The Official Wccftech Hardware Polls Q1 2018

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Hello everyone, I thought it was about time to do another Wccf polls iteration. The hardware polls are community polls that will run on occasion and indicate how the community leaning towards major IHVs and their opinions on the PC hardware industry. The first part of our official polls, will start of course with the PC hardware side of things.

The polls will remain open till April 18th 2018, after which we will publish the results (naturally, you can get an idea of how things are going to turn out by viewing the real-time results). So without any further ado, let’s begin. The peoples choice award for add-in-board partners will be decided here as well.

*In places where you might own multiple devices – please choose your daily driver.

GPU Opinion Polls

You currently own a GPU from which IHV?
  • NVIDIA dGPU 57%, 2194 votes
    2194 votes 57%
    2194 votes - 57% of all votes
  • AMD dGPU 37%, 1426 votes
    1426 votes 37%
    1426 votes - 37% of all votes
  • AMD APU or iGPU (Including the Vega GH) 3%, 132 votes
    132 votes 3%
    132 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Intel iGPU (excluding Vega GH) 3%, 123 votes
    123 votes 3%
    123 votes - 3% of all votes
Total Votes: 3875
April 3, 2018 - April 18, 2018
Voting is closed
Is your graphics card DX12 (FL 12_0 and above) capable?
  • Yes 87%, 3279 votes
    3279 votes 87%
    3279 votes - 87% of all votes
  • No 13%, 493 votes
    493 votes 13%
    493 votes - 13% of all votes
Total Votes: 3772
April 3, 2018 - April 18, 2018
Voting is closed
Are you using a multi GPU configuration?
  • No 92%, 3505 votes
    3505 votes 92%
    3505 votes - 92% of all votes
  • Yes - AMD Crossfire 4%, 148 votes
    148 votes 4%
    148 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Yes - NVIDIA SLI 4%, 146 votes
    146 votes 4%
    146 votes - 4% of all votes
Total Votes: 3799
April 3, 2018 - April 18, 2018
Voting is closed
Are you planning on updating your graphics card?
  • No - I am perfectly happy with my GPU right now 31%, 1178 votes
    1178 votes 31%
    1178 votes - 31% of all votes
  • No - Prices are too high 25%, 948 votes
    948 votes 25%
    948 votes - 25% of all votes
  • Waiting for NVIDIA's next-generation lineup to be released (tentatively this year) 24%, 907 votes
    907 votes 24%
    907 votes - 24% of all votes
  • Waiting for AMD Navi to be released (tentatively next year) 14%, 520 votes
    520 votes 14%
    520 votes - 14% of all votes
  • Yes - AMD RX Vega or RX 500/400 series. 5%, 178 votes
    178 votes 5%
    178 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Yes - Nvidia GeForce 10 series or Titan Xp 1%, 57 votes
    57 votes 1%
    57 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Yes - Older AMD series 1%, 22 votes
    22 votes 1%
    22 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Yes - Older NVIDIA series 0%, 9 votes
    9 votes
    9 votes - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 3819
April 3, 2018 - April 18, 2018
Voting is closed
Historically, how have you bought graphics cards?
  • I have always bought whichever IHV takes the performance per $ crown for my budget 59%, 2132 votes
    2132 votes 59%
    2132 votes - 59% of all votes
  • I have always bought Nvidia GeForce graphics cards 16%, 568 votes
    568 votes 16%
    568 votes - 16% of all votes
  • I have always bought AMD Radeon graphics cards 16%, 568 votes
    568 votes 16%
    568 votes - 16% of all votes
  • I have always bought the fastest card regardless of price 10%, 376 votes
    376 votes 10%
    376 votes - 10% of all votes
Total Votes: 3644
April 3, 2018 - April 18, 2018
Voting is closed
What is the most you would pay for a top notch graphics card?
  • $300-400 17%, 645 votes
    645 votes 17%
    645 votes - 17% of all votes
  • $500-600 15%, 569 votes
    569 votes 15%
    569 votes - 15% of all votes
  • $400-500 14%, 529 votes
    529 votes 14%
    529 votes - 14% of all votes
  • $200-300 13%, 475 votes
    475 votes 13%
    475 votes - 13% of all votes
  • $600-700 12%, 452 votes
    452 votes 12%
    452 votes - 12% of all votes
  • $700-800 10%, 364 votes
    364 votes 10%
    364 votes - 10% of all votes
  • $800-900 6%, 216 votes
    216 votes 6%
    216 votes - 6% of all votes
  • $1000+ 5%, 201 vote
    201 vote 5%
    201 vote - 5% of all votes
  • $900-1000 4%, 142 votes
    142 votes 4%
    142 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Up to $200 3%, 110 votes
    110 votes 3%
    110 votes - 3% of all votes
Total Votes: 3703
April 3, 2018 - April 18, 2018
Voting is closed

CPU Opinion Polls

You currently own a CPU from which (major) x86 vendor?
  • Intel 62%, 2309 votes
    2309 votes 62%
    2309 votes - 62% of all votes
  • AMD 38%, 1401 vote
    1401 vote 38%
    1401 vote - 38% of all votes
Total Votes: 3710
April 4, 2018 - April 18, 2018
Voting is closed
Which processor family do you currently own?
  • AMD Ryzen 26%, 957 votes
    957 votes 26%
    957 votes - 26% of all votes
  • Intel Haswell/Broadwell 20%, 721 vote
    721 vote 20%
    721 vote - 20% of all votes
  • Intel - Older 18%, 667 votes
    667 votes 18%
    667 votes - 18% of all votes
  • Intel Skylake 15%, 540 votes
    540 votes 15%
    540 votes - 15% of all votes
  • Intel Coffee Lake 8%, 289 votes
    289 votes 8%
    289 votes - 8% of all votes
  • AMD Bulldozer Family 15h 6%, 223 votes
    223 votes 6%
    223 votes - 6% of all votes
  • AMD - Older 4%, 146 votes
    146 votes 4%
    146 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Intel Skylake-X 2%, 65 votes
    65 votes 2%
    65 votes - 2% of all votes
  • AMD Threadripper 2%, 62 votes
    62 votes 2%
    62 votes - 2% of all votes
Total Votes: 3670
April 4, 2018 - April 18, 2018
Voting is closed
Are you planning on upgrading this year?
  • No - I am perfectly happy with my currrent CPU/mopo combo. 48%, 1742 votes
    1742 votes 48%
    1742 votes - 48% of all votes
  • Waiting for the next generation of Zen / Threadripper 20%, 709 votes
    709 votes 20%
    709 votes - 20% of all votes
  • Yes - AMD Ryzen 17%, 621 vote
    621 vote 17%
    621 vote - 17% of all votes
  • Waiting for Cannonlake / Coffee Lake-X 10%, 364 votes
    364 votes 10%
    364 votes - 10% of all votes
  • Yes - Intel Skylake/Coffee Lake 3%, 95 votes
    95 votes 3%
    95 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Yes - AMD Threadripper 2%, 87 votes
    87 votes 2%
    87 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Yes - Intel Skylake-X 0%, 16 votes
    16 votes
    16 votes - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 3634
April 4, 2018 - April 18, 2018
Voting is closed
Which AMD processor are you most interested in?
  • Threadripper 1950X 22%, 691 vote
    691 vote 22%
    691 vote - 22% of all votes
  • Ryzen 7 1700 18%, 581 vote
    581 vote 18%
    581 vote - 18% of all votes
  • Ryzen 7 1800X 16%, 511 votes
    511 votes 16%
    511 votes - 16% of all votes
  • Ryzen 5 1600 13%, 414 votes
    414 votes 13%
    414 votes - 13% of all votes
  • Ryzen 7 1700X 13%, 414 votes
    414 votes 13%
    414 votes - 13% of all votes
  • Ryzen 5 1600X 10%, 317 votes
    317 votes 10%
    317 votes - 10% of all votes
  • Threadripper 1920X 3%, 109 votes
    109 votes 3%
    109 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Threadripper 1900X 2%, 77 votes
    77 votes 2%
    77 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Ryzen 3 1200 1%, 33 votes
    33 votes 1%
    33 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Ryzen 5 1500X 1%, 20 votes
    20 votes 1%
    20 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Ryzen 3 1300X 0%, 11 votes
    11 votes
    11 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Ryzen 5 1400 0%, 10 votes
    10 votes
    10 votes - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 3188
April 4, 2018 - April 18, 2018
Voting is closed
Which Intel processor are you most interested in?
What is the most you would pay for a good CPU?
  • $300-400 33%, 1164 votes
    1164 votes 33%
    1164 votes - 33% of all votes
  • $200-300 28%, 975 votes
    975 votes 28%
    975 votes - 28% of all votes
  • $400-500 14%, 474 votes
    474 votes 14%
    474 votes - 14% of all votes
  • Up to $200 7%, 236 votes
    236 votes 7%
    236 votes - 7% of all votes
  • $500-600 6%, 217 votes
    217 votes 6%
    217 votes - 6% of all votes
  • $900-1000 3%, 103 votes
    103 votes 3%
    103 votes - 3% of all votes
  • $600-700 3%, 97 votes
    97 votes 3%
    97 votes - 3% of all votes
  • $1000-1500 2%, 70 votes
    70 votes 2%
    70 votes - 2% of all votes
  • $1500+ 2%, 64 votes
    64 votes 2%
    64 votes - 2% of all votes
  • $700-800 2%, 54 votes
    54 votes 2%
    54 votes - 2% of all votes
  • $800-900 1%, 45 votes
    45 votes 1%
    45 votes - 1% of all votes
Total Votes: 3499
April 4, 2018 - April 18, 2018
Voting is closed
How much are willing to spend on a great motherboard?
  • $120-170 29%, 1019 votes
    1019 votes 29%
    1019 votes - 29% of all votes
  • $170-200 23%, 783 votes
    783 votes 23%
    783 votes - 23% of all votes
  • $200-300 23%, 783 votes
    783 votes 23%
    783 votes - 23% of all votes
  • $70-120 12%, 423 votes
    423 votes 12%
    423 votes - 12% of all votes
  • $300-400 7%, 229 votes
    229 votes 7%
    229 votes - 7% of all votes
  • $400-500 3%, 111 votes
    111 votes 3%
    111 votes - 3% of all votes
  • $600+ 2%, 62 votes
    62 votes 2%
    62 votes - 2% of all votes
  • $500-600 1%, 46 votes
    46 votes 1%
    46 votes - 1% of all votes
Total Votes: 3456
April 4, 2018 - April 18, 2018
Voting is closed

Vendor Opinion Polls

Which AIB vendor do you trust the most?
  • ASUS 40%, 1341 vote
    1341 vote 40%
    1341 vote - 40% of all votes
  • Sapphire 14%, 474 votes
    474 votes 14%
    474 votes - 14% of all votes
  • EVGA 13%, 418 votes
    418 votes 13%
    418 votes - 13% of all votes
  • MSI 12%, 400 votes
    400 votes 12%
    400 votes - 12% of all votes
  • Gigabyte 11%, 381 vote
    381 vote 11%
    381 vote - 11% of all votes
  • XFX 3%, 107 votes
    107 votes 3%
    107 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Other 3%, 101 vote
    101 vote 3%
    101 vote - 3% of all votes
  • Zotac 1%, 50 votes
    50 votes 1%
    50 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Palit 1%, 22 votes
    22 votes 1%
    22 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Powercolor 1%, 19 votes
    19 votes 1%
    19 votes - 1% of all votes
  • GALAX 0%, 14 votes
    14 votes
    14 votes - 0% of all votes
  • HIS 0%, 7 votes
    7 votes
    7 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Club3D 0%, 5 votes
    5 votes
    5 votes - 0% of all votes
  • PNY 0%, 2 votes
    2 votes
    2 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Sparkle 0%, 2 votes
    2 votes
    2 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Colorful 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 3343
April 4, 2018 - April 18, 2018
Voting is closed
Have you ever bought reference cards?
  • Nah, only custom variants. 69%, 2323 votes
    2323 votes 69%
    2323 votes - 69% of all votes
  • Yes - from AMD. 18%, 590 votes
    590 votes 18%
    590 votes - 18% of all votes
  • Yes - from NVIDIA. 14%, 455 votes
    455 votes 14%
    455 votes - 14% of all votes
Total Votes: 3368
April 4, 2018 - April 18, 2018
Voting is closed
Going forward do you..
  • Wait for custom variants from the various AIBs to be released 88%, 2864 votes
    2864 votes 88%
    2864 votes - 88% of all votes
  • Buy AMD reference cards 7%, 220 votes
    220 votes 7%
    220 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Buy Nvidia founder editions 5%, 178 votes
    178 votes 5%
    178 votes - 5% of all votes
Total Votes: 3262
April 4, 2018 - April 18, 2018
Voting is closed
If you prefer custom variants over reference cards, is it because:
  • They have better cooling solutions 74%, 2330 votes
    2330 votes 74%
    2330 votes - 74% of all votes
  • They have a higher build quality 11%, 346 votes
    346 votes 11%
    346 votes - 11% of all votes
  • Other reason 7%, 212 votes
    212 votes 7%
    212 votes - 7% of all votes
  • They have beefier power supply circuitry 5%, 170 votes
    170 votes 5%
    170 votes - 5% of all votes
  • They are prettier 3%, 93 votes
    93 votes 3%
    93 votes - 3% of all votes
Total Votes: 3151
April 4, 2018 - April 18, 2018
Voting is closed
What do you think about exclusive marketing programs like the NVIDIA GPP?
  • I will not buy from AIBs who agree to such marketing programs since I think it hurts competition. 48%, 1554 votes
    1554 votes 48%
    1554 votes - 48% of all votes
  • I think it hurts my freedom of choice but I will still buy from such an AIB. 28%, 896 votes
    896 votes 28%
    896 votes - 28% of all votes
  • I am indifferent. 14%, 467 votes
    467 votes 14%
    467 votes - 14% of all votes
  • I think alls fair in a free market. 10%, 313 votes
    313 votes 10%
    313 votes - 10% of all votes
Total Votes: 3230
April 4, 2018 - April 18, 2018
Voting is closed

VR Opinion Polls

Do you have a VR capable system?
  • Yes 58%, 1907 votes
    1907 votes 58%
    1907 votes - 58% of all votes
  • No 42%, 1365 votes
    1365 votes 42%
    1365 votes - 42% of all votes
Total Votes: 3272
April 4, 2018 - April 18, 2018
Voting is closed
Do you currently own a PC VR HMD?
  • No 90%, 2903 votes
    2903 votes 90%
    2903 votes - 90% of all votes
  • Yes 10%, 306 votes
    306 votes 10%
    306 votes - 10% of all votes
Total Votes: 3209
April 4, 2018 - April 18, 2018
Voting is closed
Are you planning on getting a PC VR HMD this year?
  • No - VR is dead 38%, 1217 votes
    1217 votes 38%
    1217 votes - 38% of all votes
  • Waiting for second generation VR HMDs 25%, 785 votes
    785 votes 25%
    785 votes - 25% of all votes
  • Waiting for prices to drop 24%, 763 votes
    763 votes 24%
    763 votes - 24% of all votes
  • Other 10%, 304 votes
    304 votes 10%
    304 votes - 10% of all votes
  • Yes - HTC Vive (or Vive Pro) 2%, 76 votes
    76 votes 2%
    76 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Yes - Oculus Rift 1%, 36 votes
    36 votes 1%
    36 votes - 1% of all votes
Total Votes: 3181
April 4, 2018 - April 18, 2018
Voting is closed
How much would you be willing to pay for an excellent VR system?
  • Up to $200 34%, 959 votes
    959 votes 34%
    959 votes - 34% of all votes
  • $300-400 24%, 686 votes
    686 votes 24%
    686 votes - 24% of all votes
  • $500-600 13%, 363 votes
    363 votes 13%
    363 votes - 13% of all votes
  • $1000+ 6%, 181 vote
    181 vote 6%
    181 vote - 6% of all votes
  • $600-700 5%, 144 votes
    144 votes 5%
    144 votes - 5% of all votes
  • $700-800 5%, 130 votes
    130 votes 5%
    130 votes - 5% of all votes
  • $200-300 4%, 124 votes
    124 votes 4%
    124 votes - 4% of all votes
  • $400-500 4%, 109 votes
    109 votes 4%
    109 votes - 4% of all votes
  • $900-1000 3%, 94 votes
    94 votes 3%
    94 votes - 3% of all votes
  • $800-900 1%, 36 votes
    36 votes 1%
    36 votes - 1% of all votes
Total Votes: 2826
April 4, 2018 - April 18, 2018
Voting is closed

Miscellaneous Opinion Polls

How much RAM does your system have?
  • 16 GB 55%, 1822 votes
    1822 votes 55%
    1822 votes - 55% of all votes
  • 8 GB 20%, 660 votes
    660 votes 20%
    660 votes - 20% of all votes
  • 32 GB 17%, 556 votes
    556 votes 17%
    556 votes - 17% of all votes
  • Other, odd configuration 3%, 102 votes
    102 votes 3%
    102 votes - 3% of all votes
  • 64 GB 3%, 96 votes
    96 votes 3%
    96 votes - 3% of all votes
  • 4 GB 2%, 78 votes
    78 votes 2%
    78 votes - 2% of all votes
  • More than 64 GB 1%, 29 votes
    29 votes 1%
    29 votes - 1% of all votes
Total Votes: 3343
April 4, 2018 - April 18, 2018
Voting is closed
What is your CPU configuration?
  • 4 Core / 8 Threads 29%, 961 vote
    961 vote 29%
    961 vote - 29% of all votes
  • 4 Core / 4 Threads 21%, 682 votes
    682 votes 21%
    682 votes - 21% of all votes
  • 6 Core / 12 Threads 19%, 617 votes
    617 votes 19%
    617 votes - 19% of all votes
  • 8 Core / 16 Threads 17%, 573 votes
    573 votes 17%
    573 votes - 17% of all votes
  • 8 Core / 8 Threads 3%, 112 votes
    112 votes 3%
    112 votes - 3% of all votes
  • 6 Core / 6 Threads 3%, 95 votes
    95 votes 3%
    95 votes - 3% of all votes
  • 2 Core / 4 Threads 3%, 89 votes
    89 votes 3%
    89 votes - 3% of all votes
  • 2 Core / 2 Threads 2%, 54 votes
    54 votes 2%
    54 votes - 2% of all votes
  • 16 Core / 32 Threads 2%, 54 votes
    54 votes 2%
    54 votes - 2% of all votes
  • 10 Core / 20 Threads 1%, 27 votes
    27 votes 1%
    27 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Other 1%, 27 votes
    27 votes 1%
    27 votes - 1% of all votes
  • 12 Core / 24 Threads 0%, 13 votes
    13 votes
    13 votes - 0% of all votes
  • 18 Core / 36 Threads 0%, 13 votes
    13 votes
    13 votes - 0% of all votes
  • 14 Core / 28 Threads 0%, 4 votes
    4 votes
    4 votes - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 3321
April 4, 2018 - April 18, 2018
Voting is closed
What is the minimum acceptable resolution and FPS standard of gaming for you? in other words, what do you play at?
  • 1080p 60 44%, 1434 votes
    1434 votes 44%
    1434 votes - 44% of all votes
  • 1440p 60 16%, 524 votes
    524 votes 16%
    524 votes - 16% of all votes
  • 1440p 120+ 10%, 343 votes
    343 votes 10%
    343 votes - 10% of all votes
  • 1080p 30 9%, 283 votes
    283 votes 9%
    283 votes - 9% of all votes
  • 4k 60 7%, 234 votes
    234 votes 7%
    234 votes - 7% of all votes
  • 1080p 120+ 6%, 214 votes
    214 votes 6%
    214 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Other / Wide Angle 6%, 184 votes
    184 votes 6%
    184 votes - 6% of all votes
  • 1440p 30 1%, 40 votes
    40 votes 1%
    40 votes - 1% of all votes
  • 4k 30 1%, 40 votes
    40 votes 1%
    40 votes - 1% of all votes
Total Votes: 3296
April 4, 2018 - April 18, 2018
Voting is closed
Do you own a...
  • Neither (vanilla display) 63%, 2037 votes
    2037 votes 63%
    2037 votes - 63% of all votes
  • AMD FreeSync Monitor 24%, 779 votes
    779 votes 24%
    779 votes - 24% of all votes
  • NVIDIA G-Sync Monitor 14%, 440 votes
    440 votes 14%
    440 votes - 14% of all votes
Total Votes: 3256
April 4, 2018 - April 18, 2018
Voting is closed
Do you prefer:
  • Optimal performance and quality 67%, 2161 vote
    2161 vote 67%
    2161 vote - 67% of all votes
  • A minimum acceptable level of performance (fps) and maximum quality 21%, 691 vote
    691 vote 21%
    691 vote - 21% of all votes
  • A minimum acceptable level of quality and maximum performance (fps) 12%, 389 votes
    389 votes 12%
    389 votes - 12% of all votes
Total Votes: 3241
April 4, 2018 - April 18, 2018
Voting is closed

Note: 30 fps can be taken as the minimum acceptable level of performance.

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