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Consoles catching up with pc?

#1draygonnPosted 10/1/2013 8:49:35 AM
I know that consoles will never be able to fully catch up with pc as the hardware withing a console can never change. However I think the gap between console graphics and pc graphics is getting increasingly smaller to a point I belive that the graphics difference would not be too much to worry about, what do you think?
#2PyrotechnixxxPosted 10/1/2013 8:51:19 AM
That's not really how it works.
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#3ThePCElitistPosted 10/1/2013 8:51:57 AM
There's more to graphics than just how textures and character models look.
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#4DV8ingSourcesPosted 10/1/2013 8:53:08 AM
I think pc is already so far ahead that if anything the gap is getting larger. That isn't to say that consoles look like trash...

RYSE on XB1 is only being run at 900p and 30fps. High end PC's are already pushing that level of fidelity at 1080p 60fps and above.
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#5Enigma149Posted 10/1/2013 8:53:28 AM
Hardware-wise, the gap is increasing. In the 7th Generation, the strongest consoles were on-par with mid-to-high-end PCs. In the 8th Generation, they're on-par with mid-to-low-end PCs.

Graphics-wise, they may look like they're catching up, but that's probably because of diminishing returns moreso than them getting more powerful.
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#6GoIrish80Posted 10/1/2013 8:55:12 AM(edited)
I think you're either trolling, have no idea what you're talking about, or both.

There are multiple "next gen" games that have already been confirmed to be running at 720p. Meanwhile on PC many people are running games at 1440p/1600p, with 4k coming into the picture sometime at the end of next year/early 2015. At this point 1080p on PC is an afterthought, where as on consolese people think it's some kind of big deal.
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#7godplaysSNESPosted 10/1/2013 9:07:25 AM
Almost no game targets the high-end hardware.
The biggest benefit for the PC versions have been the ability to push higher resolutions and AA and get higher framerates


The simple reason to why we've seen PCs get pushed more during the last two years is because the studios have prepared their engines for the next-gen
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#8nameless0101Posted 10/1/2013 9:21:09 AM
I disagree, if anything next generation is further behind current PC's than any generation prior.

The current generation was as good as pretty high end PC's on release spec wise, next gen are only as good as medium spec PC's and will likely be outspecced by gaming PC's after not to long.
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#9therickmu25Posted 10/1/2013 9:47:38 AM
You need to game primarily on a good PC for a few weeks before one can realize the gap.
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#10reincarnator07Posted 10/1/2013 10:13:34 AM
As someone else said, they are drifting further apart. Back in the days of the PS2 and earlier, the consoles were actually more powerful than consumer PCs. The 7th gen consoles were more or less on par with high end PCs of the time (minus the Wii ofc). Next gen consoles look to be equal to mid range PCs today, with the processor falling far short of that. With the rate at which technology is progressing (especially in the mobile market) they'll be miles behind in just a few years.
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