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 Is this a good system to beat the next gen consoles? - Forum Next gen consoles in PC cases? - Forum Upgrading pc to challenge next gen consoles - Forum Matching up to next gen consoles - Forum Since next-gen consoles have 8 cores, would an i5 struggle when those 8 core games come out on PC? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Sunius a c 291 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 SolvedWould a single R9 290X/GTX 780 blow the next gen consoles even in a few years? Forum SolvedThis set-up vs Next Gen Consoles Forum Solvedwould a 7950hd keep up with next gen consoles ? Forum SolvedCore i5-4570 vs FX-8350 for next-gen games (consoles) Forum SolvedGTX 760 and next gen gaming consoles Forum SolvedNext Gen Consoles vs PC Forum SolvedA good screen for the Next Gen consoles? (PS4) Forum SolvedI need help choosing a cpu intel/amd (i'am a bit confused .. next gen consoles use AMD hardware) Forum SolvedLooking to build a PC to compete with next-gen consoles. Forum Keeping up with the "Next Gen" Consoles? Forum SolvedNext-gen consoles GPU Forum My Pc vs Next Gen Consoles Forum SolvedPc Gaming computer vs next gen consoles Forum is it possible to build a gaming pc that is as good or better than next gen consoles and will run next gen games? Forum Upgrading Graphics Card So I Don't Need Next Gen Consoles 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 !