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How the new generation of consoles will impact PC Gaming
« on: January 28, 2021, 12:24:50 PM »
It took over half a decade, but the new consoles are finally upon us. While their supply is for now limited, they are here to stay and will slowly replace the older generation of PlayStation and Xbox devices. One thing is unclear though –what kind of impact will the release of these new consoles have on PC Gaming?? Let’s see if we can make some educated guesses in today’s article.


The CPU?
Both consoles have a powerful 8-core 16-threaded Zen 2 CPU. This means that the closest equivalent to the consoles’ CPUs’ in terms of architecture, is the Renoir-based AMD Ryzen 7 4750G.


What about the SSD?
Well, previous generations of consoles did not have SSDs – they had to rely on slow hard drives for their storage. Yes, it was possible to upgrade those consoles with an SSD manually and it did indeed improve the experience but it was not a standard feature.


Both new consoles have powerful custom RDNA2-based GPUs. This is closest to the architecture fueling the powerful AMD Radeon RX 6000 series, and while there are some differences here and there, the broad strokes are indeed the same.

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