NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 Series (Turing)
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
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)
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.
Last updated: Dec 30, 2019 at 06:11 am CST
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