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Gabe Newell Values His PC's Independence, Credits Players
Jakub Tarchala, 24 November 2022, 12:37
At the Golden Joystick Awards 2022 gala, Steam Deck - Gabe Newell's latest „child” - was announced as the best gaming hardware. The billionaire spared no words when praising the independence of PCs and the gaming community.
PC Game Market in Japan Doubled in 3 Years
Adrian Werner, 07 November 2022, 14:18
PC games are doing better and better in Japan. Revenues from the segment have doubled in just a few years.
List of the Most Popular PC Game Genres
Jakub Tarchala, 27 September 2022, 15:49
Thanks to several months of analysis, we learned what video game genres reign supreme on PC. Deeper interpretation enables us to draw some interesting conclusions.
Capcom Thrilled With Strength of Steam and PC Market
Adrian Werner, 30 June 2022, 12:12
Capcom has boasted an impressive increase in PC game sales.
Hard Times for PC - Segment Will Grow Slower Than Console Market in 2022
Adrian Werner, 06 May 2022, 13:30
This year, video game market revenues are expected to exceed $200 billion for the first time. The console segment will grow the fastest.
Electronics Shortages Could Return After Lockdown in Shenzhen
Arkadiusz Strzala, 14 March 2022, 13:57
Foxconn's Shenzhen factories have stopped working due to a lockdown. This does not bode well for the availability of electronics and their prices.
More Than 31 Million People Bought Their First Steam Game in 2021
Adrian Werner, 09 March 2022, 11:07
Valve has summarized the past year on Steam. The service recorded big increases - both in terms of revenue and user activity.
MSI Wants to Sell Gaming PCs Without GPU
Marcin Nic, 07 March 2022, 13:10
Tragic situation on the GPU market and their absurd prices force manufacturers of ready-made computer sets to take a different approach to the topic. MSI introduces gaming PCs without GPUs.
Bethesda Launcher Will be No More, Company Migrates Entirely to Steam
Jacob Blazewicz, 22 February 2022, 18:53
Bethesda Softworks is giving up on its own gaming platform. The Bethesda Launcher, which has been in existence since 2016, will end its life in a few months, and the company will let gamers move over to Steam.
Intel's New CPUs Gaining Popularity and Starting to Outsell AMD
Arkadiusz Strzala, 10 February 2022, 13:47
According to stats covering sales in some markets, Intel Alder Lake-S processors have already overtaken AMD chips. Generation 12 features a hybrid architecture that is generating a lot of interest.
We Have Universal Shortages, and PC Market Recorded Massive Growth in 2021
Marcin Nic, 31 January 2022, 12:09
The PC market recorded a significant growth in the previous year. Much of this is due to the pandemic and the growing demand for electronic equipment.
Nvidia Introduces Surprize Price Hike for RTX 3000 GPUs
Dawid Wanat, 24 January 2022, 12:04
Nvidia has decided to raise the prices of RTX 3000 GPUs, including Founders editions. The company provided no explanation for the price changes.
PC Market in Good Condition in 2021; Largest Shipments in Nearly a Decade
Jacob Blazewicz, 13 January 2022, 14:01
Gamers may have a problem with hardware shortages, but apparently not through the fault of manufacturers. After all, according to analysts, 2021 was a 'watershed' year for the PC market.
How Much For All Games From Steam Winter Sale 2021?
Przemyslaw Dygas, 27 December 2021, 16:16
There is a website on the web, where you can check the cost of buying all the games from Steam. The amount may surprise you.
Head of Intel Claims Electronic Component Crisis Will Last at Least Until 2023
Dawid Wanat, 21 December 2021, 17:26
Head of Intel Pat Gelsinger repeats his speculation about chip shortages being expected to last until 2023. AMD's boss is more optimistic on the issue and says improvements will come as early as next year.
GPU Sales Increased - Double-digit Growth in Shipments
Dawid Wanat, 07 December 2021, 15:04
New market research has revealed an increase in GPU shipments. Despite double-digit growth, there is no noticeable improvement on the market over the previous year.
GPUs Are in Short Supply but Nvidia's Sales Increase
Jacob Blazewicz, 25 November 2021, 16:04
The situation in the electronics market remains bleak, with hardware manufacturers struggling to provide adequate supply. Despite this, Nvidia clearly has recorded a successful quarter.
Problems With DDR5 Memory Supply; Prices May Reach Absurd Levels
Dawid Wanat, 19 November 2021, 17:17
DDR5 memory modules are becoming yet another victim of the chip market crisis. Prices have skyrocketed, availability is almost zero and there is no sign of improvement.
Capcom Explained Why It Prioritizes the PC Market
Adrian Werner, 30 October 2021, 18:44
Capcom has revealed its development plans for the coming years and explained why achieving them requires making PC the most important target platform for the publisher's games.
Intel Doesn't Believe in Electronics Prices Dropping Before 2023
Jacob Blazewicz, 22 October 2021, 17:34
Intel's CEO believes that component shortages (and thus high electronics prices) will be with us until at least 2023.
PC Market in Numbers - Sales of Traditional PC Increasing
Adrian Werner, 12 October 2021, 18:14
PCs are doing better and better on the market. For the sixth consecutive quarter, PC sales have increased.
Is There Really a Chip Shortage? Manufacturer Accuses Middlemen
Michael Zegar, 06 October 2021, 14:26
According to TSMC's analysis, some manufacturers are keeping some of the purchased components for themselves. This hits other companies, such as Nvidia and AMD.
Intel Confidently Announces the End of AMD's Dominance
Konrad Sarzynski, 05 October 2021, 13:40
Pat Gelsinger, Intel's chief executive, announces the company's return to the top. The new Alder Lake and Sapphire Rapids processors are expected to not only compete with AMD, but dominate the market.
Capcom Aims to Make PC Its Main Game Platform
Adrian Werner, 01 October 2021, 10:42
Capcom has ambitious plans. In 2023 at the latest, half of the publisher's games are to be sold on PC.
Electronics Crisis Grows Worse - Power Shortages and Lockdowns
Arkadiusz Strzala, 28 September 2021, 16:16
Shortage of chips, shortage of computer components, can it get any worse? How about power restrictions in China, lockdown in Malaysia and the resulting shortages of everything?
Electronics Prices May Not Drop After All - Factories Lack Workers
Miriam Moszczynska, 24 September 2021, 13:46
Chip factories are facing another problem. As one report shows, a shortage of properly trained workers may be starting.
DRAM Prices May Drop This Year
Jacob Blazewicz, 23 September 2021, 17:10
DRAM manufacturers may have their best days behind them. TrendForce forecasts drops in memory prices, including that used in PC components.
Full Shelves and Cheaper Hardware as Early as 2023? New Factories Could Help
Miriam Moszczynska, 21 September 2021, 17:06
Chip shortages are one of the reasons for the absurdly high prices of computer hardware. However, the opening of more factories may lead to a jump in production in 2023. Will the prices go down?
GeForce and Radeon GPU Prices on the Rise Again
Arkadiusz Strzala, 21 September 2021, 14:03
You still have to spend a lot of cash on a GPU. It's not as bad as it was in Q2, but prices are rising again and this trend may continue for the rest of the year.
Chip Shortage is the Best That Could Happen to Samsung and Other Component Manufacturers
GRG, 03 September 2021, 10:26
Samsung, TSMC, and other chipmakers have once again revealed big revenue numbers despite a shortage of chip availability in the market. How is this possible?
AMD Loses Ground; Nvidia Increasingly Dominates Dedicated GPU Market
Paul Musiolik, 28 August 2021, 20:50
Nvidia strengthened its position as the leader of the GPU market in the second quarter of 2021. AMD lost the most.
New GPU and CPU Price Increases Possible
bachehe, 26 August 2021, 15:21
Reports from Taiwan suggest that processors and graphics cards may become more expensive again in the near future.
PC Accounts Only For 14% of the Market in Europe; FIFA 21 in the Lead
Gacek, 26 August 2021, 13:12
ISFE and EGDF federations published a joint report summarizing the situation of the European game industry in 2020. We found out, among others, that the best-selling game on the Old Continent was FIFA 21.
Nvidia on RTX 3000: Shortages Could Last Until 2023
Jacob Blazewicz, 22 August 2021, 21:11
Nvidia has once again dashed hopes for greater availability of new GeForce GPUs. CEO Jensen Huang predicts that supply of the RTX 3000 series GPU is likely to be limited for most of 2022.
Intel Reveals Arc, Competitor to GeForce and Radeon
Arkadiusz Strzala, 17 August 2021, 14:19
The color palette in the GPU market will be supplemented by the color blue. Soon, in addition to GeForce from Nvidia and Radeon from AMD, gamers will be able to choose Arc from Intel.
AMD on the Offensive - Ryzens Much More Popular Than Intel CPUs
Jacob Blazewicz, 09 August 2021, 20:06
Intel still rules the CPU market, but AMD is starting to tread on its heels. In fact, the new Ryzen 5000 have made AMD's CPUs much more popular in some stores than Intel's.
Epic Games' First Exclusives Were Flops; Only One Game Turned Profit
Michal Ciezadlik, 06 August 2021, 15:43
The documents released during the trial between Epic Games and Apple reveal even more interesting data. According to the latest information, the only exclusive game that made a profit for Epic in the first wave of exclusives was Satisfactiory.
Valve Responds to Wolfire Games' Lawsuit Over Monopolistic Practices on Steam
Hubert Sledziewski, 30 July 2021, 19:44
Valve has responded to April's lawsuit by Wolfire Games, which accused the company of monopolistic regulations. Steam's owners deny the allegations and claim that they are nothing more than an attack on the popular, consumer-acclaimed platform.
TSMC Responds to Intel's Plans - 2nm Factory as Early as 2024
Marcin Nic, 29 July 2021, 21:08
Competition in the semiconductor industry is getting fiercer, as evidenced by recent moves by major companies. Taiwanese giant TSMC has bragged about its progress on the 2nm technology.
Intel Changes the Rules of the Game; Forget About Nanometers
Arkadiusz Strzala, 27 July 2021, 16:51
Intel is changing the rules of the nanometer race. It stops using this measure in naming lithographic processes. After „10nm”, the next step in technology development is simply „Intel 7”.
New Chinese CPU Surprises With Performance; Competition Grows for Intel and AMD
, 26 July 2021, 13:08
The Chinese have unveiled the latest Loongson CPU, which matches the performance of the first Ryzen. This is the country's another step of towards independence in the high-tech sector.
Chinese Giant Goes Bankrupt - is Chip Market in For a Shock?
Przemyslaw Dygas, 19 July 2021, 16:09
The chip market may face another shock. All because of the bankruptcy of Tsinghua Unigroup, an important Chinese producer of the aforementioned components.
Microsoft Explains Why Windows 11 Needs TPM 2.0
Konrad Sarzynski, 29 June 2021, 21:39
Many learned about the existence of the TPM 2.0 security module only after reading Windows 11's hardware requirements. What is it and why is it needed? Microsoft explains the requirement with concern for our security.
TPM 2.0 Module Scalping Begins; Windows 11 to Blame
Konrad Sarzynski, 27 June 2021, 20:39
Microsoft has updated Windows 11's requirements on its website. It will be necessary to have a TPM 2.0 module. Scalpers immediately went on a buying spree, and prices are breaking records.
GPU Prices Dip in Chinese Market Due to Cryptomining Ban
Arkadiusz Strzala, 22 June 2021, 18:15
Some GPUs already cost less, but the biggest reductions are noted in China, where the prices of selected models are even 45% lower. Let's hope it is not a temporary tendency.
GPU Prices Increased by Up to 300% and May Continue to Rise
Arkadiusz Strzala, 11 June 2021, 14:24
Buying a GPU these days is a big expense due to high prices, as over the last year they have increased severalfold. Unfortunately it may get even worse.
GPU Sales Explode; Chips are Still Short, but Supply is Increasing
Marcin Nic, 09 June 2021, 12:25
The last few months will definitely be remembered as the ones where buying a GPU bordered on miracle. Despite severe shortages, the PC GPU market continues to grow.
Intel on Chip Shortages - Better Get Used to It
Jacob Blazewicz, 01 June 2021, 13:35
Pat Gelsinger once again addressed the current chip supply problems. Unfortunately, Intel's CEO still confirms that the semiconductor shortage could last for several years.
Chip Prices Increased by 30%; Electronic Components Price Hike Inbound
Arkadiusz Strzala, 25 May 2021, 13:11
The announced increases in chip prices are becoming a reality. A large part of manufacturers are raising them as we write these words, and some have already done so. Differences reach up to 30%, depending on the type of chip.
Chia Cryptocurrency Can Damage SSDs in the Span of Few Weeks
Marcin Nic, 12 May 2021, 20:32
It turns out that the increasingly popular Chia cryptocurrency does not only affect the availability and prices increase of SSDs. First information about the increased failure rate of SSD media, which wear out very quickly during the mining proces, appeared on the web.