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Is the PS4 a threat to PC gaming since it's basically a high-end PC for $400?

#81sonic_man00Posted 11/1/2013 7:09:43 PM
Threat? No. But Consoles and PC will finally be at the same pace, So yeah.
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#82MMaestroPosted 11/1/2013 7:12:03 PM
TheMoonJumper posted...
A high-end PC?

Not even close.
#83Gojak_v3Posted 11/1/2013 7:15:08 PM
TC forgets to mention the hardware in a PS4 will be comparable to a PC for at most 6 months. After which it will be obsolete, just like every other generation.
#84FaendrylPosted 11/1/2013 7:18:44 PM
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#85EnteraiPosted 11/1/2013 7:19:29 PM
Its not a threat to pc gaming at all, the people who choose to pc game usually have their rigs gaming ready (as in the 1,500+ dollar range) and have very little quarrel about allotting more money into their pc as there budget applies.
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#86Snuckie7Posted 11/1/2013 7:21:19 PM
WiNGSPANTT posted...
Snuckie7 posted...
And so is the number of cores. Do you think 8 P4 cores strapped together would be faster than a modern i3? Because that's nearly as bad as what the PS4 uses.


P4 was never designed for parallelization so obviously not, genius. Jaguar is. You're just showing your own ignorance here by claiming that the PS4's CPU is equivalent to a bunch of P4's strapped together. It's just dumb dumb dumb.


What if I told you the PS4's "8 core" CPU is just two quad cores strapped together?

Also, I never claimed the PS4 CPU was equivalent to 8 P4's strapped together. Might want to work on that reading comprehension.
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#87Kageblade23Posted 11/1/2013 7:23:10 PM
haha its nowhere near considered a high end pc maybe one you can get for 6-800 but not a 2k pc sorry... most people who buy pcs at that price use it for things other than games so it really is nowhere near being a threat to pc gaming not to mention its easier to mod on a pc than it is on a console...
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#88phantasyPosted 11/1/2013 7:27:33 PM
honest question, would the gpu, since its like a 7850, in the ps4 be bottlenecked by the cpu, since its pretty weak?
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#89RagnawindPosted 11/1/2013 7:27:54 PM
Many people seem to have many misconceptions about PC hardware components. For example, the CPU doesn't have nearly as much effect with games as RAM or the GPU does. That is why the CPU used had a slower clock rate and more cores. As for the cores and speed debates, it all depends on the architecture of the CPU and how well it is optimized with its instruction sets. Theoretically, if made perfectly, a CPU with more cores at a lower speed will always beat a CPU with less cores and more speed, as long as the CPU with more cores and a higher combined total for speed than the CPU with less cores. The problem currently is to get each core to work together properly and only do what is required of it at the time.

As for RAM, the GDDR5 is much faster than DDR3 and other types of RAM commonly used and is designed specifically for gaming, which is what a game console is for. A PC is more of a general use device, by the vast majority of PC owners and mostly used for internet and other stuff, rather than actually games.

Lastly, the GPU is the most significant factor in games. That is what sends the signals to the RAM and the CPU to let them know what needs to be done with the game. Obviously, the better the GPU, the better the game will look and respond. If you have a good GPU, not as good RAM, and even less for a CPU, you will have a great way to play games on the system. The best would be to have the best and fastest GPU, RAM, and CPU, but the RAM and CPU only need to be aas strong as the GPU needs them to be to run the game it is trying to run. It is all based on how well the devs can work with the equipment. Technically, if a game is coded properly, you can run a current-gen game on a much older machine just as well or better than on a newer machine. The coding for a newer machine usually won't work as well an older machine and vice versa.
#90RagnawindPosted 11/1/2013 7:29:42 PM
phantasy posted...
honest question, would the gpu, since its like a 7850, in the ps4 be bottlenecked by the cpu, since its pretty weak?


It wouldn't really unless there is bad coding involved, A better GPU is always better than a CPU, since with games, the GPU is more important than the CPU in modern times.