The official PC Master Race thread

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  1. Margen67
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    Because 30fps sucks.

    Why PC Gaming?
     
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    Splatoon runs at 60fps. What is the meaning of this?!??!?!?! :angry:
     
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    Some console titles may run at 60fps, but PC can run almost any game at 60fps or more.
     
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    Really? 'Cause Sonic Lost World is slowed to about 20-30fps sometimes. :P
     
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    Source pls
    ogm i just played it on my acer aspire and i got 5fps WTF well time to try it on my virtual boy :)
     
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    Well, what are your PC specs? You may assume that every person's PC has a bazillion and 1 GB of RAM and what-not like yours may have. ;)
     
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    Margen67 Dirty entited pirate

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    The game has way lower requirements than that, though.
    Real question is what is the specs of the PC failing to run that game?
    Because the requirements are not that high.

    • Recommended:
      • OS: Microsoft Windows 7
      • Processor: Intel Core i5 @ 2.66 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 @ 3.0 GHz
      • Memory: 3 GB RAM
      • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 (1GB) / ATI Radeon HD 5850 (1GB)
      • DirectX: Version 9.0c
      • Storage: 8 GB available space
      • Sound Card: Sound: 9.0c compatible.
    Who doesn't have at least 4GB of ram or a better GPU in 2015 lol
    That's not very much to expect of somebody's PC. In fact, it should be minimum at least.
    I don't think PC is the problem. Sounds to me like whoever had problems with that game needs an upgrade.
    And really, a game won't run the same across all PCs unless Sonic Lost Worlds is literally the worst port ever, so it should run better on more powerful hardware.
    That's another reason why PC is great. You can upgrade your hardware.
     
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    Bear in mind that I buy development PCs (because all the Temp knows I make games, not play games ;) ) and only have like, what, 4GB of RAM or something like that. I can't remember my processor specs off the top of my head, but it's probably a good, fair speed for development purposes. Oh, yeah, I remember now. It's an AMD Radeon A8, according to the sticker on the side of it.
     
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    Why not build your own PC with better parts for cheaper?
     
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    I was thinking about that for a bit. I got a PC Gamer magazine for my birthday 2 weeks ago, and found some pretty wicked PC components in there! I may consider! :)
     
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    I think you should try getting advice from https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc and ordering online from Newegg or something instead.
     
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    Obviously, I'm just gonna think about it for the time being. I also do want to do more research into this. I'm only a beginner in PC building, really.
    I may want to spend my money on something else. Like consoles! ;)
     
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    You forgot to mention how choppy the framerate is in the main plaza ;)
     
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    Oh yeah! :rofl:
    The rest of the game is alright tho. ;)
     
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    Since (I assume) the plaza is more of an interactive HUD and doesn't require fast reaction times it's not much of an issue.
    If multiplayer had a choppy framerate that would definitely be an issue.
     
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    Also before anyone goes "Wii U 1080p 60fps" on me, Splatoon and MK8 run in 720p, but still a solid 60fps.
     
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    For multiplayer I would definitely prefer 720p 60fps over 1080p 30fps..

    but if the game was on PC I could have the best of both worlds by overclocking my monitor to 76hz at 1080p.
     
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    Another World
    *reads thread, thinks about it, looks at my laptop*

    *exits thread sobbing*
     
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    remember too, that some console-to-pc games are poorly optimized for the PC, like dark souls and la noire are.
     
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