The mods here were kind enough to let me post about an ongoing project for the PC gaming community. Amdahl Cube is a web app, focused on saving you time when you plan a new rig or upgrade an existing one. Like many of you, I enjoy the more technical aspects of PC gaming - I like talking benchmarks, optimizations, and architectures. However, sometimes you just want to know how well the part and rig can play games. That's where Amdahl Cube shines.
Amdahl Cube should look very familiar to gamers - it's all tiered loot, like what you'd find in Warcraft or Diablo. This is what a sample rig looks like:
Greens, blues, yellows, and purples, which represent the performance tiers gamers build towards: [email protected]
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, and so on.How it works
Match the components of the same color, and you get a rig that plays at that level. You can easily find a bottleneck if you see one component is from a lower tier than the others, so it's easy to see what your next upgrade should be.
The components are sorted between the ones that drive performance and the ones that are more functional or aesthetic. Compatibility is managed automatically, with only pieces compatible with equipped components able to be equipped.Getting more technical
We just launched a new tool for helping gamers get even more insight about their about CPU choices too. You can read more about it here
. In short, it's an interactive chart for comparing CPUs, like what you'd see here:
We hope to bring this to GPUs soon.Caveats
How you can help us
- This is best on desktop. We want to be sure things are useful before implementing a mobile version.
- We are using MSRP instead of live pricing. This helped us deliver this faster, but we do hope to offer both live pricing and MSRP views in the near future.
- We are using data from Gamers Nexus. We tried to contact Gamers Nexus to get an OK to use this data but didn’t get a response. We’re not making money off this data, so we hope they will be ok with this. We are going to continue to try to contact them to get clearance, but I don’t want to do anything to upset them. They do awesome work and you should consider supporting them on Patreon.
- Monitors, memory, power supplies, and storage are use generic products for now instead of real parts. Similarly, GPUs are rated based on the stock GPU, not the derivative products sold by manufacturers like Asus and Gigabyte. This is Rob’s fault and he feels bad.
Build a rig and share your comments here. We think this is a really transformative way of building gaming rigs, though we know it is not complete. Let us know if you think this is helpful and something you want more of.
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