2021 PC predictions and eating our words from 2020 | The Full Nerd ep. 163

Now that the gang’s picks for the very best PC {hardware} of 2020 have been topped, it’s time to gaze into the crystal ball. On this episode of The Full Nerd, Gordon Ung, Brad Chacos, Alaina Yee, and Adam Patrick Murray make daring predictions about what to anticipate from the world of computing in 2021, regardless that 2020 has confirmed that attempting to guess what the long run holds is a idiot’s recreation.

It’s not unattainable although. We begin issues off by revisiting our PC predictions for 2020, made twelve lengthy months in the past—earlier than AMD toppled Intel’s desktop gaming dominance, earlier than Apple migrated Macs to ARM (with improbable outcomes), earlier than next-gen graphics playing cards immediately bought out, and earlier than we launched our candy Full Nerd merch. We nonetheless bought rather a lot proper! In truth, we anticipated AMD and Apple’s strikes. However we additionally bought a complete lot fallacious in yesteryear’s escalating debate, and predictions aren’t any enjoyable with out penalties. For those we bought fallacious, we actually eat our phrases. Every of us introduced our punishing delicacy, however the failures nonetheless style bitter with each chew.

With our bellies full, we flip to recent predictions, and by some means, the lingering paper between our enamel doesn’t render us surprisingly gun-shy. By the top of the present, we difficulty over 50 totally different bets—some daring, some not-so-bold, some downright insane—on Intel’s long-delayed 10nm processors, on how Home windows 10 responds to ARM Macs, on PCIe 5 and DDR5, on the way forward for graphics playing cards and their intelligent upscaling tips, and far, way more.

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