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Gaming computers can definitely be used for work. They often contain high end components (processor and graphics card) that preform well on many different types of tasks – not just gaming.
In fact, many popular YouTuber’s benchmark their gaming rigs with productivity software along with games to get a better idea of their performance.
Difference Between a Gaming Computer and a Regular Computer
As I mentioned, the main difference between a Gaming PC and a Regular PC is in the components. Mainly the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is going to be more powerful.
This more powerful Graphics Card (GPU) is going to allow you to run games, which are visually more demanding than other tasks.
You also might have other parts which are all around better – a faster CPU (Central Processing Unit), more RAM (Random Access Memory), and a bigger HDD (Hard Drive Device).
The last thing that can be a big difference between a normal computer and gaming computer is the Monitor. Specifically the monitor refresh rate.
The refresh rate of a gaming monitor can allow for a smoother visual experience. It has become more popular lately and is even advertised on gaming laptops. It becomes very serious as you look toward the world of eSports.
Can I Use a Gaming PC for Normal Use?
Of course! Your mom can browse Pinterest till her hearts content on these things. You can also do anything else you would do on a regular computer.
What else can you do with a Gaming Computer?
With a powerful machine like most gaming computers, your possibilities are endless. Here are a few tasks a powerful Gaming PC could be used for:
- Video Editing – Rendering out scenes can take a lot of processing power.
- 3D Modeling – Another task that can take a lot of power to render.
- Scientific Computations – I am not super familiar with this one, but I know they can be used for it.
- Photo Editing – Some of the heavier tasks will improve a ton with a better computer.
- Programing – Compile times can be cut down a lot with a better machine.
- CAD (Computer Aided Design) – Similar to the 3D modeling.