Why do new games use so much hard drive storage?


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As technology develops and gaming hardware becomes more sophisticated, developers have to create games to live up to renewed expectations. This means creating gaming experiences and graphics that maximize the capabilities of the most sophisticated hardware systems with limitless gaming storage.

Equally, gamers who purchase new games, that feature incredible storylines and amazing graphics want them to be played and displayed in the best and most immersive way possible. This means that the latest gaming hardware needs to deliver technical specs that not only cope with modern games but are also future-proofed for the games yet to be announced. You can ensure that these new games will be in high demand in terms of required specifications than any previous games.

When it comes to PC gaming, most gamers are typically in pursuit of one thing, and one thing only: the most graphically intense experience possible

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So, when you’re looking for a new gaming PC or to upgrade your rig to handle the most demanding games—what should you look out for?

If you want to fully immerse yourself with a new gaming PC, you need to look closely at the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) capabilities of each PC you’re considering purchasing. 

It is the GPU (a single-chip processor) that allows gamers to jump into realms of fantasy, intense action-packed warzones, and adventurous scenarios, exactly as developers originally intended. 

In a nutshell, the better the GPU, the better your gaming capabilities will be. 

To ensure you’re making the most of your PC’s capabilities and not missing out on the latest graphically-demanding gaming releases, you should consider upgrading your rig to a pre-built system that offers a market-leading graphics card; like the INTEL 11TH GEN I9 CUSTOM PC BUILDER, built with the GeForce RTX 3080. 

Once you’ve set up your new system with a GPU that exceeds the game’s recommendations, then why not put it to the test? We’ve rounded up a list of the most graphically demanding games on the market to give you the chance to flex your PC’s GPU capabilities.

Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy fight scene uses up gaming storage

Consider upgrading your GPU and your monitor for this one, as Final Fantasy XV is not designed for the faint-hearted. This 2018 release of Final Fantasy XV requires a huge 155GB of storage to be able to immerse fully in the game’s 4K glory. 

Already, we’re looking at 8K games and Dreamworks is currently working on a beautiful, carefully-crafted CGI remake for an even more captivating experience for gamers. Due to the nature of Final Fantasy XV’s system requirements, gamers won’t be able to experience a solid 60fps gameplay with anything tamer than one of the best graphics cards on the market. If you’re looking for something suitable, then a system like the INFINITY X129 GAMING PC would be the perfect fit.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3 fight scene uses up gaming storage

The third instalment of the Witcher series does not disappoint. A gripping dark fantasy game, rich with mystery and adventure, is a Cyberpower favourite. 

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, features customisable visual settings and Nvidia HBAO light occlusion, designed to create realistic shadow effects— making this a must-buy for gamers looking for ridiculously good graphics. 

Gamers using an Nvidia operating system can push the already-impeccable graphic constraints to the limit by turning on the Hairworks setting to make the characters’ appearance and characteristics in the game lifelike.

Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5 last supper uses up gaming storage

Developed by Ubisoft, Far Cry 5 is one of the world’s most popular first-person shooting games. In addition to the action-packed content and beautiful brutality, the main thing that makes this game so special (and why it’s included in this list) is the significant amount of graphical options gamers can use to customise their game. 

Gamers can adjust the video quality settings for fog, vegetation, and shadows. To push the graphics further, gamers can select a 4K resolution multiplier and with an impressive FOV slider, allowing gamers to bring the slider all the way up to 120 to see the entire gaming work Far Cry 5 has to offer.

If you hope to run this game at anywhere near 60 FPS and in 4K resolution, then we highly recommend investing in a top-of-the-range graphics card like the RTX 3080.

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