Gaming desktops (or gaming computers) are like standard desktops, but with much more powerful components and higher performance. High-end CPUs, video cards, and cooling solutions allow them to run at high speeds for extended periods of time without overheating or slowing down. Since computer games demand such a high level of performance in order to display the best possible picture, a high-end desktop is ideal for playing games. They are also widely used by gamers all around the world as they give you higher FPS (frames per second) rates and a much better gaming experience.
Features of a gaming desktop
Gaming desktops have a number of features that set them apart from standard desktops and other computer types. These include:
Monster high-end CPUs, such as Intel’s i7 Extreme processors, with 8 or more cores. They allow the computer to run multiple processes simultaneously without slowing down. For example, most computers can only run one game at a time. A gaming desktop with a powerful CPU can run several games, chat programs, and web browsers at the same time without slowing down.
Video cards with massive amounts of video RAM (memory) are able to quickly render complex images for each frame of gameplay. For example, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M video card has 4GB of dedicated video memory transferring up to 108GB/sec of data. This means that you can run games at 4K resolution and ultra settings in fullscreen mode without stuttering or lagging, even on larger screens.
Monster cooling solutions and high-quality components allow for stable operation at much higher CPU and GPU speeds than standard desktops. For example, an Intel Core i7 5960X can run at up to 4.5GHz with proper cooling. This is much higher than the 3.5GHz speed of standard CPUs and allows gamers to enjoy smoother gameplay with less lag and stuttering.
Large amounts of RAM (8-64GB) enable gamers to handle more processes simultaneously and run games at higher resolution and detail levels.
High-performance cooling solutions ensure stable operation even when the system is pushed to its limits during gaming sessions. Watercooling solutions allow for much better overclocking performance than standard CPU coolers (fans).
Powerful CPU and GPU combinations such as Intel Core i7 5960X + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M give you the best possible performance when playing games.
Different storage options such as mSATA + HDD or a large capacity SSD allow gamers to install games and other software on fast solid-state storage for much faster OS boot times, loading of new levels in games, and smooth gameplay without any lagging.
Top-notch sound cards that deliver high-quality surround sound (7.1 or more channels) and allow gamers to set the volume levels independently for each audio source, so footsteps are loud but other sounds are quiet enough not to distract from gameplay.
High-performance wired and wireless networking solutions with low latency ensure smooth online gaming without any lagging or world pings higher than 100ms. Also, top-notch routers are required to deliver the best online gaming experience.
Cable management solutions allow gamers to route cables behind the motherboard in order to improve airflow inside the computer case and make it look clean and neat on the outside.
Different LED lighting options for PC cases/fans allow gamers to match the color scheme of their computers with the rest of their gaming setup.
Multi-monitor setups, as well as curved and ultrawide monitors for a much better gaming experience.