Google Stadia vs. gaming PC: A direct comparison
Google Stadia is supposed to make own hardware superfluous. Nevertheless, the question arises how the cloud gaming platform compares to a potent gaming PC. Our comparison provides information.We have explained the basics about Stadia here. The comparison with a gaming PC is interesting because it provides a statement about the computing power of the cloud.
Google Stadia vs. gaming PC: An unequal duel?With a fast Internet connection (for example DSL 50), Stadia is supposed to deliver a constant 60 FPS in 4K resolution. That's a proud claim, because:
- A PC that delivers this performance in all games falls into the high-end category with expensive components like a GeForce 2080 Ti.
- The total price of such a system is 2,000 Euros or more (as of today). Repairs and upgrades are not yet included there.
- With Stadia, these costs are omitted. At the same time, Stadia is not location-bound and thus much more flexible.
- However, 4K gaming is not at all the claim of all gamers. A PC that delivers high frame rates at 1080p is considerably cheaper - but still not for free.