Originally Posted by BizzareRide
The GPU within both consoles are much better than a 7800GT anyway, so it wouldn't really matter what games its able to play by comparison.
lol... no. The PS3's graphics are based on the 79-- architecture.... the 360 is roughly based on one of the ATI HD2--- (probably the 2600) chips so...... the 7800 is comparable to current consoles. (weird huh.... pc ports on consoles run on dated hardware.... yet console ports like GRAW2 and mass effect have high hardware requirements) So what were you saying again.... oh yeah
the 7800 is pretty much as powerful as a console gpu.... an 8800 blows them away.... and a GTX2-0 rips them apart.
Also, if you bought an 8800GTX and a core 2 duo back when the PS3 launched (and all those people got trampled) from a reliable etailer (newegg) your $1000 pc would still in all liklihood at least be able to meet minimum requirements at the start of the next console cycle. (I think the 6600GT is still minimum gpu while the aging P4 3.6ghz is still on there as well for most games... and those are old)
Another reason PC beats console is that pc is a flexible platform. PC Piracy gets a lot of internet press. Recently console piracy has spread like wildfire. (mostly on the 360) For example I went to a lan party and 4-5 people had moded drives on their 360s so we only needed one copy of Halo 3 and COD4 for all 16 of us to play... With reliance on disc the console industry is heading for an epic fail. PC is moving more and more towards digital distribution, invasive ads for pirated versions, and heavy drm. (the drm I disagree with.... but the ads are hilarious) With this piracy becomes less of a problem.
Also with pc games the content quality is normally always better. Problems on pc games get solved quickly. Additional content like the cod4 map pack was free for pc gamers. The fortune pack for Far Cry 2 will likely be cheaper.... or just free. Mass Effect ann Gears of War were both released with extra incentives for pc gamers.... Fable on pc got free content re-released for xbox at $20 (aka fable lost chapters)
My point is for pc you pay for quality. You pay for content. (pc games cost less than console games and are better games) You pay for a platform that has been there since duke nukem 3d and will be there for duke nukem forever. (aka the biblical apacolypse)Edited by Icipher - 12/22/08 at 1:22pm