Has The Modern PC Already Beaten The PS5?

There’s always been this kind of ongoing conflict between PC and consoles. With the right time, budget, and skillset, a PC will always be more powerful than the latest and greatest console. There’s no getting around that, but power isn’t everything. Consoles have a lot going for them, otherwise they would have died out a long time ago. We like to talk a lot here about how powerful the PS5 will be, but when you look at the current PC builds out there, it’s easy to think that the PS5 will be yet another console that pales in comparison to its PC brethren. While it’s highly likely a high-end PC will best the PS5 in terms of raw power, I wouldn’t say that the PS5 has necessarily been surpassed. Let’s find out how Sony plans to woo the PC crowd! The Five Factors We Must Consider The first thing we have to remember is that power isn’t everything. PC has the consoles beat in terms of raw power, but there’s a lot more that goes into a quality PC experience versus a console one. Let’s not forget that Sony also created the PS4 Pro with to woo the PC gamers. It promised 4K for a fraction of the cost and with a much lower barrier of entry. To run 4K on PC, you would need a ton of power and a strong understanding of how to optimize such experiences with proper adjustments and tweaks. The PS4 Pro offers the resolution you want, with the price tag and the usability that most gamers would prefer in their chaotic lives. While power is one major factor, in my opinion, there are five factors we need to consider when looking at how the PS5 and the PC will compete: 1. Price PC gaming is expensive. You can’t deny the results, but you’ll easily spend as much or much more on a PC build than a console. For example, I built a PC several years ago that could run everything I threw at it with max settings. It also costed me just over $1,000. Granted, I used it for a long time, but that’s not chump change. That was also just me making a PC that could do 1080p/60fps for modern games at the time. In today’s world, you’ll need something with more horsepower to hit 4K resolutions and utilize HDR like the PS4 Pro. Even if you wanted something that had similar specs to the PS4 Pro, according to PCGamesN, you’d still be spending about a $100 more on that build than the PS4 Pro, and you wouldn’t be able to do 4K on that kind of PC. If you want to go all out and build a PC that runs 4K games and VR like it’s nothing, you’re going to be spending a lot of cash. The entry-level graphics cards will run you $199 on their own. If you want the best of the best, you’re going to spend over $1,500 on … Read More