I am utterly confused in going for PC or XBOX 360 Slim 250GB.Well I am on a limited budget of 600$ and particularly leaned towards AMD for PC.I will purchase the PC or console as per your advise in nearly a weeks time.My friend has been really annoying and telling me to go for a PS3 since its cell processors are stronger than the i7 2xxx , i7 980x as per his statement and PS3 is more powerful than any PC's in the market.I have really been pissed off by this statement from him. "PS3 Ultimate Gaming Machine , XBOX 360 = *** Box and PC = low graphics compared to PS3.Well are these statements true Please Help Me
Games I will get for XBOX 360
Dragon Age 2 Xbox 360 Game EA
Alan Wake Xbox 360 Game Microsoft
Crysis 2 Limited Edition Xbox 360 Game EA
Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 Xbox 360 Game namco
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Xbox 360 Game UBISOFT
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City Xbox 360 Game ROCKSTAR
Some what dated (Dec 2008): BUT CPUs and GPUs are even better than 2008.
. In what will come as no surprise, the PC shames both consoles in the image-quality comparison. Everything from the textures to the antialiasing to the reflections looks better on the PC. Foliage, piping, and far-off buildings look far superior on the PC due to transparency antialiasing effects. Even draw distance is better on the PC, as the rocks and a fence near the burned-out bus aren't even visible on the consoles.
Again dated, uses the Older GTX280 GPU.
Here is a comparison between a PC (GeForce GTX 280 + quad-core Intel Core 2 CPU), a XBox 360 and a Playstation 3. The following games have been used: Fallout 3, Dead Space, Call of Duty: World at War and Grand Theft Auto IV. From this test, the PC is definitely the best gaming platform as you can see on all screenshots: high resolution, high quality textures, lighting, etc.
On forums - If Game box, game box wins, if a PC forum, PC wins. Above link should be less biased and PC wins.
Couple that with the fact that you can always upgrade to a BETTER GPU, or xfire/SLI a lower end (Cost) GPU and leave the gaming consoles in the dust.
These days, even midrange PC leaves a console in the dust. I can max out the original Crysis on my Athlon X4 630 and GTX460 768MB at 1680x1050 (without AA mind you). Oblivion (+Knights of the 9 + Shivering Isles +Quarl texture pack +OOO) I play with Q16AA+4XSS AA forced.
just a note, now that you are committed to PC:
You can build a PC tower for $600 that will connect to your HDTV and put every console to shame. My signature will get you a PC for $590-ish, if you add 2 extra fans. Its also a more powerful CPU than any AMD out right now