Puget PC Hardware Reliability Report for 2019-2021 Looks Pretty Good

The reports says that it’s a good time to buy hardware, with PC game sales skyrocketing.

The “most reliable pc hardware” is a report that has been released by Puget PC Hardware. The report looks pretty good, with the most reliable computer being the Acer Predator Helios 300.

Puget Systems, the PC unit manufacturer extraordinaire, has revealed their PC hardware reliability study data just before 2022, reminding us that even at the highest end of the stack, failure is still a possibility. And this time, we’re looking at the remarkably “healthy” outcomes from 2019 through 2021.

Return to the Fire with Intel’s 11th Generation

Before we get to the actual data, we need include Puget Systems’ own component category disclaimer. The omission of motherboards is particularly mentioned in the study, owing to the huge number of models and alterations even within only three years (Puget claims there’s no way to judge them objectively).

Also, we’d like to emphasize that the samples are mostly drawn from product lines and models that are previously recognized to be excellent and dependable. So don’t expect to see the Gigabyte P-P850GM and GP-P750GM on this list.

Let’s move on to the graphs.

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The default reason for the CPU category comes down to extensive quality control and the absence of moving components. As a result, the percentages continue to be low. The CPU class or product with the greatest rate of failure was Intel’s 11th Gen Rocket Lake CPUs, based only on the number of incidents. We’d like to believe it’s due to the excessive power consumption and heat creation, and that quality testing may have harmed the product before it ever reached shop shelves. Which is a shame, since the prior 10th Gen Comet Lake CPU product series was really the second most dependable of all of them.

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The absence of moving components is once again credited with the low failure rate in the memory category. It’s much more insignificant this time, since any of these figures might be attributed to manufacturing faults (and therefore can be swapped quite easily). Regardless, DDR4 3200Mhz modules are the “worst” RAM combination, with a “whopping” 0.90 percent failure rate straight from the retail source. Surprisingly, the ECC variant seems to have the highest failure rate in practical application.

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Now we’ll get to the (ostensibly) fun part: GPUs. Regrettably, the information does not define the models, but rather the product lines. Nonetheless, the Quadro RTX series had the greatest failure rate, with a 6.78 percent shop failure rate, which Puget attributed to a manufacturing fault with the USB-C “VirtualLink” connection on these cards. Both the 3000 series GPUs and the Quadro RTX have a similar field failure rate. It’s worth noting that the data only listed Asus, Gigabyte, EVGA, MSI, and PNY, ignoring manufacturers that are more well-known in other countries like Palit and Colorful.

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Storage media is one of the most important pieces of hardware for this sort of data. As usual, Samsung displays outstanding statistics, while Western Digital has unavoidably joined Seagate’s catastrophe bars. Regardless, these figures are still quite low, and they don’t really play into the ordinary five to seven-year lifespan of today’s PC setups. Except for PCs with 870 EVOs/QVOs, that is.

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Last but not least, there are power supplies to consider. Even more than storage media, the possible eventual kaboom of your complete PC surely warrants this info. Regrettably, this data has already filtered out all except the best-performing, and has simply put them against each other to offer a relative comparison. Even yet, the EVGA SuperNOVA 1600w managed to achieve a 0.91 percent practical failure rate, which is extremely impressive. It ain’t much for your decade-old investment, but it’s an intriguing tidbit of information to have.

And the 2021 Most Reliable Hardware Award goes to…

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Yes, it’s still as excellent as it’s always been. Who’d have guessed that after all these years, Samsung’s SSDs still had it? (/sarcasm) Aside from top-level samples, it’s wonderful to see that the excessive pricing of popular Samsung SSD models have subsequently dropped, making them more accessible to us normal PC peons who can only purchase WD Blues and MX500’s.

The Intel Xeon W-2200 series, as well as the Founder’s Edition of the RTX 3000 series, performed well in the remainder of the components. Overall, with the exception of the RTX Quadros’ manufacture issue, there wasn’t anything to be concerned about, even in the potentially harmful PSU area.

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The “most reliable cpu” is a new CPU from Intel that is set to be released in 2020. The company has been pretty good about releasing high-quality hardware for the past few years, and this report looks like it will continue that trend.

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