removing the restrictions imposed by the BIOS seems much more likely than 4 more cores.
Originally Posted by maltamonk
I am going to assume a bit here but, I think what they are eluding to is that some people who are not ingrained in a ecosystem will swap between them based on perceived value. So if a "$500 console" can give them the same "perceived" value of $500 GPU, then they may swap to the console. This would intern lower sales of GPU's and increase the sales of consoles. Ofc the opposite would be true like it has been in the past as console users switch to PC for that "perceived" value.
i feel like this thought process only applies to children getting presents, and only being allowed one expensive gift per event. (birthday, christmas, etc)
And even then, for those outside of my listed scenario, how long does that really apply? One refresh. You got a new console this Holiday, instead of refreshing your GPU yearly (which you really have no need of doing anyways, and if you have the money to do that, then you wouldn't be debating one or the other)
it's a strange comparison, is my point.
However, it does 100% effect GPU pricing, post console launch. AMD has to compete with self, and NV can't get away with highway robbery, thus the consoles help to equalize the cost of gaming, but only once a decade.
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