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Looks like the consoles have finally caught up to my pc. :\\
Time to upgrade!
Also, a 4890-ish card with the optimization of a console backing it will destroy 1080p
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Sigh.....dx 10.1 lol.
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post #43 of 156
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It doubt it uses direct x at all (it is microsoft stuff remember), and is probably better off because of it. Just because the gpu supports it doesn't mean to say they will use it, due to licensing.

From my limited understanding of programming, who would want direct x on a console anyway? All it would do would add overhead. You don't have to take different hardware configurations into account with consoles, therefore direct x isn't needed. If it was a dx11 card, it wouldn't make the slightest bit of difference.
I believe he was implying that it uses "directx" like graphics and how many directx 10 games did we see?
yeah...
it's just to give an idea what the card is capable of doing (or not doing)
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post #44 of 156
It's not going to use DX anyway. As far as I know, OpenGL is used on both the PS3 and Wii.
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Yes, that is the foundation and trademark of a gimmick.
"A device employed to cheat, deceive, or trick, employed especially to promote a project".
If you bought it, I'd say the gimmick was indeed a fiendish success.
When a product advertised does exactly what it is said to do, then it is not a gimmick.

The Wii's success was more of its advertisment appeal. Fundamentally, the console, considering what a game console is, itself by itself, the Wii is by no means a successful console.

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Oh really? I can't imagine why it would be more advanced than consoles from half a decade ago
This whole schema behind the graphic assumptions is because of the Wii. Although released in the same era of the consoles, it was equivalent to consoles a generation before.
post #46 of 156
Judging by sales numbers (the only thing that really matters to manufacturers) the Wii has been an enormous success and has basically saved Nintendo....
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When a product advertised does exactly what it is said to do, then it is not a gimmick.

The Wii's success was more of its advertisment appeal. Fundamentally, the console, considering what a game console is, itself by itself, the Wii is by no means a successful console.



This whole schema behind the graphic assumptions is because of the Wii. Although released in the same era of the consoles, it was equivalent to consoles a generation before.
You're wrong on all these counts.

You have no understanding of what a gimmick is. Just because it does what it says it will do, doesn't mean it's not a gimmick. It's just a successful gimmick.
You're thinking of a scam, which the Wii is not, unless you want to get technical.

The Wii is a huge success as a console. This, actually, is a scam. It did well because it had to compete with consoles up to twice its price.
It's like PS2 vs PS3. You'd see more PS2 sales.

Lastly, the Wii is not equivalent to the Gamecube. It's about twice as powerful. The reason that isn't significant is because both the PS3 and X360 are around 10 times as powerful as the consoles they replaced.
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post #48 of 156
i like how everytime the topic of GRAPHICS is mentioned, the name Crytek and the game Crysis also come up

common guys it can max crysis! mario going to look phenomenal.
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post #49 of 156
so many graphic whores in this topic.
If you want the best graphic play on a pc since it will always be the best platform for that as you can upgrade it all the time.
The wii did have an okay graphic but very few games used it, the one that stand out is monster hunter tri. maybe the best looking game for the wii.

and if this version of the wii will be more powerfull than the ps3 and the 360, then games will look great. even today very few games use the full power of a 360 and a ps3 which would incline that there isnt a need for anything much stronger.
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I don't know why people here keep comparing console specs to computer specs. Two totally different machines for totally different purposes.
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