PC gamers may be worried about losing their jobs in 2023, but the plethora of options for new GPUs and ultra-widescreen monitors is far from negligible.
This is an elevator pitch version of Jon Peddie Research’s report on PC gaming hardware sales and costs. Broadly speaking, mid-range gaming should see moderate growth through his 2023-2025, while both entry-level and high-end hardware should show a noticeable uptick through his 2025. suggests. 2022 will see a drop, with high-end $3.92 billion and entry-level $2.29 billion.
If you read exactly which bits of PC hardware fit into which segment, and dig into how JPR put these numbers together, it costs $27,500 a year to access, even higher than a 40-series Nvidia card. Become. So it remains to wonder which cards, monitors, chips, and other gear fit the entry, mid-level, and high-end. I’m here.
- “Focus on manufacturers” at the high end, but “at the expense of mid-range product development”
- Intel’s Entry into Discrete Graphics (Entry Level)
- AMD’s ‘Older GPUs’ Dropped To Entry-Level Prices.
- Economic Recovery and 2024 “System Update Refresh Cycle”
- Ultra-wide and ultra-high resolution displays at a “low price” ($320)
Neither of these predicted trends seem unreasonable, but higher refresh rate, wider monitors in the entry and mid-range price points will outperform 8K, which is still in its infancy, over the next few years. With the cryptocurrency mining market for GPUs finally waning and Intel and AMD offering far more options below the high-end, entry-level system buying seems likely to take off. Reasonable but notable increases may become feasible.
Again, nearly all other hardware within gaming PCs is recovering from pandemic-level pricing. Huge, blazing fast NVMe drives are always available and discounted. AMD offers gaming-focused CPUs not only at the high end, but also at the mid-tier level unlocking the potential of high-end cards. The rest of the motherboard, power supply, memory, and other components are a mix of entry, mid, and high end in most normal person’s homebrew gaming PCs. It’s a strange market to track and think about. I’m impressed that JPR even tries to figure it out.