The past year was remembered not only for the release of many interesting gaming novelties, but for the creation of the corresponding hardware for personal computers. Indeed, without increasing performance and bringing graphics capabilities to a higher level, it is impossible to unleash the full potential of gaming blockbusters. We offer our readers data on components produced in the past year, which are objectively the best in their segment.
AMD X570 chipset is the most promising here. In general, the entire past year has passed with the advantage of red (AMD) over blue (Intel). It cannot be called overwhelming, but it is still there.
This became possible after the corporation contributed to the emergence of the PCI-Express 4.0 standard on the market, a distinctive feature of which is its record throughput.
It is also worth remembering the now outdated, but not outdated, processor B350. It was launched into the series back in 2017, but it is still possible to build a gaming computer based on this chip. At the same time, its cost will remain at an acceptable level.
AMD has not yielded to the palm in the processor segment. AMD's flagship 12-core Ryzen 9 3900X model is widely adopted not only due to its adequate price.
It is also important that it outstripped the expensive Intel on LGA 2066 in many respects. The product was especially liked by fans of the gameplay, where it outperformed the expensive Intel Core i9-9900K.
Ryzen 5 3600X, presented in the middle class, also showed good results in all respects. He did not become the leader in benchmark ratings, but his performance is quite enough for the average gamer.
In the camp of the blue, there was also a leader. It was Intel Core i9-9900KS, which outstripped other products in the nomination "the presence of the maximum clock frequency out of the box." The processor on eight cores is capable of delivering 5 GHz per core without using any kind of tweaks.
Before that, only Core i7-2600K was capable of this, but after the overclocking process, and here the record was recorded in the original version.
Users will be satisfied with its performance, but they will definitely not like the extreme heating of the processor and excessive power consumption.
AMD has not only established leadership in the segment of motherboards and processors, but also imposed a struggle on the graphics chip market. Blue and here had hard times. The new generation of reds switched to GPU Navi instead of Graphics Core Next. Not only the process technology has changed, but also the architecture.
This led to a new round of competition with NVIDIA, which in turn created a good potential for the development of these manufacturers for several years to come.
Here they will be competing with another company - GIGABYTE. Its new product, the RTX 2060 Super, is a modified version of the current generation of graphics cards. It has an optimized configuration. In some respects, the card is close to some of the more expensive models.
Due to the presence of a large volume of GDDR6, it almost completely ousted the more expensive RTX 2070 model from the market.
Not so long ago, the first motherboards appeared that support the PCI-Express 4.0 interface. This marked the beginning of a new era of storage, increasing the bandwidth of devices.
For example, the Corsair Force Series MP600 and Gigabyte AORUS NVMe Gen4 SSD based on the Phison controller are capable of delivering data transfer speeds of 5000 MB / s.
At the same time, their reliability has not suffered in any way, but it has not done without drawbacks either. Here it concerns the prices for these drives, which are quite high.
The presence of a certain number of LED strips and connectors on the front panel has nothing to do with the key characteristics of personal computer cases.
Here, in the first place is the thoughtfulness of the internal space and the optimal organization of air flows, designed to cool all components.
Also, the design and cost of the product are not determined here. If you pay attention only to these parameters, then you can miscalculate with the choice. And in any price range.
It is important to always find a middle ground. For example, the Zalman X3 case has an adequate cost and an optimal internal architecture.
Inside it can easily accommodate a 35 cm video card, four SATA drives and a liquid cooling radiator up to 360 mm in size. Additional benefits include a tempered glass side wall and removable dust filters. The front panel features RGB lighting with a controller, available in white and black as well.
The past year has sharpened the competition among all manufacturers of PC components. From this "hardware" has only become better, more reliable and more productive. Although the prices for it have increased, even now it is possible to assemble a good device for adequate money.
In 2020, the same trend will continue, but leaders in some segments may change.
The Topic of Article: Best PC Components 2019.