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It's a logical fallacy to say that your current PC is as powerful as a next-gen

#1BendoHendoPosted 9/10/2013 3:22:21 PM
console, from a performance point of view. Because games are optimized specifically for that console hardware.

From a hardware perspective, perhaps your current PC is as powerful as a next-generation PC, or even more powerful.

When the 360 came out in 2005, the best graphics card was the GeForce 7900 GT and the best processor was approximately the Athlon 64 X2 4400. (Don't kill me if those weren't the exact best ones, I'm going by memory)

So let's say in 2005, you had this killer machine with a Athlon 64 X2 4400 and a 7900 GT. It would set you back $1500.

Or you could buy an X-Box 360 in 2005 for $500.

Today, that killer machine would barely play Battlefield 4, if it did at all. Meanwhile, the 360 would still be able to play Battlefield 4 and look good.

So it's misleading to say that you can buy a PC more powerful than the latest console.

The performance per dollar ratio in consoles is MUCH higher in pure gaming performance standards.

(I'm a hardcore PC gamer who doesn't even play console games)


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#2Snuckie7Posted 9/10/2013 3:24:21 PM
Trying too hard.

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#3unknown2226Posted 9/10/2013 3:24:39 PM
BendoHendo posted...
and look good.

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Look good? Most console games look and run horrible. Sub 30 fps most of the time. I am used to 100 fps or more.
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#4randy_123rPosted 9/10/2013 3:25:41 PM
*takes out popcorn* I predict 50 posts
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#5DarkZV2BetaPosted 9/10/2013 3:31:18 PM
Actually, from a performance perspective, current PCs are far, far more powerful than next gen consoles.
Seriously, they're stuffing mobile/netbook parts in those things.
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#6TalksPosted 9/10/2013 3:32:09 PM
I think a 7900 could run Battlefied 4 at minimum settings and 640p and 20-25fps like the 360 version will.
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#7BendoHendo(Topic Creator)Posted 9/10/2013 3:36:50 PM
And let's say you had a GTX 780 today and an i7 processor. Do you really think that machine will be able to play the latest games 8 years from now? Because a PS4 and XBox One will certainly be able to.

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#8Snuckie7Posted 9/10/2013 3:38:46 PM
BendoHendo posted...
And let's say you had a GTX 780 today and an i7 processor. Do you really think that machine will be able to play the latest games 8 years from now? Because a PS4 and XBox One will certainly be able to.

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Yes, and the i7/780 will be playing the games at higher settings and framerates too.
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#9Last Grand MageX2Posted 9/10/2013 3:44:30 PM
This is a really dumb topic. The PS3 and Xbox weren't outclassed by then-current PCs to the degree that the PS4 and Xbone are.
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#10DV8ingSourcesPosted 9/10/2013 3:44:32 PM
BendoHendo posted...
And let's say you had a GTX 780 today and an i7 processor. Do you really think that machine will be able to play the latest games 8 years from now? Because a PS4 and XBox One will certainly be able to.

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Easily. Just as before, the consoles will have their games neutered in regards to framerate and resolution in order to appear 'current'. As it stands, it looks to be that 30fps is STILL the target of many showcase games on the new consoles. We will be playing those same games at higher framerates and resolutions from day one. Also I won't have my current system 8 years from now. I LIKE spending money on my machine every few years when performance gains are evident. Sure y system could play console games at console settings but, I choose to run those games at a higher level.
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