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Well, the only thing I can think of that would enable such a jump in performance, is the ability to optimise games properly. Time and time again on PC we see terrible performance due to bad drivers and bad coding in games.

I think the generation gap could be justified if they can prove they have streamlined the optimisation process. They're only writing code for one driver, I think there could be something in this, however, there is no doubt all our beast rigs would slaughter any console, but it's whether or not games will be optimised.

My PC should slaughter the likes of Tomb Raider, GTA IV, Two Worlds II etc... but it doesn't, this isn't due to my rig, it's due to poor programming. Ask any programmer that has worked on a game that only requires compatibility with ONE driver, much less stressful, meaning they can focus more effort on the graphics.

For the sake of the future of PC gaming, I hope this is not the case, or I'll just move to console, I've had that many problems with that many games, I just can't be bothered anymore, I just want them to WORK. I didn't pay £2600 for a hunk of metal that can't play the games I want. When something a fraction of the price, will not only look just as good, but run properly, with full developer support. Rather than these terrible excuses for "customer support" companies like EA have for PC.
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They have to get the console kiddies hyped up for their new system.....

Everyone in their right mind knows that a real high end system will never be beaten by a console. When I see the xbox one running triple 1600p monitors then we can talk.
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Great this is all those console fanboys needed..
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I don't think even PS4 can really reach the level of quality we can already have in a game like Crysis 3. Strictly speaking the hardware inside these consoles isn't all that powerful. 8-core Jaguar can't hold a candle to a desktop CPU with 4x the power budget, and the same goes for the GPU that's around HD 7850 class. Of course consoles are purpose built for gaming and can be optimized far better, but the gap is still too big between the ultra high end PC and what a <150W console can offer regardless of optimizations. Of course just for gaming purposes a console is far better value for money since you can't expect to get any kind of decent gaming experience with a <500$ PC. If you look at it this way, it could be said that the console are in fact ahead and it will take a couple gens before the mainstream APU PC can run 1080p@30 FPS as well as the consoles.
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The way that the consoles handle the data is much different than the PC, the PC has to go through a gui and a bunch of other resources/third party applications to get the games to play. Where as with the consoles they have the ability to bypass all of this "jumbleware" and pull directly from the resources without it being used on ANYTHING else. This alone will help them perform better. Also, the way they were able to build the architecture of the gaming consoles is meant just for playing games(well was, might be different with these newer ones), and allows for a much better streamlining of the data which will enhance the performance. There is no doubt that the big developers will be able to squeeze so much oomph out of these consoles that they will look just as good as the games release for PC(initially), but a couple years down the road, PC will start pull ahead again and they will have to cut back on the feature released on the console. But until those days arrive, I believe we will see equal looking and performing games on both the PC and Consoles. I also believe that they games will not be standard at 30FPS anymore, if they do happen to make it like that, well, it's not like it's going to make that big of a difference, as long as it doesn't go below that amount. I will still stick to my PC besides for the few exclusives like Metal Gear Solid and God of War(PS4), I just like the way everything feels on it better.
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Obviously is it going to be BETTER? Most likely not, but will it holds it ground.. I would assume to say, yes it will. And very well at that.
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well I guess I should have used my sarcasm sign. Or some people don't know about the xbox conference biggrin.gif
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Says the worst gaming company ever rolleyes.gif
    
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So lets say even if this is true (I know, its a stretch), will it be true 6 months from now? Expect another 6+ YEAR lifecycle from these new consoles, but in 6 months another PC hardware generation will be out.
    
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No...consoles can't beat a midrange pc and they can't beat a high end pc. Even a midrange priced around the same as a console offers the same and even more, more flexibility, and better performance. Honestly when the xbox 360 and ps3 were released they were far more advanced than pc's (I think? I've heard a lot of pc people say this) but now PC's are a couple of generations ahead.
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EA exec says Xbox One/PS4 are a generation ahead of top-spec PCs

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EA executive vice president and chief technical officer Rajat Teneja has said that the architectures of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are "a generation ahead of the highest end PC on the market."

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