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Hey guys, I've had my gaming pc for around a year and a half and I'm running an asus 670 gtx and an i5 3570k. I am considering dropping another $200 for a second 670, but buying a ps4 is also another viable option. I have watched a handful of pc vs ps4 graphics comparisons and it seems like pc is only slightly ahead even with dual 7970s. Why is this? It seems to me like pc gaming, especially with sli or crossfire, should be able to stomp the ps4. What do you guys think? sli 670 or ps4? pros and cons? All help is appreciated!



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BF4 doesn't look much better on PC since it's a console game. The only real benefits you get on the PC version are potential for higher frame rate, AA options and other image quality tweaking, potential for larger resolutions, mouse and keyboard, etc. It doesn't really have special graphics features on the PC version.

Getting a PS4 would be pointless, unless you're interested in a bunch of exclusives they've announced for it. On PC you'll get more versatility, wider variety of exclusives, mods, and a ton of other inherent benefits. Why get a PS4 if you have a good PC already?

Get another 670 if you want, it will be helpful if you upgrade to a larger resolution in the future. Not much of a need at 1080p except for some horribly optimized games like BF4. You can of course just get Rising Storm which beats BF4 in pretty much every way, has about as much MP content as BF3 and BF4 combined, and will run at 60 FPS on your system easily.
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I agree with the guy above, you could grab another 670 on Black Friday or Boxing day or you could wait for the 20nm or 16nm chips.
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PS4 for sure.

this way you can play crappy games for the next 7 years and never have to worry about good graphics biggrin.gif

i'm not a console gamer, but is PS4 even powerful enough to actually PUSH 1080P? or are alot of intensive games still going to stay around 720P for the next 7 YEARS or so? biggrin.gif

yah 7 years is the "expected" life cycle of a console.
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PS4 for sure.

this way you can play crappy games for the next 7 years and never have to worry about good graphics biggrin.gif

i'm not a console gamer, but is PS4 even powerful enough to actually PUSH 1080P? or are alot of intensive games still going to stay around 720P for the next 7 YEARS or so? biggrin.gif

yah 7 years is the "expected" life cycle of a console.

PS3/XBOX 360 gen was around for longer than usual. PS4/XBOX One should be able to run games like CoD Ghosts at 1080p, though I read that the XBOX One version is still 720p lol.
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