CES 2022: everything from the tech show that PC gamers should care about

AMD’s Dr Lisa Su gives us a glimpse of future Zen 4 Ryzen CPUs

  • Intel begins shipping its discrete Arc GPUs
  • Samsung’s new curved gaming monitor is a brave new concept
  • CyberPowerPC’s latest case vents hot air actively to keep cool
  • Foldable laptop screens are definitely happening this year
  • CES 2022 product announcements

    • Brand new Razer Blade laptops with new Intel/AMD CPUs and Nvidia GPUs
    • Omen’s 27u is a 4K, 144Hz monitor that could offer the best of both worlds
    • Corsair stuffs a Core i9 12900K and RTX 3080 Ti in the ONE i300
    • The much-loved HyperX Cloud Alpha goes wireless
    • Samsung shows world’s first 4K 240Hz gaming monitor
    • Intel announces binned Core i9 12900KS
    • LG announces heaps of new OLED gaming TVs
    • Brand new RTX 30-series Ti gaming laptops emerge from Nvidia
    • AMD won’t be beat with its own new mobile gaming GPUs
    • The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti is the new king of GeForce
    • The RX 6500 XT offers RDNA 2 on a slimmer budget than ever
    • The Ryzen 7 5800X3D brings 3D V-cache to the fore
    • Nvidia finally releases the RTX 3050 on desktop

    AMD CES 2022 Product Premiere

    AMD Ryzen 6000 mobile processors

  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
  • AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT
  • Radeon Super Resolution
  • AMD Radeon RX 6000S and RX 6000M gaming laptops
  • This was AMD's CES to conquer, and it absolutely smashed it. The red team came out with heaps of new tech to show off, and topped it off with the pièce de résistance, a glimpse of its upcoming Zen 4 chips.

    The main event was AMD's Ryzen 6000 mobile processors, which are destined to power some of the top gaming laptops in 2022. The key to their PC gaming appeal lies in the RDNA 2 graphics silicon stuffed within, which AMD says it's up to 2x faster than previous Ryzen 5000 mobile chips. There's a whole lot to these chips, but the key thing is they look stellar for portable gaming and productivity, thanks to an improved Zen 3+ architecture. Arriving February.

    Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti

  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050
  • RTX 3080 Ti, RTX 3070 Ti gaming laptops
  • Nvidia rocked up to CES 2022 with three major announcements for gamers, though I have to say I'm also pretty impressed by Nvidia's GauGAN2 AI Art Tool.

    The biggest hitting news has to be the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. This graphics card is a certified monster, Jeff Fisher said so during Nvidia's presentation, and I'm inclined to believe him after one look at its whopping great cooler. Of course, it's sure to have a whopping great price tag as well, though Nvidia hasn't confirmed that crucial detail just yet. More details to come later this month.

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    Intel CES 2022 News Event

    Intel Alder Lake H-series mobile processors

  • Complete Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake lineup
  • Intel H670, B660, H610 chipsets
  • Faster 5.5GHz Core i9 12900KS on the way
  • Intel's CES 2022 show was ruled by one thing: Alder Lake. The architecture is the first to span the entirety of both desktop and mobile processors from the company in quite some time, and that means we heard tell of products to wet both PC builder and portable gamers' whistles.

    Alder Lake has now made it mobile, and you'll be surprised to hear that the Performance cores and Efficient cores of the desktop chips have been used to push performance in these portable chips, not power efficiency. It's clearly worked for the company, as Intel has once again claimed the “world's best mobile gaming platform” title. It should also mean we see plenty of great gaming laptops with these chips fitted in 2022. Arriving early 2022.

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    One thing still pending as the clock struck midnight on December 31, 2021 was non-K-series 12th Gen processors. Thankfully we didn't have to wait for long to get our hands on them in 2022. Intel has announced the full line-up of Alder Lake processors, such as the promising Core i5 12400, and these chips are already available at some retailers.

    To go with your cheaper 12th Gen chips, you're going to want a cheaper motherboard than your high-end Z690. It's not that they don't go well together, but what's the use in a sub-$200 chip only to pay $300 or more for a motherboard. That's where the H670, B660, and H610 chipsets come into play. These offer more limited feature sets, but should work just great for many gaming PC builds. The B660 is particularly the one to look out for. Arriving imminently.

    Intel also unveiled the Core i9 12900KS. This is the same fundamental processor as the high-end Core i9 12900K, though it is binned for faster speeds. It's claimed to be capable of pushing a single core to 5.5GHz, which is no mean feat for today's silicon processers. That should make a difference in gaming performance, but I can't imagine it's a huge improvement either way. Still, it's something to brag about. Shipping to OEMs in the coming months.

    Frederick Catcher

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