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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Shop carefully: Some Radeon RX 5600 XT graphics cards are much faster than others

Thanks to a last-second VBIOS upgrade, some Radeon RX 5600 XT graphics cards are much faster than others. Here's what you need to know, and how to make sure yours is upgraded.

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$3K PC build challenge: The parts and peripherals we'd splurge on

The Full Nerd gang challenges each other to build the best $3,000 PC possible, with wonderfully varied results.

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Want free games? You need to turn on the Epic Games Store's two-factor authentication

If you want to claim the Epic Games Store's weekly free games, you'll need to protect your account first.

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$750 PC build challenge: Watch us debate how we'd spend our money

How would we spec out a fresh $750 PC build? The Full Nerd gang takes on the challenge, with some remarkable similarities—and eye-opening differences.

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XCOM meets SWAT: Chimera Squad's radical tweaks make for a refreshing spinoff

XCOM: Chimera Squad tosses key XCOM design elements out the window to give the series a whole new, yet still familiar feel. It's great, especially for $20.

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How Nvidia's magical RTX Voice app eradicates background noise in calls and videos

Nvidia is putting the tensor cores in GeForce RTX graphics cards to practical use with RTX Voice, an app that uses those cores to filter background noise in popular programs.

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Tested: Minecraft showcases the beauty of ray tracing—and Nvidia's DLSS 2.0

Ray-traced Minecraft is a glorious feast for your eyes, and a grueling test for your graphics card. Our impressions:

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RTX On: Minecraft's gorgeous real-time ray tracing is coming this week

Real-time ray tracing is coming to Minecraft for Windows 10 this week if you have an Nvidia GeForce graphics card, and it's stunning. Here's what you need to know.

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Essential gear that makes working from home much easier

These tech tools and software make it easier to stay productive from home.

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Nvidia levels up GeForce gaming laptops: RTX Super GPUs, Max-Q advancements, and price drops

Nvidia's celebrating the launch of new Intel and AMD processors by rolling out mobile GeForce RTX 2070 Super and 2080 Super GPUs, price drops, and mouth-watering enhancements to Max-Q low power tech.

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The Full Nerd ep. 132: AMD's Ryzen 4000 mobile arrives, and it's amazing

Join Gordon, Brad, Alaina and Adam as they discuss AMD's first victory over Intel in laptops with the Ryzen 4000 CPUs

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AMD ascending: How Ryzen CPUs snatched the computing crown from Intel

For the first time ever, AMD's processors rule in both desktops and laptops. Here's how Ryzen managed to overturn Intel's long-held dominance.

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How to tune Windows 10 for laser-focused productivity

Windows 10 is chock full of tools that can eliminate distractions, optimize your workflow, and make you all-around more productive—but they aren't always obvious.

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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.

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Nvidia's faster, better DLSS 2.0 could be a game-changer

Nvidia's faster, better DLSS 2.0 fixes many of the flaws of the original, and it's rolling out to Control and MechWarrior 5 soon.