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Life of a video card vs next-gen consoles

joelboning
  • 70 months ago

So I just built my first pc. I keep hearing that in 3-4 years I will need to upgrade my graphics card. Why is that so? If my card is double the power of a console now, shouldn't it be double the power of a console when it's life cycle ends? Why would I need to upgrade? The console doesn't suddenly gain 2 more teraflops. So what's preventing my rig from keeping up with console games till it dies?

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  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

As in Ultra settings till the console lifecycle death

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Games tend to get better on PC much sooner. Thing is you never know.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Say I just want to run games at console like settings. It should last right?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

yes upgrading is just to keep up with graphics but you will still beat consoles in 3-4 years

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

This one is simple it's like asking "What's better using onboard graphics or a dedicated CPU and GPU combo". The dedicated combo will always be better.

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