a reply to: Serdgiam
Upgrading is not needed often if you just max things out to begin with. Or make it at least meet 'recommend system requirement's' of the software you
use, are smart about your hardware choices and get a bit of education and knowledge regarding the technology you use and how it works.
My mother board and CPU are from 2012. So the machine's about 7 years old now. 3 GPU's, 1gb GTX 650, 4gb 970, and now the RTX 2060. 970 is still going
strong, just had the cash and decided to give the beast 1 last upgrade before I start saving to build an entirely new machine.
But yeah that 7 year old machine still plays all the latest games at very high to ultra no worries.
Helps a lot of games are aimed at the lowest common denominator.
I mean most benchmarks I use, I still score higher than 80% of the worlds gaming PC's.
It's a bit like how I said no good having 8 or more cores in your CPU if everything is only using 1-4 of them.
Or paying an extra $200 for a GPU that will only buy you an extra 5-10fps. This is why I went with a 970 instead of a 980, and why I got the i5
instead of the i7 equivalent.
If I did more video editing then I would of gone for the i7, would of been worth the extra expense.
Thanks to this 2060 I reckon I have another 2 years of good gaming in this machine on highest settings.
Heck my step son has my old PC (C2D E4300 OC'd to 3.3ghz 8gb ddr3 and GTX650) and he's only started struggler with newer games over the last year or
2, but most titles still run fine.
Upgrading's not as bad as it used to be. But I suppose how often and necessary it is depends on individual circumstances and what you're using the
After all, playing Minecraft on the lowest settings is different to playing a modern Tomb Raider with ray tracing on, or Deus Ex game with DirectX 12
and everything turned up to max.
Also I only suggest consoles for casual gamers, who just want to throw a game in and get going. Instead of chasing drivers, manually adjusting
billions of settings, and find taking two seconds to read 'system requirement's to get a chore.
The kind of people who think making a post to a companies facebook page is going to get them tech support, like the parents I could not convince their
sons new HP Stream 11 netbook was not going to play GTA 4 and 80% of steams library and they were better off getting the kid an xbox. Who then blew a
tonne of cash on Steam Credit on games that surprise surprise, would not work on his comp. (and they tried to use to pay me for IT work I did for them
as they couldn't use it themselves lol)
edit on 1-8-2019 by AtomicKangaroo because: typos