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Just upgraded my PC last month and started mining cryptocurrency (bitcoin, litecoin). Cost me just over $1500 to build a MONSTER rig and it will be paid off in less than a year through mining. I'm now looking at annual upgrades and still MAKING money. Sorry, consoles lose the cost argument by a mile. #1.2.11
19d ago by blackmagic | View comment
Sony is good at crafting pretty "trailers" but as usual, the ACTUAL graphics and gameplay is no where near the promise.
https://www.youtube.com/wat... #4.1.1
40d ago by blackmagic | View comment
@cemelc
Let me try to spell this out for you.

First point: The build I posted is a complete build which, 6 years from now, will still play games at a higher fidelity than the ps4. It obviously won't be able to do the latest greatest graphics but it will still be several times more powerful than the ps4 and since, like this past generation, games will again be held back so they can still run on consoles, it will still run these games and much better than the ps4... #1.1.20
95d ago by blackmagic | View comment
@mikeslemonade
Cyberpunk 2077 blows The Order out of the water.
http://youtu.be/P99qJGrPNLs

Edit: sorry, you wanted to see 5 games
Here's
Reset
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Routine
http://www.youtube.com/watc...... #1.1.15
95d ago by blackmagic | View comment
This price/performance myth of consoles is seriously still alive?!

PS4 - $400
1 game/month ($60) for 6 years (console generation length) - $4320
Online fee for 6 years - $300
Total - $5020

PC - $1316
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/c...
1 game.month ($50) for 6 years - $3600
Online fee for 6 years - $0
Total - $4916

AND look what... #1.1.9
95d ago by blackmagic | View comment | Well said
@ultimatemaster

When the ps3/360 was released, the vast majority of TVs were SD but half way into the generation 1080p sets were common and now 1080p is expected and the PS4/XBOne can barely hit 60fps let alone higher resolutions. You are looking back in time not forward.

ALL 4k TVs ever manufactured are capable of displaying 30fps, not "sub 30fps" as you allude to. Any TV that displays the UHD logo is required to accept and display 3840x2160 @ 60f... #1.1.21
137d ago by blackmagic | View comment
@Muerte2494
You want to talk about what is fair?! How about this:

The first comparison features a PS4 shot from yesterday vs a PC shot from February 4, 2012 (2 year, 3 month old build)

http://www.rockpapershotgun...

The two BAC Mono comparisons contrast 1920x1080 resolution PS4 shots released yesterday to 1600x1000 resolution PC sh... #1.1.18
137d ago by blackmagic | View comment
@Muerte2494
"Why come visit a PS4 article anyway if PC gaming is so superior?"

Ummm... this article specifically compares the PC and PS4.

The PS4/XBOne are releasing at the beginning of the UHD revolution but they are having trouble hitting 1080p @60fps. The PS3/360 released at the begining of the HD revolution but they didn't have any problems outputting greater than SD resolutions and framerates.

UHD Timetable... #1.1.14
137d ago by blackmagic | View comment
Having a hard time thinking of a genre that doesn't exist on pc.

Edit:
JRPG's aren't as sparse as you think
http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...

Nor are fighting games
http://games.gamepressure.c... #1.1.14
207d ago by blackmagic | View comment
Actually, Starcraft and Civilization are just examples of games from two entire genres that don't even exist on consoles, Real Time Strategy and 4X Strategy. You may be able to list a handful of individual titles that aren't on PC but consoles are missing complete genres! #1.1.8
207d ago by blackmagic | View comment
Much, much better build and cheaper too:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2...

$785 ($12 cheaper)
Full fledged 8-core 8120 FX desktop processor with 16MB cache
Dual 260X GPUs in crossfire, 4GB GDDR, 3.94TFLOPS, 208GB/s bandwidth
16GB RAM
970 chipset AM3+ motherboard
700W Coolmax Power Supply
Thermaltake case

vs

$797... #1.1.1
213d ago by blackmagic | View comment
Sorry #1.1.31
222d ago by blackmagic | View comment
First things first. There is absolutely NOTHING, N-O-T-H-I-N-G, tehnologically advanced about putting a GPU and CPU on one piece of silicon. The chip is just a bigger single unit versus two smaller units and it forces ridiculous shortcomings ie the cpu has only 4mb of L2 cache to share amongst 8 processors and NO L1 or L3 cache, and doesn't even incorporate any SSE5 instruction sets like XOP, FMA4, and CVT16 which AMD implemented on their desktop processors in 2009! Two compute units ha... #1.1.29
223d ago by blackmagic | View comment
Easy, eurocom panther 2, launched february 2011.
I7-990x six core core cpu @ 3.7Ghz, 12Mb cache
Dual HD 6990M in crossfire with 4GB GDDR5, 3.2 TFLOPS
24 GB RAM
4x 1TB Hard drives (there are 4 hard drive bays)
blu-ray burner

Oh, and did I mention it's a laptop? Similar in size to the PS4 but is mobile, includes a 17 inch 1080p screen, keyboard, space for FOUR hard drives and runs off of the built in battery so, yeah sorry, I don'... #1.1.27
224d ago by blackmagic | View comment
@dude420
The specs quoted are for the 5870 not 5970... typo on the 9 I guess.
The 5970 puts out 4.64 TFLOPS, also from 2009.

You would have to be retarded to build a gaming pc using an APU. Buying an APU in the pc world means you are buying a substandard cpu paired with a mediocre gpu and mounting it on a feature deficient, underperforming motherboard and you can forget about dual GPUs too. Then you are locked into that combination pretty much until you are... #1.1.25
225d ago by blackmagic | View comment
@dude420
I don't know about that... the AMD HD5970 was launched in 2009 for $380.
850Mhz clock, 2.72 TFLOPS, 25 compute units, 1600 stream processors, 80 texture units
vs
800Mhz clock, 1.84 TFLOPS, 18 compute units, 1154 stream processors, 72 texture units. Doesn't seem like 2013 tech to me.

Just because the pc doesn't have access to the 'definitive' version (yet) doesn't mean it couldn't easily run it, some... #1.1.16
225d ago by blackmagic | View comment
more
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Just the act of tires touching can cause formula cars to spin into the air #1.1.23
246d ago by blackmagic | View comment
For the impossible physics guys
@1:05
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Once air gets under a formula car you see pretty spectacular airborne crashes. #1.1.22
246d ago by blackmagic | View comment
NBA 2k14
PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 - $60
PC - $30
http://www.gamestop.com/bro... #2.4.5
308d ago by blackmagic | View comment
Oh, they aren't hidden at all.

$50/yr online access

9 games, $176 more expensive on PS4.

NBA 2K14 PC $20, PS4 $60
Lego Marvel Superheroes PC $24, PS4 $60
Injustice: Gods Among Us PC $40, PS4 $60
FIFA 14 PC $40, PS4 $60
Thief PC $45, PS4 $60
Need for Speed: Rivals PC $45, PS4 $60
Battlefield 4 PC $50, PS4 $60
Dying Light PC $50, PS4 $60
Mad Max PC $50, PS4 $60

321d ago by blackmagic | View comment
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