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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Why Intel's first Xe graphics cards won't work in AMD systems

Intel's first Iris Xe discrete graphics cards are rolling out, but they require select Intel Core CPUs and motherboards to work.

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Be careful: Shopping for gaming laptops just got a lot harder

Nvidia's GeForce RTX 30-series laptop GPUs deliver unprecedented mobile performance, but fundamental changes to the lineup mean you'll need to be much more cautious when shopping than before.

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Why your browser's password manager isn't good enough

More and more browsers are including basic password management features, but standalone password managers do more and work on any device.

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How to see what Facebook knows about you, and download your data

Facebook stores a lot of data on its users, but the social media service makes it easy to see the information it has on you, and even lets you download a copy of its records.

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There will be no GeForce RTX 3060 Founders Edition, Nvidia confirms

Nvidia won't release a Founders Edition model of its upcoming $329 GeForce RTX 3060, while custom graphics card makers are warning about price hikes.

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RIP old-school Internet: Chrome 88 lays Flash and FTP to rest

In addition to some new features, Chrome 88 ends support for Adobe Flash, the File Transfer Protocol, and Apple's OS X Yosemite.

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The best SSDs of 2021: Intel says goodbye to Optane in desktops

The best solid-state drives can supercharge your PC. Here are our picks for the best SSDs, and what you should know before a purchase.

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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 ranked, from fastest to slowest

We've compared and ranked all the major consumer GPUs from Nvidia and AMD, starting with the fastest graphics card you can buy.