How does a budget pc have such goddamn amazing graphics. This shit looks better than anything on my PS4 rig. How the fuck do they do it?
This. They're also using MOBILE versions of CPUs, that are quite underclocked. Quite low RAM / VRAM, and some shared memory too, AFAIK.
Seriously, people were already doing sub-400$ PS4 killer PC builds back in late 2013. Nowadays, it's easier than ever, especially since the consoles are stuck at 900p + 30fps
It does but like carmack said consoles should have twice the perf of a similarily specced pc so not sure what happened..if the cpu is inferior, being a console should give it 2x performance to equal the i3
The magic of superior hardware.
He's talking out of his arse. You don't magically get more performance on a console. There are some performance shortcuts you can take, for example the PS4 does not have directx sitting between metal and the game - but this requires the dev to actually use the low level api. Which some do, some don't. And with Windows 10 and Vulcan this advantage is gone.
Consoles are literally just weedy PCs these days. Something you buy if you can't afford/don't want a PC.