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how long before a console beats my rig?

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Reading next gen console rumors made me think about product cycles and gaming. I pretty much use my pc like a console, it's hooked to big tv and the home theater. Nonetheless, my pc cost a lot more than a console mad.gif

So, how long do you think it'll be before a console provides a better overall gaming experience than my current rig?

rig = 2600k @ 5ghz and sli 580 @ 900mhz

Also how long you guys think it'll be before my rig wont be able to keep up with new PC games at all anymore? I don't mean with everything max'ed but i mean just a lousy experience / unplayable fps even on medium and low settings.


boredom and cough syrup made me want to hear some other people's thoughts on the subject thumb.gif.
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~40 years
post #3 of 24
I don't even know if they are going to make consoles past this upcoming generation. So.... hopefully, never?
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Dont even worry about it. Its not within 5 years.
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Not for a very long time.
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2600k has eight threads, so even if AMD"s predictions of 8-thread gaming in the next few years are true, you're set.

SLI 580's....on a single monitor... eat literally every game alive for breakfast maxxed out. I can say with confidence that you will have great FPS on mediums settings with SLI-580's even five years from now. thumb.gif
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post #7 of 24
Spec wise? They'll never catch up, once they reach that you'll be far on down the road. Performance? Who knows. If more and more games are multiplat then the consoles don't need to be near that. Without many real "PC" titles coming out it's hard to say. Sure you'll blow away a console, but in the end you'll have a slight edge because the game is 100% optimized for them and nowhere near that for the PC.

But! At least you have a keyboard and mouse!.... for now.
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post #8 of 24
its going to take a LONG time to beat your rig with a console, the Xbox 720 is rumored to be using an AMD Radeon HD 6670 for a GPU, by the time a console beats your PC, you will have upgraded 10 times
    
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post #9 of 24
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Originally Posted by NuclearSlurpee View Post

~40 years

Nope lol I saw 2-3 gens from now.
    
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post #10 of 24
It will definitely be about 5 years before they catch up in raw performance. The first problem you're going to run into is needing more VRAM before anything.
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