Intel and AMD both just out of budget PC gaming so much better
AMD has just launched its Ryzen 3 3100 and 3300X processors, and they are basically the best thing that has happened to the $100-$150 price range in years. Not only these processors are extremely affordable, but thanks to the Zen-2 architecture they are built, they offer some pretty significant performance improvements,.
But AMD is not alone here. Intel gets a lot of hate these days, and we got it. We stuck with the 9. generation of coffee-See-Refresh-processors for almost two years, and also those who are more than impressive, a few months after you are on the road.
Comet lake-S is here, though, and not to test while we still had the chance, these processors, which has the entire product stack now Hyper-Threading, along with a much higher boost clocks (and power consumption).
So, basically, we have reached the Golden age of PC building, and there is a lot to be excited about.
Ryzen powered CPU competition has paid off
since the first AMD Ryzen processors their way, the people have said that it woulDrive d, the two major CPU manufacturers to release better products for cheaper. And while AMD processors have been continuously better and better, Intel was firmly on a 14nm process, which was apparently made in spite of the progress of AMD.
Blue Team just upping kept rates TDP and clock doubling on its status as the “best gaming CPU”. But that can only go so far.
Finally, however, multi-threaded were the processors is inevitable. While Intel is re-releasing processors with Hyper-Threading, this is the fist time in a long time, where the Hyper-Threading comes to the entire desktop lineup – all the way down to the Pentium-Gold G6400T.
This means that no matter what kind of budget you have for building a PC, you can multi strong core performance. Even if you only have a few hundred dollars, you can build a PC that is not only strong enough for the best PC games, but also good enough to get some video editing done.
A good sign for the future
For the longest time, the PC games were extremely single-threaded applications. To ignored even to this day, there are a lot of popular titles, actually only one or two CPU cores, all the rest.
Because a vast majority of gaming PCs with Intel-processors even if AMD has been killing in sales in the last couple of years, this is not really a big problem. Intel processors in General have a very strong single core performance, which has led to Team Blue, the the reputation as the company behind the best gaming processors.
There were a lot of games in the last few years, however, have resisted this trend. Titles such as Battlefield V and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey are heavily-threaded, resulting in much stronger performance on the whole line. In fact, many of the PC games we test for our performance test article, the have started, the division of processing among many cores, the with Doom, Eternal, and Red Dead Redemption 2 is large.
And when you consider that the next generation consoles, both with AMD-Zen-2-processors with 8 cores and 16 threads, however, we expect that this will continue in the future. With the huge installed base, and bringing the consoles with it, it’s not impossible that games optimized for processors with many cores.
Even before these consoles come out, though, multi-core processors are fast, the base for gaming PCs. According to the latest Steam Hardware survey, the amount of CPU cores in games-PC is obviously growing. Quad-core processors, up to 48.89% of the market, from 52.49% in December.
Hexa-core processors, thanks to the mainstream heroes like the Ryzen 5 to 3600 and the Intel Core i5-9600, grown by 20.13% of the Steam userbase to 22.58% in the same 5-month period, while 6.7% are now using high-end 8-core chips. If the 6 – and 8-core processors continue to grow in popularity, like this one, gaming will inevitably lead to multi-threaded – that is, how technology works, after all.
It is the perfect time to build your budget-gaming-PC
building a gaming PC, especially when you fight the newest and best PC games is an expensive exercise. Even if you go with a solid mid-range hardware like the Ryzen 5 3600X and a Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060, you are probably still looking at a pretty significant price.
Nothing can bring you down, that the barrier for entry is a good thing, our books, and both AMD and Intel have with 2020 processors that have done this. We have not had the chance to test the newly announced Intel comets lake-S desktop processors yet, but looking at the Core i3-product-Stacks, we can say only that they offer an excellent solution for people who are trying to save cash on your gaming PC.
This is one of the odd times where both major CPU manufacturers offer very compelling products, and it couldn’t come at a better time. We expect that the CPU requirements will change a lot in the next couple of years, so we could not be happier that Intel and AMD are providing this kind of power to everyone.
So to build if you’re on the fence, the “cheap gaming PC” that people on internet forums say it is possible, now is the time to do it. The best part, though – you don’t have to compromise, awesome CPU performance and you will receive a $100 processor and more.
Released on Sat, 09. May 2020 18:30:33 +0000