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How will the future of PC Gaming be affected by PS5? (Part 2)

The appearance of the PS4 and Xbox One has not destroyed the previous generation game consoles.

It is not natural that many of Nvidia’s RTX series are suddenly outdated with all GTX 10-series hardware. Instead, there is a steady progression toward more complex and demanding games, driven by both PC and Console.

The appearance of the PS4 and Xbox One has not destroyed the previous generation game consoles

The information that Sony announced PS5 has stirred the gaming community, the keyword “PS5” becomes hotter than ever. But wait that everyone dreams of beating the box on their hands with the PS5, let’s see 7 reasons why gamers should choose PC instead of spending money on the upcoming PS5 to understand more.

It basically means continuous improvement

Sony revealed the PS5 hardware to let us know what Sony is bringing in 18 months or so. Nvidia has been developing more for over nine months now with its RTX cards, and we still only have a handful of games that use the technology.

But just as the PS3 and PS4 coexisted for a year or two of actively supported support, the arrival of the PS5 next year won’t mean the immediate end of the PS4 / PS4 Pro. That means there’s still hope for an add-on you don’t get on older Consoles. Like we are seeing in on PC right now.

If you want to look into the future of consoles, all you have to do is look at what has happened to PC games over the years.

PS5 will partly affect the future of PC gaming

Large SSD at an affordable price to replace the slow hard drive

The esoteric designs like the PS3’s Cell processor have been scrapped, replaced with the x86 CPU, and the Xbox One’s exciting 32 MB DDR3 + ESRAM design has been upgraded to Xbox One X’s 12GB GDDR5. Instead of becoming more and more specialized, console hardware was becoming more and more generic.

That is inevitable. It doesn’t just take resources to make hardware faster and better. Technology trends move toward best implementations, and PCs have repeatedly proven themselves to be the best place for hardware companies to experiment. In the end, gamers all benefit.

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How will the future of PC Gaming be affected by PS5? (Part 1)

Competition is an inevitable part of life. With the appearance of PS5, PC Gaming will definitely have to race fiercely. In the end, the ones who benefit the most are the players. The current generation of gaming consoles are helping PC gaming “spring back”, and will the next generation PlayStation 5 help PC gaming to thrive?

Developers and publishers are interested in selling as many copies as possible, which means they’re targeting the mid-range PC market. And with consoles that have been around for five years or more, a lot of games have to be ‘in the water’ to ensure those generations of consoles can still run them. Or for some reason.

How many PC gamers are actually using modern hardware platforms? Based on survey hardware Steam can provide the fastest insight into general PC gaming hardware.

Based on a Steam survey, about half of current Steam computers have graphics cards that are either stronger or better than the GPU in PS4 at the age of five and 35% of Steam’s GPU is equal to or faster than the PS4 Pro. Additionally, 40% of the computers surveyed were running CPUs that clocked below 3GHz and 82% were either 2-core or 4-core processors.

In other words, if the consoles are not intended to play PC games, they are only part of the equation. Older and slower PCs are partly to blame, too, because they at least two-thirds of people have bought a new machine, with increasingly complex configurations. The good news is that the “mid-range PC” is also getting faster.

13 percent of all surveyed Steam PCs had a GPU that didn’t match the PS4 Pro’s, but obviously faster than it. By the time the PS5 came out, more than a quarter of gaming PCs were able to deliver similar performance. So what does PS5 really mean for PC gaming?