- Oct 27, 2017
The next-gen consoles are not gonna have a $500 CPU and $700 GPU. They are going to have an innovative yet powerful custom solution, but there will be compromises.Question. My rig I will be building next Tuesday will be this. i9-9900K, SSD 860 samsung and velcdoraptor 10k rpm for internal ssd and 2080 super gpu. Is that going to be powerful than the next gen? I am worried that it is not. If it is not. Should I start over?
Don’t flame me for this opinion, it’s just pure fun speculation, but my guess is that if they are $399 USD and it’s already confirmed they will have an SSD and 8 core CPU, and 4K blu ray drive, we’ll see the equivalent of a 5700 with some custom developer tools to make it perform well above the “on paper” performance specs.
At $499USD, who knows. We may see 5700XT performance but I suspect we’re more likely to see a higher CPU clock speed + more or faster RAM rather than a big GPU upgrade.
The way you think about it is that if you’re buying right now, you’re over a year ahead of the game. And you’re paying a premium for that.
this is a pretty good time in history to buy a GPU. There is a ridiculous amount of competition in the space at literally every price point and resolution level.
A 1080p gamer is SET right now. 5700 or 1660ti are ridiculously good value.