A gaming computer, gaming rig or gaming PC is specifically designed for playing demanding and complex video games. After all, a custom-built gaming rig is the only surefire way to get exactly what you want, exactly the way you want it. When you control everything that goes into your PC from the power supply up, you know that you’ll be able to play the games you want, at the framerates you want, without sacrificing performance.
The main advantages of having the memory mounted so close to the GPU itself are as follows; reduced latency due to signals travelling a shorter distance, more bandwidth due to more space for data lanes, and decreased power consumption due to inherent differences to GDDR on the microscopic level.
The game Alone in the Dark was released by Infogrames in the same year, and although once again it was not the first of its kind, it made a similar contribution to the survival-horror genre of games, establishing features later seen in games such as Resident Evil and Silent Hill.
Since, for better or worse, consoles largely dictate how much stress triple-A developers are willing to put on hardware when designing their games, having a PC that’s specced in line with consoles means you’ll be able to keep pace with the current crop of games at least until another console refresh appears on the horizon.
The game Elite, originally released in 1984 for the BBC Micro and Acorn Electron computers, introduced 3D graphics and was soon ported to other popular computer platforms, including the Commodore 64 and Amiga, the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, the Atari ST and even the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).