The initial verdict on next gen performance

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  1. JRE84

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    Well. Here we are days before the release of the new consoles. Dirt 5 and AC Valhalla have been tested and the news is good for 1080p and 1440p gamers not so much 4k.

    Dirt 5 on a lower end GTX 1060 GPU with only 6 GB of VRAM can net 60 fps on all low at 1080p and a playable albeit not visually enjoyable experience.. and can get 40fps on both games on ultra/high at 1080p as an average.

    So what does this mean for PC gamers.

    An end to poorly ported ports. Gamers might need a 8gb or 6gb card like the 2060 but Thier investment in a new laptop is not out the window. I was worried about the 12gb VRAM requirements for watch dog Legion but if you game at 1440p or 1080p on a laptop your more than likely to be able to squeeze the next few years out of your 2060.2070.or 2080 laptop. And since most people don't game at 4k on a small laptop screen this is decidedly good if not great news
     
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    I hope you're right and optimization woes are a thing of the past. It would be nice to see gaming advancements with a minimal number of systems being left behind.
    On the other hand, that usually is not how things turn out and I believe in past generations developers usually learn how to extract more performance out of the console architectures (which the present one could o could not be another example) and the requirements for PCs deepen.
    Let's hope it's the first case and no the latter!
     
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    X86...nuff said there

    I think if you have a 2060 and don't mind gaming on low you will be good for at least another 4years
     
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    I think “low” is a bit harsh for the 2060. Medium and high for a 2060 at 1080p for the next couple of years
     
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    yes i was just being conservative

    really exciting times for pc gamers...xbox games incoming from microshaft
     
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    I'd say an RTX 2060 could last this whole next console generation if you're content with 60 fps (which I'm not:p). The new consoles have GPUs with processing power on par with the RTX 2060. The earlier performance claims were pretty outlandish.
     
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    really? I was still under the impression that they were in the 2080 to 2080ti territory
     
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    Based on the RX 6800 (60 CUs and 14TFLOPS), which seems to be quite a bit better than the 2080 Ti/3070 from these figures (1 2), the XSX's RDNA2-based GPU (52 CUs and 12TFLOPS) would seem to be around 3070/2080 Ti level. That would make the slightly weaker PS5 GPU (10.3 TFLOPS) around 2080 Super level.
     
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    Even though this new generation is very close to just being a PC (especially XBox Series S/X) they still have an ace up their sleeve which is a 100% consistent target so optimization is extremely less complicated. Combine that with all the storage advancements and it's going to be a great console generation vs PC. As usual PC will pull away down the road, but for the masses (not considering the extreme edge case of tweakers and overclockers) these consoles will burn brightly for years to come.
     
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    Yeah see this post:
    Still very impressive performance from a console though, so they should last quite a while. They're on par with an upper mid range gaming PC which should push gaming PCs to be better as well. There are exciting times ahead of us for both consoles and PC.

    The significant similarities between this generation of consoles and PCs makes me wonder if they'll just merge together in the future. Then everyone becomes a PC gamer:cool:.
     
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