PC Vs PS4 Graphics, Price & Gaming: When It's Worth Getting A Next-Gen PC Instead Of A Console

PC vs PS4 is slating up to be the biggest question of this console generation. The next-gen Playstation débuts in November at the cost of $400 with an okay list of games, so let's take a look at the pros and cons of going either way. We've looked a lot at Xbox vs PS4, but that's really a whole different question.

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Kingthrash3601596d ago (Edited 1596d ago )

i wonder why no pc vs ps4 vs x1?
oh.. wait they say because x1 dont have enough exclusives...but ask any fanboy of x1 and they say just its the other way around....hmmmmm

ot....p4 for me over pc.....pc costs too much to stay current. ONLY MY OPINION sure PC is great just not my thing.

Angels37851596d ago

Me too. Kinda struck me as odd they didn't even mention it.

PoSTedUP1596d ago

i think its worth geting a gamming pc at any point, looking at that gtaIV Oculus Rift first person Mod. im not getting a gaming pc but i do want one. prob gonna get the oculus rift tho unless ps4 comes out with a VR headset.

theBAWSE1596d ago (Edited 1596d ago )

why is it odd?

the xbone (whoops sorry major nelson) on paper is inferior in terms of raw power so why would it be mentioned?

couldn't give a toss about pc last of us on ps3 looks as good as most hi end pc games and I'm sure naughty dog quantic dreams santa Monica etc will provide exclusives on the ps4 that look like they are running on a £2000 pc..

H0RSE1596d ago (Edited 1596d ago )


...which is exactly why they should be focusing on comparing the consoles, because like you said, the PS4 is more powerful "on paper." They should be putting the claims to the test.

And you're fooling yourself if you think PS4 devs are gonna put out games that match what a high-end gaming PC can do. There will have to have sacrifices somewhere, either to performance or graphics or both. Also consider that as time goes on, PC's will continually be up to date with hardware, while consoles will still be using old tech.

When rumors of the X1 being more powerful than people think, even saying it may have a dgpu or being capable of 3-5tflops, people immediately dismissed it, saying it would not be practical offer that much power in a $500 console, yet when PS4 is brought up, a console that is $100 cheaper, going toe-to-toe with high-end gaming rigs seems reasonable...

mewhy321596d ago

I just installed an hd radeon 7750 1gig GDDR5 card into my AMD Fusion 4100 3.8ghz with 8 meg DDR3 RAM. It has some sweet graphics. That card only cost me 89.99 (on sale). Pretty sure that's right on par with the bone's specs but somewhat behind the PS4's specs. At any rate, I run Hawken maxed out at 1600x900 (my monitor's max res) at 30 fps. I think that's a pretty good deal.

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SatanSki1596d ago

How i see things is, with pc you have cheaper games and more expansice hardware. Consoles also have multiplayer paywalls (and others?). In a ~10 years planned life of next generation consoles you almost surely will have to buy another one becouse hardware rarely last this long. In this regard pc has an andventage. I reguralery chenge my computers components buying new ones and selling old ones. This way it doesnt cost me full price becouse i have some money from old hardware, my pc is rather new and more and more powerfull. Nowadays im using higher-middle range of componets which in summary dont cost much more then next gen consoles. Adding to all of this much cheaper games on pc, free internet, accesories like Oculus Rift and versatility of pc makes it my leading platform. I own 360 and owned ps3 that died and will probably buy one of new consoles but i think overally gaming on consoles is more expansive.

CynicalKelly1596d ago

Yeah that is your opinion. My PC cost £500 and has given me everything you fanboys are going mental over for next gen. Multitasking, streaming, a voice chat... It still has better specs than a PS4 and I have had indie games for the past ten years...

It will cost me less to upgrade than it will for you to buy the PS4 and PS5. Trust me. The high cost is just an excuse for those who don't want to venture into PC gaming.

And X1 has plenty of exclusives. It takes a fanboy to deny that.

PIRGANEK1596d ago

Okay, calculate this since you want to be an ass hat. When you upgrade your PC to say a better GPU, your gonna most likely gonna have to one of if not all of these things.. Gotta make sure if your PSU can handle it if not - gotta buy a new one.. If your CPU can handle it without causing and bottlenecks if not then you're fcked and/or if any of that isnt compatable with your mobo.. you know what that means.. (dont even get me started on Heat and cooling) So in the end in 2-3 years because of the way PC hardware updates you'd just have to build another Rig. And you say "just change parts" then that means you'll be doing exactly what I just said. While you're doing all of that I'll be just fine playing games on My PS4 just fine. (Former PC player)

CynicalKelly1596d ago


I bought a PC before the PS3 was released and it has yet to be upgraded, that is seven years. It still outspecs the PS4 and plays all the games on Ultra... So that 2-3 years lifespan for a gaming rig is garbage unless you buy a prebuilt desktop computer like a moron.

If you are trying to tell me that a little bit of research into the parts is too much effort then you belong on the console. An hour of reading up or tinkering that results in a bigger, better game is not hard work.

On that platform, I have a wide variety of other games that cannot go to PS4, it has games that look better than PS4 and it has all those Indie games which no doubt will be cheaper and quicker to release.

If you want to buy the PS4, that is fine, no harm in that. There are some games on it that that are almost worth buying the console for along. Any of Naughty Dogs games for example. But the price argument is rubbish if you buy the right stuff, the games can give a bigger and better experience and the amount of and variety of games is much better.

Mr Tretton1596d ago

"I bought a PC before the PS3 was released and it has yet to be upgraded, that is seven years. It still outspecs the PS4 and plays all the games on Ultra..."


H0RSE1596d ago


people upgrading their PC in 2-3 yrs, likely will not need to completely overhaul their system, and can easily just swap out parts. When you start getting into 5, 6 or more years, then you might want to opt to build a new system, depending what you're using your PC for.

Before I built my new system last yr, my prior PC was 6 yrs. old, and although I could still play games on it, I wanted higher settings and better frames, so I built a new rig - new mobo, CPU, GPU, SSD, RAM. I am running an i5 2500k and a GTX680, and even after 6 yrs, my old PSU could handle that easily.

You seem to following this logic, that PC gamers/enthusiast are buying parts that are just enough to get by, when in reality, many of them are buying more than they need for future proofing purposes, hence my 6yr. old PSU sill being put to good use.

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kingduqc1596d ago

In the long run pc is cheaper and that is a fact.

Gamer19821596d ago

PC is cheaper in the long run. PS4 is easier.

Said this all along.. People just gotta use their brains. This is for PC looking better than PS4 i'm talking 1080p 60FPS BF4 here on PC, not 720p 60fps on ps4. It's been confirmed today you need a 7870 and i5 to get 1080p 60fps on pc if you uild a system around those you can get it under £600 easy. Take off your PSN/XBL sub and game premium off consoles and PC is the better option. Of course you can go bigger like I did and it still works out cheaper with a 7970 and top end CPU.

s45gr321593d ago

I respect your opinion but is not that expensive if and only if you are technically minded. Which is a huge barrier for PC gaming. Meaning is about buying the cheapest, low watt, high performance parts.

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Enemy1596d ago

The PS4 is $399. Kinda funny to see this comparison.

Einhert1596d ago

Well you get what you pay for.

bratman1596d ago

which would be what exactly? Amazing games & good times ahead... i'm ready d:

starchild1596d ago

Well, you are going to spend $400 dollars when you could just buy a Wii U for less.

My point is, you are willing to spend more for a better experience.

I'm going to have my gaming PC and will get a PS4 as well, but not everybody has the time or money to invest in more than one platform.

If I had to choose only one platform it would be the PC without a doubt.

MultiConsoleGamer1596d ago

I have said this since E3 and I'll keep saying it until I'm blue in the face.

The PS4 is currently the best value in console gaming.

Gamer19821596d ago

Best value? How so? PS3 right now is the best value it will also play all major 3rd party multiplication titles this holiday season for less than half the price. Oh and no online fee.. We not talking graphics here are we? Were talking VALUE which is made up of just more than graphics its what you get for your money.

ZBlacktt1596d ago (Edited 1596d ago )

As much as this comes up and I watched the video in the story. To me, I've seen some of the next Gen games already. I'm telling you people, you are SO not going to be disappointed in Next Gen games. I would take AC4 BF on the PS4 over that Skyrim video. Because nothing I saw in that I didn't see in AC4. It runs a real time ocean simulator and the water looks dead on real, acts real, feels real. It has real time weather cycles, real time living environments. Is VERY detailed in so many ways. The game pretty much runs seamless as well with very little load screens. Now on a huge flat panel TV with surround sound it's just going to be epic. Again, for $399 the experience you cannot go wrong at all. Plus, did I mention how awesome the Dual Shock 4 is? So awesome I know PC guys and Developers on PC are using them.

starchild1596d ago

I agree with your comment about AC4 and I know it will look amazing on the PS4. But the PC version is going to have added graphical features that will make it look even better.

I'm not saying the PS4 version isn't going to be an outstanding game in its own right. The PS4 is a great value at $400.

But as a PC guy who is also getting a PS4, I'm still going to be getting AC4 and other multiplatform games on my PC.

ZBlacktt1596d ago (Edited 1596d ago )

Here's my take on this whole deal. I was PC gaming 30 years ago. Yes, on Apple II, IIc and IIe. I'm more then aware of PC's and consoles. But it comes down to what "you" like to play on. If I or anybody wants a PC they can go get one. Same with the consoles. I also think people try and make it out that there's some real huge inferior game play going on here. When there's not really at all. By that I mean like Next Gen consoles are going to be miles behind. I also think some developers are better then others and can extract more from the consoles then others. Hence why some games look mind blowing. While others are ok... yet on the same console.

Again, those with really nice TV's ( we know what that means ) are going to see unreal games on Next Gen. They are not going to be sitting there looking for the smallest flaws. I was blown away from what I saw. I was pulled into the game itself. So people might be pushing misconceptions when they haven't even seen the games in person yet. I only used AC4 as an example because they showed off the most game play. Again, the PS4 is said to be 10 times that of the PS3. Yet so many have not even seen the games in person. A youtube video does zero justice and is only used as something to see at least. So while PC's will have homegrown better this and that. You are going to not feel like you are missing a thing on the Next Gen consoles. Because they look that damn good.

Gamer19821596d ago

Hey I spent £900 on my PC upgrade and I know it will blow a PS4 away I know its better value over a PS4 but I will get a PS4 in the end for my dynasty warriors and Uncharted but that's not gonna be until at least 2014.. I certainly won't be buying a nex-gen console for Killzone, Ryse or any other of those crappy launch titles the only one I am slightly interested in is dead rising but I don't fancy a spy cam in my house plus we all know that game will be on PC by August 2014.

TurboGamer1596d ago

Everyone on N4G should read this article. I'm a Pc gamer and I can tell you that this is a no-bias article. Very good read.

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