vargis14 wrote:End User wrote:Another CPU related topic that has been discussed is what influence the next gen consoles will have on PC gaming. Will the new consoles and their multi-threaded capabilities spike CPU usage in games across the board? Will 4 Intel cores be enough for some PC games this time next year?
Any i7-2600k, 3770k or 4770k 8 threaded cpu's will more then be able to handle AMD 8 dedicated cores in the new console's . Even a hyperthreaded core on a i7 is probably as powerful as a dedicated Temash core. Unless this HSA computing does something amazing.
Moving forward game devs will no longer be tied to the very low specs of the previous gen consoles. This will allow them to raise the bar substantially as far as what they can deliver on the low end (PS4/XBone). This sudden jump in what the low end can offer may translate into games that push the PC substantially harder.
Another thought is that games are already scaling well and we won't see much of a change.
I'm very interested to see how the first few PS4/XBone/PC only games perform on the PC.