PS4 Pro or new GPU for my gaming PC?



  • Both sides have their advantages to be able to get the most out of your 4k tv, I could see you happy with either one.

    What it comes down to is games, games, games. Seeing that you probably already have a good library of games on the PC, getting the 1070 will allow you to play them with better graphics, although I would still invest on a better CPU if you want to get those really high ultra settings on some games. So chances are that you could go nicely with a cheaper vid card if you plan to play most the same games and just want to see them look prettier.

    I would agree that PC does have the best prices for games (steam, humble bundles, even certain sites will give their games out for free as a promo every once in awhile). Although I wouldn't neglect that you can and probably will find that Playstation gamers have good access to cheap games and free games every month. PSN plus will reward you with enough games to fill your time every month and PSN usually has decent sales going on almost always. subscribe yourself to cheapassgamer on twitter and you will see that there's enough deals going on a lot. Not to mention gamestop, best buy and other retailer deals. I have found that most games drop price really quick anyways, so you have a good chance of getting the game you want sooner or later.

    On the side of getting a PS4 over the 1070, its all about those exclusives. I'm a PC and PS4 gamer, primarily for those exclusives. I can get those Xbox games sooner or later on PC or PS4. but PS4 first/second party exclusives are a must for owning a PS4. You can even get your hands on some of those exclusives you missed out on with PS3 via remasters or rereleases. Sure you can also now subscribe to PSNow on PC and enjoy them if they become available on that network.

    The only argument against getting a PS4 Pro would have been if you already had a PS4 and were only upgrading or if you by chance were willing to wait and see if maybe in a year or two, they'll announce a PS5. Sony seems to be on a wait and see how Xbox scorpio does before thinking ahead kind of moment.

    To wrap it up, think of the games you WANT to play and are interested in that will be coming out for the next 2-3 years. Thats where I would put my money. My personal choice if I had your current rig, would be PS4 or PS4 pro. mostly for the games. I find that most the games I like on PC would probably run ok if I had your current rig and if not then I can enjoy them on PS4.



  • I think it all depends on what you have. I have a PC that can handle 6K at 60FPS on ultra for most games. VR is not a big deal to add on but the cost is significant. PS4 VR is less expensive and will likely give me similar results. If you have a PS4 or are grabbing a PS4 pro you can probably save a bit by getting the VR for it.



  • I agree with the first post, if you are eventually going to get both a 1070 will get a price drop before a PS4 Pro so get a PS4 Pro.



  • Guys, I trully apreciate every input and opinion you've shared. Having read every one of your comments now I'm feeling quite inclined into buying the PS4 Pro over the GPU.

    Yes, as my PC can handle most newer games that are being ported out currently at reasonable settings, I believe it can hold on a little longer (and so can I for that GPU upgrade). The PS4 Pro is the best bet for now, plus, I just watched some of the Nioh trailers and it convinced me a little bit more :P .

    Still, I will hold myself out from buying FF XV when it comes out, because I know it in my guts it will come out on PC in 2017, and as Brandon said on the last podcast "spoiler alert: it will run poorly on both [ps4 and pro]", and I'm kinda fearful over that (I'm really hoping for the opposite)!

    Thank you, guys. Best community ever.



  • This thread is everything. I have been debating this same question almost exactly, except the I'm looking at a monitor instead of a GPU. I've gone back and forth so much. My current monitor is 8 years old and starting to show it. It doesn't ever do more than 59fps and it's only 1620x1050. However, I have a nice full HD TV and I'd love to get into some of the tasty looking PS exclusives. And since I'm buying in first time, there's like no reason I'd settle for a slim instead of a Pro (because clearly I'm Pro not Slim wanna be right Jones?)

    Anyway, I welcome thoughts on this too!


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    @Av8orGamer What do you find yourself doing more often? If you're on your computer most of the time I'd suggest a new monitor.

    I have two of these in a dual setup. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B2HH7G0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1



  • @Draven4 I was kinda in this situation before. I decided to buy all of the big releases on PS4 instead of PC, and honestly, I'm not missing much. Who cares if I can't see a few more pieces of grass here and there when I play Witcher 3, the experience is just fine on PS4.

    I eventually had to completely upgrade my PC (about $2000) because my motherboard on my old PC was crapping out. Really sucks that PCs are just so fragile compared to the consoles with little pay off.



  • @Av8orGamer said in PS4 Pro or new GPU for my gaming PC?:

    This thread is everything. I have been debating this same question almost exactly, except the I'm looking at a monitor instead of a GPU. I've gone back and forth so much. My current monitor is 8 years old and starting to show it. It doesn't ever do more than 59fps and it's only 1620x1050. However, I have a nice full HD TV and I'd love to get into some of the tasty looking PS exclusives. And since I'm buying in first time, there's like no reason I'd settle for a slim instead of a Pro (because clearly I'm Pro not Slim wanna be right Jones?)

    Anyway, I welcome thoughts on this too!

    How expensive of a monitor are you looking at? Also what games are you looking to play on PS4 Pro?



  • @ib0show I'm looking at spending my current gaming budget of about $200-250.

    If I got a PS4 PRO I'd be after a few exclusives, like Uncharted, Last of Us, and building my couch co-op library for playing with my wife.



  • @Art I've never owned a console unless you count a Wii. I've always played on my parents PC, my various laptops through the years, and now my home built rig. I'm becoming a graphics lover and when I watch PS4 footage it is kinda jarringly bad. I want play some of the exclusives though, and I hope to play co-op games with my wife who things Wii Bowling and Mario Kart are the pinnacle of all things gaming. So currently, all my gaming is on PC, but I want to get into consoles.



  • @Av8orGamer said in PS4 Pro or new GPU for my gaming PC?:

    @ib0show I'm looking at spending my current gaming budget of about $200-250.

    If I got a PS4 PRO I'd be after a few exclusives, like Uncharted, Last of Us, and building my couch co-op library for playing with my wife.

    I can see wanting to play PS exclusives but can't you couch co-op on PC?



  • @ib0show said in PS4 Pro or new GPU for my gaming PC?:

    @Av8orGamer said in PS4 Pro or new GPU for my gaming PC?:

    @ib0show I'm looking at spending my current gaming budget of about $200-250.

    If I got a PS4 PRO I'd be after a few exclusives, like Uncharted, Last of Us, and building my couch co-op library for playing with my wife.

    I can see wanting to play PS exclusives but can't you couch co-op on PC?

    One could, but I'm not set up for it well. Maybe I should start there instead, and if my wife and I actually will play together.



  • @Draven4 said in PS4 Pro or new GPU for my gaming PC?:

    Never had a PS3 or PS4 before.

    This right here seals the deal. You will get more out of a PS4 than a new GPU, especially since several PS4 exclusives are right around the corner.