Global Game Awards 2017 Results: Best Hardware

Written by Jon Sutton on Fri, Nov 24, 2017 11:00 AM

Games are all well and important, but it's engines underneath your PC's hood that really makes the magic happen. At the Global Game Awards, we also celebrate the best in gaming hardware, from the must-have gaming mice and headphones to the console that should be under your tree this year.

2017's been a monumental year for hardware, AMD breathing fresh life into the industry with the dual-pronged attack of Ryzen and Vega, while Intel was swift to counter with Coffee Lake. Not to be beaten, Nvidia offered up unparalleled performance with its monstrous GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards.

If you're looking for the gaming awards, be sure to check out the two other Award announcement sections:

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

Global Game Awards 2017 Results: Best In Gaming

So, the Best Hardware winners are as follows...

Best Console of 2017 - PlayStation 4

Best CPU - Intel Core i7-8700K

Best Gamers' Case - Cooler Master Cosmos II 25th Anniversary Edition

Best Gaming Keyboard - Razer Blackwidow Tournament Edition Chroma V.2

Best Graphics Hardware - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

Best Gaming Phone - Samsung Galaxy S8

Best Hardware Manufacturer - Nvidia

Best Headset - HyperX Cloud Revolver S

Best Laptop - ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501

Best Monitor - ASUS VG245H

Best Motherboard - MSI Z270 Xpower Gaming Titanium

Best Mouse - Logitech G903

Best PC Builder EU - PC Specialist

Best PC Builder US - Origin PC

Best VR Headset - HTC Vive

Most Anticipated Hardware 2018 - Nvidia Volta

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19:36 Nov-25-2017

Origin pc?

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13:15 Nov-25-2017

Happy owner of a 1080 ti. I think it was a game changer for top end graphics cards. We finally feel like paying the extra premium is worth more than 5-10% performance boost over the high end card. Completely agree with the award.

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22:02 Nov-24-2017

Funny how best CPU 8700k wouldn't happen this year, if it wasn't for Ryzen. Funny how nVidia is best hardware manufacturer, despite them only making 1070Ti, card that didn't need to exist and is only there to draw attention away from Vega. While AMD literally moved CPU industry forward with Ryzen.

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22:04 Nov-24-2017

Intel had no intention of giving us more cores and we would still be on Kirby Lake now, if it wasn't for Ryzen. Also funny how Coffe Lake CPUs are often sold out, we have nothing but only Z370 chipset for it, which makes it rushed launch for 2017.

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22:06 Nov-24-2017

Also I still suspect that Intel cherry picked chips to send to reviewers, giving them chips which will get better turbo frequency, as well as better overclocks. Which is why you see that big difference in scores between reviewers, especially for locked chips. Plus question of how much Z370 helps with turbo...

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22:07 Nov-24-2017

Plus best graphic card award only? No bang for the buck award? I mean it is pretty boring category with 1080Ti pretty much being it.


Don't understand be wrong, but I get feeling of this having bit of a bias in it on CPU side. :-D

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13:17 Nov-25-2017

Nvidia made the 1080 ti this year, which was a game changer.

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22:11 Nov-25-2017

I thought 1080Ti came out earlier. But no, 10th March 2017, I stand corrected on that point. Man, did I think that came earlier... it really feels like it was there forever. Sure it was game changer on high end, giving even more lead to nVidia. But I still think AMD with Ryzen shook market far more for everyone.

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16:07 Nov-24-2017

Nvidia achieved a clean sweep.

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15:15 Nov-24-2017

Why is an overheating mess of a recycled "4th gen" intel CPU named top best when there is Ryzen?

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15:52 Nov-24-2017

Because there will always be people who will buy a product because it has a brand they had for year's I guess. For me the best AMD cpu is r5 1600 which offers the best price/performance.

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15:58 Nov-24-2017

Because even though there is some truth to what you say it still offers the best gaming performance on the market right now.... Although Ryzen is a great product it is a bit behind in this chapter in terms of fps due its ipc and clockspeed being lower(it should only matter much to people running monitors with higher then 60Hz refresh rate)

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16:50 Nov-24-2017

I don't like this score system - they just look at performance and not the price

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18:09 Nov-24-2017

If it did say best gaming cpu than I would agree with you but it says best cpu which isn t the i7-8700k.

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19:00 Nov-24-2017

Isn't the 8700K the best in terms of single core performance, and thus as of now the best for gaming? Correct me if I got this wrong I'm not entirely sure, but if I'm right that would make it a pretty easy choice in my opinion.

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14:38 Nov-24-2017

"Gaming" phone, that's funny :)

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Can They Run... |

Core i7-11800H 8-Core 1.90GHz GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Mobile 8GB
| 30FPS, Low, 720p
Core i5-6260U 1.8GHz UHD Graphics 620 12GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1070 Gigabyte Windforce OC 16GB
| 30FPS, Low, 1080p
Core i5-2500 3.3GHz GeForce GTX 750 8GB
| 30FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-3470 3.2GHz GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D Compact 3GB 12GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 30FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB