Brad Chacos

Senior Editor

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.

How to tune Windows 10 for laser-focused productivity

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

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

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

DirectX 12 Ultimate unifies ray tracing, speed-boosting graphics tricks across PCs and Xbox
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DirectX 12 Ultimate unifies ray tracing, speed-boosting graphics tricks across PCs and Xbox

Microsoft's DirectX 12 Ultimate standardizes many innovative technologies introduced in Nvidia's GeForce RTX graphics cards, including ray tracing, mesh shaders, variable rate shading, and more.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

The best graphics cards for PC gaming
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The best graphics cards for PC gaming

These are the best graphics cards that PC gamers can buy today from Nvidia GeForce and AMD Radeon.

AMD's next-gen Radeon graphics cards will ditch blower coolers

AMD's next-gen Radeon graphics cards will ditch blower coolers

The reference coolers on AMD's next-gen Radeon graphics cards are switching away from their controversial blowers to dual-axial fans.

How AMD's new compute GPUs could alter Radeon's gamer DNA forever

How AMD's new compute GPUs could alter Radeon's gamer DNA forever

AMD's rolling out new CDNA graphics optimized for compute tasks, and these data center GPUs could portend big changes for Radeon graphics cards. Here's why.

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