Maximum PC February 2019
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Published 5th February
PC gaming is in great health at the moment, but if you want to build a machine to enjoy the latest titles, what should you go for? This issue we take a look at the many, many options, and piece together a machine that balances performance with value for money. From picking the most cost-effective components, to piecing it all together, we show you how to build a kick-ass 1080p gaming powerhouse that also happens to be a great all-round PC.
We also show you how to build a multi-threaded workstation monster, with AMD’s Threadripper 2950X forming the star of the show. We also cover off the applications that benefit most from such a machine, from video encoding to distributed computing. This issue we also take a look at what’s next for real-time ray tracing, and whether Nvidia’s current offering is really what we want, or indeed need.
On top of that we take a look at using a Raspberry Pi to control your smart home, take a look at Intel’s new Core i9-9980XE in the labs, and get our hands on one of the best thin and light gaming laptops we’ve ever seen.