadripper, Epyc, and other CPU firmware to protect against Spectre CPU attacks, but unlike Intel's, they're not critical.

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10 big CES reveals that PC enthusiasts need to know about

After a blockbuster 2017, the PC stood strong at CES 2018. These are the announcements enthusiasts need to know about.

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Nvidia updates graphics drivers to protect against Spectre CPU attacks

Nvidia's new patches for GeForce, Quadro, and other graphics cards include mitigations for the devastating Spectre CPU exploit.

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The wild Asus ROG Bezel-Free Kit uses light refraction to make monitor edges vanish

Attention multi-monitor gamers: The Asus ROG Bezel-Free Kit makes those ugly edges invisible.

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Nvidia GeForce Experience's FreeStyle feature adds Instagram-like filters to your games

The Nvidia FreeStyle tool lets GeForce Experience change the look at feel of your PC games.

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Nvidia's free GeForce Now beta lets you stream games from the cloud to your crappy PC

It's later than expected, but GeForce Now for PCs is ready to turn cheap laptops into full-blown gaming rigs.

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Meet Nvidia's BFGDs: Massive 4K, 120Hz G-Sync HDR displays bigger than your TV

Nvidia's G-Sync HDR-equipped "Big Format Gaming Displays" are bigger than your TV and pack every bell and whistle you could ask for.

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Yes, AMD will fix a Radeon driver bug breaking some DX9 games

A bug in AMD's Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition is breaking some DirectX 9 games, but a fix is incoming despite reports to the contrary.

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Intel's chip with AMD will use Radeon Vega graphics cores

Meet the Core i7-8809G: A high-end Intel CPU and AMD Radeon Vega GPU, all on one laptop chip.

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The best Steam Winter Sale deals: 15 great PC games at juicy prices

The 2017 Steam Winter Sale is brimming with PC game deals. These are some of our favorites.

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Stardock's stellar Groupy organizes windows and programs like browser tabs

Stardock's Groupy turns your open apps into the equivalent of browser tabs. It's great.

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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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Every Nvidia GeForce graphics card you can buy for PC gaming

Nvidia's GeForce graphics cards range from slim HTPC-boosting options to hardware that crushes PC gaming at 4K. Here's the full lineup.

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The state of 4K gaming: What you need to know, from pricing to performance needs

4K monitor prices are starting to reach affordable levels, but is 4K gaming really within reach for most PC gamers? We dig in.