Originally Posted by Wrend
In a few years? GPUs that came out a year ago have higher specs. Trying to compare the PS4 to a 770 (680) because Windows uses a small fraction of system resources of high-end PCs is a joke. This isn't even accounting for overall processing power of CPUs either. I think my 6 cores/12 threads @ 4.6GHz, 64GB of RAM @ 37GB/s, and 4GB of VRAM (4 by 4 in SLI) @ 143GB/s will be able to handle most games for a while yet (especially at console rendering levels). (Not that I need anywhere near that for gaming currently anyway. Also, the specs I listed here are tested results, not theoretical performance potentials.)
But yes, in a year or two I will most likely be upgrading my video cards to the then equivalent of two Titans, just because...
This isn't a dis on consoles either by the way. I understand why some people like to have them. You just can't honestly try to compare them to higher-end gaming/crunching rigs and be taken seriously.
The PS4 would likely be roughly equal to my rig at stock once optimizations, less overhead, etc is taken into account. (Lower CPU performance...but that matters very little for games)
And how do you know how many resources Windows uses? Task Manager? There's a decent overhead from DX, drivers, etc...It's a fact of running an OS that can go from gaming to watching movies to browsing the internet that it'll have an overhead you won't notice. Why do you think Linux is actually quite a bit faster for CPU intensive programs? Less overhead. (Hence why a lot of Folders use it for SMP rather than Windows, even if its Linux in a VM)