Many would say High-end PC computers are already miles better than a PS4, but considering lots of developers create their games to be specially optimized for consoles, how long will it be until PC can hold more than 64 players on Battlefield or design prettier looking games?
PC technology is advancing all the time; PS4 technology has to stay the same until a new console is released. It’s not as easy as just installing a new graphics card into the PS4, as that is impossible to do.
How long can the PS4 compete with a high-end gaming PC before it plummets below its standards? two years? three? Here’s what we think about the PS4′s technology and its life-cycle.
The PS4 has a AMD graphics card which is the same as a 7850 pretty much. The 7850 is a high mid-end graphics card which is significantly better than the outdated PS3 graphics card. PS4 also has a whopping 8GB’s of unified RAM, which is what most people have in their gaming PC’s today. Again, 8GB’s of RAM is almost 16x more than the PS3 had.
The PS3 was released in around 2007-2008, meaning it has had a life-cycle of around 7 years. The PS3 technology was not considered the best when it was first released, so a 7 year life-cycle is pretty strong for a console that has some visually stunning games on it such as The Last Of Us.
We believe that the PS4 could have a life-cycle of around 10 years until we really see the difference in terms of graphics and server capacity when comparing the console to a high-end PC. Hell, it could go on even longer if they can figure out what all this ‘cloud computing’ is all about.
What do you think? Do you think the PS4 can go on for 10 years before you begin to see a significant difference in quality from a high-end PC? Or do you think the top gaming computers will be making leaps and bounds away from the technology every year? Let us know in the comments below!
The PS4 is set to launch on the November 15 in North America, and November 29 worldwide.
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