10 Years of Gaming PCs: 2009 - 2014 (Part 1)

  • Published: 06 August 2019
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    Have gaming PCs always looked the same? How did performance scale over time? Let’s take a trip down memory lane and see what gaming PCs looked like in 2009 through 2014!

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Comments • 5 399

  • Haberstock Dominik
    Haberstock Dominik  1 hours back

    Guys you rely need to turn down the Red in your standard Grade, Loved the video looking forward to the 2nd one

    • Zara
      Zara  5 hours back

      I would love to see gaming pcs all the way from 90'

      • ez45
        ez45  6 hours back

        6:54 2011 was Socket 1155's year! 1156 was actually the Nehalem socket from 2009.

        • Chad S
          Chad S  14 hours back

          Rip 2014 dead pixels

          • Jia Yuan Lo
            Jia Yuan Lo  1 days back

            RAM usage has increased over the years

            • The_Block_Monger
              The_Block_Monger  1 days back

              Hell yeah, L4D2!

              • Adam Conn
                Adam Conn  1 days back

                My eternal hatred Anthony is reserved for windows 8! https://dai.ly/x2hwqmz

                • Darryl Parkinson
                  Darryl Parkinson  1 days back

                  Best intro yet

                  • steal threaded
                    steal threaded  2 days back

                    My laptop is from 2013 so I end up playing a bunch of 2014 and earlier games.

                    Just replayed skyrim, still so much crap to do.

                    The little 11 inch laptops from that era are dirt cheap and it's way better than a phone for gaming, at least for me.

                    • steal threaded
                      steal threaded  1 days back

                      if you're a nerd like me you can get the fx 9590s for dirt cheap every once in a while, they undervolt like crazy and can run 4,5ish undervolted.

                      It's a decent chip for most tasks except benchmarking.

                  • Oleg B
                    Oleg B  2 days back

                    Hey, FYI there is some high frequency noise (maybe clipping?) in the audio when Anthony is talking. can hear it really well with the beyerdynamic 1770Pro's can talk a look in to it. otherwise all good. (maybe just distortion) either way not your top notch audio quality like usual.

                    • Arandomdeer
                      Arandomdeer  2 days back

                      Wish someone would send me a computer they built and dont use lol im still useing a gtx 950 with 4 gbs of ram and wins 7 lol

                      • Wilcox
                        Wilcox  2 days back

                        linus I used to be a gamer just like you until my water cooler got hit with in arrow

                        • washougal
                          washougal  2 days back

                          lost a bit of cred since you never played skyrim

                          • Jenachy
                            Jenachy  2 days back

                            Win 8.1 may not be the best OS out there, but it sure as hell ain't the worst either. I'm sticking to it for as long as I can before I inevitably will have to downgrade to Win 10 to keep software support.

                            • Brooks Davis
                              Brooks Davis  2 days back

                              Your intro was LIT! Linus ruins everything...

                              • Vincent Burger
                                Vincent Burger  2 days back

                                How did I miss this one? Great intro, love it!

                                • Diffy
                                  Diffy  2 days back

                                  Post-2013 games are next-gen console games that's why they looked much better.

                                  • Mikhail Morozov
                                    Mikhail Morozov  2 days back

                                    Ahh, splendid opening. Music to my ears, indeed.

                                    • TyroneTheCrackHead D
                                      TyroneTheCrackHead D  2 days back

                                      I thought they were going to play rdr2 but I remembered its only on console

                                      • Jacob Anderson
                                        Jacob Anderson  2 days back

                                        When you realize Minecraft came out in 2009

                                        • 0FFICERPROBLEM
                                          0FFICERPROBLEM  2 days back

                                          Anthony at the end of the video = my life

                                        • HyperMR
                                          HyperMR  2 days back

                                          how did Linus remote into his computer back home?

                                          • Jxney
                                            Jxney  2 days back

                                            Borderlands is so underrated

                                            • Isaiah immanuel Boodie

                                              Count down to 10 mil subs

                                              • Sebastian Liebl
                                                Sebastian Liebl  3 days back

                                                Oh man ... I'm actually stuck in 2014.

                                                • Mikael Zenkert
                                                  Mikael Zenkert  3 days back

                                                  Once again reminded that my current GTX 980 card is 5 years old. Never even come close to keeping a graphics card that long before, used to feel a need to change cards at least every 2-3 years. Guess it's possible that it's my gaming-preferences rather than the hardware-scene that's changed though.

                                                  • Steven Moeller
                                                    Steven Moeller  3 days back

                                                    My buddy had Win8 on his system, and somehow it was updated to 8.1 and most of the games he liked wouldn't run anymore.
                                                    In 2014 I actually bought the i5-4690k for both myself and a buddy who didn't have a PC to game on... All he had was an e-Machine. I also picked up a GTX 970 OC and gave him my old GTX 670 OC. Of course, I was still gaming on Win7.

                                                    • Mogen Cheng
                                                      Mogen Cheng  3 days back

                                                      Brooooo you shouldve built a battlefield 3 pc like I did with a GTX 680

                                                      • danghruby
                                                        danghruby  3 days back

                                                        Whereee is metro 2033,ll.....big mistake

                                                        • whyme943
                                                          whyme943  3 days back

                                                          I'd love to see even older tech

                                                          • TheGamingGuys
                                                            TheGamingGuys  3 days back

                                                            Shouldve used a block monitor too, for authenticity

                                                            • RinsedSkateboarding
                                                              RinsedSkateboarding  3 days back

                                                              Riley = Talent

                                                              • Skoog
                                                                Skoog  3 days back

                                                                I literally use the 2011 pc today. But with a 770 in it. Works ok!

                                                                • Alex Cee
                                                                  Alex Cee  3 days back

                                                                  Amazing video! Continue please!

                                                                  • Alex Cee
                                                                    Alex Cee  3 days back

                                                                    I love Alien: Isolation so much! I play it pretty frequently! Such a stunning game!

                                                                    • TheHalosofts
                                                                      TheHalosofts  3 days back

                                                                      The 2012 build is exactly the same I built in that year, still using it :)

                                                                      • Edijs Perkums
                                                                        Edijs Perkums  3 days back

                                                                        I built my first high end gaming PC in 2013. It was pretty similar to the LTT build. 4770k, 16gb DDR3 2400 mhz, 2x 760 4gb SLI, 2x120gb SSDs, 3TB hdd and a 29" 2560x1080 60hz monitor.

                                                                        • Nick Herting
                                                                          Nick Herting  4 days back

                                                                          Wheres the 10,000 RPM VelociRaptor?

                                                                          • Jamie Facebook
                                                                            Jamie Facebook  4 days back

                                                                            omg i had that q9650 build, the Antec case and that copper Zalman cooler no way lol Asus Striker II mobo. i had 2 x GTX280's tho. But still thats hilarious. Madness. Its weird seeing it on the desk it looks identical.

                                                                            • bobiseverywhere
                                                                              bobiseverywhere  4 days back

                                                                              F! Lens Flare.

                                                                              • MetallicBlade
                                                                                MetallicBlade  4 days back

                                                                                For the 2010 build... for fucks sake... just switch to a different monitor and MAKE IT WORK. Lazy bastards.

                                                                                • JonasVDV
                                                                                  JonasVDV  4 days back

                                                                                  Still running haswell 😜

                                                                                  Literally running 2014 setup , besides from cpu being Xeon E3-1231 v3

                                                                                  • alberot11
                                                                                    alberot11  4 days back

                                                                                    Why the f*** did u use the same monitor??? That's bad...

                                                                                    • stalker
                                                                                      stalker  4 days back

                                                                                      pc is still the biggest gaming platform linus what are you saying its not dying it has 1.2 billion gamers around the world and growing

                                                                                      • Nikolay Pelov
                                                                                        Nikolay Pelov  4 days back

                                                                                        I like windows 7. I likes XP much better, but windows 10 is disaster. I hope to skip one and go to windows 11.

                                                                                        • Nikolay Pelov
                                                                                          Nikolay Pelov  4 days back

                                                                                          Can you run benchmark on each best pc for the year and put them in a graph to see how fast the computers are evolving

                                                                                          • Yuzolain
                                                                                            Yuzolain  4 days back

                                                                                            10 years of mac gaming :P

                                                                                            • S1XxCoRe
                                                                                              S1XxCoRe  4 days back

                                                                                              I loved my i7 4770k, but the VR System in now happy