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Steam survey reveals Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3080 in the wild

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 cards may be in short supply, but we know they're out there because they're showing up on Steam's hardware survey.

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Epic's 15 days of free games continues with Tropico 5

The Epic Games Store is giving away free games for 15 days as part of its Holiday Sale 2020 blowout, and handing out a $10 coupon with each one.

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Google's Stadia game streaming service is now available on iOS via web app

Google still can't put a complete Stadia app on the App Store, but you can now stream games through Safari.

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Xbox Game Pass for PC gets even better in 2021 with tons of free EA games

Microsoft will add EA's FIFA, Madden, UFC, and NHL titles to Xbox Game Pass for PC, in addition to the over 200 games already available. Unfortunately, the launch has been delayed.

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Vulkan ray tracing support is finally official, starting with Quake II RTX

Official Vulkan extensions let both AMD and Nvidia graphics card play ray-traced games.

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Pillars of Eternity and Tyranny, two fantastic modern CRPGs, are free on Epic right now

The Epic Games Store is giving away Obisidan's Pillars of Eternity and Tyranny until Thursday.

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4 reasons not to buy a gaming laptop right now

You may want to wait to buy a gaming laptop, because new AMD Ryzen 5000, Intel Tiger Lake H, and Nvidia RTX 30-series parts are just around the corner.

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Microsoft's Pause Screen Time feature cuts your kids' access to Xbox and Windows

Microsoft has added a "Pause Screen Time" feature to its Xbox Family Settings app for smartphones, instantly cutting off kids' access to their games when you need their attention.

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How much scalpers make selling hard-to-get PC hardware and consoles

A data engineer shows how scalpers have cleared nearly $82 million selling Ryzen 5000 CPUs, Radeon RX 6000s, RTX 30-series, PS5 and new Xbox on eBay.

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PCWorld's December Digital Magazine: Is the MacBook Air really faster than 98% of PC laptops?

Enjoy the best of PCWorld.com in a curated Digital Magazine for Android, iOS, and your web browser.

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Don't panic, AMD will keep making its own Big Navi cards after all

Reversing course, AMD said still make its own reference boards indefinitely.

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Aww, this tiny M.2 GPU is sooo cute!

Asrock Rack just made an M.2 graphics card—just don't expect to run Cyberpunk 2077 on it

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Microsoft: Xbox cloud gaming will finally arrive on Windows this spring

Microsoft said Tuesday that Xbox cloud gaming will arrive on Windows PCs in spring 2021, creating a relief valve for gamers who can't find next-gen GPUs.

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Xbox cloud game streaming will come to iOS in Spring 2021 with a browser-based solution

Frustrated by App Store rules, Microsoft will turn to the open web for is game streaming service.

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Minecraft's ray tracing exits beta as Nvidia pushes its DLSS advantage

Minecraft's gorgeous real-time ray tracing effects exit beta today, but you'll want Nvidia's DLSS 2.0 technology to run it well. Four other games also announced DLSS support.

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GPU sales rise across the board, from AMD and Intel to Nvidia

Driven by PC gaming, pandemic upgrading, and likely cryptocurrency miners, GPU units hit a healthy 13.4-percent increase in sales over the previous quarter, Jon Peddie Research said in a report released Tuesday.

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5 key things you need to know about AMD's Radeon RX 6800 and 6800 XT

Don't have time for endless benchmark charts and technical-ese? Read this.

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How DirectX 12 Ultimate supercharges graphics on Windows PCs and Xbox

Microsoft's DirectX 12 Ultimate standardizes many innovative technologies introduced in Nvidia's GeForce RTX graphics cards, including ray tracing, mesh shaders, variable rate shading, and more.

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Nvidia's superb GeForce Now game streaming is coming to iPhones, iPads, and Chrome

Nvidia's superb GeForce Now game streaming service is coming to Apple's iOS devices this week—and yes, that means you can play Fortnite on your iPhone or iPad again.

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Microsoft's Xbox All Access subscription now supports the Xbox Series X

Microsoft's monthly Xbox subscription service now allows gamers to lease an Xbox Series X or Series S console, controller, and Game Pass Ultimate game subscription.

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