Anarion wrote:PC gamers. Hardware is evolving and Fermi has so much power that it can run circles around current gen consoles.
gogo65uk wrote:They can but don't I've not played a PC game for last 3-5 years that topped anything on current or last gen consoles. And I've played most. Crysis was pretty but fails when compared to most other shooters for actual gameplay and depth so get off your pc high horse because they simply don't justify the upgrades and haven't for years. Trust me I've spent thousands over the years and feel so let down with PC gaming and still only play Guildwars which would run on a ps2 spec'd pc
I once read back in the day that the 8800gtx was a better GPU when released than either of the console GPUs. Fermi now just looks brutally fast (no word on clock speeds though) and I hear that some dudes oc'd an i9 to 6.4ghz!The_KFD_Case wrote:Anarion wrote:PC gamers. Hardware is evolving and Fermi has so much power that it can run circles around current gen consoles.
You don't need Fermi for that. The previous generation of GPUs on the PC did the same. The gap is increasing though now that Intel's i7 CPUs are out, AMD are working on a six core CPU (I think I read Intel are working on an 8 core CPU), ATI's 58XX and 5970 series, DDR3 as mainstay memory (DDR5 on many of ATI's GPUs), Nvidia's upcoming Fermi line, etc.
Once new consoles are designed and released they may close the gap depending on what sort of price tag and capabilities the developers are looking for (ex. the Wii clearly does not push up-to-date hardware standards). Yet even then by the time the development cycle is complete there will likely be new and faster hardware that can do more available making the consoles somewhat obsolete by the time they hit retail (non-custom made PCs tend to suffer from this as well). It seems to be a cyclical event where every few years (in this case apparently more than just a few years) consoles make a big leap closing the gap with PCs, only to be outpaced once more. Rinse and repeat.
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