Category Archives: PC

PC – Limitations

Hardware

A limitation of PC gaming is the hardware, every few years games become more demanding and hardware becomes outdated.  This means that there is a need to purchase new hardware every few years if you wish to stay up-to-date with the best hardware available.

A lot of the time games are built for consoles and then ported onto PC, this means that console players don’t have to worry about their consoles being able to run games. On the other hand, PC gamers have to purchase hardware powerful enough to run the games, which means that if a new games comes out and your system is not powerful enough, you won’t be able to play it optimally.

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Drivers

In order for PC gamers to use their graphics card optimally, they must keep up-to-date with their drivers. However, with drivers sometimes comes unexpected problems which can impact the player’s experience.  For example, there can be driver crashes with some driver iterations and certain graphics cards. Another problem could be bad performance with certain drivers on games. This means that some people cannot play certain games due to limitations from drivers.

Cost

Cost can be a major limitation to PC gaming, some computer systems can cost upwards of £2000 in order to have all the top-end hardware in them. This would be a lot more powerful than consoles, but this might be the price to pay in order to future proof the computer system for future games, the same way consoles run games until a new console comes out.

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