Showing posts with label PC. Show all posts
Showing posts with label PC. Show all posts

Saturday, October 13, 2018

When is it better to buy a new computer?

When is it better to buy a new computer?

When is it better to buy a new computer?


Over the past few weeks, received a lot of news from the world of computer hardware, many of which point to the imminent end of dark times for PC gaming, and though small, but the rollback of prices for components to more comfortable and familiar to us values. I tell you why I decided to, and when it happens.

Memory


The gloomy period of acute shortage of DRAM this year, most likely, will end. Thanks for this is the Chinese memory manufacturer Nanya Technology, which currently ranks fourth in terms of production of RAM after Samsung, SK Hynix and Micron. The fact here is that as part of the flare-up trade war between the US and China, the Chinese authorities have limited the presence of micron memory in the territory of their country, which clears the market for Nanya. Obviously, this will entail an overabundance of RAM and, as a result, the desire of manufacturers to sell the surplus as quickly as possible.


In addition, next year is expected to reduce the demand for PC components and smartphones, which is also somewhat cripple the price of DRAM. The Wall Street Journal, referring to analysts from DRAMeXchange, predict a decline in prices for RAM up to 16%. The growth in the production of memory chips will also have a significant impact on the pricing of solid state drives, which, according to the forecasts of the same DRAMeXchange should fall by 37%. Everything should happen before the end of 2018.

Video card


Here everything is quite obvious and classic. According to some rather plausible rumors, the new generation of Nvidia GTX will start on August 30 this year with the release of GTX 1180. The GTX 1170 and GTX 1160 will go on sale on September 30 and October 30, respectively. As is usually the case, the output of the new generation of graphics cards significantly drop the price of the previous one. According to preliminary data, GTX 1080Ti will fall by $ 100, and GTX 1080 by $ 50.

Of course, our native domestic retailers will do everything that we would not have seized a heart attack from the sharp decline in the cost of video cards, but as new models arrive they will have nowhere to go – the prices will have to be reduced.

In short, before November or December 2018, it is better not to think about buying a new video card – there is a chance to throw away up to 5 thousand rubles.

Processors


With processors, unfortunately, no price movements are observed. But it is necessary to understand that the prices for processors are not as frightening as for graphics cards or RAM. In the middle price segment, we now have an excellent and inexpensive Ryzen 5 2600 (≈15 000r.) and for more steep configurations still good INTEL Core i7 8700K (≈26 000r.). Looks not as scary as the recent GTX 1070 50 000..

Subtotal


At the beginning of next year it will be possible to collect an excellent gaming PC for adequate money. Economical configuration on Ryzen 5 2600 with GTX 1070 and 16GB of RAM is enough for another two or three years of comfortable play in the new AAA-titles. If the budget issue you have is not so acute, the INTEL Core i7 8700K in conjunction with GTX 1080Ti and 32GB of memory will reveal all possible graphic dances for a very long time. Plus, for a long time have become an integral part of the game machine SSD-drives should fall in price in the most radical way that will save even more hard-earned.