Here are the biggest PC gaming hardware stories of 2022


2022 is almost over. Believe it or not, expensive GPUs didn’t dominate the hardware news cycle as much as we thought they would at the start of the year. Since news tends to blur at breakneck speeds, it’s always fun to look back at the biggest hardware stories throughout the year and see how much (or how little) time has passed.

This year saw industry-changing events such as the release of a new generation of graphics cards, the sudden (but predictable) collapse of the GPU mining industry, and the release of the steam deck (opens in a new tab).