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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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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These 25 deep, absorbing PC games will eat days of your life

These long PC games demanded to be played for days, not hours—and your tenacity will be rewarded.

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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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Tested: How Nvidia Reflex can make you a better esports gamer

Nvidia's Reflex API in games and Reflex Latency Analyzer in 360Hz G-Sync Esports monitors give you everything you need for more responsive, more deadly esports gaming. Here's what you need to know.

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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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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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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.