There are so many amazing PC games out there waiting to be played. Be it on Steam, Origin or GOG, we have all the titles you need to get installed on your gaming rig.
PC is the plays where games can be played at their optimum. With graphics cards getting increasingly powerful and at more varied price points, the platform is also now becoming available to more gamers originally off-put by the high barrier to entry. Experiences are consistently better looking and performing than their console counterparts, showing that those without a gaming rig are sorely mising out.
There’s loads to look forward to in the world of PC gaming in 2017, but it’s not all about the games. The hardware is set to get a massive improvement, with laptops and desktops all set to benefit from big advances in graphics and CPU technology. PC gamers have never had it so good.
Let’s start with graphics.
First up, with Nvidia GTX 10-series fully stocked with cards starting at around £110 all the way up to the £600 GTX 1080, there’s a full roster of modern GPUs for your PC. Not only that, we’re expecting an even more powerful GTX 1080 Ti later this year, perfect for ultra-high-end 4K gaming.
On the AMD side of things, the company is set to launch its Vega-based Radeon RX 490 during the first half of 2017, finally taking the fight to the all-dominant GTX 1080. There’s not a huge amount of information right now, but our best estimates point to a card that could cause waves in the market.
Laptops have also come on immensely. From the second half of 2016, all new Nvidia-based gaming laptops now come with full desktop graphics cards, meaning there’s no difference in performance between a laptop GTX 1060 GPU and a desktop one.
Sticking with AMD, the company is also readying its high-end Ryzen CPUs, set to take on Intel in March. We don’t have pricing yet and we know the first few Ryzen processors will probably be more expensive than most gamers will want, but if Ryzen can beat Intel’s similar offerings it bodes well for when that technology trickles down to cheaper components.
If it all sounds a bit much, check out our PC specification guide with builds from £500 to £1,500
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And let's not forget VR. PC gamers have not one but two headsets to choose from: the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, both are as competitive as ever with new hardware and accessories being added all the time.
Games such as World of Warships and Star Citizen illustrate the incredible power of PC gaming, while The Witcher 3, DOOM and Overwatch show the growing technological gulf between home consoles and a formidable gaming computer.
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