Pushing the PC gaming boundaries

The PC remains a big player in the games market but in recent years its cutting edge has been blunted.

The vast majority of games are still played on PCs rather than consoles; typically casual games played on cheap desktop machines or online games, such as World of Warcraft.

So how much more powerful are these high-end PCs than the latest generation of consoles?

"It's absolute nonsense to think that consoles are at the cutting edge," said Roy Taylor, vice president of content relations at Nvidia, the world's biggest manufacturer of graphics cards. "As good as consoles are, they are so far behind the PC gaming experience that there is no comparison. In terms of raw processing power, the high-end PCs are at least three times more powerful."

Mr Taylor points out that the latest graphics cards can draw twice as many pixels, twice the screen resolution, as a PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360

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Transit4929d ago

Thats great and all but I don't have that kind of money to be buy the top of the line PC and then upgrading it every few months so it stays top of the line.

xav09714929d ago

no way you playing Crysis at 1920X1200 very high setting and AA. no way. unless you like 15-20 fps! Anti-aliasing kills this game

JsonHenry4929d ago

I am playing Crysis with everything but AA set to max, and I get about 30-45 frames per sec on my rig. And I am playing with an outdated dual core CPU as well.

So I don't doubt this guy can do it too.

Rooted_Dust4929d ago

Using XP it might be possible. I'm not sure about Vista though. It's a hog.

ShiftyLookingCow4929d ago

haha thats the fps I am getting with a GTX and everything else [email protected] I agree Vista is just plain horrible with Crysis. So much for DX10 being so efficient.

xav09714929d ago

with very high settings hack. I get 30-35 with 1920X1200 very high no AA but try 4XAA and framerates drop pretty good. I'm running 2 8800gtx intel quad core 3 ghx, 2 gb ram, vista. I settled at 1680X1050 no AA shader,postprocessing,water,sh adows on very high and everything else on high. I get around 40 fps. I'm happy with that.

mighty_douche4929d ago

im still sure that crysis is a graphics card shifter, and it could of been optimized alot more.

new nivida GT released.. week later crysis... hmmm...

oh who helped finance crysis some what...? its a GPU company... just cant remeber which...

off topic. better COD4 and UT3 look fu*king sweet on your rig!!

ShiftyLookingCow4929d ago

hmm if you got Vista and XP, whats the point of running it in Vista?

mighty_douche4929d ago

its laughable that people even compare comsoles to pc.


value for money, its gotta be a console.


for a console to look its best you need a hdtv, so.....

ShiftyLookingCow4929d ago

yeah consoles are always better value.


who made this article? when pcs achieve e3 2005 sony press conference visuals, then i believe him, and besides ps3 isnt a console, and has yet to truly show, and on his list of games that crysis overshadows, where is killzone 2, and wardevil, and FF13, and GT5, also Eight Days, Drakes Fortune, and Ratchet and Clank Future? man this guy really hasnt been around, and doesnt know that even if he was right about the gpus, which hes not, the cell is what sony uses for movies, unless pcs have achieved a graphics level above movies/cg, he needs a cookie, and get off the meth, what pc has achieved 2.18tflops, til it does, there is no supercomputer-nearing pcs, so lay off kid

Gorgon4929d ago

You have so much to learn...better start now.

"even if he was right about the gpus, which hes not, the cell is what sony uses for movies, unless pcs have achieved a graphics level above movies/cg"

That one was so hilarious. Thanks for the laugh.

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