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As technology continues to advance and integrate into society, there have been arguments that the technology is taking over the world. Some complain that there has been a halt in innovation and that the age of gadgets and tech have entered a stagnant, or boring, period. However, on the other hand, there is a growing consensus that those arguments are not the case. With a focus on 2017 alone, there were many great technologies produced.

Outside of the gaming atmosphere, the idea of gadgets has expanded to include things such as a robotic bicycle wheel and reusable rockets. While smartphones have replaced many of the standalone gadgets that use to be carried separately, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t plenty of interesting new hardware for gamers and tech lovers alike.

Here is a look at the five best gaming tech of 2017.

  1. Frostbite 3.0 Engine

Frostbite 3.0 has changed the game when it comes to the types of visuals consumers expect in games. DICE, the technicians who created the engine, did what some couldn’t imagine, and the results of the sound and look are phenomenal. While Battlefront 2 (the game using the new engine) does have a lot of issues, the frostbite engine profoundly impacts the game’s success with superior sound and visuals.

  1. AMD Ryzen CPUs

First introduced in 2017, the new CPU architecture that AMD introduced immediately won the approval of gaming and tech enthusiasts everywhere. The performance it delivered was awe-inspiring and left PC gamers waiting for the next gaming advancement by AMD. Those who have argued that PC gaming is a step ahead of consoles and portables may not have further proof that the gap between the systems is widened further, ensuring the gaming’s technological dominance.

  1. Xbox One X

For players who want fantastic performance at a price less than that of high-end gaming PC, look no further than the Xbox One X. In a sleek, yet performance enhance consoles, consumers need not worry about buying large consoles to get the playing experience they desire. It has the latest tech packed into a polished console reminding all that the Xbox aims to deliver pure power to console gamers and is exceptionally good at doing what it does.

  1. Decima Engine

The Decima Engine was used in Horizon: Zero Dawn and the outcome is stunning. Arguably one of the most remarkable games of all time, Horizon achieves an immense open world on a gaming console.The tech is claimed to be a largely flexible piece of tech and will be used in Hideo Kojima’s new game Death Stranding.

  1. Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch did what all game consoles have wanted to do: create a console that is designed for both at-home and on-the-go entertainment. Consisting of a tablet with a 6.2-inch screen with slots for attaching Nintendo’s Joy-Con controllers on either side, the console becomes a handheld video game machine; however, at home, players can slide the slate into a dock that hooks up to the TV allowing gamers to play it like a traditional console. Overcoming enormous skepticism, Nintendo created a console that stands out from all other portable systems that have come before.