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post #151 of 163
Yeah, that is why I said if they meant it can reach the technical detail then they are flat out lying and somewhat comical. A huge claim that is miles off and would be for the next decade probably. Too vague, like you said though. Either way it is just marketing talk.
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Originally Posted by HarbingerOfLive View Post
...Frankly we don't even know the specs of the 720, it could kick the PCs ass for all I know!
Or could fall flat on its face for making statements it can't deliver on, but I'm just using the past as an example.

OT: Graphics depend on the developer. It might be capable of such things, but Plants vs Zombies on 720 isn't going to have Avatar-grade visuals. For those who can't appreciate gameplay over graphics, I suggest you go find a Nintendo 64 and replay your old favorites. Gameplay > graphics.
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People would be more excited if they just said:
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Xbox 360 successor will run on HD6990, that's why there's none left in newegg.
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Yeah sure it can. At 1 frame per minute if they are very lucky...
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post #155 of 163
I hate things like this, marketing sucks.

While the statement could be construed to mean any array of more realistic statements, that isn't what people are going to assume, and the marketing department knows that (or whoever decided it was going to be stated this way). They can make the pitch to "mean" anything, but it will communicate to people that the Xbox 720 will have the same power as the most impressive 3D movie in history (by popular opinion).

I am so glad that I've cut most advertisement out of my daily life, it is just lies.
    
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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.
They don't use cards - they use CPUs. That's why it slows. Gamer cards generally sacrifice a little quality for speed. Movie graphics are always flawless - games, not so much.
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Movie graphics are always flawless - games, not so much.
If the Captain America trailer is any indication, your statement is false.
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They don't use cards - they use CPUs. That's why it slows. Gamer cards generally sacrifice a little quality for speed. Movie graphics are always flawless - games, not so much.
The point still stands. Youre NOT going to do that with todays technology on something the size of a console, let alone in the next decade.
    
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Youre NOT going to do that with todays technology on something the size of a console, let alone in the next decade.
If you compare the graphics of a PS1 (1997) to the graphics of a PS3 (2007) they are massivly improved, I believe that a console which will be able to have gameplay graphics the same as Avatar will be out in the next 10 years.

EDIT: 1996 and 2006
   
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Show me a console that can do the work of 40,000 cores from 10 years prior 6 times faster. Im sure consoles 3 generations from now will look amazing, but not rendering Avatar in real time. (And PS was released in 94J/95US FYI)

I got that by giving each frame an average of 8 hours render time, or 3 frames per day, times 5000 for the blades going simultaneously divided by 1440 minutes per day = 10.416
    
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