When it comes to choosing a good gaming PC, it's easy to get lost in a sea of options. There are many articles on choosing a gaming PC to match your budget with various specs to choose from, but few provide a larger overview of the difference and what it means. Here I go over some of the system design issues and its overall impact on your gaming experience that you should consider.
Choosing a good gaming PC is somewhat like choosing a sports car. The choice you make can have a big impact on your overall experience and fun.
Using the car analogy, any car will get you from Point A to B. Similarly any PC will run office software and browse the internet and run simple games at low resolution.
However, if your goal is to enjoy the act of driving - as you would in the act of playing a computer game - the choice of sports car can completely change your driving experience. The driving differences in a sports car is mostly in its power output and its handling. The difference is in the ability to overtake easily with massive acceleration available at the tap of a foot and with precision tight control as you steer smoothly into those tight curves with ease and confidence. This is what makes a “driving machine” an exciting experience and really where the joy of driving is.
Well, just as a good sports car provides great driving thrills, a high-end gaming PC can provide an amazing gaming experience with heart pounding excitement and thrills.
Everything in a high end PC game is designed to be as realistic as possible. The audio and video experience is designed to immerse you in a world that is as fantastic, realistic and dynamic as possible. However, this realism is hard to produce and is limited by the performance of the PC and its ability to render complex scenes quickly and respond to your actions fast.
As explained in the article "Why gaming PC performance is limited by power handling" (subscribe below to get the article) the performance of the PC is limited by its ability to absorb the heat generated and cool the system during extreme gameplay.
As mentioned in this article, for marketing reasons, purely looking at part model numbers is deceptive, as similar model numbers are used for both low power mobile parts as well as high end desktop parts. This is done to sell more parts. I.e. a desktop I9 is not the same as a laptop I9.
- Intel's Core i9 for Laptops Is Great, But It's Not a True Core i9 | Digital Trends.
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 Desktop vs. Laptop GPU | TechSpot.
The detailed specifications need to be checked when looking at these parts. The reasons for these differences are due to the power handling limitations mentioned above.
So how do you choose?
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