Next gen consoles Tags: Graphics Cards Next Generation Graphics Last response: August 5, 2012 3:10 PM in Graphics & Displays Share veganfanatic August 5, 2012 2:06:53 PM The next gen consoles which will be released for the holidays in 2013 will force me to spend $ on the rig. I use a GTX 260 which is fine for my old screen and up to a HDTV display. 4K displays are likely to be on the market soon and that will drag down frame rates big time. At the moment the rig has a single slot for a graphics card, I guess I could get a better board. New consoles might have 8 GB of memory, the PC today is 16 GB for most gaming rigs so RAM is not a big concern. VRAM is slowly rising but supporting a 4K display will require maybe a 4 GB card to have adequate space for textures etc. by the time the new consoles surface, NVIDIA and AMD will likely be offering a new model of GPU. the cost of a console will be constrained somewhat, but I am looking at the load for 4K to give guidance looking forward More about : gen consoles dingo07 a b U Graphics card August 5, 2012 2:14:31 PM There's no way to compare performance between the two until the consoles are released, but I can promise the consoles can't compare to the current computer hardware veganfanatic August 5, 2012 2:17:28 PM I agree, but that 4K display seems to be the biggest problem. These new retinal displays will put pressure on my GPU and I am wondering how much GPU will I need to play Doom 4 at 60+ fps. Related resources PC as good as next gen consoles - Forum Will a GTX 560 Ti keep up with the next gen consoles ? - Forum Should I even build a PC now since Next-Gen consoles are on the way - Forum Next-gen consoles and PC gaming? - Forum Next Gen consoles power expectation? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Sunius a c 290 U Graphics card August 5, 2012 2:19:16 PM I would not worry about it yet, 4k screens are not here yet and won't be here for at least a year. And trust me, new consoles will not support 4k resolution veganfanatic August 5, 2012 2:21:03 PM I like to have a clear radar so I can estimate now much $ I need to scrape up. Most recently was a better PSU to support a possible SLI solution to drive a better screen. veganfanatic August 5, 2012 2:23:14 PM I actually still play Halo 2 a lot, the servers are still up so its fun to play slayer for a round or 3. Sure been disappointing that no new PC disks were released. Yesterday I reset Alien v Predator (2010) and have been playing the marines. That game is more demanding than Halo 2. dingo07 a b U Graphics card August 5, 2012 2:24:39 PM For the past ten years, $2000 in computer hardware allowed the best gaming settings, that will never change - the price is a constant while the hardware increases in speed, and the sliding scale is relative at other costs veganfanatic August 5, 2012 3:10:33 PM When new my GTX 260 cost $449, now its $50 on ebay a better GPU is not all that expensive relative to what I have now the most demanding game I have is Metro 2033, and that is hard on even the top video cards. Being underemployed means less $ for rig upgrades so I am thinking that a GTX 460 or GTX 480 might be a suitable improvement over what I have now, they are cheap on ebay now that they are 2 gens back Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Will next-gen consoles outperform the fastest gaming desktops? Forum How Many Videocards will we have to buy when Next Gen Consoles hit? Forum Will a $1500 system be able to keep up with next gen consoles Forum Next Gen Consoles vs PC? Forum Is their any new graphic engine to next gen consoles ? Forum Next gen consoles = Better graphic PC ports? Forum How much will next-gen consoles affect the PC? Forum Will next-gen consoles be able to play Crysis? Forum dx10 system vs. next gen consoles Forum HD 7870 Forum Next-Gen Gaming Forum Save money for next year's GTX 7xx? Forum [Solved] This Generation Graphics Card vs. Consoles Forum [Solved] Next gen gpu's? Forum Gtx690 vram and the next generation of games Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !