Maximum PC January 2020

Maximum PC January 2020
$5.99
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Maximum PC January 2020
US$7.99
Includes Shipping
Maximum PC January 2020
$5.99
Includes Shipping
Maximum PC January 2020
$7.99
Includes Shipping
Published 7th January

Closing the year by looking at the best hardware from the past 12 months is a great way of seeing how far we’ve come, and this year is no different. The constant march of progress means that a PC that you build today is going to be notably more powerful than one you could have built a year ago, and this year that machine is more likely to be built around one of AMD’s Zen 2 chips, with their abundance of cores and support for the latest PCIe 4.0 speedy NVMe SSDs. 

Our other big features include the best projects for the Raspberry Pi 4, and a look at the current state of play of virtual reality. And it just so happens that in the month that we have a feature on VR, Valve decides to announce that it’s time to revisit the Half-Life universe in full VR. And my word, Half Life: Alyx looks incredible. VR has needed a killer app for a few years, and things were beginning to get pretty desperate, but it appears that Gabe and co. have jumped to the rescue. At the time of going to press, there are a few unknowns, such as how movement will work—whether it’ll be teleporting (point where you want to go, and you’ll appear there), or some form of joystick-based movement—but if anyone has the answers, Valve hopefully does. Fingers crossed.

I hope you enjoy the issue.