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Am I prepared for next gen gaming?

by tomortlieb / November 9, 2013 12:33 PM PST

Hey everyone,

I am basically trying to figure out if my laptop is "next gen proof" if you will. If not, what should be upgraded about my system? Thanks in advance. My specs are below:

- 1 x Processor Intel® Core™ i7 3820 Processor (4x 3.60GHz/10MB L3 Cache) - Intel Core i7 3820

- 1 x Motherboard Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 -- 4x PCI-E 2.0 x16

- 1 x Memory 8 GB [2 GB X4] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand

- 1 x Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 - 2GB - EVGA FTW - Core: 1084MHz - Single Card

- 1 x Primary Hard Drive 60 GB Corsair Force Series GT SSD - Single Card

- 1 x Data Hard Drive 2 TB HARD DRIVE -- 64M Cache, 7200rpm, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 9, 2013 1:57 PM PST

As the next gen in my mind are 4K displays and the card doesn't appear ready I have to go with no. But we are talking next gen and not 2013 to 2014.

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Thanks for the response!
by tomortlieb / November 9, 2013 7:41 PM PST
In reply to: No.

Thus, based on what you said, would I be ready for the new types of games that developers will be making for the first round of titles on the PS4 or Xbox One? The 4K I can deal with when the prices of the monitors come down, but I am concerned if my computer will handle the next gen ports once they come out for the PC as well.

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Still a wide miss.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 9, 2013 11:46 PM PST

So far if you want a PS4 or Xbox One game you need that box.

But as far as gaming performance of a common gaming PC, even the usual i7 Haswell and Nvidia Titan game rig has more power than the consoles if you pop the lid.

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Seems to be very 2013 PC gamer gear.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 10, 2013 8:55 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks again!

As long as your power supply and case can handle the load and heat production, why not?

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Case is good...power supply...?
by tomortlieb / November 10, 2013 9:07 AM PST

I have a...

750 Watt - Corsair CX750 - 80 PLUS Bronze

Thanks so much.

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