Global Game Awards 2016 Results: Best Hardware

Written by Ed SW on Thu, Nov 24, 2016 9:27 AM

It's that time of year again. Yep, that's right, it's Global Game Awards 2016 results time. You've been casting your votes in your hundreds of thousands, pooling your expert hardware and gaming knowledge to pick out the best of this year's 2016 gaming hardware. 2016's been a huge year for all involved, with PC gaming once more on the rise, as we all try and rush towards the shiny newness that is the 4K revolution. So step this way to see what Black Friday PC hardware treats we should be on the look out for as we present the absolute best PC and gaming hardware of 2016.

Speaking of awesome 2016 PC hardware, the next-generation of graphics cards are still arriving from AMD and Nvidia, and we're seeing unrivaled CPU performance once again with more on the way. Hardware manufacturers are continuing to innovate with some astounding gaming kit and it seems a week hasn't passed without something blowing our socks off. Whether it's picking up a new gaming mouse or deciding what console you want under the tree this Christmas, here we've got the best of the best of this year's gaming hardware, according to you, the fantastic GD community.

Before you continue you can also check out the two other Global Game Award Results announcement sections:

Global Game Awards 2016 Results: Game Of The Year - Best Indie - Most Anticipated 2017

Global Game Awards 2016 Results: Best In Gaming

So, the 2016 Best Hardware winners are as follows, if you want to see the awards page for any items feel free to click the pictures...

 

Playstation 4

 

Intel Core i7-7700k

 

Overclockers UK

 

Origin PC

 

Thermaltake Level 10 GT

 

Nvidia

 

 

Corsair K70 RGB Rapidfire

 

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080

 

Samsung Galaxy S7

 

Sennheiser GAME ONE

 

Asus ROG Strix GL502

 

ASUS PG348Q

 

MSI X99A Godlike Gaming

 

Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum

 

Steam

HTC Vive 

Nvidia Pascal 2nd Gen 

 

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04:20 Nov-28-2016

Wait wtf how did the Thermaltake Level 10 GT win best case?! That case came out years ago!! Literally here's a review on it from 2011!!

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05:06 Nov-26-2016

I don't agree with best graphic hardware it says bang for buck in the first paragraph and it has 1080 as the winner, I know it is the fastest but come on.

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05:08 Nov-26-2016

It should have been best bang for the buck gpu. 1070 1050ti and 470 or something like that not a 1080, 1050ti, 480 and 470 for best performance.

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19:35 Nov-25-2016

No AMD Love? Even with them gaining more than half the world's market share in GPU and the highly anticipated absolute monstrous Zen CPU priced at just USD $300 that beat Intel's $1000 CPU? Hmmm Gaming journalism and awards everybody....the more you pay the more you get to play...That's our show everybody!

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11:15 Nov-25-2016

This list is biased and was payed by MSI,Nvidia,Intel, and Sony.

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16:07 Nov-24-2016

The best GPU should have been RX480.Of course GTX 10 series have better performance(even i got one of them) but you cant just ignore the price&performance ratio...

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20:26 Nov-24-2016

Well, the voting was for the best and not best price/performance so... :)

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05:10 Nov-26-2016

This section is often only a two horse race when considering the core manufacturers, but we will also be considering bang for your buck. It's in the 1st section

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23:39 Nov-26-2016

well as you said it said "best" not fastest :p. So I guess it depends on what each one defines as best.

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15:12 Nov-24-2016

how can possibly Intel Core i7-7700k be the best cpu of 2016 if it's not even going to be released in 2016!!!

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20:58 Nov-24-2016

I just searched it up on amazon to make sure I am not mistaken first.
I remember I totally slept when the 6700k was released and I was like "its not even out yet" and it actually was :D

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15:02 Nov-24-2016

best handheld has to be note 7. I mean, who doesn't want a device that can blow up in your face?

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16:53 Nov-24-2016

It ain't note 7 it's s7 there is difference between them

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20:27 Nov-24-2016

Might wanna read the comment again and look for a very obvious joke there, buddy :)

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05:12 Nov-26-2016

Wow man no need to blow up in people's faces. he he he

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14:42 Nov-24-2016

hmmm I kind of disagree with pascal second gen as the most anticipated hardware... I am there is Zen, there is xbox scorpio and a buch of other stuff. Also not sure how I feel about the 1080. I mean if it was at the price of a 980 or 980ti even then sure but its not right :/

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12:06 Nov-25-2016

I can say I don't see a hella lot of people on GD with a quarter of the stuff that won, and for a peoples vote it just seems to miss the point. I doubt many thought about price when choosing the best but I agree it should definitely matter. Steam cuts me the deepest when I wouldn't count all there conditions a "sale".

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10:04 Nov-24-2016

how can be i7 7700k best cpu When is not even released

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11:49 Nov-24-2016

This is the new way of things. Now we get a step further from paying for something we dont know how it is. Now we reward them too.

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12:19 Nov-24-2016

I wondered the same thing? and that is not possible. It is like saying the best car(waiting for release) in the world but no-one owns it. This is ridiculous

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Can They Run... |

| 60FPS, Ultra, 1440p
Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 32GB
| 60FPS, Low, 1440p
Core i5-2400 3.1GHz GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Gigabyte OC 4GB 16GB
| 60FPS, Low, 1080p
Ryzen 5 3550H 4-Core 2.1 GHz Radeon RX 560X 4GB Mobile 16GB
| 60FPS, Low, 720p
Core i5-2400 3.1GHz GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Gigabyte OC 4GB 16GB
0% No [1 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Ryzen 7 5800H 8-Core 3.2GHz GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus TUF Gaming OC 6GB 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Low, 720p
Core i5-4440 3.1GHz GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition 8GB
| 30FPS, Low, 720p
Core i5-4200H 2.8GHz GeForce GTX 860M 2GB 16GB
50% Yes [2 votes]
Core i7-5500U 2-Core 2.4GHz GeForce 940M 2GB 8GB
0% No [2 votes]