While E3 was generally a letdown since there were more gimmicks than actual games (except for Nintendo. Nintendo’s cool), it did it leave us with a few surprises that made us question the future of gaming.
Additionally, we’ve got release dates for some awesome games set within later this year up to the next. But are we supposed to be worried about the current generation of gaming platforms withstanding the video games of tomorrow? Let’s check if we’ll be able to handle their hotness.
Nvidia vs 2020 Games
When it comes to graphics processor, nobody does it better than Nvidia. You ever want to attract a gamer girl based on hardware alone? Show her off with your piece of Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti.
As of this writing, the Nvidia 2080 Ti is still the most appealing and most expensive graphics processor in the market. But it won’t come to us as a surprise if ever Nvidia will bring in the newest GPU in the family. Maybe they’ll call it 2090? Probably skip to 3000? We’ll see about that.
These days, you need AT LEAST a GTX 1050 Ti to play the modern and future games up to around 2 years from now. The 1050 Ti is enough to run demanding current games like The Witcher 3, NieR Automata and an emulated version of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. But as for the future, a 1050 Ti is enough to get Cyberpunk 2077 (which will release in April 16, 2020) running at minimum settings.
AMD Ryzen vs the Future
AMD Ryzen may be in favor of the budget gamers but knowing them, they’ll think of a way to get you to play the likes of Cyberpunk 2077 and Borderlands 3 in at least low to medium settings. Of course, the AMD Ryzen 7 and 9 are still the top of its lineup. While these two may be the most expensive, they’re still deliberately less expensive than any modern Intel processor.
After all, AMD intentionally lets you overclock without feeling too worried about its safety. One of their best is still the RX 5700 series (click here for the full list).
More or less, they’ll announce a Ryzen 10 no sooner than later this year.
Intel vs You
It’s a no-brainer that you should never get a PC with Integrated Graphics. But, when we speak of Intel, we speak of its processor; specifically the current-gen CPUs. The 9th gen is still your best bet for a fast and responsive CPU to cope up with future games. But if you don’t have that money, the 7th and 8th gen i5 and i7 are still viable enough to keep you playing the next-gen games. As for i3, leave that to the casual laptop players.
While the AMD Ryzen is made more for gaming, Intel has already proven time and time again that they supply the most reliable CPU for playing video games… given that you don’t use it for overclocking. But who knows? Maybe in the future, they’ll finally make a safe overclocking feature like how Ryzen does.
RAM is Might
Still stuck on 4 GB RAM? Come on man, I hate to say this but it’s time to upgrade. Why? Because in a year from now, the minimum GB RAM requirement will be 8 GB of RAM. That’s right, that’s the future and that’s how the way it’s supposed to be. If you want to play Cyberpunk 2077 so badly (who isn’t, right?) this April 2020, then you will need 8GB of RAM. But if you want to be future FUTURE proof, then get 16 GB of RAM but that’s going to cost a fortune, I’m telling you.
H#DD or SSD for the Future
HDD may be much cheaper than the SSD but you can’t deny how much slower it is compared to the latter. No wonder people at Rainbow Six Siege keep saying “SSD lMaO” because SSD loads your game much faster.
And for future open-world games, you’re going to need it… and at least 1TB of it. And yes, add an additional HDD storage too for anything unrelated to your games. After all, games these days amass up to 90 GB or more in storage and you’re going to need a bigger gun.
Is it Time to Leave Your 60 Hz Monitor?
Look, I don’t want to be the jerk-off who tells you to give up on gaming because you can only run up to 60 fps. If anything, 60 fps is still okay but if you have the means to go further beyond that, don’t hesitate. 120 to 144 fps is what you should look for. In fact, there are even some budget gaming monitors out there that even run up to 144 Hz.
I’m telling you, once you go 120 fps or more, you won’t ever want to come back.
Is Casing Important?
Unless you want to show off to the cats at r/pcmasterrace, it really isn’t. But you do need to complement your inner hardware with a great casing. If you do fancy one with water cooling and utilization, you will need to dish out a heapful of money.
Secure Your Future
Make sure to keep these in mind in order to play the games of tomorrow without worries.