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Old 11-20-2007, 04:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default A spec that would beat a ps3 for graphics?

Ok this isnt a personal build for me, more just me being interested what it would take to beat one?

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Default Re: A spec that would beat a ps3 for graphics?

a simple C2D and 8-series gpu setup.

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Back when Sony announced the specifications of the PlayStation 3, everyone asked if it meant the end of PC gaming. After all Cell looked very strong and NVIDIA's RSX GPU had tremendous power. We asked NVIDIA how long it would take until we saw a GPU faster than the RSX. Their answer: by the time the PS3 ships. So congratulations to NVIDIA for making the PS3 obsolete before it ever shipped
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My rig can do it. The PS3 can Fold faster, but that's about it.
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Thats why you should build your own stuff. Can't exactly update a console. They make my eyes bleed anyway.
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Default Re: A spec that would beat a ps3 for graphics?

It's really not that simple.

PC game developers have to develop a game that runs across multiple PC platforms with completely different setups, whereas PS3 game developers can concentrate on optimizing graphics and performance on a single set of hardware.

Take for example God of War. If you took the PC equivalent of the PS2, no way you'd get a game that looks that good. Or even Resident Evil 4. That's why multi-platform games tend not to have astounding graphics compared to exclusives and also why ports tend to suck too.

Imagine the entire Crytek team investing all of their coding and programming efforts into making Crysis work the absolute best it can on your PC, and your PC alone, they'd know exactly where the limitations are rather than guesstimating and leaving large performance/quality gaps to make up a broader range of performance compatibility.

PC still has an edge for graphics and computing power, but the fact that exclusive console games are made to accommodate only one system means that a console will last a lot longer than a PC. I mean, PS2 is 8 years old already, what did we have 8 years ago in the PC world that could compete with games like God of War or Resident Evil 4 (a port, yes, but a surprisingly well done port for the PS2), I'd like to see what a Radeon 7500 or GeForce2 is capable of today...

Also, consider the hi-def video we've seen of Killzone 2 gameplay. How many can comfortably say that it can run absolutely perfect on their specs if it was released as a PC game. All the videos have unfortunately been of that first, dark muddy looking level, but one can still see some intense volumetric lighting, a good deal of post-processing effects and some pretty complicated particle effects, plus, we know that there are ridiculous polygon counts, like each soldier being composed of as many polygons as there were in an entire level of Killzone 1, that's pretty ridiculous. Actually, taking a look at it again, the motion blur is really well done, check out the part where he fights the big machine gun guy. I wouldn't judge texture quality or anything, the video is compressed...

And the longer a console is out, the more and more developers get used to that system and improve on their methods to produce better visuals and other game elements. PC doesn't have the same advantage.


I'm still all for PC though. I like building em and of course, you could do a lot more with them than you could do with a console.
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My rig can do it. The PS3 can Fold faster, but that's about it.
a ps3 does what, 700-900ppd?

My c2d does 1700-1800.

but TBH the ps3 isn't about insane graphics, it's about gameplay.
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my rig outperforms it in games lol. the sony video card is euqivelant to a 6800ultra aparently.
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Ya, consoles aren't powerhouses by any means.. BUt they are dedicated to gameing ONLY... so developers are always fully optimized to that specific hardware.
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but TBH the ps3 isn't about insane graphics, it's about gameplay.

Yeah, well put. The PS3 is mainly for the gameplay and the games that can't really be played together on a computer. For example, I always play against my friends in Madden on my PS2. You just can't get the same excitement on a pc for sports games. Some games are just better played on consoles than on PC's. Honestly, the only games i have for my ps2 are all sports games lol.
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Ya, all the ported sports game on PC suck... really bad.
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