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Decent GPU. I am interested to know how much memory the machine will have.
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Meh. Still uses last gen directx...
it doesn't use directx at all
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They are written in C/C++, I'm not exactly sure. Your operating system is written in C, so I'm going to say it's probably C for the API too. Electrical Engineering doesn't do any real programming, they work on the physical aspect of the computer. You don't even use assembly for drivers, you can use C/C++ as you need a language that can easily interface/work with C.
Electrical engineers do program assembler and machine code. As for drivers, API and OS C like all other compiled languages is converted directly into machine code so there is no benefit to interface/work that you describe as everything is eventually pulled down to the same language. Coding in assembler will always be more efficient than using C. The objective of API's is to make it easier/more efficient for the programmer not the program.
Edited by cdesewell - 8/25/11 at 6:55am
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It is last gen tech, fact. But at least the developers get the most out of that tech. If developers would get the most out of the current PC tech games would be a lot more amazing than they are now.
 
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It is last gen tech, fact. But at least the developers get the most out of that tech. If developers would get the most out of the current PC tech games would be a lot more amazing than they are now.
Look at Crysis. 4 years old and still best looking game out there. This just meant developers dont spend enough time in graphics and wait for next gen consoles to move on.
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Look at Crysis. 4 years old and still best looking game out there. This just meant developers dont spend enough time in graphics and wait for next gen consoles to move on.
Only with mods.
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Personally, I think if Microsoft and Sony put out a next gen console that can be upgraded (graphics, cpu, hard drive, ram) it would make them a lot more money. Also, people would be happier with their consoles because it is pretty future proof.
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Personally, I think if Microsoft and Sony put out a next gen console that can be upgraded (graphics, cpu, hard drive, ram) it would make them a lot more money. Also, people would be happier with their consoles because it is pretty future proof.
Nintendo has done it the N64. Expansion Pak!

They also had the DD, but that was a failure.
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Decent GPU. I am interested to know how much memory the machine will have.
512 ram

1gb vram
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Nintendo has done it the N64. Expansion Pak!

They also had the DD, but that was a failure.
I am talking on a bigger scale.. lets be able to use ram and CPU's that a consumer can buy, the only problem is certifying it for the console which will increase price.
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