MSI vs ASUS vs Acer – Best gaming brands in South Africa

PC gaming is still king in South Africa, according to the results of the MyBroadband 2019 Gaming Survey.

1,787 readers took part in the survey, the majority of whom worked in the ICT sector or were tech-savvy individuals.

When it comes to gaming, PC was by far the most popular platform. The PlayStation 4 then came in a distant second place.

Respondents were also asked to rate the best brands across a range of PC gaming categories – including graphics cards, monitors, and laptops.

The results of the survey are detailed in the graphs below.

Please note that brands with a low response were omitted from the graphs.


Best graphics card brand

ASUS and MSI dominated the graphics card category.

Gaming Survey


Best motherboard brand

As was the case with the graphics cards, ASUS and MSI were the top choices for motherboards.

Gaming Survey


Best hard drive and SSD brand

Samsung was the clear favourite when it came to storage, with Seagate and Western Digital second and third, respectively.

Gaming Survey


Best monitor brand

Samsung and Dell were the top two brands when it came to gaming monitors.

Gaming Survey


Best gaming laptop brand

Alienware received almost 50% of the vote for best gaming laptop brand, putting it firmly in first place.

Gaming Survey


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