One of the best—and worst—things about the PC industry is the steady trickle of new technology. There’s always something better coming just around the corner, over the horizon, or a little ways down the road. If you just put together a new rig, the knowledge that it will soon be outpaced by next-generation hotness can carry a bit of a sting.
Right now, there are a number of blips on our hardware radar—all new silicon destined for PCs between now and the spring of next year. AMD will introduce Trinity, a Radeon-infused APU based on the Bulldozer microarchitecture. The company is also set to update its discrete Radeon lineup with 28-nm Southern Islands GPUs. Nvidia will counter with fresh GeForce chips based on Kepler, its own 28-nm GPU. Intel, meanwhile, will go down to 22 nm with 3D transistors in Ivy Bridge. So, which of the four are you most looking forward to? You can vote below or in the middle column on the front page.
In last week’s poll on whether you’d rather play Battlefield 3 or Modern Warfare 3, the new Call of Duty game managed a measly 15% of the vote. Twice as many voters prefer dodgeball, leaving the majority (55%) in the Battlefield camp. After doing such a good job with table tennis, perhaps Rockstar should tackle dodgeball for its next sports game.