Says the fool who doesn't realize you can hook-up any video card with an HDMI port to any new TV.I just want monitors to become on par with the high quality QLED/OLED televisions that console users get.
Yes, you can hook up a PC to a television. The point is that PC monitors are in a terrible state compared to televisions.Says the fool who doesn't realize you can hook-up any video card with an HDMI port to any new TV.
You have the exact same burn-in issues playing hours of fixed video game huds on consoles as you do on the Pc games, and you're also stuck with whatever fixed side menu interfaces their OSes might have.
On PC you can set the Windows Taskbar to auto-hide. Turn on Windows Dark Mode, add in a black screensaver, and delete all desktop icons. there: burn-in free HTPC!
And if you want to take the easy way out, QLED screens also work exactly the same with any Pc (but you don't have to customize shit).
And staying on-topic, the most demanding game I want to play this year is Cyberpunk. I can play that just fine at 1080p on my 4790k plus 1060.
I don't care that my current PC is behind consoles because all the games I actually want RIGHT NOW play fine (Star Wars Galaxies, Borderlands 3 as two examples). The new, more-enhanced versions of console games will take us a few yeas to appear (ad by that time I will have upgraded).
Also, you can get competitive performance upgrades from PC closouts several years earlier than you can pick-up a PS5 for less than $350,
My computer is slightly better, but sadly it costs what...10x more than a 2020 console?
i9-10900k (overclocked) - under AIO water
2080Ti (overclocked) - under AIO water
32GB (@4000mhz) Ram
NVME Hard Drive (2TB)
The RTX 3000 series and even Zen 3 aren't the answer. You still have to build a computer that's like 4x more expensive than 2020 console just to meet the specs. Sad year for PC gaming really especially since the average PC gamer has a computer that's woefully underpowered compared to a 2020 console.
And even then, there are areas where the PS5 and XSX will fare better, like raw storage speed (unless you have a brand new PCIe 4 SSD) and the overhead for ray tracing. Folks forget that it's not a conventional fight, and that many people aren't willing to drop more than the price of a console on a GPU (let alone the rest of the PC) just so they can maybe play the same games at a higher frame rate or resolution. It's like a car enthusiast wondering why people don't buy Porsches to finish their commutes slightly faster... the gain isn't worth the cost for most, and there may be areas where the lower-priced option is better.
While it's absolutely true that the consoles are modern marvels in terms of bang-for-the-buck, you're also at their mercy. "30fps is good enough" has been the mantra for developers on both of the major consoles. That drives me nuts. I'd rather have them lower the resolution/details or whatever to shoot for 60, but very few devs actually do that.
I'd honestly re-think being a console-only gamer if that was their priority. It's looking like the new ones might actually finally be shifting in that direction (at least as an option), which makes me really happy.
The new consoles are 100% targeting at least 60fps for everything. Hell, I just saw a video the other day where on the Xbox Series X Dirt 5 even has a 120fps mode. So yeah I think it's safe to say we won't be seeing any 30fps games this upcoming generation, and if we do it would really come down to a artistic choice for cinematic reasons is the only thing I can guess.