It seems strange to think that the next-gen consoles from SONY and Microsoft will affect the PC industry, but consider the number of people with just a gaming PC. If next-gen comsoles offer hardware equivalent to a $ 1,000 gaming PC, why spend that money when you have half consoles? This, according to analysts, it can make a computer gaming PC go down in price in an effort to improve sales.
The Xbox Series X and PS5 are the equivalent of a 1,000-euro PC game
This is an estimate made by analysts at present, taking into account the technical aspects of both consoles. In fact, they also say that in terms of GPU capacity it will be easier to layer through the currently available PC graphics cards, but in terms of storage performance it will be more difficult to beat the PS5, and you may have to invest a lot more.
|Xbox Series X||Playstation 5|
|CPU||AMD Zen 2 8 core and 16 strings||AMD Zen 2 8-core|
|CPU speed||Up to 3.8 GHz (3.66 per SMT)||Up to 3.5 GHz|
|GPU||RDNA 2 with 52 CU||RDNA 2 with 36 CUs|
|GPU Peak Speed||1,825 GHz||2.23 GHz|
|Peak Performance FP32||12.1 TFLOPs||10.3 TFLOPs|
|GPU speed stored||1,825 GHz||2 GHz (estimated)|
|Applied Function FP32||12.1 TFLOPs||9.2 TFLOPs (limited)|
|SoC size||360.5 mm²||Not guaranteed|
|Process||7nm upgraded||7nm (no more data)|
|Memory||16 GB GDDR6 with 320 bit bus||16 GB GDDR6 for 256 bus|
|Band width||10GB 560GB / s / 6GB 336GB / s||448 GB / s|
|Storage||1TB NVMe custom SSD||825 GB custom SSD|
|Band width||2.4 GB / s (Colors) / 4.8GB / s (Compressed)||5.5 GB / s (Rates)|
|Extended Storage||1TB Expansion Cards||NVMe SSDs|
|External storage||Support for USB 3.2 hard drive||External USB drive support|
|Optical drive||Blu-Ray 4K UHD||Blu-Ray 4K UHD|
|Video connector||HDMI 2.1 with variable regeneration rate||HDMI 2.1 with variable regeneration rate|
|The sound||Not guaranteed||"Storm" 3D AudioTech|
It is really reasonable to think that it will happen. Today there are many people who have a gaming PC for gaming only and do not need the various operating capabilities offered by the PC in front of the console.
It's better to play on a PC, has more variety of games, is cheaper and, in general, offers better performance. Now, giants have their own motives because they are all integrated into their natural state, and what hardware priceThey are cheap (although later games are more expensive).
NVIDIA comes first
Jeff Fisher, vice president of business at NVIDIA GeForce, said they are confident in their GPU business and are not concerned that the new generation of consoles will affect their graphics card business, in particular high-end.
In their view, PC gaming enthusiasts will not easily change platforms, and the advent of the Xbox Series X and PS5 will not change that trend. On PC they have PC games like MOBAs only, and with the exception of some releases (nowadays, not all) almost all console games are also on PC.
Second, he notes that an important point to look at is that one of the biggest motivations for the new generation design is that they will eventually have support for Ray Tracing, something that NVIDIA pioneered and introduced in early 2018, so what he says the PC industry is already two years ahead of the console.
In this regard it must be inferred from this, in Fisher's words, that the computing power of both (up to 12 TFLOPs in the case of the Xbox Series X) is also far from over and over the years. In addition, they say that NVIDIA is already building a new generation of graphics cards, although it did not disclose any data on their performance.
In short, of NVIDIA the price of PC hardware will not go down for comforters because they are two niches of a completely different market that "don't step" with each other.