PC gaming is coming out of the shadows and is making a strong come-back after lying in the shadows of their easier to set-up console counterparts. Fuel by the explosion of popular e-sports titles like League of Legends, Dota 2 and most recently PUBG, it is estimated that by 2020 there are going to be almost 1.4 billion PC gamers. And that number is only expected to grow as time goes on. The future of PC gaming is looking bright and Nvidia seems to be the one leading the charge.
The PC gaming market is estimated to be worth almost 33$ billion and with AMD’s Radeon series GPUs having lost significant market share of the GPU market in the last few years, Nvidia GeForce graphics cards seem to be the GPU of choice by PC gamers. This can be seen by the fact that one of last year’s biggest surprise hits PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is overwhelmingly (about 90%) played on systems featuring Nvidia cards.
What helped Nvidia get the leg up over AMD is that they are constantly upgrading their technology and end-user experience providing tools through their GeForce Experience client application like Ansel for high fidelity in-game screenshots and recently announcing Freestyling; allowing you to custom filters to your game on the go. AMD might be doomed this year and you can read more about that here.
Nvidia really seems to be redefining what the future of PC gaming could mean in the coming years, introducing a new 65 inch 4K HDR monitor at CES this year along with the much-awaited GeForce NOW streaming service in a limited beta release. GeForce NOW aims to allow both PC and Mac gamers to run the latest demanding triple AAA titles on relatively low-spec machines with limited latency issues via the cloud by connecting you a PC on their server with a GTX 1080.
What do you think, does AMD still have to chance to reclaim its throne or does the future of PC gaming belong entirely with Nvidia.