How better to spend your time in quarantine than listening to us talk about the next generation of consoles? We dive into the next generation and talk about what Microsoft and Sony might bring to the table. But first, we update you all on how we've been coping with the pandemic and all the stuff we've been playing and watching.

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 04/17/2020 at 03:52am

I heard the new consoles will feature ray tracing. I also saw something about the PS5 will probably have limited stock during it's first year.

But..... #PCMasterRace!

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 04/18/2020 at 09:25pm

I'll have to listen to this soon. I realized the other day that I have no idea what the current consoles are, nor what's coming next lol

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 04/18/2020 at 11:44pm

@AdamPFarnsworth Gigaflops!

jdodson   Admin wrote on 04/19/2020 at 02:07am
Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 04/19/2020 at 03:50am

I had a feeling I knew what that youtube link was going to be before I clicked it.

Glad to know I was right! :D

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 04/19/2020 at 03:58am

laughing

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 04/19/2020 at 07:27pm

Actually, I meant teraflops as you can see here: https://www.polygon.com/2020/3/31/21187430/ps5-xbox-series-x-specs-comparison-next-gen Here's a brief article with an included video about what's a teraflop: https://www.polygon.com/2016/6/14/11932910/what-is-a-teraflop-explainer I think it's a different calculation than what I'm used to seeing regarding GPUs and CPUs where they're measured in megahertz or gigahertz. In a way, I kind of feel like "teraflops" is a bit of a "buzz word" to make the new consoles sound super amazing (and they may very well be). I haven't dived into their details as my interest in them isn't great, but I'm glad they're finally getting SSDs, Since I got one last summer, I realized just how awesome they are, if for nothing else other than greatly speeding up the load time from power off to desktop (at least in my Windows 10 experience). So, at least just being where the OS resides, it can give a dramatic performance increase. I think this is perhaps the single most important hardware upgrade someone could make to make their PC feel faster or notably improved

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 04/19/2020 at 09:01pm

LOL! Yeah, I think we all knew what that YouTube link was going to be ;)
I've listened to about half the podcast, and I'm glad that it sounds like everyone's doing as well as can be expected!

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 04/19/2020 at 10:29pm

Also, as far as what I'm watching, some good trash on Netflix is The Circle (so far I've watched the original and Brazil, and now I'm watching France).

It's the perfect show right now, as we really are living in The Circle.

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 04/19/2020 at 11:26pm

The killer feature im hoping will go well is streaming. My company (engineering/architectural) has moved to 90% virtual machines using Workspots (Microsoft Azure). I am drawing complex 3D models, and aside from a few hiccups when rolling out the new computers, my virtual experience is better than when I worked on my local computer in my office. I hope Microsoft is able to utilize what they've learned in Workspot, and really nail the streaming environment. I've not bought a system since the Wii U, but if I could get a high-powered game streaming service, I might look at getting back into hard-core gaming.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 04/19/2020 at 11:56pm

I think Microsoft will have some really interesting with Game Pass. Or at least I hope it will.

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 04/20/2020 at 02:50am

I think you accidentally a word

Some really interesting...?

;)

jdodson   Admin wrote on 04/20/2020 at 03:07am

I ACCIDRNTLY NO

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 04/22/2020 at 08:38pm

I will probably get the Xbox Series X first. I have the OG Xbox One and it is a little sluggish playing Fallen Order. I want to upgrade to a One X, but I figure it is best to wait for the Series X.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 04/23/2020 at 02:15am

☝️Wins the award for the oddest named GIF image compared to what it actually is.

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 04/24/2020 at 01:13pm

Yeah gotta love those gfycat random names. I think it's always two adjectives and an animal.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 04/24/2020 at 08:16pm

That’s way more fun than some random hexadecimal

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