Do it for Null
- Aug 28, 2019
Supply will catch up with demand and those prices will drop. Advancements will continue, but as the supposed brick wall of the 2030s approaches, we should see fewer reasons to get a high-end GPU:A crazy person on Discord argued that the current GPU prices are a good thing because PC games had become too bloated and graphics focused, and that gaming peaked by 2008. The implication being that by making GPUs this expensive going forward means that gaming will be capped at that level forever.
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You want to see whatever your desired level of performance is achievable in a budget GPU powered by the PCIe slot, or an APU using even less power and compute units. If those are doing around 1080p right now, they will be doing 4K within 3-4 years.
It is a moving target since newer and more complex games need more performance, but in general, 4K resolution will be a done deal. 8K and up doesn't matter outside of VR. That leaves raytracing, which will be scaled up faster than rasterization and contribute to photorealism and simplified lighting for game developers.
Shit games will be shit regardless. At least there are some positive developments, like SSDs as a mandatory spec.