Key takeaways from the annual tech show.

7 announcements from CES 2021 PC gamers should know about

AMD is taking its Zen 3 architecture on the road with its Ryzen 5000 mobile processors. The HX-series is of most note for gamers, with two chips to look out for—the Ryzen 9 5980HX and the Ryzen 9 5900HX. Both of these blisteringly fast CPUs boast eight cores and 16 threads. 

AMD Ryzen 5000 mobile processors

With a 19 percent IPC boost courtesy of the new Cypress Cove core, Rocket Lake chips are the biggest shake up to Intel's desktop CPU DNA in years. Rocket Lake is set to deliver improved single-threaded performance over it predecessors. 

Intel Rocket Lake

Dubbed the "world's smarest mask" by Razer, Project Hazel is an N95-grade respirator. It comes with a built-in voice amp to alleviate muffled speaking and RGB LEDs... just because. 

Razer Project Hazel

Nvidia is calling this the biggest gaming laptop launch ever, with 70 new models set for release in the months ahead. These new laptops are packing Nvidia's RTX GPUs, with the RTX 3080, 3070, and 3060 all featured across the lineup. 

Nvidia RTX 30-series gaming laptops

A GPU that lowers the cost of entry to the Ampere generation to $329. Despite its budget price point, the RTX 3060 has 12GB of GDDR6 memory, though it remains to be seen just how much of a leap it will be over the RTX 2060. 

Nvidia RTX 3060 graphics card

The most exciting laptop to come out of the show is an ultra-portable little beauty that measures in at only 13 inches. While we appreciate the 2-in-1 tablet design, the real headline is the fact you can hook the X13 up to an external GPU. 

Asus ROG Flow X13 gaming laptop

LG is releasing a 42-inch OLED that could be perfect for PC gamers looking for a large, but just about desk-friendly new monitor. If last year's range is anything to go by, this new panel will support HDMI 2.1, and both G-Sync and FreeSync. 

LG 42-inch OLED panel

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