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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4K gaming tested: AMD Ryzen and GeForce GTX 1080 Ti for less than Intel's cheapest 8-core chip

You can buy the Ryzen 7 1700 and GeForce GTX 1080 Ti for the same price as Intel's cheapest 8-core chip.

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti review: The monster graphics card 4K gamers have been waiting for

Nvidia's ferocious GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is the fastest graphics card ever, and the first capable of uncompromising 4K gaming.

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Nvidia supercharges GeForce DirectX 12 performance with new Game Ready driver

Nvidia's new 378.78 Game Ready driver improves GeForce cards' DirectX 12 performance by an average of 16 percent.

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Ryzen 7 1800X and Radeon Fury X: Building the water-cooled, fire-breathing apex of AMD power

For the first time in a long time, you can build an enthusiast PC with all-AMD hardware. We build a liquid-cooled gaming PC with the AMD Ryzen 7 1800X and Radeon Fury X.

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AMD Ryzen 7 1700 vs. a 5-year-old gaming PC, or why you should never preorder

Can a Ryzen 7 1700 system replace a 5-year-old PC? For PC gamers, the answer isn't straightforward—and the results might surprise you.

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Nvidia slashes GeForce GTX 1080 prices, reveals new overclocked memory options

To make way for the beastly GTX 1080 Ti, Nvidia announced a price cut for the GTX 1080, the former GeForce champion.

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AMD Ryzen motherboards explained: The crucial differences in every AM4 chipset

Don't buy an AM4 motherboard for your AMD Ryzen processor until you read this.

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AMD reveals Radeon Vega's final name, infuses Bethesda games with Vulkan

AMD's “Capsaicin & Cream” livestream was devoid of Radeon Vega details, but it showcased underlying tech advancements to get gamers more power.

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Radeon Vega logo, graphics card design revealed at AMD's Ryzen event

AMD's Ryzen tech event was all about CPUs, but we learned more about Radeon Vega graphics cards, too.

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Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti graphics card launch teased by GeForce website countdown

Nvidia's GeForce website all but confirms the GTX 1080 Ti is being revealed at GDC 2017.

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Blizzard's ending Windows XP, Vista support for Warcraft, Diablo, Hearthstone, and more games

Blizzard's killing Windows XP and Vista support for its highly popular games, following in the footsteps of Chrome, Dropbox, Gmail, and Microsoft itself.

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The Full Nerd Episode 17: Ryzen price and performance leaks, GTX 1080 Ti vs. Radeon Vega

With competing events from Nvidia and AMD planned at GDC, and Ryzen CPUs launching soon, the Full Nerd crew goes full nerd on what to expect in hardware this month.

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Radeon Vega vs. GeForce GTX 1080 Ti? AMD, Nvidia announce dueling events at GDC 2017

GDC 2017 is shaping up to be a big deal for PC enthusiasts, with both AMD and Nvidia holding special events.

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35 great PC games for Linux and Steam Machines

The arrival of Steam has lured hordes of big-name games to Linux PCs. Here are some of the best Linux PC games you can play today.

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10 influential game mods that truly changed PC gaming

These legendary total conversion mods completely overhauled their games—and some changed all of PC gaming forever.