The crazy folks at PC Gamer have just built what many would consider the most powerful gaming machine on the planet. How powerful? How about four GTX Titans powerful!
What if someone gets four 780TI? It may outmatches the PS4 but the cost of doing this is enormous. Not to mention a waste
It would be silly putting 4 gpus, since they wont scale. 2 GPUs make the best scaling. 3 GPUs scale but would only be recommended if you are playing on 3 screens or maybe 4k res. Also no point getting Titans, since they cost a 1000usd. Imo just get GTX 780 OC it, they can easily outperform Titans, or get R9 290x and perform just as well as Titans. 3x R9 290 would only cost 1500usd, not much considering the amount of power. Edit: lol Why do you even mention the PS4? the GPU within the PS4 costs about a 100usd, no point comparing a Kia to a Ferrari.
I mention the PS4 because of a line that the author wrote in the article on the site itself. "It's kind of sad to think that this single machine outmatches the PS4 which just came out. Heck, it would probably beat the PS5 and 6 while it's at it. "
Well 3x titans, 780GTX or R9 290x would put the setup around the neighborhood of 14-16 TFLOPs of power. Which is a bloody hell lot of power, id agree with the author the setup would probably beat a PS5 dont know about a PS6 though lol. But yea silly of the author to compare a PS4 to this setup. PS4 would struggle against 200usd GPUs, never mind even 1 of these.
3 Titans do scale, just not as much as the first 2, the 4th decreases performance on most games by about 5%. A few games get a slight increase from the 4th but that is very rare. It is possible for 4 to scale but Nvidia's drivers don't fully support quad SLI for Titans yet, games also have to be coded a certain way for them to take advantage of it which is why for most games the 4th actually decreases performance slightly. They simply aren't made to properly recognize that setup and end up loosing efficiency.
Are you aware that the 780ti's are available now?
I feel like you missed the point. They wanted to build an obscenely powerful PC with incredibly expensive parts. Hence the expensive and powerful parts.
It doesn't take this to match the PS4 though. That was just a comment he made, and then followed with, it could probably outmatch the next two generations following. That I don't believe, however. Honestly, I am still running a 680 and I am not worried of being able to keep up this this generation. Still plan on upgrading come the 800 series though.
680 will be very future proof this whole generation for 1080p gaming. I mean it's something like 3-4 times more powerful than next gen consoles. Now for 4k gaming, you would need more.
I run Arma 3 at 2560 x 1600p 60fps ALL Ultra settings on a HP 30" monitor or across 3 24" 1080p HP monitors. COre i7 2700k 16GB Ram 2x HD7970 Gigahertz Edition GPU's Super Cheaper than their set-up! Arma 3 is such a beautiful game with HUge draw distances and great detail. Challenging A.I. too but I'm usually playing against other humans. buying Titans has proven to be a COMPLETE waste of money for Gaming but Titans are good for Compute Processing.
You don't need 4x 780Ti to beat PS4 . one single GTX780Ti is more than enough to win this match easily .
But can I hook it up to my 52" TV?
Why not :P You could hook it to 3x 52" TVs if you wanted to :P GPUs have been coming equipped with HDMI since 2007 or so.
You can hook just about any PC or laptop to a big screen TV.
You can hook it up to 6 1080p tv if you want to.
Guys, it was a joke. Even my 6 year old laptop has a TV out feature.
How's this compare to PS3?
About the same as a snowmobile racing down a hill in comparison to someone running down said hill.
It's like comparing a P-52 Mustang to an F-22 Raptor.
PS3 shells out around 400 gigaflops(400 billion operations on a single precision floating point number per second), while one Titan alone was advertised to operate in 4.5 Teraflop range, making it about 11 times as efficient in float computing as entire PS3. If SLI would scale perfectly running 100% power, this would translate to maximum of around 17 teraflop regulated by the CPU and RAM in real-life usage environment. Add some teraflop from a good CPU and we might have around 18. It should be aboot 40 to 50 times as powerful as PS3 in sheer math. But in real life gaming scenario graphics do not scale perfetly yet, so I doubt it would go past half of that, making it around 15-20 times as powerful as PS3. But do not blame the hardware. SLI scaling is far from perfect and rarely will benefit from use of more than two GPUs. Unless you do some serious GPU computation.
One of the last computers I upgraded was a Packard Bell with a 75MHz CPU, 650MB Hard Drive and 8MB RAM.. For $50 I upgraded the RAM to 16MB.. and no, I'm not joking
Voodoo Graphics! Yeaaa Boy!
It's... beautiful... If I ever win in a lottery, I'm so going to get something like this. It is an absolute monster, a masterpiece of technology. *weeps a single manly tear of joy* But what's funny that it's already outdated, because the 780 TI is out, and outperforms the Titans. Shows you how PC tech evolves.
Thats the beauty of it, whenever you upgrade you get more for your money. Imagine 2 years from now 300usd GPUs will be outperforming what costs 600usd today. Having said that, there is no requirement for you to upgrade, since most games run maxed out even on mid range hardware. 2 years from now PS4 might cost 300usd, yet it will still perform the same as the first PS4 ever made. Hell 8 years from now it will be the same story. You dont get more for your money anytime your console fails and you decide to get a new one, its the same old tech.
@iRocket "But what's funny that it's already outdated, because the 780 TI is out, and outperforms theTitans" Just because a newer and slightly faster gpu (maybe not even relevantly faster for another year or more) does not make everything else outdated. I think that term gets misused and abused in the pc world all to often.
True. "Outdated" doesn't have the same punch as a decade ago. Thanks to the media I used to believe that graphic cards needed to be upgraded every 3-6 months but now the only reason I want to upgrade to a new one is because I wanted too or if my current one is busted.
Didn't mean in the term as "already useless/obsolete", but in that it isn't the MOST powerful thing you can have. That the tech has already evolved so, that you can have a cheaper + more powerful card.
Just imagine the power bill, smh. FYI, Titan cards are not as powerful now thanks to Nvidia shafting the people who own em :P
Do you really think anyone who can afford 3 GTX 780s or titans is going to care about the power bill haha.
They were, essentially, test cards for what would become the 780. There is no denying that. That's why I never say go for the top end. High-middle seems to always be the way to go. Considering your budget allows for that even.
They could have chosen something better to show.
Whats the point of having something this powerful If developers don't take advantage. this looks on par with the games xbox one and ps4 are putting out. I was really considering building a rig like this but its not really worth it. Im really just not impressed. If there is something that I'm missing please let me know because I dont see the point.
Screen resolution that is not possible on the XB1 and PS4, perhaps?
"This looks average at best. Sure, the textures are detailed, but it all looks flat. It looks like gaming in the 90's but with sharper models and textures. There looks to be absolutely no lighting and the smoke and fire effects remind me of really old games. I'd have to see a much better game because this one seems to be a poor example of what high end systems are capable of". someone's top comment game looks boring
Its ARMA. It's boring, and actively stops you from having any fun at all.
ARMA is one of those games were it is what you make it yourself. You must be extremely boring and no fun at all if you cannot have fun on ARMA, the most detailed and biggest sandbox experience out there.
would this be enough for BF4?
my single GTX 680 2GB VRAM is more than enough for BF4 so yes
Nah, everyone knows the most powerful gaming machine on the planet is the PS4. ;) Greatness awaits!
Leave. Your comment is literally flame bait.
your electricity bill says "hi".
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