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If you're upgrading to a new flagship GPU from AMD or Nvidia, you won't want to play games on some crappy old monitor. Harness their full benefits using a top quality display like these 5 recommendations.
Why it matters: An interesting article posted at WikiChip discusses the severity of SRAM shrinkage problems in the semiconductor industry. Manufacturer TSMC is reporting that its SRAM transistor scaling has completely flatlined to the point where SRAM caches are staying the same size on multiple nodes, despite logic transistor densities continuing to shrink. This is not ideal, and it will force processor SRAM caches to take up more space on a microchip die. This in turn could increase manufacturing costs of the chips and prevent certain microchip architectures from becoming as small as they could potentially be.
Whether you're after a high refresh rate display, a glorious big panel for content creation, or something wallet-friendly, our updated PC monitor guide will help you on your way.
Editor's take: I've long been a proponent of cutting the cord – that is, ditching cable or satellite television service in favor of alternatives like over-the-top solutions and streaming services delivered over the Internet. The dream of true a la carte programming never materialized, but it is still possible to save money compared to traditional providers and free over-the-air (OTA) broadcasts continue to very much be a part of that formula. With the proliferation of streaming services, you may be surprised to learn that OTA technology has continued to evolve.
The Cooler Master Tempest GP27U has been a hotly anticipated monitor for gamers. This is the first sub-$1,000 4K gaming display with full array local dimming, bringing 576 zones of mini-LED goodness.