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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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.

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Pillars of Eternity and Tyranny, two fantastic modern CRPGs, are free on Epic right now

The Epic Games Store is giving away Obisidan's Pillars of Eternity and Tyranny until Thursday.

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8 ways to make Cyberpunk 2077 run faster

Cyberpunk 2077 is a gorgeous video game capable of bringing even the best graphics cards to their knees. These performance optimizations can help.

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Couldn't buy a graphics card? Play Cyberpunk 2077 from the cloud on GeForce Now

Bummed because you couldn't find a graphics card in time to play Cyberpunk 2077 today? Consider playing it on GeForce Now, Nvidia's surprisingly good cloud gaming service.

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AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT: 3440x1440 ultrawide benchmarks

AMD's flagship Radeon RX 6900 XT delivers outstanding performance for 3440x1440 ultrawide gaming, paired with a future-proof 16GB of memory. Benchmarks inside.

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AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT review: Blisteringly fast, but very niche

The fantastic Radeon RX 6900 XT goes toe-to-toe with Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3090 for $500 less, but it doesn't carve out a strong position for itself.

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Tested: 5 key things you need to know about AMD's Radeon RX 6900 XT

Don't have time to sift through endless benchmarking charts? Read this instead.

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Minecraft's ray tracing exits beta as Nvidia pushes its DLSS advantage

Minecraft's gorgeous real-time ray tracing effects exit beta today, but you'll want Nvidia's DLSS 2.0 technology to run it well. Four other games also announced DLSS support.

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Cyberpunk 2077 review impressions: Night City's ray-traced neon streets feel alive

We've spent over a dozen hours with Cyberpunk 2077, and we're in love with Night City's ray-traced neon streets.

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Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 6800 XT review: Great hardware turbocharged by killer software

The Sapphire Nitro+'s spectacular Trixx Boost feature pushes the Radeon RX 6800 XT's performance even further, with potential to topple the RTX 3090.

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Asus TUF GeForce RTX 3060 Ti review: Stone cold, dead silent

The Asus TUF RTX 3060 Ti puts exceptional custom touches on an exceptional 1440p graphics card.

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti: 3440x1440 ultrawide benchmarks

Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3060 Ti delivers solid 3440x1440 ultrawide gaming performance for significantly less cost than previous GPU generations.