Gaming PCs vs PS3 and Xbox 360
With all the hype surrounding the upcoming release of Sony and Microsoft’s new gaming consoles, many wonder what the status of gaming PCs is. Both the PS3 and Xbox 360 are equipped with custom graphic cards from the top graphics hardware manufacturers, Nvidia and ATI respectively. Can PCs keep up?
But PC gamers need not fear: there are now Intel Dual Core systems being released to the market that provide ample boost for power hungry 3D gaming applications.
Alienware systems, one of the most recognisable companies that focus on high performance gaming PCs, feature the Intel Pentium Processor Extreme Edition 840, combining Intel Hyper-Threading technology and dual-core technology with the resources to support up to four threads simultaneously.
Other tasty additions such as dual-channel DDR-2 667 memory and options to the NVIDIA’s latest GeForce 6800 Go ULTRA and ATI’s latest Mobility RADEON X800 graphics modules can even turn laptop computers into wild computer gaming beasts!
On paper, the Playstation 3 and the Xbox 360, both designed not for standard multi-purpose computing but for graphics and video bandwidth, seem to beat even the highest specced PCs in terms of graphics performance. It is only a matter of time, though, until the PCs catch up and the new extreme video cards become available also for PCs. Right now, it seems that Alienware and their computer systems that sport funky names like “Area 51″ are right on the pulse of bleeding edge PC gaming power. Check out the cool looking ad below!