Avalanche say “the PS4 will out-power most PCs for years to come”


Before you go reaching for that burning brand and whatever other tool you may employ when hunting down people who speak against the one true platform (because it’s like a totes sensible thing to hold grudges against people for playing games on a different device to yourself) let’s look at what Avalanche’s founder Linus Blomberg said in context.

While discussing the architecture of Sony’s new console with Gaming Bolt he said that it’s 8GB of GDDR5 RAM is “a perfect fit for the types of games we do, and we’re confident we’ll bring open-world gaming to a whole new level because of it”.

And, because a console is a machine standard, as in all people who buy the new PS4 will have the same hardware under the hood, it allows developers to build to that standard. With the PC we’re all running machines composed of random bits and bobs, all interacting differently and, possibly, inefficiently.

That’s why Blomberg says he’s “glad Sony decided to go with 8GB RAM because it means that the PS4 will out-power most PCs for years to come.” It’s worth highlighting that “most”. Most PC gamers are not going to be upgrading to a machine packing the equivalent of 8GB of GDDR5 RAM (that hardware standard isn’t even available for consumer purchase yet) any time soon.

So, are those pitchforks well and truly put back in their storage haybale?

Cheers, PC Gamer.