We are leaving 2021 with mixed feelings. While the huge chip shortage rages, making it almost impossible to get a new graphics card at retail, it’s not all Bad news. The brands still bring out some of the best material we’ve seen to date, from lightweight gaming mice to gaming laptops decorated with RTX and CPUs that provide support for next-generation technologies.
We saw the introduction of DDR5 RAM and some thoughts on PCIe 5.0, despite the fact that Intel just joined the PCIe 4.0 bandwagon earlier this year. Eve and Asus made their debut for the first gaming screen with HDMI 2.1 and 4K at 144 Hz and have since become more widely available as a result. AIO coolers have become even cooler, with the MSI MEG CoreLiquid S360 bringing a screen that also plays .mp4 video as well as gifs.
With some products just touching the shelves, we have avoided the fanfares of an awards ceremony, but nevertheless we wanted to present our favorite material of the year.
So, without further ado, here is a small selection of the best computer gaming material for 2021:
Nvidia GeForce Now RTX 3080
It goes without saying that the best graphics card for 2021 is the one you can get your hands on, but Nvidia’s cloud gaming solution is close by. With the recently introduced RTX 3080 subscription, you can get the beauty of a new GPU without having to install it on your system. If your broadband connection can keep up, you can adjust the settings to a superb 1440p resolution and maintain a silky smooth 120 fps speed without sweating. Even better, the MSRP of an RTX 3080 is equivalent to a three-year subscription, giving it an incredible value for money.
Intel Core i5 12600K
Forgive you for thinking it was just a weird fever dream that Intel released 11th generation Rocket Lake processors this year, but it ‘s true, the blue team actually did it twice in 2021. However, Alder Lake leaves the cake 12th generation gives us a mid-range marvel with the Intel Core i5 12600K. It supports DDR5, is protected for the future with PCIe 5.0 compatibility and exceeds AMD chips that cost more than double.
SteelSeries Rival 5
The 2021 was not short of good mice to choose from, but few impressed us more than the SteelSeries Rival 5. With a similar shape to the now legendary G502, the Rival 5 achieves the perfect middle ground between ergonomics and macro buttons weighing just 85g – something which is especially important as players require as light a click as possible. If you want a wireless experience, you’ll probably be better off with SteelSeries Prime Wireless, but otherwise, Rival 5 is one of the best all-rounders you can use.
Razer Kraken V3 Hypersense
Tactile feedback is a key element in the best computer controllers, but it is still largely absent from other gaming computer peripherals. Razer is trying to change that with the second-generation Hypersense reviews, which are one of the best gaming headphones of the year. The Razer Kraken V3 Hypersense has significant improvements over the original Nari, properly adjusting the vibrations to give you a riveting experience. This works by amplifying the bass, like a subwoofer, so you can feel every shot and explosion. In addition, it has beautiful RGB lighting over a clean look, comfortable cushions and a clean, detachable microphone.
Eve Spectrum 4K
It is no secret that the computer is the platform of our choice here, but we must give a big handshake to Sony and Microsoft who give the technology the necessary impetus with their new consoles. The 4K resolution at 144Hz is after all becomes an accessible template for game screens, and Eve Spectrum with plenty of funding is at least partly responsible for the charge. The colors emerge, the movements are smooth and the stand is sold separately for those who already have an arm. You’ll need a fast-paced graphics card to get the most out of it, but with Nvidia DLSS, AMD FSR and finally Intel XeSS making things a lot easier, higher resolutions and refresh rates are possible. .
You can attach the word “gaming” to almost anything nowadays, but the Secretlab Magnus is earning its title as the best gaming desk – and not just in 2021. It follows the same design philosophy as Secretlab gaming chairs, every inch of the surface feeling premium. It is made of solid metal, which means that it is not fun to climb a number of stairs, but it is the perfect companion to a variety of magnetic accessories, from cable power to a headphone hanger or an RGB light strip to a leatherette throughout the office. mouse pad. Even if you choose to use it without fancy additions, its cable tray helps keep things tidy.