- Oct 25, 2017
I would wait.
I mean that's the joke about always waiting for the next big thing since something else is around the corner. The PC space moves quick so you just don't worry about it and build something today. Only wait if they're changing technology where you can't upgrade your parts because PCIe 4.0 won't fit into 3.0 or DDR4 instead of 3 etc.
This thing looks like it would need a city to power it, and a home in Alaska to make use of that heat. /exaggeration
Iaxu always has good, succinct advice. :)PCIe 4/5, USB 4 or DDR5 are not going to be relevant to a gamer anytime soon.
However this is not a good time to build a PC because Ryzen 4000 series is coming later this year, new GPUs are coming with hopefully DP 2.0 and HDMI 2.1 support for future display tech. By the time those are out, you can either choose to spend less money on currently available stuff or buy the new thing.
I disagree; they offer the illusion of stability, and that's because they have no upgrade path.I really think that right now, just before full hdmi2.1 any tech is a risky investment. Be it TV, AVR, PCs anything. The only sure bet is the next gen consoles. That is something I love about consoles. They offer stability.
So I will buy a ps5 next and then wait.
Having said that, I plan on making a huge upgrade in 2023. New TV, AVR, PC (and maybe ps5pro if it is ready by then). I am already saving up for that huge investment. A quick calculation brings me to around 5000€ which is a fuckton of money for me (considering it's just for entertainment), but slow and steady wins the race and I am pretty good at saving money. Just 3 more years to go...
So true. lol
Well that but actually consoles having decent CPU featuring at least 8 zen cores and 16 thread at 3ghz. It's logical that in 2 years, 8 cores will do much more for gaming than they do now.
This. I bought mine this year. Figured if my target was 1080p gaming anything I bought at 2000 would probably work for 5 years. So, I pulled the trigger
"Era", is me, and no the OP should build a desktop. They have no portability need and will leave it plugged in mostly.
He said it best ^ as did TaterTots
I'm in the same boat.I'd actually say screw what Era told you. I love my gaming laptop. I love being able to play AAA games at 60+ fps in bed, on the couch, or whenever I travel in my hotel room or home away from home.
I spent $1100 at Costco and got an amazing lenovo with a 1660ti, brand new i9 cpu, and 16gb of RAM. HDD and SSD both built-in. It's fast, it's comparatively slim, it has a 144hz display, and it plays everything I want to play at great settings.
If you want a gaming laptop, OP, then go for it. I'm glad I did. You're going to get slightly beefier components by building, but if the portability of the laptop appeals to you, don't concede that just because a bunch of people told you to.
Good points. The rumors suggest the next round of upgrades later this year will indeed be worth the wait.Wait a few months and get considerably more bang for your buck to last you a few years. Or buy now and enjoy the next few months because you might feel like you should have waited after that when the benchmarks start rolling in.
Nvidia's GPUs are going down in nm, those are usually bigger jumps. And on top of that, they've stated they wanted to reduce the price. And you'll need all the RTX and general performance you can get going into next-gen. Even more so if you don't plan on upgrading for a number of years.
But not everyone needs the highest framerates, settings and/or resolutions. It depends on you. RTX is damn demanding though.
People have said that things like DDR5 will take a number of years to match the speeds/latencies of DDR4 anyway and SSDs are plenty fast already. It's a good time to buy...in a few months if you're going with an Nvidia GPU.
Or - get this - it could be simple preference for convenience.
Can you link me to an example of what you're talking about? I do push my laptop pretty hard. I might as well give it some extra cooling when I'm at home in my gaming space.
Even if you have the preference for a laptop i think it is really important to think 2 or 3 times before buying.
Thank you, fellow comrade!It is a terrible time fellow king dice fan, mainly due to GPU's though, Nvidia & AMD GPU's are priced too high at the moment for the performance they offer, it's likely the RTX 3000 line will offer better value & Nvidia won't be able to overprice them with tiny performance gains due to NG Consoles. It's worth it to wait until later this year.
I 100% get it. My first gaming rig was a PC, and I built it myself (back when the 560 Ti was the hot newness). I understand the merits for sure.Even if you have the preference for a laptop i think it is really important to think 2 or 3 times before buying.
With a desktop if you want to change a component its easy. For example you buy a certain PC and after 3-5 years it isn't good enough for your shiny new screen. Just buy a new GPU and its up to standard.
With a laptop you can't change most components at all. For example you buy a laptop and after 3-5 years its in't good enough for your shiny new screen. You literally have to buy a new laptop!
IF you pick a laptop just because its convenient but you don't truly need its portability you are literally throwing your money away.
You think either console is going to hold a candle to a range topping PC?
But HDMI VRR doesnt require HDMI 2.1 Turing can already do that?
I bought one of these for myself and my bf and they work great.I 100% get it. My first gaming rig was a PC, and I built it myself (back when the 560 Ti was the hot newness). I understand the merits for sure.
Years later, though, I've found that I don't like being tied down to one location when I'm gaming. I have a One X and PS4 Pro, but my Switch and gaming laptop tend to get more use because I like being able to play on the couch while my wife and I hang out, or play in bed, or play when I travel back to TN to see my family.
I also don't always need the latest and greatest hardware. I bought my current laptop in January. I'll probably use it for about 3-4 years, at which point I'll sell it, and then get whatever around $1-1.3K will buy me at the time. In between I'll have PS5 and Series X.
The circle on the Venn diagram where performance and convenience meet is perfect for my needs, so for me, it's absolutely not a waste of money. I don't like the implication that a gaming laptop is either a necessity or a total luxury. Those are both extreme ends of a spectrum. I'm chilling in the middle of that spectrum: neither bound by need, nor spending frivolously.
I bought one of these for myself and my bf and they work great.
You can plug into a wall or straight into a USB port on your laptop when your on the go.
Even if you don't turn it on, it's a good place to put you Laptop on as it's full of holes to help ventilate.
So when Nvidia gets to the 4080 Ti they will finally lower the price from $1200 to $1000.