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[CVG] Xbox 720 will have 'graphics like Avatar' - AMD

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Microsoft's Xbox 360 successor will be capable of graphical detail level with James Cameron's movie Avatar, according to hardware giant AMD.

Speaking to Official Xbox Magazine US, director of ISV relationships at AMD, Neal Robison wouldn't outright confirm the tech firm's working on the new Xbox, but did state that gamers 'have a lot to be excited about'.

THQ boss Brian Farrell recently told investors he expects next-gen Microsoft and Sony consoles to be less centred on raw power and more focused on accessible services and user interfaces - "if there are consoles".
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I find it funny how they first praise the graphical prowess of the console and after that include a comment saying that the next gen consoles will be less centered around their hardware upgrades.
 
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Hah, right.
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Phh. If this is so, the PC would already have graphics "like Avatar".
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They're talking out of their asses.
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They shot themselves in the foot by saying movie, because they already released an Avatar game on 360, if they left it ambiguous they could have said later that's what they meant.
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I wonder what would run the rendering in Avatar?
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Also, this comment:

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I can already do that by putting the blue colour channel on full.
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I remember when they said Xbox 360 would have lifelike graphics, then they released CG video for some madden game but no game came close to that
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Really? So the Xbox 720 will have GPU power significantly greater than a 6990 or GTX590? Each frame of the movie Avatar probably took hours to render on the most powerful workstation graphics cards available.
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I wonder what would run the rendering in Avatar?
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Thirty four racks comprise the computing core, made of 32 machines each with 40,000 processors and 104 terabytes of memory
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but real time? Let me check my crystal ball!

But seriously, I can't wait to see the day when I get to play a game that looks like avatar on my future rig.
 
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