A Console has never and will never beat a good Gaming-PC (at least in the last 12 years). The Question is if you are willing to pay the 1000bucks to buy that good Gaming-PC. For me, I am lucky enough to have the money to buy both :D but i have always been a Pc-Gamer and always will be. I only get the Consoles to play the games that don`t come out for the PC.
Guys, try to build a PC that beats PS4 by 10 times the performance for $400 (this includes case and power supply). I'm afraid you can't.
PC hardware will have always more performance than consoles. Here's a comparison of TFLOPS of some gpu's:
PS4 gpu ____ 1.84TFLOPS
AMD Radeon 6870 ____ 2.016TFLOPS
AMD Radeon 7870 ____ 2.99TFLOPS
AMD Radeon 7970 ____ 3.78TFLOPS
Nvidia Geforce GTX 670 ____ 2.45TFLOPS
Nvidia Geforce GTX 680 ____ 3.09TFLOPS
And now comes the interesting thing, game will now be optimized for x86 hardware, so in theory those optimizations should run faster in PC hardware (x86) and in AMD gpu cores, because its the same architecture but it is faster and you can even overclock.
An Intel 4-core is faster than an AMD 8-core, and I guess that the PS4 CPU will have lower clocks than a desktop CPU (for example an AMD FX 8-core 4.0Ghz), because they need to lower TDP, heat and power consumption.
An advantage that I see in the PS4 is the shared 8GB of DDR5, because it means that the GPU can use more ram than most desktop GPU's have.
No. Absolutely no. You can already build a PC faster than that. All over the internet when I see news/discussion of the PS4 I see a bunch of monkeys in the comment section going "YEAH! This'll beat a PC for a year or two!" ...No it won't. On Intel's release cycle it's likely Haswell will be out months prior. It's already slow thanks to it's architecture, then it'll be outdated as well.
They seem to think GDDR5 will somehow make this thing amazing, but we've got plenty of that where it counts... in the video card. We can have and make use of 32GB+ of memory. We have infinite input/output options. A console is forever doomed to be years behind technologically in return for the "I don't have to mess with it" mentality and will always be on the low end of the spectrum to keep a reasonable price. To try and assume that a console will be in any way as faster or better than a good PC is just asinine and illogical.
If you came here thinking "Yes." I have to properly inform you that this is completely false. If/when you get one, if you don't have a good PC, it will feel like a massive upgrade, just don't fool yourself into thinking you have the $300-600 equivalent of a $1000-2000 computer. Think about it, then smack yourself for being dumb.
Do you think that the following PC components:
AMD A10-5800K APU - $130
AMD Radeon HD 6670 - $80 (Hybrid Crossfire'd with A10-5800K's built-in Radeon HD 7660D)
8GB of DDR3 1866 RAM - $60
A85X mATX motherboard - $75
1TB Hard Drive - $115
Blu-Ray Drive - $50
400W PSU - $60
Any Computer Case - $50
Go with Ubuntu or Kubuntu if you don't want to go with Windows Home Premium OEM; otherwise $100
Will that get you close to PS4 if it costs $400?
As for Ubuntu or Kubuntu, there is Steam for Linux with Half Life and Counter Strike: Source. No Portal or Left 4 Dead, though.
I'm not going at this "playstation vs pc" or any other device.
I would choose a console over a pc 'couse it's simple, I don't have to check hardware speccs or software configurations to make sure the game works!
Plug it in, put the disc in, and off you go to any fantasy world (or that is how it used to be...)
the pc have a WIDER range of stuff one can do on it.
mobile devices are more likely to "kill" both pc and consoles as they provide the cheap, easily accecable and great feeling in game, we used to love. compared to todays pc and console games, where the graphic is mostly in focus!
Microsoft needs to change the Gaming API, DirectX garbage to make it more efficient for gaming. If they aint gonna change it then yes a lower end ps4 will outperform a faster pc gaming rig. Because the Ps4 is better optimized. You can see it clearly at the next generation games it looks better then what the Pc gaming is offering (better Gfx ). But i think at the end the Pc will destroy any console if it comes to raw power.
Assuming that PS4 will cost about $400 compared to the components for a custom PC that will cost about the same, I'd say that a $400 PS4 will be faster than a $400 PC.
Everyone is talking about PS4 and Avalanche Studios... goal achieved. But to be fair he did say "most PC" which is somewhat true. And games are much better optimized for PS4's hardware then PC's. So comparing PC specs with that of the PS4...yeah PC wins. But that says nothing really
No and no i will not buy PS4, why would I do that? Do I can play old games on PS4? No. Do I can connect mouse? No and so on. It's pointless to ask just no. Dose not matter what exclusives games PS4 will get sooner or later someone make emulator and besides what do I miss? Killzone? MGS? I can survive without those. Ill get ArmA 3, Assetto Corsa, Planetary Annihilation, SQUADRON 42, Il-2 Sturmovik: Battle for Stalingrad, Wings of Prey 2, etc. Please give me one reason to get PS4 cuz buying PS4 means I have to buy a TV and that mean cost is way to high.
The usable power of consoles is often overlooked, when developers build applications for consoles they are not hindered by drivers and software such as DirectX to make the application's code work on many different kinds of hardware. On consoles, the developers can code much, much more efficiently to the point where on some applications the difference between the console and PC version is negligible.
Keeping that in mind, it is possible that the PS4 will match or even outclass many PC's in perceived processing power due to the efficiency of its processing. However, to say that it is more powerful than PC's in terms of overall raw processing power would not be true.
Uncharted 2 is a perfect example of this.
I loved Darkside of the Moon. Did you know it was on Billboard's charts for over 30 years?
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