'PS4 Pro' Is Considerably Reliable and Cheaper Compared to High-End Gaming PC

By Cores Grace Malaay , Updated Nov 17, 2016 11:08 AM EST
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Many gamers these days have spent thousands of dollars on top-of-the-line gaming PC. While it's not bad to purchase these pricey PCs just to get better frame rates, higher video resolution and supplemental graphical effects, there are also gaming consoles that are reliable enough for a superb gaming experience.

PC Gamer concludes that PS4 Pro, the latest line of PS4 consoles of the tech giant Sony, performs many benefits that are almost the same from these high-end PCs. There's a lot of PlayStation 4 Pro games that now support HDR, increased frame rates, visual flourishes and even 4K resolution.

The PS4 Pro, however, doesn't succeed in raw horsepower. However, it benefits considerably from three strategic choices such as standardized hardware, reliability and cost.

PC games are designed with hundreds of components built into extreme configurations while the PS4 Pro is a standardized hardware - an exceptional and holistic machine that game designers painstakingly optimize.

Because Sony sustains a software-certification process to ensure every game meets a particular qualitative threshold, the PS4 Pro guarantees its reliability which means that it can work well without fiddling.

With regard to its cost, the PS4 Pro is sold for $399 which houses every specs that gaming requires while the high-end gaming PCs would demand thousands of dollars to provide the same function. For instance, NVIDIA's newly released GTX 1060 already costs $199. It's the entry-level edition of its latest line of graphics cards.

Note that the price of $199 doesn't include the CPU, memory, motherboard, keyboard, mouse, case and all stuffs needed to get it working. For gamers with deep pockets, it would do well but the time spent in building and tweaking a PC is not too remarkable.

The PlayStation 4 sports a higher-powered GPU, 4K resolution support, greater energy efficiency and reduced fan volume. Additionally, the PS4 Pro can still play any PS4 or backwards compatible game.

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