Introduction on Gaming Systems and PCs

Introduction and History on PCs

What exactly is a gaming computer? It is hard to say whether there is an exact definition of what a gaming computer is, but Wikipedia refers to it as, A gaming computer or gaming rig is a personal computer designed for playing video games that normally require a lot of power. Putting it into a different perspective, a gaming computer cranks out playing-power similar to a current-generation gaming console such as the Xbox One, and Playstation 4. Can all gaming computers handle the same games? The answer to that question depends on how much money you are willing to spend on your computer parts.

In the name gaming computer, one can already tell exactly what the computer is specifically designed for, playing video games. Corrosionhour, the website, describes them to be, ...a personal computer (PC) that has been specifically engineered to play modern video games. At the bass-line, a computer is typically used to do more simple tasks such as reading email, opening documents, and browsing the internet. In order for a computer to achieve higher demands such as playing video games at 120-200 frames per second, it needs better computer parts.

Manufacturers in the Market Right Now

When it comes to building gaming computers, there are several brand names and manufacturers that pop up consistently in the current market. To name a few, there is AMD (Advanced Micro Devices, Inc), Intel, and Nvidia. Seekingalpha, a market-analysis website, states that, 2018 was a great year for both Intel and AMD, particularly in the CPU market. Both of these companies have wonderful market forecasts, projected to continue leading the way in the computer-parts market.

Although Nvidia is seeing a slight decline in sales and financial progress as of late, the company is still a top contender in digital media processors and software related to computer graphics. Late last year Nvidia made, historic highs around 293 dollars per share in October of 2018. Unfortunately Nvidia has found new lows at around 124.5 dollars per share at the tail-end of 2018. Fortunately for Nvidia, their stock has made steady progress in the beginning of this year. Even with some of this bad news of financial lows, Nvidia is still seeing high demand during the past few years surge in demand for gaming systems such as mobile phones, gaming consoles, and gaming computers that call for high graphics processing.