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.

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.

5 smoking-hot deals on PC components and peripherals

5 smoking-hot deals on PC components and peripherals

We found all-time low prices on graphics cards, SSDs, a mechanical keyboard, and closed-loop cooling.

Acer's blisteringly fast 4K, 144Hz HDR gaming monitors cost far less than rival displays

Acer's blisteringly fast 4K, 144Hz HDR gaming monitors cost far less than rival displays

The Acer Predator XB273K supports G-Sync, while the Acer Nitro XV273K supports FreeSync.

Acer Predator X27 review: 4K, 144Hz G-Sync HDR is the Holy Grail of gaming monitors, with quirks

Acer Predator X27 review: 4K, 144Hz G-Sync HDR is the Holy Grail of gaming monitors, with quirks

The Acer Predator X27 is one of the first G-Sync HDR displays and checks every box you could ask for despite some bleeding-edge quirks and a sky-high price.

AMD's first-gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs get deep price cuts

AMD's first-gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs get deep price cuts

AMD's clearing the decks for the 2nd-gen Threadripper processors by selling their predecessors at a steep discount.

This clever trick gets AMD FreeSync running on an Nvidia GeForce graphics card

This clever trick gets AMD FreeSync running on an Nvidia GeForce graphics card

You can run AMD's FreeSync with an Nvidia GeForce graphics card by changing some settings around, but you'll also need Radeon's help doing it.

Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti are loaded with boundary-pushing graphics tech
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Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti are loaded with boundary-pushing graphics tech

Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti are loaded with hardware dedicated to real-time ray tracing, futuristic interfaces, and enough power to drive bleeding-edge 4K G-Sync HDR displays. Those prices though.

14 Nvidia GeForce RTX 20-series graphics card we saw at Gamescom: Founders Editions to custom behemoths

14 Nvidia GeForce RTX 20-series graphics card we saw at Gamescom: Founders Editions to custom behemoths

Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2070, RTX 2080, and RTX 2080 Ti have been unveiled, and they're everywhere you turn at Gamescom 2018. Here's a look at the ones we've seen so far.

Every custom GeForce RTX 2080 and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti you can preorder, and why you shouldn't
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Every custom GeForce RTX 2080 and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti you can preorder, and why you shouldn't

You can preorder a slew of custom GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards right now. We point you to them all, and explain why you might want to wait for reviews before pulling the trigger.

GeForce RTX 2080 will be 50 percent faster than GTX 1080 in traditional PC games, Nvidia says

GeForce RTX 2080 will be 50 percent faster than GTX 1080 in traditional PC games, Nvidia says

Nvidia's new GeForce RTX 2080 will be 10x faster than the GTX 1080 in bleeding-edge ray traced games, but also 1.5x faster in traditional rasterized games, too.

In pictures: The wild computers and badass PC components powering Gamescom 2018

In pictures: The wild computers and badass PC components powering Gamescom 2018

If E3 is a console show, Gamescom is where the PC rises to the top. Take a look at the most majestic computers, case mods, and PC components we discovered walking its many halls.

This week's new PC hardware: Nvidia Turing GPU, AMD Threadripper 2990WX, and big power in tiny laptops

This week's new PC hardware: Nvidia Turing GPU, AMD Threadripper 2990WX, and big power in tiny laptops

Catch up on all of this week's hottest new PC hardware releases. On tap: Nvidia Turing GPU and the GeForce RTX 2080, AMD's 32-core Threadripper 2990WX, Cooler Master's first 360mm AIO, and much more.

The best CPUs for gaming
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The best CPUs for gaming

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.

Nvidia teaser suggests GeForce RTX 2080 will launch next week

Nvidia teaser suggests GeForce RTX 2080 will launch next week

A new video teasing Nvidia's Gamescom event is full of secrets that point to a GeForce RTX 2080 launch.

Nvidia's Turing GPU, Quadro RTX and GeForce RTX: 6 things PC gamers need to know

Nvidia's Turing GPU, Quadro RTX and GeForce RTX: 6 things PC gamers need to know

Nvidia's Quadro RTX GPUs are built on a revolutionary Turing GPU with dedicated hardware for real-time raytracing. Here's what they herald for PC gamers and next-gen GeForce graphics cards.

How to install Fortnite on Android, and every phone that can play it
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How to install Fortnite on Android, and every phone that can play it

Not every phone can hop onboard the battle bus. We list every Android phone that can play the Fortnite beta.

The Full Nerd special episode: Diving deep into 2nd-gen Threadripper with AMD's Jim Anderson

The Full Nerd special episode: Diving deep into 2nd-gen Threadripper with AMD's Jim Anderson

In this episode of The Full Nerd, AMD senior vice president Jim Anderson stops by to dive deep into 2nd-gen Threadripper CPUs.

This week's new PC hardware: Threadripper 2, cutting-edge SSDs, and a Fallout-themed NZXT case

This week's new PC hardware: Threadripper 2, cutting-edge SSDs, and a Fallout-themed NZXT case

Catch up on all of this week's hottest new PC hardware releases, including 2nd-gen Threadripper CPU details, the Intel 660p marking the debut of QLC SSDs, and more.

This week's new PC hardware: AMD's monster APU, Surface Go, Core i9 in a 3.4-pound laptop

This week's new PC hardware: AMD's monster APU, Surface Go, Core i9 in a 3.4-pound laptop

Catch up on all of this week's hottest new PC hardware releases.

Gigabyte's leak of unannounced Intel 9000-series CPUs confirms support for existing motherboards

Gigabyte's leak of unannounced Intel 9000-series CPUs confirms support for existing motherboards

Seemingly every company is announcing Intel's 9000-series CPUs except for Intel itself. Gigabyte's announcement confirms widespread motherboard support, though.

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