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Re: NVIDIA opted out of PS4!!!

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Not sure what the launch price of the PS4 will be but odds are it won't be $599.


The consensus seems to be falling in the $430-450 range for the PS4, though there will likely be $500-550 bundles that include 2 controllers and the PS4 Camera.

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Re: NVIDIA opted out of PS4!!!

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The consensus seems to be falling in the $430-450 range for the PS4, though there will likely be $500-550 bundles that include 2 controllers and the PS4 Camera.


I thought the camera will be included as it tracks the DS4 controller.

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Re: NVIDIA opted out of PS4!!!

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You are talking about GoG. Steam deals with new games; if you think only old games are cheap your information isn't up to date. As an example, from Fri to Mon, there's a sale on all Ubisoft's games, putting ACIII at a price cheaper than the PS3 / XBOX 360's versions. The sales, bundles and amount of content available is something that PSN can't compete with yet~.


You are correct in that I haven't been to Steam in a while (my primary gaming "PC" is, in fact, a MacBook Air, and there is very little of any interest to me on Steam for MacOS), but I'm still not sure how you come up with enough savings in 6 months to build a PC.  At  $10-30 savings per game, it would take buying everything that is released over that six month period to even come close to the roughly 2 grand it would take to build a true gaming rig.

 

Using the same logic as your Steam example of buying everything that gets a discount, PS+ buys a new PS3 pretty much every month with the money you save between discounts and the IGC.

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BBurgSteve wrote

The consensus seems to be falling in the $430-450 range for the PS4, though there will likely be $500-550 bundles that include 2 controllers and the PS4 Camera.


I thought the camera will be included as it tracks the DS4 controller.


It might be... not sure, but I got the impression that it is an optional accessory.

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That you need $2k to build a true gaming rig is an urban myth, you can do just fine with $1k and if you are tech savvy (meaning Overclocking, tinkering, etc) you can do with even less than that~.
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Re: NVIDIA opted out of PS4!!!

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It's their loss! lol Smiley Happy

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Re: NVIDIA opted out of PS4!!!

Mar 15, 2013

As Michael Pacter would say "it's a proft deal"

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Nvidia and intel parts are way to expensive anyway. AMD/radeon parts are just as good (sometimes better) and are much cheaper. I've had both, and I prefer AMD/radeon because their more cost efficient, energy efficient, overclock with better results, and get the same perchance as the more expensive alternatives. I've had a true gaming rig, and within 6 months my top of the line video cards were outdated, there was a new version of my processor, and the then brand new ddr3 memory was already getting speed enhancements. I had spent $5000 on that rig and it was outdated in less than a year. Because of this, I'll gladly stick with a console where I only have to spend a couple hundred bucks and the product actually lasts a while.
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Re: NVIDIA opted out of PS4!!!

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The irony of the ps4 being literally PC hardware you can buy on the market right now really is completely lost on you, isn't it?


Well...  not *right* now...  the AMD Jaguar 8-core processor is not yet available, though you can get AMD 8-core processors (an FX-8350 4.2GHz CPU will currently set you back about $200).  The rumored AMD Radeon HD 7870 currently runs around $250.

 

The 8GB of GDDR5 RAM cannot be purchased as a system component, either. 


It won't turn up on the ps4 either. No way to have gddr5 ram running as system ram - nor would you want to do it in terms of performance. ..and 8-core "jaguar" is one of the designs with common level2 cache between the cores. The design is very different from the bulldozer cores, and has a different performance profile when running programs on all cores.. From what I've seen of the "shared cache" chips - it's designed for low-power use, and to increase single-threaded performance. Not to be able to add 8 cores with real-time performance on all of them.

 

Point was that the ps4 is a PC. Not PC-like - it's a PC. And it's chosen deliberately to cater to multiplatform publishers, who want to bring a "PC-level" experience to consoles.

 

So the irony... still nothing?

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Is this really supposed to make me say "Golly gee! Maybe I shouldn't buy a PS4!"?

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