Skip to content
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Venture Beat)   Xbox Series X external storage tests. TL/DR: HDDs out, SSDs and NVMEs in   (venturebeat.com) divider line
    More: Interesting  
•       •       •

444 clicks; posted to Fandom » on 23 Oct 2020 at 6:55 PM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



13 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2020-10-23 6:59:39 PM  
Uhhh...Duh?

I remember having GTA V on 360 internal drive and it taking a few minutes to load. Got an external SSD and it was up in about 40 seconds. I've been using SSD storage since for PC (except media storage, much cheaper when getting into multiple terabytes) and consoles.
 
2020-10-23 7:51:15 PM  
I don't know why anyone with a halfway decent PC would buy an Xbox. The games that are on Xbox are available for PC.
 
2020-10-23 8:42:04 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Uhhh...Duh?

I remember having GTA V on 360 internal drive and it taking a few minutes to load. Got an external SSD and it was up in about 40 seconds. I've been using SSD storage since for PC (except media storage, much cheaper when getting into multiple terabytes) and consoles.


Even Scotty knows SSD's are faster than earlier data storage methods.
 
2020-10-24 3:06:34 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I don't know why anyone with a halfway decent PC would buy an Xbox. The games that are on Xbox are available for PC.


1. Most people who own computers have laptops instead of desktop PCs.

2.  Most people just want to fire up a game and play it, vs having to deal with all the bullshiat you do with PC games that often run like crap compared to the console equivalent. Horizon Zero Dawn is a recent example of a game that runs great on a PS4, but is a buggy mess on a PC.

3. It's going to cost you more than $500 to put together a PC that can perform as well as an Xbox Series X or PS4 if you don't have a decent PC, although it might make sense to put down that kind of coin if you need a good computer for working from home.
 
2020-10-24 3:20:31 AM  
It also helps to finally have a standardized API to take advantage of that horsepower in a consistent manner on the horizon.

/give me maximum warp, Mr Sulu
 
2020-10-24 7:47:33 AM  
Spinner to SSD was one of the greatest gifts the digital gods gave to us mortals.
 
2020-10-24 1:50:26 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I don't know why anyone with a halfway decent PC would buy an Xbox. The games that are on Xbox are available for PC.

1. Most people who own computers have laptops instead of desktop PCs.

2.  Most people just want to fire up a game and play it, vs having to deal with all the bullshiat you do with PC games that often run like crap compared to the console equivalent. Horizon Zero Dawn is a recent example of a game that runs great on a PS4, but is a buggy mess on a PC.

3. It's going to cost you more than $500 to put together a PC that can perform as well as an Xbox Series X or PS4 if you don't have a decent PC, although it might make sense to put down that kind of coin if you need a good computer for working from home.


Your point 2 is completely farcical. You don't get to claim that bad ports to PC from console are because of the PC. A bad port is a bad port because of shiatty developers and lack of commitment to doing it right from management. Management is usually why bad ports end up with shiatty controls and poor UX that didn't work for the platform they are porting to.
 
2020-10-24 3:15:53 PM  
Moved from a SATA SSD stripe raid to a single NVMe on the 4x PCIe bus. I've been trying to mimic Jeremy Clarkson's "the SPEEEEEEEEEED" audiobite for a while now. It can go from powered off to a full load of my development environment (with MS SQL db and ssas tabular) in less than 20 seconds. No, I'm not using save states or hibernate.
 
2020-10-24 5:50:07 PM  

Quantumbunny: Mad_Radhu: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I don't know why anyone with a halfway decent PC would buy an Xbox. The games that are on Xbox are available for PC.

1. Most people who own computers have laptops instead of desktop PCs.

2.  Most people just want to fire up a game and play it, vs having to deal with all the bullshiat you do with PC games that often run like crap compared to the console equivalent. Horizon Zero Dawn is a recent example of a game that runs great on a PS4, but is a buggy mess on a PC.

3. It's going to cost you more than $500 to put together a PC that can perform as well as an Xbox Series X or PS4 if you don't have a decent PC, although it might make sense to put down that kind of coin if you need a good computer for working from home.

Your point 2 is completely farcical. You don't get to claim that bad ports to PC from console are because of the PC. A bad port is a bad port because of shiatty developers and lack of commitment to doing it right from management. Management is usually why bad ports end up with shiatty controls and poor UX that didn't work for the platform they are porting to.


It just seems like bad PC ports from consoles happen a LOT. You'd think a gaming PC would be able to run a console game no problem, but you keep seeing games that play like crap.

15 Terrible PC Ports Every PC Gamer Ran Away From
Youtube GTDQQipFiDc


It just seems like a huge waste of money when I can just pay $300-$500 and have games that play without issue. No driver updates or other tweaks necessary. You fire up the game and it just works. At my age where I don't get as much time to game as I used to, I don't want to waste it trying to get a game to run properly. That why I prefer consoles.
 
2020-10-24 5:52:18 PM  

Quantumbunny: Mad_Radhu: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I don't know why anyone with a halfway decent PC would buy an Xbox. The games that are on Xbox are available for PC.

1. Most people who own computers have laptops instead of desktop PCs.

2.  Most people just want to fire up a game and play it, vs having to deal with all the bullshiat you do with PC games that often run like crap compared to the console equivalent. Horizon Zero Dawn is a recent example of a game that runs great on a PS4, but is a buggy mess on a PC.

3. It's going to cost you more than $500 to put together a PC that can perform as well as an Xbox Series X or PS4 if you don't have a decent PC, although it might make sense to put down that kind of coin if you need a good computer for working from home.

Your point 2 is completely farcical. You don't get to claim that bad ports to PC from console are because of the PC. A bad port is a bad port because of shiatty developers and lack of commitment to doing it right from management. Management is usually why bad ports end up with shiatty controls and poor UX that didn't work for the platform they are porting to.


To add further, additional bullsh*t? What? Like update a video driver once every couple months when a game that you want to play has an optimized driver released for it?

Logging into steam/epic/whatever is as simple as setting it to remember login at first set up and then just launching it. Oh no, I have to boot a PC and an extra program to launch a game.

Long gone are the days of resolving irq conflicts, having to tweak every games .ini file for your machine, and hunting down patches to be sure it's up to date, etc.
 
2020-10-24 5:54:22 PM  
And I see that posted as a post addressing those points was being made.

How about a nice game of chess?
Which, cross platform universal support is an entirely different conversation.
 
2020-10-24 9:13:41 PM  
I just spent $300 for a new GPU for my PC. I was considering the Xbox Series S or X, but I have an Xbox One X and they say games for the next couple years will work on it, so I can wait and play any must-have games on my PC while I use the One X for backwards compatible games and my huge library of Game With Gold, as well as Game Pass.

The Series X looks awesome, but I'm not going to fight the scalpers this year to get it. Fark that. I'll wait until the holidays are over, unless I luck out and find one at the store when I happen to have the money (which ain't likely).
 
2020-10-24 9:23:15 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Quantumbunny: Mad_Radhu: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I don't know why anyone with a halfway decent PC would buy an Xbox. The games that are on Xbox are available for PC.

1. Most people who own computers have laptops instead of desktop PCs.

2.  Most people just want to fire up a game and play it, vs having to deal with all the bullshiat you do with PC games that often run like crap compared to the console equivalent. Horizon Zero Dawn is a recent example of a game that runs great on a PS4, but is a buggy mess on a PC.

3. It's going to cost you more than $500 to put together a PC that can perform as well as an Xbox Series X or PS4 if you don't have a decent PC, although it might make sense to put down that kind of coin if you need a good computer for working from home.

Your point 2 is completely farcical. You don't get to claim that bad ports to PC from console are because of the PC. A bad port is a bad port because of shiatty developers and lack of commitment to doing it right from management. Management is usually why bad ports end up with shiatty controls and poor UX that didn't work for the platform they are porting to.

It just seems like bad PC ports from consoles happen a LOT. You'd think a gaming PC would be able to run a console game no problem, but you keep seeing games that play like crap.

[YouTube video: 15 Terrible PC Ports Every PC Gamer Ran Away From]

It just seems like a huge waste of money when I can just pay $300-$500 and have games that play without issue. No driver updates or other tweaks necessary. You fire up the game and it just works. At my age where I don't get as much time to game as I used to, I don't want to waste it trying to get a game to run properly. That why I prefer consoles.


You prefer consoles, that's fine, but educate yourself a touch. Prolly optimized software and software with bad ports and bad control scheme happens because of humans that are inept. Either management who didn't want to expense resources for a proper port, or dev teams that do a bad job. That had absolutely Jack shiat to do with a computer being more powerful than a dozen of your consoles not being able to run it well. You are right that it happens a lot, including consoles with bad ports FROM PC or arcade or another console... All for the same reasons.

Do you complain that phone apps don't run well on your desktop at 4k without touchscreen? That's not because your phone is more powerful than a gaming desktop, it's software compiled and optimized for a different OS with different input and different display with different constraints.

If you want to talk about not paying 1k or 2k for a gaming rig, or the cost of a GPU choosing more than your console, that's fine. It's fair. It's stupid that bitcoin miners drove up prices and the corporate assholes at Nvidia are to blame.

But you do understand that consoles tend to lose money on the console because they make it up on the back end, right? Licensing costs, distribution costs, development fees for their proprietary development process, software sales in their stores. The cost of your console is artificially cheap like a phone you get through a phone carrier because they make it up later by making the upfront cost look better. It's not exactly a fair direct comparison.
 
Displayed 13 of 13 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking





On Twitter



  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.