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PC vs Console
Posted 6/5/08
Before I start talking I would like to say I'm a console gamer.

So we always hear about the way in consoles with ps3 vs xbox 360 vs wii, but then what about PC? PC's are better then consoles, thats just a fact, its like this, if these things were cars consoles would be Honda civics and a PC would be a Ferrari. If you don't believe me we'll go into technical things rather then just pissing arguments.

A Xbox 360 have a ATI Raiden's graphics card Xenos card, and 512 mb of ram, most of this ram is going to the graphics, and its 3.2 gh/z tri core is what it use's for processing, all of its power is mostly devouted to graphics, and if you don't know thats not a lot of power to begin with, so it takes away from things that could be used for physics and AI and things.

The PS3 has a cell processor, which can actually reach high clock speeds, but, it also has 512 mb of ram, less is devoted to the graphics (it splits half and half) and its graphics it has a Nvidia RSX, which is almost exactly like a 7900 but I'll get into that later.

A Wii is like more traditional consoles so don't judge just by specs... * CPU: PowerPC-based "Broadway" processor, made with a 90 nm SOI CMOS process, reportedly† clocked at 729 MHz[70]
* GPU: ATI "Hollywood" GPU made with a 90 nm CMOS process,[71] reportedly† clocked at 243 MHz[70]

Memory:

* 88 MB main memory (24 MB "internal" 1T-SRAM integrated into graphics package, 64 MB "external" GDDR3 SDRAM)[72]
* 3 MB embedded GPU texture memory and framebuffer.
(Yeah I copied and pasted the Wii's lol.)

Now, arguments start to be done by fanboys, that said game is not in 1080p and that the wii can only run in 480p, ps3 comes with built in hdmi, and xbox 360 only got it recently, blablablbabla. Now, most of these fanboys don't know what any of the stuff they say actual means, but because companys said they could do it, they just scream it like its facts.

To start out I will say that the Xbox 360 has a better GPU then a PS3, but the PS3 has a better processor, now, I shall tell you, a PC has better BOTH.

The PC has up to 4 gigs of ram, yeah, four times the amount of a console. A good quad can be overlocked to run at 5 gh/z each processer, thats 4 procesers running at 5gh/z, and its graphics cards, DESTROY, consoles. A PS3 has a 7900 basically, 360's is slightly better, a computer is on 9 series of graphics cards. And, these graphics cards have over 512 mb of ram for itself, and run at 1.8gh/z, all games can run in 1080p, because your computer will pump out those pixels, instead of upscaling it like your console's.

When a 360 or PS3 run a game in "1080p" what these means is there upscaling the resolution because there gpu's can't actulay handle real 1080p, your PC on the other hand can run games in 1080p, and has been doing it for years. The only reason this matters now, is because its on a console (wtf is up with that) So yeah, PC wins in graphics department.

Ram, PC's can have 4 times the ram that a PS3 or 360 has, which means it can be devouted to better physics and things, so yeah PC wins in RAM

Processor, the 360 loses right out, it only has 3, PC's can have four, now correct me if I'm wrong but a PS3 has 6 processors, but they are running at 3.2gh/z, PC has four running at 5gh/s in a quad core, and if you REALLY wanted to, you could buy a cell processor for your PC.

Every time games come out, the PC version is better, it has better graphics, better online, and can be MODDED. What modding is, is taking a game and making random fun things out of this, in other words, I spent 20 bucks for Half Life 2, and got over 50 games to play, including the awesomness that is G-Mod.

Online, PC's online is the best, no argument, its better then Xbox Live, AND its free, so while PSN is free, its not as good as XBL, so with PC, you get better AND cheaper.

On PC's, you can also play TONS of free games, and even make your OWN games, and unlike consoles, if you don't have a HDTV, you will still get a HD exerpince. The moniter your on now, if it has a resolution of 1240 x 720, is running in HD, bet ya didn't know that.

PC's give you more for your money, yes they do cost more then consoles, but no you don't have to buy a HDTV, extra controllers, or stupid extra hardrives just to fit game saves. Also, when your broke, you can go replay every game that came out ever on consoles older then ps2's gen.

Also, as for the wii, I really don't think its in competition, you can have a wii and a PC, because well thats awesome, and then you can use your wiimote ON your pc! Yes, you can play Half Life 2 or (lol) World of Warcraft (rofl ghey) with your wiimote.

So to all of you blabing about having "the better console", know that PC players are playing games better, for free, with good online, that have vast replay value due to mods, don't have to pay for DLC, and didn't spend 3k like you think they did.

Anywho I would like your opinions on the subject to, which is better and why?

*IMPORTANT NOTE* PC's do NOT cost 3-4k, they cost 800-1k, and they don't need A HDTV, so no outrageous arguments about them costing 5 billion bucks.
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If this stays on topic an does not turn in to a flame war, an remains objective with no attacks on any one or any of the consoles or PC then I will keep it open.

*Note: There are to be no verses threads, so another mod might see this different than me an close it any ways regardless. It is hard to put a PC verse a Console being a PC is used for much more broad range then just games, while consoles are designed with just games in mind.
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^ Actually, it's "Versus", your honor. Maam, sir.
and like in the rules, this should be in the Polls.

*cough* I don't want to read your explanation. (at the OP). It's too long.
But I prefer the PC. Sorry Sony
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Because of, as you said, its online gameplay capabilities, and better upgrade features, I have to go with PC. But don't take it personal. *Ba dum pshhh*
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Posted 6/5/08
Consoles are just simple computers whose purpose is to play games. Computers are superior in that contorl si usually more accurate and communication is easier in MMOs.
Posted 6/5/08

Ryokucha wrote:

If this stays on topic an does not turn in to a flame war, an remains objective with no attacks on any one or any of the consoles or PC then I will keep it open.

*Note: There are to be no verses threads, so another mod might see this different than me an close it any ways regardless. It is hard to put a PC verse a Console being a PC is used for much more broad range then just games, while consoles are designed with just games in mind.


Well then instead of VS it can be a enlightenment
Posted 6/5/08
And to everyone, I think PC's are better In almost every aspect, the only reason I'm a console gamer, is because I can't afford a PC till next year, but next year I'm going to build my own rig : D, until then though my wii and 360 will have to tide me over.
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Posted 6/5/08
It all matters on whats your pref fence on genres of games if you prefer role-playing games you might lean more towards consoles while if your more into strategy then PC is your gateway. I like having the best of both worlds myself.
Posted 6/5/08

FatMac wrote:

It all matters on whats your pref fence on genres of games if you prefer role-playing games you might lean more towards consoles while if your more into strategy then PC is your gateway. I like having the best of both worlds myself.


RPG is my favorite genre, but I should be more specific and say JRPG, because there is a difference, also, pc is better for FPS...and almost every other genre
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Posted 6/5/08

Nakapagpabagabag wrote:

^ Actually, it's "Versus", your honor. Maam, sir.
and like in the rules, this should be in the Polls.


Well taken directly from the rules:

Most 'Versus' thread will be locked

Due to the numerous amount of these particular anime and 'versus' threads already posted, no new threads will be allowed unless it is a good topic that deserves it's own thread. (which won't happen often)

I find this to be a decent topic, if another mod wants to close it they are free to end it. For me it seems better as a discussion than a poll.
Posted 6/5/08
PCs can play PS1 games. I'm sold already.
Posted 6/5/08
I'm a gamer and own both PC and consoles because great games can be found anywhere.





Posted 6/7/08

jandarujora wrote:

I'm a gamer and own both PC and consoles because great games can be found anywhere.







Of course, most gamers don't want to build a rig though ;( its sad really.
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Posted 6/7/08
Meh, if i had 1-3k dollars to build a gaming rig, i wouldnt touch a console anymore lol
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Posted 6/7/08
PC for meh too..to simply put it..PC can perform most if not all the functions all the consoles have ^^
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