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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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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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.

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The Full Nerd ep. 132: AMD's Ryzen 4000 mobile arrives, and it's amazing

Join Gordon, Brad, Alaina and Adam as they discuss AMD's first victory over Intel in laptops with the Ryzen 4000 CPUs

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AMD ascending: How Ryzen CPUs snatched the computing crown from Intel

For the first time ever, AMD's processors rule in both desktops and laptops. Here's how Ryzen managed to overturn Intel's long-held dominance.

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How to tune Windows 10 for laser-focused productivity

Windows 10 is chock full of tools that can eliminate distractions, optimize your workflow, and make you all-around more productive—but they aren't always obvious.

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Nvidia's faster, better DLSS 2.0 could be a game-changer

Nvidia's faster, better DLSS 2.0 fixes many of the flaws of the original, and it's rolling out to Control and MechWarrior 5 soon.

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The Full Nerd ep. 130: DirectX 12 Ultimate and PlayStation 5 specs

Microsoft just married the Xbox Series X to the PC via DirectX 12 Ultimate, and Sony's PlayStation 5 specs get detailed

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GOG is offering 27 free games to help you relax at home

GOG's 'Stay at home and play some games' freebies are a blast from the past, and exactly what we need right now.

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Sony PlayStation 5 taps AMD's radical SmartShift tech to push its GPU to ludicrous speeds

Sony revealed more technical details about its upcoming PlayStation 5 console. It takes tricks from Ryzen 4000 laptops to push its Radeon graphics cores to ludicrous speeds.

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Microsoft's Xbox Series X probably puts your gaming PC to shame: Full specs revealed

Microsoft unveiled the full specs for its upcoming Xbox Series X console on Monday, and it's an absolute beast.

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No PC, no problem: Shadow supercharges cloud gaming with lower prices, faster hardware, and VR

The Shadow cloud gaming service just unleashed a bevy of improvements, and at a much lower price.

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E3 2020 is canceled, the latest event to be affected by COVID-19

The Entertainment Software Association has canceled E3 2020, this year's incarnation of the biggest video game trade show, due to COVID-19 concerns.