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The PC Gaming Hardware Market is very diverse amongst its different segments. The high end Enthusiast segment is very performance and style oriented much like sports car owners. While the low end just wants to play games on something and this is why the segment is under threat from cheaper gaming solutions.



The global PC gaming hardware market is forecast to slightly recede in 2015 but, but less than the overall PC market, and then resume growth in 2016. However, all recession and growth within the market is not equal. Jon Peddie Research (JPR) believes that notebooks bought for gaming have entered a challenging sales environment as PC gamers gear up for the forthcoming mass market 4K/UHD development.

Ted Pollak, Senior Analyst notes “. This cycle, unlike any for the past fifteen years, will inspire gamers to upgrade their displays. 27 inch and larger 4K/UHD displays are reaching mass market pricing levels and produce an incredible experience allowing much wider field of view and greater detail. The financial outlay for these display upgrades alone is billions of dollars over the coming years” Jon Peddie, President of JPR adds “In addition to the cost of the new display technology, gamers are going to need the computing horsepower to drive Triple A game engines at over 60 frames per second, and that horsepower comes at a premium”. Sixty frames per second is considered the gold standard in PC gaming and many prefer even faster speeds, at least twice that number if VR is involved.

The PC Gaming Hardware Market is very diverse amongst its different segments. The high end Enthusiast segment is very performance and style oriented much like sports car owners. While the low end just wants to play games on something and this is why the segment is under threat from cheaper gaming solutions.

Source: http://jonpeddie.com/publications/pc_gaming_hardware_market_report
Edited by BiG StroOnZ - 10/28/15 at 10:13pm
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And why do we have Gaming and Enthusiast mixed up again? mad.gif

These terms are far from interchangeable.
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And why do we have Gaming and Enthusiast mixed up again? mad.gif

These terms are far from interchangeable.
Are semantics really important for your understanding of the chart? It's just for segmenting rig cost.
I'd call anyone buying the Acer X34 an enthusiast gamer.
    
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However a new wave of TV optimized PCs from Alienware, iBuyPower
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TV optimized PC
TV optimized PC

Maybe they come with HDMI 2.0 thumb.gif
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All Alienware Alphas with Gxx 960+ have HDMI 2.0
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Um what. lol

So you look at market trends from the past years and it has been decreasing, then all of a sudden it's going to improve by significant margins in the next 4 years? Really? Due to what? 4K and VR?

To be honest VR isn't ready to impress, when i show people VR and let them try it, they say something like, oh its like a 3D movie, I guess it's okay-That's the average person's reaction. An enthusiast might find it more awesome, but overall the glasses aren't important, we need higher quality software and games, we need interactive motion trackers and a real platform that home users can utilize.If history has taught us anything it's that when we depend on software developers to expand a market we usually are left with the check.

4K is still expensive, and to game on 4K you need to spend almost a grand on a piece of hardware to drive decent graphics.

So the new XBOX and PS released more than a few years ago, when they released then sure we should have been the PC market take a hit, but it's been a few years, and we should see increases.

The only big thing that will help is the launch of Skylake and Microsoft Windows 10, these together will increase holiday sales, but will their effect last for a few years? Maybe, but I don't think VR is going to push things along. History has taught us that when MS launches a new OS the PC industry benefits a lot, and Intel launching at the same time will as well. There is one more thing that will push higher sales: the fad of the tablet is over for the most part. Most have realized that outside of specific uses they would rather have a laptop with more power, compatibility, and a keyboard and that is why we have seen the return of the keyboard in certain segments. However, I don't think people are buying new tablets if their old ones work fine, meaning that they might spend that money on gaming hardware instead.

Also 60 FPS is the bronze standard, not the gold standard.Since when did the minimum become the gold standard?
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I have noticed a lot of people at tech school buying up gaming laptops of late. Of course that not crazy high end ones, but ones that at least play pretty darn good.

But yeah, to push 4k you got have some pretty beefy hardware, reason I'm ignoring it for the time moment. I rather go for stability, smooth gameplay, and great screen quality.

I see no problems running at 60fps, fine enough fps to enjoy a game at. Though I do understand the FPS and race gamers like to have higher fps for competitive reasons. So far I'm still quite content playing on my 1080p IPS monitor at 60fps, as long as I get enjoyment and fun at playing games. thumb.gif
 
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However a new wave of TV optimized PCs from Alienware, iBuyPower
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Console-esque form-factor, HDMI 2.0, wireless controller support out of the box?
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