Brad Chacos

Senior Editor

Brad Chacos spends his days digging through desktop PCs and tweeting too much. He covers gaming, graphics, and explainers for PCWorld, and spends his mornings running the news desk for PCWorld, Greenbot, and TechHive.

A perfect storm: Why graphics cards cost so much now
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A perfect storm: Why graphics cards cost so much now

You can't find a graphics card for anywhere near suggested pricing right now. Why? It's complicated. We explain.

Nvidia GeForce Experience Studio drivers optimize creative apps with one click

Nvidia GeForce Experience Studio drivers optimize creative apps with one click

The April update for Nvidia's Studio drivers add an auto-optimization option for 34 creative applications like Adobe Lightroom and DaVinci Resolve, swiping a trick from GeForce's gaming side.

Oculus Quest 2 boosts PC VR with wireless streaming and virtual office upgrades

Oculus Quest 2 boosts PC VR with wireless streaming and virtual office upgrades

The next big software upgrade for Oculus Quest 2 includes key enhancements, particularly for people who pair their VR headset with their PC.

Nvidia expects crippling GPU shortages to continue throughout 2021

Nvidia expects crippling GPU shortages to continue throughout 2021

Nvidia expects graphics card demand to exceed supply for most of the year, though some relief may be in sight.

AMD's new Ryzen 5000G chips wield Radeon graphics and double the cores

AMD's new Ryzen 5000G chips wield Radeon graphics and double the cores

AMD's Ryzen 5000G processors could help out gamers suffering from the current GPU crisis, but they're coming to prebuilt computers first.

Looks like Nvidia's RTX 4080 won't launch this year

Looks like Nvidia's RTX 4080 won't launch this year

During Nvidia's dev-focused GTC 2021 keynote, a slide revealed that the company's "Ampere Next" GPUs won't release until 2022.

Watch Nvidia's GTC 2021 keynote livestream here

Watch Nvidia's GTC 2021 keynote livestream here

GTC 2021 is another virtual affair coming at you straight from Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang's kitchen. Watch it here.

21 GeForce RTX 30-series gaming laptops you can buy right now

21 GeForce RTX 30-series gaming laptops you can buy right now

It's a lot easier to buy an RTX 30-series laptop than a proper GeForce graphics card these days. Here are 21 models you can buy right now.

Cyberpunk 2077 proves AMD's DLSS rival can't come soon enough

Cyberpunk 2077 proves AMD's DLSS rival can't come soon enough

Real-time ray tracing support on AMD Radeon GPUs just came to Cyberpunk 2077, and without a DLSS-like upscaling feature, they struggle even at 1080p resolution.

These 25 deep, absorbing PC games will eat days of your life

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.

Free speed: Nvidia flips on Resizable BAR for all GeForce RTX 30-series GPUs

Free speed: Nvidia flips on Resizable BAR for all GeForce RTX 30-series GPUs

Nvidia's new Game Ready 456.89 drivers unlock Resizable BAR support on all GeForce RTX 30-series graphics cards, though the list of supported games and hardware is limited.

Hands-on: Evil Genius 2: World Domination fulfills your wildest Bond villain fantasies

Hands-on: Evil Genius 2: World Domination fulfills your wildest Bond villain fantasies

Evil Genius 2: World Domination is a lovingly built, refreshingly polished sequel to a PC cult classic from yesteryear.

You can now stream Steam games in ridonkulous 8K resolution, but you probably don't want to

You can now stream Steam games in ridonkulous 8K resolution, but you probably don't want to

Steam's Remote Play feature just added an 8K streaming option for deep-pocketed gamers.

Nvidia's magical DLSS feature could be coming to consoles

Nvidia's magical DLSS feature could be coming to consoles

Nvidia's Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) tech uses AI to drastically enhance game performance, and Nintendo could be prepping a new Switch console that supports it.

Resident Evil Village is coming to Stadia, and Google will give you free hardware to play it

Resident Evil Village is coming to Stadia, and Google will give you free hardware to play it

Google really wants you to give Stadia a whirl.

Graphics cards ranked, from fastest to slowest
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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.

XFX Radeon RX 6700 XT Merc 319 review: Big, beautiful, and utterly silent

XFX Radeon RX 6700 XT Merc 319 review: Big, beautiful, and utterly silent

The XFX Merc 319 tames AMD's Radeon RX 6700 XT with a massive custom cooler that stays both frosty and utterly silent.

The Full Nerd special episode: Radeon RX 6700 XT deep-dive with AMD's GPU chief

The Full Nerd special episode: Radeon RX 6700 XT deep-dive with AMD's GPU chief

Radeon chief Scott Herkelman joined our Full Nerd podcast to discuss all things Radeon RX 6700 XT.

Nvidia doubles GeForce Now's paid price to $10 per month

Nvidia doubles GeForce Now's paid price to $10 per month

Nvidia is dropping GeForce Now's $5 per month Founders plans for a new $10 per month Priority membership.

Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 6700 XT review: Performance-boosting Trixx

Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 6700 XT review: Performance-boosting Trixx

The Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 6700 XT offers impeccably designed hardware, paired with killer Trixx Boost software that helps it punch far above its weight class.

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