While we got a lot of hardware in 2017, there is plenty that is yet to come. One can argue that AMD Vega was not well received and that the mining boom caused a lot of pricing issues. It is also debatable that Nvidia Pascal did not perform as expected but we have Intel 9th Generation CPUs, Intel Z390, Nvidia Volta, AMD Navi and AMD Ryzen 2 to look forward among other PC hardware products in 2018.
While Intel has only offered marginal upgrades year after year, AMD has put pressure on the company and Intel has finally increased the core count on the new Intel Coffee Lake CPUs. We are going to see more of this in 2018 and that is a good thing for gamers and PC enthusiasts all over the world.
PC Hardware Products To Look Forward To In 2018
While 2017 was a great year for hardware and we got plenty of new products that will be coming out this year as well. The following are the PC hardware products that we are looking forward to you in 2018.
Intel Coffee Lake CPUs with AMD Vega graphics
We have heard about upcoming Intel Coffee Lake CPUs coming out with AMD Vega graphics. It seems that these CPUs will also be coming out for the laptop market. You can check out the Intel Core i7 8809G processor With AMD Vega graphics. The chip features 4 cores, 8 threads, an Unlocked multiplier and a base clock of 3.1 GHz.
Intel 9th Generation CPUs
The upcoming Intel 9th generation CPUs will come with 8 cores and 16 threads. At least that is what we know about right now. Intel will need to bring the A game in order to compete with the upcoming AMD Ryzen CPUs. This is another one of the PC hardware products that we are looking forward to in 2018.
Intel Z390 Chipset
Right now we have the Intel Z370 series motherboards in the market but we know about the upcoming Z390 motherboards coming out later on. The chipset is expected to come out in the end of 2018. You can check out more information regarding Intel Z370 motherboards here. This is one of the highlights of the upcoming PC Hardware Products in 2018.
Intel Mainstream 300 series motherboards
The Intel mainstream 300 series motherboards are not out yet. This is an issue because you will need to get the Z370 motherboards even if you buy a locked CPU. Having that said when the mainstream 300 series motherboards come out you will be able to get cheaper motherboards for your locked CPUs. This is one of the PC Hardware Products that we are looking forward to in 2018.
Nvidia Volta has been released for the professional market right now but it has yet to be released for the gaming market. Having that said we are still waiting for Nvidia Volta graphics cards to come out for the gaming market. It is more than possible that the Nvidia Volta graphics cards will be coming out in H2 2018.
Keeping in mind that Nvidia just released the GTX 1070 Ti as well as the Titan Xp Collector’s Edition. Keeping that in mind Nvidia should be in no rush to release the upcoming Nvidia Volta for the gaming market.
While AMD Vega was not all that great we do know that AMD Navi will be much better. Although there was a lot of hype surrounding AMD Vega and the same will be the case for the upcoming AMD Navi architecture, it seems that AMD Navi will really be what we expected AMD Vega to be. You can check out more details regarding AMD Navi architecture here.
AMD Ryzen 2
AMD Ryzen 2 is expected to bring even more performance to the table. While AMD Ryzen was pretty cool and did force Intel to introduce more cores in the Coffee Lake lineup.
These are all the PC hardware products that we are looking forward to in 2018. Let us know what you are interested in checking out the most this year.