Brief Topic Inroduction
Since the invention of the first programmable computer in 1943, computers have been and remain to this day, one of man's greatest technological innovations. The first computers were extremely bulky, costly, and impractical for everyday use or commercial production and were only capable of handling one task or programmable set. With the technology available in today's era, we can easily create computers the size of our finger tips that can handle the requests of millions. Advancements in technology have allowed for dramatically increased graphics quality in video games, which has been highly demanded by the gaming community in today's market, and it should be. We have been waiting enough to be able to achieve video graphics of this caliber, however with the increase in graphics quality follows an increasing demand for high performance hardware to ensure a smooth gaming experience. To match this demand, PC hardware manufacturing titans such as NVIDIA, Intel, and AMD are constantly releasing variants that are more powerful each year. Furthermore, the recent acceptance of Competitive Gaming via Esports, has led to an exponential growth in the PC gaming community, causing an influx of new players and existing gamers migrating from gaming consoles (Microsoft's Xbox, Sony's Playstation, Nintendo's Switch, etc.). New and migrating gamers switching over for the first time may not have a rig built for gaming purposes, and will often have to decide between building a rig, or purchasing a pre-built rig or gaming notebook sold by big companies such as ASUS and Intel's Alienware. Without prior knowledge or experience, research such as benchmarks and technical specifications can be very confusing and often misleading. In hopes of easing this process for newcomers, this brief will try and analyze and make sense of all of the hardware required for high-end gaming, and the most recent hardwares being released from market titans.