It’s no secret that the modern PC is getting bigger, faster and more powerful.
While some have been quick to point out that this makes the system less capable of supporting high-end gaming hardware, others are arguing that this could be a boon for users who already have an existing PC and want to keep it that way.
A new study from The Australian Computer and Communications Commission (ACCC) has found that the average PC user on average has a PC that’s four times faster than their previous one, and it has been suggested that this will help boost download speeds for games and movies.
While we don’t yet know what the results mean for your gaming and streaming experiences, the findings are encouraging for those who already own a powerful PC and would like to see their PC become more capable of handling more of their needs.
The study, which was published by the ACCC, looked at PC gaming performance, internet speed and uploads for games like Battlefield 4, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and FIFA 18.”
As more and more people take advantage of the convenience and ease of online services, the number of devices on the planet will be growing, so that’s why we need more powerful PCs.”
The study, which was published by the ACCC, looked at PC gaming performance, internet speed and uploads for games like Battlefield 4, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and FIFA 18.
It found that gamers on average have a PC with up to twice the gaming power of their previous PC, and that average upload speed of 7.6 megabits per second was significantly faster than the previous generation’s average.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen the results of this kind of study, with many PC gamers being quick to criticise those who use a powerful rig for games, saying they could benefit from better internet speeds.
We have already seen that a powerful Intel Core i7-7700K gaming PC could boost downloads by up to a whopping 3 times in some cases.
However, while these results show that a PC may be more capable than previously thought, they also show that many gamers are still not as capable as they would like, and a PC should be built to support these features as part of its overall system requirements.
This article has been updated with comment from ACCC.