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The Best Tech of the Decade (Page 11)

By Anthony Garreffa on Dec 29, 2019 09:24 pm CST - 1 min, 26 secs reading time for this page

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 Series (Turing)

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NVIDIA went from stride to stride with its moves from Maxwell to Pascal, but the leap up to the Turing GPU architecture was something else. NVIDIA shifted towards using faster GDDR6 memory (over HBM2 on the Vega GPUs from AMD) and delivered us real-time ray tracing for the first time ever. NVIDIA still reigns supreme when it comes to graphics cards in the last days of 2019, with the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti still way out and ahead of anything AMD can offer, even with its not-released-at-the-time Navi GPU that dropped in 2019.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2000 Series

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The successor to the original Ryzen Threadripper in the Ryzen Threadripper 2000 series was led by the kick ass flagship Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX, a processor that offered a crazy 32 cores and 64 threads. AMD offered this up for just $1799, and saw 19.2 billion transistors on a CPU on the 12nm node. But then things got even crazier in 2019 with Zen 2 and the Ryzen Threadripper 3000 series. But at this point, Intel was clearly losing the HEDT race and scrambling to catch up -- and still hasn't, even in the last days of 2019.

NVIDIA BFGD (Big Format Gaming Displays)

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I don't care what anyone says, but having a 65-inch 4K 120/144Hz G-SYNC ULTIMATE gaming TV in the Big Format Gaming Displays is a tour de force of tech. NVIDIA is the only one on the market with it, and the only one on the market with a graphics card anywhere near fast enough to handle 4K at 120 or 144FPS. In saying that, I really need to get my hands-on a new 77-inch 4K 120Hz OLED G-SYNC TV, stat.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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