2021’s most anticipated PC gaming hardware
From Nvidia’s RTX 30 series GPUs to AMD’s 7nm Zen 3 CPUs, 2020 has been nothing less than one of the most remarkable years for PC gaming. However, many of us were unable to get their hands on the hardware launched in 2020, due to some unending scalping drama and of course majorly due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
2021 will surely follow the promising footsteps of 2020, but we hope that this year, consumers will not have to deal with stock outages.
With some big advancements and technologies coming our way, here’s a list of the most anticipated PC gaming hardware that will be launching in 2021.
In the past few years, we have seen massive performances improvements in CPU and GPU and now it is time for the RAM tech to get an upgrade. DDR5 memory modules that will be a successor to the six-year-old DDR4 module will finally be available for consumers in 2021.
Memory manufacturer TeamGroup has already confirmed the release of its consumer DDR5 memory sticks for 2021, running at an impressive 4,800MHz out of the box, and a performance increase of up to “1.6 times”.
However, none of the current AMD or Intel CPUs support DDR5 technology. But we may most probably see DDR5 support in the AMD Zen 4 Series launching in 2022 and the upcoming Intel’s Alder Lake-S and Rocket Lake chips which we will be talking about next.
Intel Rocket Lake CPUs
Intel’s forthcoming 11th gen CPUs codenamed Rocket Lake-S has already been confirmed for launch in Q1 of 2021. According to leaks, the upcoming line of CPUs does not look promising at all and the leaks are backed by the fact that they will be running on LGA 1200 socket for backwards compatibility with current motherboards.
However, the Rocket Lake CPUs will be the first from Intel to pack PCIe 4.0 support, (provided your motherboard does, too) doubling bandwidth and speed over the previous PCIe 3.0 standard. PCIe 4.0 support will allow consumers to take advantage faster fourth generation PCIe NVMe SSDs.
Intel Alder Lake CPUs
By the end of 2021 we may see the release of Intel’s 12th-generation processors, codenamed Alder Lake-S. These will be the first from Intel to support DDR5 memory modules and will be featuring a larger LGA 1700 socket.
AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution
AMD’s new RX 6000 line of GPUs comes with poor ray tracing when compared to Nvidia’s RTX 30 line-up that packs DLSS technology. However, AMD has its own alternative for DLSS in the works called FidelityFX Super Resolution, or FSR.
We do not know when will AMD’s new FSR technology will launch and how much time game developers will take to adopt it. But we are sure that whwenevr the FSR technology is launched, AMD has a great opportunity lined up to take on Nvidia’s GPUs.
If you’re looking to build a gaming PC now, hold your horses, as you need to wait till Q2 or Q3 of 2021 in order to get your hands on the newest PC Gaming hardware and technology in the market. Until then Subscribe to our newsletter for more updates on the PC Gaming world.