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"I'm glad the new consoles are here," says Nvidia's senior vice president Tony Tamasi, "if for no other reason than to raise the bar." He points to a handy chart, which claims that the company's GeForce GTX Titan — a $1,000 graphics card — has roughly two and a half times the power of the PlayStation 4. What he's trying to convey isn't that GeForce is more powerful, though... it's that the consoles are closer to the power of a PC than they've been in a while, and that somehow that's actually better for PCs than it is for consoles.

"It's nothing but goodness for the PC," continues Tamasi. "The PC will keep growing, but the consoles will give us that next bump," he says. "Developers can now build really awesome content that can then scale to the PC," he adds. And one more thing he wants to add: "To us, the consoles are great because they catch up from a features perspective."
http://www.theverge.com/2013/6/12/4421944/nvidia-says-xbox-one-and-playstation-4-are-great-news-for-gaming-pcs

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I agree the console update is good....for now.

But in another 2-3 years or less consoles will be back to completely holding back PC games.
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I agree completely, but as everything on the tech world, the lack of expandability and upgradability will eventually kill the evolution..
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I agree the console update is good....for now.

But in another 2-3 years or less consoles will be back to completely holding back PC games.

Yes but not like the old 360 and ps3. Because the consoles are X86 systems, they will allow for developers to easily scale up the quality for PCs. Essentially, in the future, they'll be making a game with a PS4/Xbox preset graphics level, and then a PC customize graphics level, all in one game. By making the game playable for a low end system doesn't ALWAYS mean it wont scale up to a top of the line PC.
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post #5 of 24
Console gaming holding PC gaming back hehe
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Well that is obvious...actually, I wouldn't be surprised to find out that PC gamers are more excited over the new console generation than console gamers are. Heh, some of the gamers on the consoles might even be mad because they have to buy a new device. PC gamers have nothing but happiness because we will see some "new" technologies getting utilized...though they might have actually been around for a while, but since the current gen of consoles don't have the hardware for it the tech isn't used much.
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post #7 of 24
In other news, Nvidia states the obvious.
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If Sony and Microsoft were smart, they would have designed the PS4/XBone with add on GPU capabilities to Xfire with the APU. They can still do that i guess for the console refresh.
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I dont think we'll start to complain about limitations of nextgen consoles in 3 years, but maybe 5 years or a bit more. Considering both but especially PS4 (which turned out PS4 has superior hardware considering xone) launch titles wont require 8gb ram totally or full cpu processing.

I dont think we'll have games which will require 5-6 ram directly or full process power in 5 years. Even Killzone Shadowfall didnt use all of it, and it looks just great.
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So, Nvidia changes perspective: AMD APU's are not the suxors then?
Great cover up story, Nvidia.
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