Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Clearing one of the Myths surrounding PC Gaming.

I think I should clear the misunderstood fact that people think they 'need' to upgrade PC almost annually in order to play the games at full graphics. First of all, what is full graphics? I mean, I am running a game at full settings at 1080p and 4X anti aliasing, is that full graphics? To me it is. However, another person might be running the same game at 4K, to him that is full visual experience. While a crazy dude somewhere is running at 8k!

What I am trying to say is, there is nothing called full graphics in PC gaming, it improves over time mostly as technology advances allows you to push to greater definitions.

However, if you only mean by just the graphical details handled by various sliders and checkmarks in the game settings, then yes, people can claim they are running at maximum graphics.

However, the reason I made this post is because some people (the less informed console gamers) think somehow the GPU and CPU, almost mysteriously degrade overtime and they need to upgrade it to run latest games in full graphics. In PC gaming, the visual ceiling doesn't exist, it moves up very fast- every several months or less. What you are achieving by running a game in ultra setting, for example Battlefield 4, likely will give you the same graphical quality if you run Battlefield 5 under lower graphical setting the next year. Even if in BF 5, the graphical preset is High instead of Ultra, that is because the ceiling has moved up again.

Battlefield 3 running in Ultra Graphics on PC

Battlefield 4 running in High Graphics on PC

I don't know about you guys and girls, but from the given visual quality, the 'High' quality of Battlefield 4 looks much better and performs better than the 'Ultra' ceiling quality of Battlefield 3.  

So yeah, you don't need to upgrade regularly at all, unless you want to reach the very ceiling of visual quality all the time.

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