Thursday, July 27, 2006

Why you Should Wait Till 2007 to Buy a PC

  1. Quad-Core Chips
  3. DDR-4 Graphic Cards
  4. DDR-3 RAM
  5. DirectX 10
  6. Windows Vista

Quad-Core Chips
Intel has announced recently that they will push for the release of their Quad-Core chips by the end of 2006 instead of the second quarter of 2007. This would mean that, all technology prior to multi-core will be kinda obsolete. With the release of Vista which is scheduled to be out around early 2007, it will be significantly heavy on those single-core processors. With Quad-Core or more, different tasks can be run simultaneously without slowing down the system compare to running multiple tasks on a single core processor.

Samsung has recently released that they have successfully developped a SSD (Solid State Disk) Hard Disk with capacities up to 32GB. They plan to replace their laptop hard disk with this so called NAND Hard Disk. With this technology, being developped, it is possible for them to fit more of those NAND Flash Memory onto a 3.25" than a 2.5" laptop HDD size. Having no moving parts in this HDD, it will significantly reduce the heat generated and also prolong the lifespan of the HDD

DDR-4 Graphic Card RAMs
Since, DDR-3 on graphic cards have sort of reached its limit, its time to move on to DDR-4 which offers a higher memory clock speed of at least 1500MHz and above. With the release of newer cards which support DirectX 10 or the new PhysX Engine, having a higher memory clock speed would speed up the transfer rate of the graphics to the frame buffer.

DDR-3 RAM for Motherboards
There will soon be DDR-3 type RAMs available for motherboard soon as DDR-2 is beginning to fade out with its limit of up to 1000Mhz memory clock speed on the high performance type RAM. Normal DDR-2 RAMs are around 400, 533MHz. With DDR-3, it is possible to crank the memory clock speed even higher.

DirectX 10
Windows Vista promises the release of the highly anticipated DirectX 10 technology where newer games can take account the calculation of high-end physics and superior graphics. Graphic cards which supports this new DirectX 10, will be able to play and enjoy all the new things DirectX 10 will offer. However, if your card is manufactured to support DirectX 9, you will not be able to experience the new technology and graphics system provided by DirectX 10.

Windows Vista
This will be one of the most highly power consumption operating system ever developped. Original Specs recommended by Microsoft when it first started building Vista was a PC with 4.0GHz with 4GB RAM and 1GB Video Card RAM. Transparency effects and some other cutting-edge technologies will be inserted into Vista. Security will be their main concern as they move to try to minimise the security loopholes which many hackers try to exploit. Therefore having a what I call "kickass" PC is important when this OS comes out.

Therefore, it is best to wait for these technologies to arrive onto the market, let it stabilise and then purchase them. Purchasing a PC now may not acutally fully support windows Vista thus not enjoying the full Vista Experience. If you can hold on to your 1.x-2.x Ghz Computers, please do.


At 4:33 AM, Blogger BlurrY D said...

Oh wow!!! That is mad dude!!! Quad Core!!! DDR-4 !!! Sounds like the machines are taking over!!! Btw, I will still stick to XP maybe after a year or 2 then i will change to vista.

At 3:34 AM, Anonymous Vincent T said...

I think my com is old now.. :(
WIndow's Vista sounds so... bling bling to me. I mean why? Why all the bell and whistle's on the desktop? Tranparency and all.. waste resources only...
I just need something to point to me where to click to run my games. That is all!

At 6:43 PM, Blogger -Leto- said...

get a console then....
put in cd and there's your games... haha

At 10:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But I dun wan Vista wor.. How???
I want an OS that got no Virus, no Spyware.. How???

At 12:43 AM, Blogger -Leto- said...

If you do not have any hatred for the mighty blue apple, then go ahead and get a Mac....

Supposedly safer but to me, i believe its just because no one writes viruses for mac.

At 3:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OOoooo.. yeah.. Thanks for recommending the Mac :) Gonna go and order one this weekend.

Yeah, you're right. Its much harder to write virus for the Mac, hence its so much safer..

Thanks again for your recommendation :)

At 6:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Couldnt wait until weekend. Placed order for my mac already. Waiting for it to arrive via courier now.

w00T!! :)

You should do a review on the Mac too :)

At 6:51 PM, Blogger -Leto- said...

Lolz... I specifically don't like Mac.. but nonetheless its a PC and if its better for some ppl then they should use it. But for ppl who are used to windows crashing and don't send button. Its fine to still continue using windows.

Gaming for Mac is quite hard though as pirated games will be hard to find. But maybe there are some emulators around which can run windows on mac or something like that.

At 7:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmm.. but the whole point of a computer is to use it with as little problems as possible wor, not to put up with the crashing and so on.

hmm.. games, I thought for games, should go for console like PS, or Xbox, and not computer anymore?


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