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PS4 Pro Performance Is Equivalent to $900 PC :?
Posted 12/15/16


Yeah, the thing about consoles is that they're limited in terms of hardware.
So when a developer makes something for the PC originally and ports it over to a console, they end up realizing that they don't have as many resources to play around with or mess up.
Check YouTube if you get bored - there are a fair number of videos as to how to improve your graphics and FPS even with decent hardware. Basically, it seems that the developers haven't spent enough time tinkering with their source material - Xbox One is meant to have a lot of capability to do cross-play been PC and itself (one of the core reasons why I got the Xbox One). Unfortunately, most games that utilize this feature have pretty cruddy gameplay on the Xbox One for various reasons (low fps, frame drops, and all). I early-purchased "We Happy Few" and find it's probably one of the better games for Xbox One and PC (works on both), but it's still not fully completed yet.

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Posted 12/15/16
that's how it is with consoles.. third party developers can take YEARS.. sometimes until the end of the cycle to release a game that fully utilizes the current console's specs.

but this is where first party developers come in

to truly see what the PS4 is capable off.. titles from sucker punch or naughty dog are good examples

even at 900p and 30fp .. uncharted 4 looks pretty dang good!


so seeing Ark running at 18-20 fps on a 3 yer old console is a big disappointment.. by the time this developer got the hang of developing for the PS4.. the PS5 might be around the corner..
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Posted 12/16/16
PC vs. PS4 is kind of comparing apples and oranges. In a sense, the PS4 is comparable to a mid-grade gaming PC, but it is also limited in what you can do with it (ie: only the HDD is upgradable, and you're stuck with whatever software is available for the console.) So, you can compare them performance-wise, but you can't really compare the value. That said, you could build a sub-$500 PC that is very gaming capable if you aren't disgusted by buying and using used parts (ie: a pair of GTX 670 cards in SLI are roughly the equivalent of a single 1070, under 4k resolution, at half the price or less.)

If you were looking at maximizing performance on most modern games with new parts only, the GPU(s) alone will consume half of that $900 budget. Add another $200-$300 for a capable CPU and ~$100-$150 for a board with a socket that isn't EOL. $60-$100 for a PSU, $100 for the OS, ~$100 for memory, $40 for a primary SSD and another $70 for a mass storage HDD/SSHD, a cheap case (we'll say $40,) and any aftermarket cooling. Then there are things like the monitor, keyboard, and mouse to consider as well, if you don't have an older one to reuse.

The price tag can inflate rather quickly.
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Posted 12/16/16 , edited 12/16/16


i got a new laptop.. not a gaming laptop though.. it has


Intel® Core™ i7-7500U Processor at 2.7GHz
16GB DDR3 (2-DIMM) RAM
1TB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
4GB NVIDIA GeForce 940MX Graphics

can i play the latest PC games on this thing ?

Geforce 940MX is pretty old i think..
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Posted 12/16/16

AnimeAddictANN69 wrote:



i got a new laptop.. not a gaming laptop though.. it has


Intel® Core™ i7-7500U Processor at 2.7GHz
16GB DDR3 (2-DIMM) RAM
1TB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
4GB NVIDIA GeForce 940MX Graphics

can i play the latest PC games on this thing ?

Geforce 940MX is pretty old i think..


At reduced settings you could get by with slim specs, so you could play the latest PC games on it (probably at medium or medium-low settings;) they just won't look as pretty but there are very few laptop builds that are all that great for prolonged or intense gaming. The ones that work well for games are mostly about twice the price of a high-end desktop.

It kind of depends on the game, though. Some are a lot more demanding than others.
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Posted 12/17/16
if the laptop has a thunderbolt 3 port, you *might* be able to use an external graphics card for more power.
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Posted 12/17/16

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if the laptop has a thunderbolt 3 port, you *might* be able to use an external graphics card for more power.


nope.. no thurderbolt 3 port..
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Posted 12/23/16
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Posted 12/23/16


Probably not at high-ultra, but will likely be able to play the newest stuff on medium. Hard to tell since the graphics card on the $850.00 option is a mobile card, the 950M. Prior to the 10XX series nvidia cards, the moble series always perform worse than their desktop counterparts.
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Posted 12/23/16

30-45 FPS for the regular PS4 (which renders ARK’s environment at either at 680p or 720p depending on whether you have “Detailed Graphics” selected)
On the PS4 Pro, 60 FPS at 720p,or 30-60 FPS at 1080p, depending on “Detailed Graphics” setting.
That's not worth 900...
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Posted 12/23/16 , edited 12/23/16

Barbobot wrote:



Probably not at high-ultra, but will likely be able to play the newest stuff on medium. Hard to tell since the graphics card on the $850.00 option is a mobile card, the 950M. Prior to the 10XX series nvidia cards, the moble series always perform worse than their desktop counterparts.


:/ i guess PC gaming is not for me.. i don't have the budget for it..

Thanks for the inputs guys
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Posted 12/23/16

ces 2017 is coming soon, and with it, laptops running a gtx 1050, which is much cheaper than the 1060, and energy-efficient as well (better battery life). definitely worth the wait, assuming you don't care about VR.
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Posted 12/23/16

namealreadytaken wrote:


ces 2017 is coming soon, and with it, laptops running a gtx 1050, which is much cheaper than the 1060, and energy-efficient as well (better battery life). definitely worth the wait, assuming you don't care about VR.


i don't care much for VR..

i think it will die out like 3D gaming..


for gaming laptops.. i saw Cyberpower or Alienware on costco.com before.. but the price is outrageous.

you can build a gaming pc.. but gaming laptop?.. i don't hear alot of gamers doing it though.. building a gaming laptop?
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End of the year clean up ^,^ Closing threads from 2016
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