Holidays are usually a time for reflection and summarization. However, this is not allowed in 2021, because there is none. Honestly-have you been to the store recently? There are empty shelves everywhere. I had to use my second favorite sugar-free oat milk to make do with it. Try to buy decent fresh pesto sauce around here!
The same is true for PC hardware, but it’s a lot less funny. Ever since Bitcoin is so valuable, the story of a shortage of graphics cards has been circulating. But in 2021, due to the pandemic, crypto miners joined forces with global supply line failures. As a result, GPU prices have skyrocketed due to scarcity. This is especially true of Nvidia’s RTX 3x cards (code-named “Hens’ Teeth”).If you are preparing to upgrade the old GTX 970 in 2019, you will either have to pay more or wait long Delivery time, or without a new card.
Nonetheless-there is plenty of good news out there. A lot of PC hardware this year is actually very rich-all hardware except graphics cards. There are even ways to solve this problem. So, before our brain forgets how to fully process positive information, let us remember which components are of quality and quantity worth celebrating in 2021.
Alan gave WD Black SN850 1TB a 95% strong support in January, and it is still our best overall SSD choice. “If we must now recommend the next generation of SSDs,” Alan said, “there is only one clear choice, and that is the WD SN850. It is simply the best drive you can buy today.”
We already know that SSDs bring huge performance improvements compared to mechanical drives and even older generation flash memories that are approaching their read/write life. But this is a low-key performance improvement, we tend to sleep in search of a marginal FPS increase. With almost no GPU, this year is a year of investment in upgrades to reduce startup time, game load, and video/audio editing workstation tasks.
Your old friend Phil likes to ride a bicycle from time to time, and in the bicycle industry, they also have a similar shortage of parts. You can’t get a kit at the moment-let alone a specific rear box with a beautiful climbing ring. But there is a solution: buy a new bike.
Bicycle manufacturers first obtained parts from companies such as Shimano, as did PC and laptop manufacturers. Therefore, if you really want to get a new graphics card, please buy the graphics card that comes with your laptop. This is not the most cost-effective method on paper, but it is also not outright nonsense. Nvidia’s Ampere mobile GPUs bridge the performance gap with desktops, and they are relatively easy to find and order.
Headset and microphone
This year, EPOS printed more of its own design concepts on the Sennheiser headset series it recently took over. The highlight is its H6Pro, which is a rare opportunity to yell at how good an open earphone is.
Razer’s recently improved headset series still has a good number throughout the year, including our best wired headset choice Blackshark V2. Even if you are the kind of boring enthusiast who still claims to be able to do it, you can’t really equate inserting a new set of cans as upgrading the GPU generation and watching games that were previously unplayable. Bring to life in the splendor of ray tracing. Listen to 320kbps and FLAC. The difference between. However, every time you sit in the RGB Miracle Palace, it does provide easier communication, more comfort and a better overall experience.
In the world of dedicated microphones, we have seen Roccat’s curious but feature-rich Kone trying to integrate the microphone tip and mixer into a compact unit, comprehensively updating Razer’s product line, and Shure’s new high-end dual output The solution, MV7. We like it very much.
Keyboard and mouse
Throughout 2021, Mountain will continue to provide a series of promising keyboards with a new modular approach. Suddenly, whether to use the keyless function is no longer a paralyzing decision that makes your online shopping basket time out.
Logitech’s G915 Lightspeed provides the best choice for two haptic worlds: the click of a mechanical board and the low-key action similar to Mac and Microsoft Surface input devices. It is also wireless.
By 2021, the mouse has become very good at wireless. Unless you make a living playing games, you no longer need to worry about delays or dropped connections. Another thing you don’t need to worry about? Find any keyboard and/or mouse you want in the inventory.
This is an upgrade we like to ignore.For most of the past ten years, we also have a good reason: IPS panels have gotten a little bit Better, G-Sync and FreeSync look a little bit The native 4K in 2014 looks smoother and sharper. Good luck, running the game at this resolution.
Fast forward to 2021, and displays with trinity specifications (4K, 144Hz and IPS) are available at reasonable prices, such as Gigabyte’s M32U-EK. We have even seen OLED panels quietly spread in the market. If you think the extra 7FPS of the RTX 3x card will change the rules of the game, then see how your eyes react to the new environment where you actually view these frames.