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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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.

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The best CPUs for gaming: AMD Ryzen 5000 chips take aim at Intel's gaming advantage

The best gaming CPUs will help your PC pump out as many frames as possible, as quickly as possible. We pick the best for every budget.

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Graphics cards are about to get a lot more expensive, Asus warns

Graphics card prices were bad in 2020. In 2021, Asus says they'll rise even higher, thanks to tariffs, increased shipping costs, and more.

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How to check your PC's CPU temperature

Is your PC's processor too hot? Here's how to monitor your computer's CPU temperature, and lower it if needed.

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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.

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How to install a graphics card

Installing a new graphics card can give your PC a major performance boost. Here's how to do it.

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Xbox Series X vs. gaming PCs: Fight!

The Xbox Series X delivers exceptional value for the hardware inside, but the battle against gaming PCs isn't as cut-and-dry as you may think.

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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.