I know we always say next year is going to be 'the big one', but seriously folks, one look at 2019's lineup is enough to get any silicon connoisseur salivating. Even with suitably managed expectations, the next Twelve Months could finally end the cycle of iterative architectures and see long-standing roadmaps come to fruition. It looks like it just might. From CES in January onward, we’re expecting a veritable feast of gaming laptops, graphics cards, processors, and monitors to grace our gaming setups in 2019. And who knows how many weird and wonderful headsets, keyboards, and mice will be revealed across the next twelve months too. It’s also expected to be the year of chiplets, with both AMD and Intel doubling down on flexible, interconnected technologies. AMD Zen 2 will be the first out the gate, combining 7nm Zen 2 core clusters with a 14nm I/O chip to act as an intermediary. While Intel is expected to bring its own brand of inter-connectivity later in the year with its Foveros 3D stacking technology paired with the elusive 10nm manufacturing node.