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"PS4 and Xbox One Will Set the Standard in Graphical Quality For Next Few Years" - Enlighten Creator

Much has been made of the graphical capabilities of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, especially when compared to PCs. It has been generally accepted that there is still a gap between what the next generation of gaming consoles can do, and what PCs are currently capable.

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KillrateOmega1118d ago (Edited 1118d ago )

Release the PC gamers and their hardware specification discussions!

Shadonic1118d ago

Its funny because its true though.

RGDubz1118d ago

Yeah but you can have the best CPU, GPU and everything else on the market but it's all meaningless if developers don't take advantage of it.

My boy has top of the line everything on his PC topped off with 32 GB's of RAM, but I've never seen a game fully utilise his hardware or even heard of a game that uses 16GB's RAM nevermind 32 GB of RAM, in fact I don't remember a game that uses more then 6GB's of RAM myself.

It really all depends on the developers in the end.

KillrateOmega1118d ago

Very true.

The power of optimization.

Tundra1118d ago

People mostly buy better GPUs for better performance and slightly upgraded visuals.

Top of the line CPUs and 32GB are for either nonsensical bragging rights or you're heavy into RAMdisk, virtual machines or you actually work (Photoshop, 3dsMax, Unity, etc.) on your PC.

Games nowadays only 2~3GB of ram and those are the really graphics intensive ones.

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hellvaguy1118d ago

"My boy has top of the line everything on his PC topped off with 32 GB's of RAM, but I've never seen a game fully utilise his hardware"

It's very common pc building knowledge, nothing is using over 4gb maybe 6gb-ish if u are tacking on some mods. So he wasted money buying 32gb. That's a buyer beware stupidity issue there.

Autodidactdystopia1118d ago (Edited 1118d ago )

I gotz 16gb

I can confirm nothing atm uses over 5-6

I "work" on the pc where 16gb is useful and I still run out of ram all the time.

Is a bird in the hand worth two in the bush?

I don't know. ;)

RGDubz1118d ago

@ manageri

we're not talking current-gen consoles for 1 & 2, like I already stated no games have taken full avantage of the hardware he has keywords being full & advantage, also you saying RAM having nothing to with gaming is a very under educated opinion/statement to make.

@ both manageri & hellvaguy

It's called being future proof, the games of today might only use 4 to 6 GB's of RAM but future games of generations to come will use much more as gaming evolves.

Belking1118d ago

You're right about the RAM. I try to tell people that the consoles won't be using no more than 4 gigs of that for years. They may not ever use all that's available because they don't really need it.

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Thomper1118d ago

Here we go... Grab the popcorn

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KwietStorm1118d ago

Reads title...

Immediately goes off topic and indiscriminately trolls those whom he hopes to detains trolls from!

what

awi59511118d ago

Yeah because the whole title is stupid as crap. When their are low to mid grahpics cards have higher specs now. I find it funny because 200 dollar video cards have just as good or better spec than the ps4 current specs. So this fall when the new cards realease most gaming pcs will have far better gpus in them than the consoles. Because all of high end cards right now will become the mid end cards.

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wishingW3L1118d ago (Edited 1118d ago )

misleading tittle as always...

Enlighten Creator: "GPUs in the new consoles are not as powerful as the most expensive desktop GPUs, but that was also the case at the last transition. It is something of a myth that consoles at launch are usually ahead of the top-end PCs."

"What the consoles always are at launch is the best power per dollar ratio, but if you want more power you have always had the option of going for a really expensive PC."

Rashid Sayed1118d ago

You did not even read the whole article. You are just quoting a part of the article.

awi59511118d ago (Edited 1118d ago )

They arent as powerful as the mid end cards either. You can buy a card with more power than the ps4 card for 200 bucks on ebay they sale brand new ones all the time for that price. Do yourself a favor and buy 2 GPU's for about 150 each in the fall and it will have x4 the power of any console gpu out then.

awi59511117d ago

No you dont i dont have a really expensive pc at all mine cost like 600 bucks at the most. The cpu,gpu, powersource cost the most after that the rest doesnt really matter. And when PC guys upgrade their,motherboard is usally still good,ram, case, operrating system. The thing i upgrade the most is the gpu and some of them last 3 years or more and to tell the truth there is usually only one game that can push my hardware then to make me upgrade. So i really dont even have to upgrade graphics cards every 3 years at all. The only game that came out in the last 3 years to push cards was BF3 everything else still ran on ultra with my old cards.

Pandamobile1118d ago

And this is exactly what PC gamers have been waiting for. Consoles, especially early in the life cycle are the standard platforms for game development. They are the base platforms - the lowest common denominator. When the base platform is hardware from nearly a decade ago, that stymies progress and innovation. Finally, those base platforms will move into the modern age with the Xbox One and PS4, and innovation and progress will begin to happen again.

hellvaguy1118d ago

That plus both next gen controllers will play nicely on the pc. But not so sure if the pc version of Kinect or the touch pad portion of the ps4 controller will see very much pc love.

awi59511118d ago (Edited 1118d ago )

Yeah controllers on a pc are bad its too laggy. I have a 8000 dpi mouse. When i tried to put in a controller for my brother in law to play it was so slow at aiming he was getting so owned lol. Mouse will always better than controllers for aiming because a lazer mouse has no dead zone in the aiming. So there is a noticeable lag in aiming from a controller when trying to game on pc with no auto aim. Also it takes too long to line up a head shot with a controller with now auto aim on pc. Because your crosshairs dont auto lock onto someones head. Controllers have to spray at you on pc with auto aim off its too slow to line up the perfect head shot.

hellvaguy1118d ago

Huh? Maybe your pc is old. Ps3 and xbox 360 controllers play perfectly. never heard of anyone having lag with them. I think that's a outdated hardware issue your having not the controllers.

awi59511117d ago (Edited 1117d ago )

@hellvaguy

Shut up console noob lol. I have dual 7850 2GB in my pc go back to your console and shut your mouth you dont know what you are talking about. I have a razor mouse and a 8000 dps mouse i have just for shooters. Just shut up console noob your embarrassing yourself.

Controllers suck on pc the only people who use controllers on pc games are retards.

greenlantern28141118d ago

really cant wait to see what the devs can do now and see what we get years from now not just year 1 but who will push not just graphics but game play and innovations in ai and new ways to play multiplayer and co op

bobacdigital1118d ago

I am wondering what more can be done that Devs havnt been able to do on PC? At this point we will be seeing higher textures, higher resolution, more AA and AS, and more detail across the board.... My question is how is this any different than what PC is doing already? If all we are seeing is better textures and a resolution bump is that enough to drive next gen?

I am really hoping they make more interesting games rather than just moving the graphic settings from medium to high.I love good graphics as much as the next person.. I am just worried we are just going to see more third person, first person, and open world shooters from this point forward since the hardware is better..

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