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Can an i7 920 beat the new jaguar processor in the ps4?

#1xavieris1984Posted 9/5/2013 12:38:35 PM
I am still debating if i want the new consoles, i have a i7 920 clocked to 3.7ghz and a gtx 680sc 9 gigs ddr3 and hpzr 30w at 1600p. I really want to try out the ps4 or xbox one, but not sure if its worth it?
#2StingyrayPosted 9/5/2013 12:51:02 PM
I'd say it's not worth it. What I would do is just sit on what you have because your PC still blows the new consoles out of the water and wait for them to go down in price. Get which ever one for the exclusives you like.
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#3How1ePosted 9/5/2013 12:51:06 PM
Overall, games will still look better on your PC. You seem to be somewhat aware of the hardware you have in that system. You even pointed out the superior resolution so I can't tell if you're serious. I think beat is the wrong word as the processor in the PS4 is pretty unique. Whether or not it is "worth" it is based on the games that you will be missing by using PC exclusively.
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#4GreenMage7Posted 9/5/2013 1:05:28 PM
The only reason to get the PS4 is if you want to play games that are only on the PS4 or console in general.

So if you want to play games like Kingdom Hearts 3, MGS 5, or whatever Sony exclusives there are then you might want one. Still, that's a lot of money for a handful of games.
#5xavieris1984(Topic Creator)Posted 9/5/2013 1:30:40 PM
no i know my resolution is much better, but my i7 920 is from 2009, wasnt sure about the new processors in the new consoles, that was my question??
#6ShebeskiiPosted 9/5/2013 1:50:23 PM
xavieris1984 posted...
no i know my resolution is much better, but my i7 920 is from 2009, wasnt sure about the new processors in the new consoles, that was my question??


The 920 is still leagues better. Leagues.
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#7xavieris1984(Topic Creator)Posted 9/5/2013 1:54:39 PM
wow i didnt know that very surpised to hear that, i thought the new consoles would have at least last years technology to a mid level desktop, weird??
#8ShebeskiiPosted 9/5/2013 2:01:18 PM
xavieris1984 posted...
wow i didnt know that very surpised to hear that, i thought the new consoles would have at least last years technology to a mid level desktop, weird??


The GPU is quite good. Tons of RAM for a console.

CPU has lots of cores to thread, but the actual performance is very sub par. Keep in mind they don't have any CPU overhead, or very little, so the CPU power they do have will go much further.

Your CPU with its current OC probably performs 50-100% better, depending on the application.
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#9godplaysSNESPosted 9/5/2013 2:13:03 PM
What could possibly "hurt" the i7 920 is if games started depending heavily on for example AVX. The i7 920 still packs a punch, but it obviously doesn't support newer instruction sets
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#10xavieris1984(Topic Creator)Posted 9/5/2013 2:14:42 PM
okay thanks, and on a side note, they are saying battlifield 4 is not 1080p it will be running at 720p, what the hell is that, wow that is the same settings for the xbox 360 and ps3, so i guess the new consoles are not as powerful as everyone thought.