CES 2022 will be held from January 5th to 7th. However, as any excited festival audience knows, the result of these things is that you work hard the first night, and the rest is a write-off. In this case, this means that all the biggest game announcements from AMD, Nvidia, Intel, and the usual peripherals and component manufacturers have already taken place.
After these announcements, we have a good understanding of the development of major PC hardware versions in the next six months. This is not to say that everything will go according to plan, but we have all the information we need for next-generation gaming laptops, pre-built PCs, and DIY components.
CES 2022 is actually a good display of graphics cards. After months of low availability and disappointment, you wouldn’t think of it, but Nvidia announced its highest-end GeForce card, RTX 3090 Ti, and both Nvidia and AMD announced new graphics cards for the budget end market.
Therefore, if you need to review the PC hardware blitz, or just want to know where we are at the beginning of the year, you will find all the information that is important for PC gaming in the following program.
Highlights of CES 2022
CES 2022 Product Announcement
AMD CES 2022 product debut
AMD’s CES 2022 announcement
This is the CES AMD wants to conquer, and it absolutely crushed it. The red team took out a lot of new technology to show off, and led by resistance, a glimpse of its upcoming Zen 4 chip.
The main event is AMD’s Ryzen 6000 mobile processor, which is destined to power some top gaming laptops in 2022. The key to its PC gaming appeal lies in its built-in RDNA 2 graphics chip, which AMD claims is up to 2 times faster than the previous Ryzen 5000 mobile chip. There are many of these chips, but the key is that they look great in portable gaming and productivity, thanks to the improved Zen 3+ architecture. Arrived in February.
AMD made fun of it for the first time in 2021 and now announces that its first gaming chip with 3D V cache is coming soon: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D. The chip uses stacked memory technology, which can greatly increase the available memory in the CPU package-from the 32MB L3 cache on the Ryzen 7 5800X to the 96MB on the Ryzen 7 5800X3D. To achieve this, advanced process technology is required, but AMD and TSMC have determined to provide a chip that can fully compete with Intel Core i9 12900K. By the spring of 2022.
Cheap graphics card? Never heard of them. Both AMD and Nvidia have released graphics cards that you can consider in the budget-friendly product line at CES 2022. AMD’s option is the RX 6500 XT, which starts at $199. How long it will stay at the price of $199 is another matter entirely, but hopefully it will last for a while after its release. Arrived on January 19.
Then there is Radeon Super Resolution (RSR), which is AMD’s answer to Nvidia Image Scaling because it works without game support and is enabled in the Radeon driver. It looks like a good choice when you are in kimchi, although we have to test it ourselves to understand its price. FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) may still be your best choice. The Adrenalin driver package will arrive soon.
AMD also launched some new notebook GPUs at the 2022 International Consumer Electronics Show, because there is no notebook technology what CES is. The new RX 6000S chip is designed to reduce the thickness and wattage, hoping to make more fashionable machines. At the same time, the RX 6000M chip runs faster than ever, and is expected to provide the portable performance we all desire in gaming laptops. By the first quarter of 2022.
Nvidia CES 2022 Special Lecture
NVIDIA CES 2022 Announcement
NVIDIA made three major announcements for gamers at the 2022 International Consumer Electronics Show, but I have to say that I am also impressed Nvidia’s GauGAN2 AI art tool.
The biggest news must be GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. This graphics card is a certified monster, Jeff Fisher said in the Nvidia demo, I tend to believe him after seeing its amazing cooler. Of course, its price must be very high, although Nvidia has not confirmed this key detail. More details will be announced later this month.
As far as discrete graphics cards in the green camp are concerned, the one that excites me the most is the GeForce RTX 3050. I hope it has enough power to make Ampere good value for budget gamers, and it starts at $249. These are some important requirements for 2022, of course, but it is January and I am trying to become more active. Arrived on January 27.
The RTX 3090 Ti may be the biggest hot news of the show, but the new RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti gaming laptops are my stars. Especially the latter, it promises to provide super 1440p performance starting from $1,499. At this price, we will see the price of RTX 3070 Ti-level performance. Even the RTX 3070 will not be able to match it on Black Friday, but I doubt we will find it suitable for more expensive models. Arrived on February 1.
Nvidia also announced the integration of GeForce Now game streaming into the upcoming Samsung TV, which is similar to LG’s recent move.
Intel CES 2022 Press Conference
Intel CES 2022 announcement
Intel’s CES 2022 show is dominated by one thing: Alder Lake. This architecture is the first time the company has covered the entire desktop and mobile processor architecture in a long time. This means that we have heard of some products that can meet the needs of PC manufacturers and portable gamers.
Alder Lake is now mobile, and you will be surprised to find that the Performance and Efficient cores of desktop chips have been used to improve the performance of these portable chips, rather than power efficiency. This is obviously useful for the company, because Intel once again won the title of “the world’s best mobile gaming platform.” This also means that we will see a large number of excellent gaming laptops equipped with these chips in 2022. Arrived in early 2022.
As the clock strikes at midnight on December 31, 2021, one more thing is undecided, and that is the non-K series 12th generation processors. Thankfully, we will get them soon in 2022. Intel has announced a complete lineup of Alder Lake processors, such as the promising Core i5 12400, and these chips are already on sale at some retailers.
To use cheaper 12th generation chips, you need a cheaper motherboard than the high-end Z690. This is not to say that they don’t fit together well, but what is the use of a motherboard that costs only $300 or more in a chip that is less than $200. This is where the H670, B660 and H610 chipsets come into play. These provide a more limited feature set, but should be well suited for many gaming PC versions. B660 is particularly worthy of attention. coming soon.
Intel also introduced the Core i9 12900KS. This is the same basic processor as the high-end Core i9 12900K, although it is classified as a faster speed. It is said to be able to push a single core to 5.5GHz, which is no easy task for today’s silicon processors. This should have an impact on game performance, but I can’t imagine this is a huge improvement. Nevertheless, this is worth bragging about. Ship to OEM in the next few months.