With powerful new hardware on the market and graphics cards finally coming down to reasonable prices, Adam is ready to build a new gaming desk. But hold your horses: Gordon has five reasons why he (and you) should wait a little longer before taking the plunge. Why do you want to know? Then check out the latest PCWorld YouTube video!
Gordon Ung’s advice may sound familiar to any PC builder: the new hardware will be much better. But isn’t it always true? Yes, but right now there is a confluence of new technologies on the horizon. A new generation of CPUs in Intel’s 13th generation Core designs and AMD’s Ryzen 4 architecture could be a big step forward. Those new designs should make DDR5 memory much cheaper and more accessible, and new, more power-hungry GPUs come with upgraded ATX 3.0 power supplies to power them. Finally, all this additional hardware can be limited by increased storage read and write speeds with solid state drives based on the next generation PCIe 5 interface.
In short, if you can wait six months to a year to start your next build, you’ll find your high-end options greatly expanded. Of course, that’s not all that helpful if you need a new computer right now. If you can’t wait, you’ll still see amazing performance compared to a desktop from just a few years ago. If you like this quick video tip, be sure to subscribe to PCWorld on YouTube!