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Originally Posted by CryphicKing
Assassin's Creed: Origin PC version,Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
am extremely butthurt at moment, my xbox1 x arrived on friday, AC:O is the first game I tried out, it turns out PC version is the ONLY version that DOESN'T support HDR, so playing the same game on 2 platform on the same LG high end HDR 4K TV, x1x verison looked infinitely better than my PC version which I already spent 43 hours into
$E)@*$ me and UBI support never replied to my tweet on whether a HDR patch will hit PC or not. not very happy.. don't get me wrong, I always thought AC:O looked gorgeous on PC @ 4K/Max Setting, but good god, HDR is really the deal breaker.
I'm torn between getting an Xbox One X, or upgrading my PC (MSI ARMOUR OC GTX 1080/i5 4690k). I also have the PS4 Pro and an HDR 4k Samsung KS7000 (KS8000 US), which doubles as my PC monitor too... Whilst AC:O looks mind blowing... I'm curious how much better HDR looks? As really, my PS4 Pro isn't all that spectacular compared to my PC. Even with HDR. Although I only have AC:O on PC.
It would be nice to see a screenshot of both side by side to compare HDR vs Non-HDR on the PC.... Does the Xbox One X look THAT much better? If it does, I might sack off my gaming PC all-together!
It's a very difficult task my friend, as another poster mentioned, HDR Screenshots can not be captured by normal method since HDR is a combination feats from GPU, digital content(game or movie) and your TV, most software can only capture the raw data from the former 2.
You upgrade option is hard to suggest as well(either way you go, you will end up happy) depend on what you looking for really, how many older games you will play in 4k? would you trade that for vastly superior HDR visual in recent AAAs? To be honest if you go for anything below GTX1080, then I'd recommend X1X in a heart beat, but GTX1080 is more than enough to give you 4k/30-50fps on nearly all games in your Library, so such upgrade is definitely worthwhile than a new console with 0 games, though with an I5, your PC probably won't enjoy AC:O as good as X1x even without HDR. if you go with X1X, then bear in mind that you will need to embrace its eco-system too, meaning you will start buying every single multiplate for x1x from now and there will be no big exclusive for that console, when all its games can be played on PC(some without HDR)
To give you some perspective on HDR, here're 2 off screen pics I took with & without HDR, the difference on screen? looks almost like AC:O and AC:O remastered (no exaggeration) and PC version fall in a strange place in between. no HDR version I played(PC) as good as it looked, the overall presentation is wrapped under a boring color template, especially during dawn and mid night, it's either too yellow or too blue, the effect of HDR made every elements on screen more organic and lively, almost everything has a color of its own, provide a strong contrast and uniuqe look, you will start notice details that can't be spotted in none HDR version, especially fire, wooden material, green leafs, sands, moon light,etc.
Note: X1X version isn't perfect either, I notice slower asset stream when you move form tower to tower (but then my PC is way beyond a normal mainstream gaming PC so not fair to compare)