The Technology Plateau: How Your PC Will Always Be Outdated
Another 3 years and another expensive PC component has become outdated in your system. What was once the best part that ran every game is slowly devaluing in front of your very eyes. Not exactly instantaneous, but it does end up happening. We have all been there. Technology is a fast paced beast for those that can rarely keep up with it and a plethora of information for those who can. Newer technologies, newer advancements in resources, and the state of the socioeconomic climate itself are all part of a crazy stream of what sets the standards of current technological evolution and what I call the “Performance Fidelity Expectation Barrier (PFEB)” which is what every product aims to do: perform.
But what is it all for? At the end of it all – is it for extreme 3D modeling in Maya or ZBrush/AutoCAD? Studies show that the majority of people that actually build PCs and super-rigs are in a realm of two words: the gamer. That is right. GPUs, CPUs, power supplies, memory all aim for one thing in a general spectrum: frames per second or superior gaming at resolutions that the viewer wants for themselves. Whether it’s the 4Kophiles or the 1080p HDTV enthusiasts, the aim of every device on the market is not just performance, but satisfaction in a growing trend that correlates to life values itself with the world as a whole and societal economics.