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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Nvidia's bleeding-edge Volta GPU: 5 things PC gamers need to know

Nvidia's next-gen Volta GPU made its debut at GTC, though not in graphics card form. Here's what PC gamers need to know.

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Nvidia's monstrous Volta GPU appears, packed with 21 billion transistors and 5,120 cores

Nvidia's next-gen Volta GPU made its debut at GTC, with 21 billion transistors, HBM2, and 40 percent more cores than today's Pascal GPUs.

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GeForce Now, only later: Nvidia game streaming will need 'several years' to scale

After the ambitious GeForce Now game-streaming service missed its early access deadline, Nvidia's CEO is tempering expectations. "We’ve got a few more years to go.”

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Microsoft's sleek Surface Laptop is the flagship for Windows 10 S

Microsoft's new Surface Laptop was created to showcase Windows 10 S and lead a new generation of Windows 10 S ultraportable devices.

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Microsoft's full Office desktop apps are coming to beef up the Windows Store

Microsoft's bringing the full-fat desktop versions of Office to the Windows Store to support the launch of Windows 10 S.

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'View Mixed Reality' will turn any Windows PC into an augmented reality screen

View Mixed Reality will bolster Windows 10’s virtual reality chops by letting view augmented reality images through their device screen.

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Meet Windows 10 S, a streamlined, simplified, Windows Store-only OS for schools

Windows 10 S, Microsoft’s new education-focused OS, may look like Windows RT, but it's actually targeting Chrome OS with key differences to make it more useful.

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Radeon owners rebel when AMD drivers stealth drop Quake Champions links on desktops

The Radeon 17.4.4 drivers for AMD graphics cards installed a shortcut to the Quake Champions website on user desktops, without warning or the ability to opt out.

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Asus Strix RX 580 Gaming Top OC review: Proof that size matters

The Asus Strix RX 580 Gaming Top OC may be the best RX 580 available—but that doesn't necessarily mean you should buy it.

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Acer's Aspire GX comes out of nowhere to be the first prebuilt Ryzen PC from a major vendor

Acer's Aspire GX is the first-ever prebuilt Ryzen PC from a major vendor, but you wouldn't know it from its quiet debut at the Next@Acer event in New York.

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Acer's Predator X27 G-Sync HDR monitor is infused with every feature you could ask for

The 4K Acer Predator X27 is one of the first G-Sync HDR displays, and one of the most impressive monitors ever announced.

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EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 review: A ferocious graphics card with a radical cooler

The GTX 1080 Ti SC2 uses EVGA's revolutionary iCX technology to make a powerful graphics card even better.

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EVGA's GTX 1080 FTW2 and SC2 graphics cards get updated with faster memory

EVGA's rolling out a new version of the GTX 1080 FTW2 and SC2 with faster 11GHz memory, and a BIOS update lets existing owners join the fun.

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AMD Radeon RX 550 review: A thrilling budget graphics card with a perplexing price

The laser-focused Radeon RX 550 could have been the graphics card e-sports enthusiasts were waiting for, but it's priced too near the RX 560.

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Sapphire Radeon RX 580 Nitro+ review: AMD battles for PC gaming's sweet spot, again

AMD's Radeon RX 580 is pretty much a renamed RX 480, but it's still the best mainstream graphics card you can buy.