2020 could not have handled a few of us properly, with the COVID-19 virus nonetheless rampant. However quite a lot of cool issues occurred in tech area within the final 12 months, together with (however not restricted to) product launches, digital actuality headsets, PC elements, new applied sciences and extra.
With that in thoughts, we have compiled a brief listing to spotlight among the finest tech information of 2020. All that stated, let’s take a fast journey down reminiscence lane and see what occurred, lets?
Oculus Quest 2
Oculus Quest 2 was fairly an attention-grabbing VR product, as it isn’t only a direct improve from the unique Oculus Quest. In comparison with its predecessor’s worth of USD399 (~ RM1611), additionally it is less expensive at USD299 (~ RM1207). That stated, Oculus Quest 2 considerably lowered the barrier to entry to VR, making it extra accessible to everybody excited about VR content material.
To again up that assertion, since Oculus Quest 2 was launched, VRChat’s participant inhabitants hit a brand new excessive of 24,000 concurrent gamers a number of months in the past. With the VR group rising steadily, we are able to count on higher content material and merchandise from builders to serve this market sooner or later.
Greater than 100 W quick charging more and more frequent
As we grow to be extra reliant on our smartphones, we’d like to ensure our units have sufficient battery to final us a full day. Rising the battery capability is essentially the most direct methodology. However one other approach we might prolong the lifetime of the battery is by charging it as quickly as doable.
It is also why smartphone manufacturers attempt to enhance their fast-charging know-how. For instance, a 125W quick charger can absolutely cost a 4000mAh battery in about 13 minutes. Sadly, whereas 125W quick charging is just not that frequent, we are able to count on a better adoption charge in 2021.
AMD Ryzen 5000 sequence
AMD is again as soon as once more with the Ryzen 5000 sequence, which gives much more efficiency and worth than Intel, with costs ranging from RM1349. Whereas the Ryzen 5000 sequence processors are a bit dearer than their Ryzen 3000 sequence counterparts, they carry out a lot better. Total, there is a rise of as much as 19% within the IPC and a rise of as much as 26% within the efficiency of 1080p video games.
Nvidia RTX 3000 Sequence
One other extremely anticipated PC part launched this 12 months was the Nvidia RTX 3000 sequence. These GPUs include 2nd Gen Ray Tracing and third Gen Tensor Cores, which scale back efficiency affect when taking part in video games with Ray. Tracing enabled. Not solely that, however Nvidia additionally elevated the GDDR6X VRAM to 24GB on the RTX 3090. With this quantity of VRAM, you’ll be able to comfortably play video games at resolutions as much as 4K or larger.
Sony PlayStation 5 launched!
After quite a few leaks, renders, and rumors, Sony’s PlayStation 5 was lastly unveiled globally, with the Malaysian worth set at RM1869. Whereas there aren’t many video games obtainable for the console but, there can be extra to return quickly. With the studios beneath Sony, we are able to count on extra unique titles on par with the Uncharted sequence, Final of Us sequence, Ratchet and Clank, and extra to be launched subsequent 12 months.
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