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Will a PC still outperform a console after 7 years?

#1TehPwnzererPosted 7/10/2014 4:28:43 PM
That's how long consoles generally last now, but will a current PC worth say $800 be able to perform better than, or as good as a PS4 after 7 years without upgrading? Keep in mind that developers optimize games for consoles which really helps mitigate loss in quality in 7 yearold hardware.
#2Fade2black001Posted 7/10/2014 4:29:46 PM
It will be better and by a lot as well
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#3BogePosted 7/10/2014 4:33:36 PM
Depends on the developer and how well they decide they want to optimize the PC version.
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#4TitanStrikePosted 7/10/2014 4:38:21 PM
if it outperforms it now, why would it change?
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#5FL81Posted 7/10/2014 4:39:01 PM
Yes.
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#6r7gerrabbitPosted 7/10/2014 4:40:12 PM
At the beginning of 360/PS3 developers focused only on consoles and ported to PC.
That slowly changed and ended up with developers making the PC version the definitive version of the game, with beefed up graphics and everything. Then they downscaled for consoles.

No reason to believe that this gen will be different. Once the consoles start to become a chore the PC will stay in focus.
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#7TehPwnzerer(Topic Creator)Posted 7/10/2014 4:41:07 PM
TitanStrike posted...
if it outperforms it now, why would it change?


Because of the optimizing I mentioned earlier. Stronger hardware doesn't necessarily mean you're going to get better results than a console after 7 years. Basically I'm asking if consoles age more gracefully than a PC.
#8KaiRyusakiPosted 7/10/2014 4:42:54 PM
puh-lease. "optimizing" to most devs is just turning down graphical effects until they get a playable framerate. and it'll be optimized for the same compoents a pc use anyways.
#9godplaysSNESPosted 7/10/2014 4:45:00 PM
If DX12 gets widespread adoption, PC would be in the best situation ever

But it's not all apples-to-apples comparisons between console and PC versions. For example, BF3/BF4 on the 360/PS3 only has 24 players, and settings lower than PC's lowest.


The Witcher 3 will be an interesting case for platform comparisons.
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#10TehPwnzerer(Topic Creator)Posted 7/10/2014 4:47:55 PM
Excellent information to know guys, thanks.