With tablets and other mobile devices becoming ever more powerful, is the age of PC gaming desktops and notebooks coming to an end?
Powerful tablets will be just that and not put an end to anything. Powerful gaming Pc original and primary task is to multitask with ease and that's something that will never be replaced. Thats llike saying powerful gaming Pc will replace servers or those billion dollar computers they use to simulate weather and cities on. There is room for all.
Just like powerful consoles did right?
atleast way better than some tablets and smartphone,even way better than someones gt720m laptops atleast it capable to pull recent tech thats very important for industry,either pc or else
Me and my missis got my daughter a tablet for Xmas, to hell with gaming on one of those things, I "tried" playing Minecraft on it, it was terrible, awful slow moving controls, the screen gets covered in fingerprints etc And it's just uncomfortable to hold for long periods of time
The screen is going to get covered in fingerprints regardless of what program, app or game you're using. Somehow I don't think you can blame fingerprints on a game.
Solving a problem no one had... that is what tablet gaming is.
This completely not true! L There are some of us who enjoy self torture!! Get ur facts straight...
Absolutely "NO" (not "not", just "NO") A gaming PC absolute minimum performance for higher end rigs is over 1 TFLOP. Tablets are just now getting GPU performance that reaches 1 TFLOP at completely unsustainable clocks and heat for a tablet. On top of that a constant charge would need to be provided to allow games to run on a tablet with a 1TFLOP since either the battery source would be drained within the hour of current tablets or your hands would have 1st or 2nd degree burns from holding all that heat. A true safe and consumer friendly gaming tablet operates at a safe 500 GFLOPS of performance, and even then battery life is still a problem, with lesser tablets (100 - 200 GFLOPS range) struggling to play most android games for more than 5 hours, and here we think a 500 TFLOP tablet is going to play PC games at lowest settings for that long, Not. Desktops are about top performance (2 - 5+ TFLOPS), and laptops are about top mobile performance (1 - 3+ TFLOPS). Tablets just don't have the battery life, the heat spread / heat reduction, and size factor to house a full gaming experience for core gamers who game on PC / laptops. Tablet gaming is a secondary option, and one that's coming into it's own rapidly. The GPU and CPU capabilities are pretty much there, it's the battery power, the heating issues, and the form factor (prevents high degrees of cooling and larger Power Supplies from being used), that will hold tablet gaming back. However, tablet gaming is a replacement for handhelds which is one reason that the Vita is slowly dying. A tablet can do everything the Vita can do and better, except for Remote Play (which is making it's way to more devices), and exclusive gaming (which is a dying breed on the Vita). The 3DS has Japan and it's exclusives to really carry it, but in the US and EU sales have dropped for Nintendo's handheld in comparison to the previous DS, with both US and UK 3DS numbers averaging 14m, while the DS numbers averaged 19m during the same period. Nintendo has 1 more gen of traditional handheld sales possibly left in them, but for Sony it's time to call it quits unless they specifically make a PSTablet running Android.
batery aka power consumption,heat management, etc if someone capable pulling that of from handheld that lack those things then he really a genius from moon those guys who believe these hoax,arent they thinking why console and pc had much power consumption and big fans 'all over the place'?
>PC gaming desktops and notebooks coming to an end? Consoles maybe, not PC
Ive had quite a few powerful tablets and there isn't a single game i would rather play on it than on my desktop or laptop. Not even hearthstone. Its just such a sloppy, frustrating experience.
I think portables can be an addition to gaming Pcs, not an end at all. The Nvidia Shield does wondrous things for a little unit. The streaming capabilities are spot on, the controls are tight, it has Console-Mode when youre on the road and want to hook up to a Tv. PLUS it has a powerful Tegra 4 processor for android gaming. Android games are actually finally using that power as well. Im sick of cell games being of low quality. If Steam could get into Android gaming....Why the possibilities are pretty much endless.
Nope, the most powerful tablet CPU will never be more powerful than the most powerful desktop CPU.
Simply put: stationary tech will always have the capacity to be more powerful because it can be larger and not confined by energy consumption limitations such as running on a battery. These claims about tablets will never amount to anything more than dreams.
they can,but then need to hooked for plug all the time,and beware the heat :p
Ah hahaha haha haha hahaha Man this was a good laugh. Just like cell phones will replace Consoles.
The CEO of Intel stated that the cloud is overhyped and a hybrid approach to gaming/computing will continue to be necessary. So long as people want the fastest and best looking games, the GPU market will continue to attract customers. I personally hate mobile gaming. It's hard enough to comment on these sites with my 5.5" touchscreen phone. It's like that article I saw a couple months back where someone wrote that the iPhone 6+ could run games at a higher resolution than pcs and console despite only being 1080p. Even if the screen was 1440p the best you could hope for is angry birds at that resolution. These articles really need to stop getting approved.
lot of journalist being paid for these probably
I think PCs will be replaced by something ARM-based eventually. x86 architecture dominated because of economies of scale, but now the economies of scale are tilting in favor of ARM more and more, and PCs are much less a "much have" device than they used to be. So expect to start seeing more and more ARM-based desktop systems. They definitely won't be replaced by tablets though.
I don't know man, I know a few people that are going back to desktop PCs after ditching them for laptops then tablets. There are just things you can only do on desktop and the comfort of a full sized keyboard and mouse is irreplaceable.
I'm saying there will still be desktops, just that there will come a tipping point where ARM-based desktops can do the same things cheaper, cooler and with less power consumption than x86 desktops. Then it will be hard to justify sticking with x86. Especially if corporate desktops start to make the switch to save costs. It's what happened in the 90s, many of us had 68K-based Amiga's, Mac's and Atari computers. Initially they were much more powerful and cheaper than PCs. But as then Intel clone systems kept getting more powerful and cheaper. It got to a point where we just couldn't justfy owning those systems any more.. the hardware now cost more, they were less powerful, and software support was worse.
I agree, NO, Whatever advancements they game in the Mobile space, PCs will always be a step ahead.
It will be 20'years before tablets will come close to out doing pc or consoles in gaming....I hate gaming on a tablet n a phone....cheap junk games
The new X1 has a terraflop gpu. So yes this combined with streaming is a threat to gaming consoles and PCs. Their will always be a small group willing to pay up for cutting edge (like me) but let's face it gaming is becoming ridiculously expensive. People are acting like you are shit if you don't have $1,000+ of gpu hardware. Back in the day a $300 TDFX put you on the top of the pile. If you haven't played with the Shield portable you just don't understand. It really can game for 8-10 hours (Android games). That might be less on something that pushes it to the max and sends the GFX to a TV, but it never gets hot. Go to whatever room you want, bring the Sheild, and you are ready to play any Android game, and Nvidia streamed game or any game on your PC.
Got to think a GTX 970 with about 4 TFlops will do trick for most, if not all games at 1080p. It's only $340-$360. If you want 1440p or higher than yes you will need more or better cards.
While I see what you're trying to say, and don't completely disagree. You can break it down as simple as this. Call me when they make a 1000+ watt tablet! and I will begin to believe it's possible to out do a gaming PC.
I too own an Nvidia Shield Portable and an Asus Rog G46vw and I play my Shield tons more than my gaming laptop. And the Shield does have amazing graphics 4k even. To get a desktop or laptop to play games in 4k which none of the socalled next generation consoles can do costs a lot of money. But the Nvidia Shield does so cheaply. DougLord is spot on with his above statements. i have posted a few links below of the awesome things the Nvidia Shield can do. https://forums.geforce.com/... http://wololo.net/2014/11/1... https://www.youtube.com/wat...
you people do realise this is just clickbait?
Yes which is why I voted "WTF" for it.
Yeah that will be the day oh look pigs are flying.
A dedicated multimedia/gaming PC is far more powerful than a tablet, even years old desktop CPU's are still much more powerful than tablet CPU's in pure performance terms. And dedicated mid/high end GPU's, say no more.
What a laugh.. Cooling would be a tablets problem to even begin to say that.
10 watts, 1 Tf. So, no this isn't the issue
Can't see that happening unless we invent a very fast flawless internet connections yeah and always online too. Then add controller options, finally stream games to it via that flawless internet connection then boom everything in the gaming medium will become irrelevant high end pc arguments will end and console cycles will stop, but you know thats not happening soon.
A tablet will never give a comparable experience to what I can get with a desktop so it will never be a main option for me.
No. If I can't fix/upgrade it on my own its not worth anything to me. I know my PC can last many years. Tablets have a shelf life. If they break there is no quick fix. I can fix my PC same-day if a part needs to be replaced. I don't need a stupid warranty either.
LOL No. Fucking stupid. This is like saying powerful handhelds could end console gaming.
What the... I can kinda get the idea behind these tablets "killing" console business since both gaming mediums fall into that "convinient" zone but PCs ? Lolno.
another hoax for tablets marketing if tablet really suprass nowdays pc capabilities,then pc gaming will be more blossomed than before why?if something that tiny,compaq,with very low power consumption ,capable pulling low heat,abide the moore laws,abide the transistor count,abide the performance vs heat,abide the low power consumption vs performance,then imagine what a pc hardware could do with much transistor,much power and better heat management for covering all the rendering stress we might faster than we anticipated to achieve real-life graphics then
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