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User Info: ChA0TiCoNe

3 years ago#1
How long has 1080p been the gaming standard on PCs now? 4 years? Its almost mind boggling to me that the Xbone is running most games @ 720p. If someone told me 3 years ago that the "next gen" consoles would be 720p, I would have thought they were trolling. But as they say - truth is far stranger than fiction. So yeah, I'm saying 720p = last gen, 2006 era.

User Info: Jprime666

3 years ago#2
And there are a lot of PS360 games that ran under 720p

The CoD series all were upscaled to 720p

User Info: BuyersRemorse55

3 years ago#3
Nah, I think 720p is fine for current gen still.

But it is kinda lol how console kids thought every game was going to be 1080p and 60fps.

User Info: Psythik

3 years ago#4
Even 1080p is last gen IMO. Hell, I was running HD resolutions on my CRT in the 90s! (1600x1200) The only reason why 1080p even still a thing is because 4K isn't practical just yet.
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User Info: AsucaHayashi

3 years ago#5
low resolution + unstable fps in almost all console games is a pretty hard indication that console publishers and devs believe that console gamers are the biggest graphics whores around(and watching them flame each other over each platform's capabilities, there's certainly some truth to it).

there's really no other explanation to why they keep shoving all the bells and whistles into underpowered hardware at the expense of the above 2 factors.
PC hardware doesn't need to match console hardware in price when PC gamers save literal thousands from the software they buy.

User Info: Boge

3 years ago#6
Absolutely 720p is last gen.

PC gamers have had higher than 1080p for quite a long time now. There is no reason the new generation shouldn't be able to play at 1080p.
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3 years ago#7
Kind of. I mean, when you are playing on a TV screen a few meters away from you it matters less (for me at least). Though when it comes to the PC, I really think that 1080p is the standard now, which means 720p is in a sense "last gen" (I remember the time when 720p was more or less the standard resolution you would see).
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User Info: kingoffps

3 years ago#8
My laptop runs 720p and I hate it. Desktop feels too damn tiny (like my ****).
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User Info: Haeravon

3 years ago#9
720p software was 'last gen' the second 1080p HDTVs/monitors became easily affordable. That was years and years ago. You can get a decent-sized (40"+) 1080p HDTV for several hundred bucks, easy. 1080p is what I expect, in terms of resolution, from my games these days, and 4k is only a few years off. 720p is laughably out-dated on a 'next gen' system.
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User Info: ChA0TiCoNe

3 years ago#10
720p on a smaller monitor, like 21"? Isn't that bad, but 720p resolution on a 40"+ TV looks like complete ass.
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