DeadOfKnight wrote:One other thing. If the next Xbox will have 8 cores does it make more sense to get a core i7 with hyperthreading for a new build? Or would you still go with an i5?
Oh, and post #500! Say hello to a new Gerbil Elite!
cynan wrote: the specifications of the console are so anemic relative to current midrange gaming computers that it won`t matter. Any Sandy or Ivy Bridge CPU (at least i5 and up) will outperform the speculated CPU in the next Xbox, only 4 threads or not.
just brew it! wrote:Yeah, I was kind of puzzled by this thread. The point of consoles is not to provide bleeding edge performance; the point is to provide a standardized platform with reasonable capabilities in a cost-effective manner. What's the point of a DIY system with similar capabilities?
frybread wrote:And what about the GPU? Shouldn't we wait for the 8000 series?
My initial idea was that if I build a PC that's of similar or greater power to the next generation of consoles & steam boxes, it will be good for the next 5+ years of cross-platform gaming. Is that misguided?
I don't want to build a PC now, and then have it be underpowered for the next gen of games. I'm looking at the power of PS4/720 as a baseline.