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It's the turning of an era, 20 years ago you bought an expensive computer that can play games as a bonus. Soon, you'll buy a cheap game console and it'll come with all PC features as a small bonus.
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Originally Posted by Nightbird;14300289 
It's the turning of an era, 20 years ago you bought an expensive computer that can play games as a bonus. Soon, you'll buy a cheap game console and it'll come with all PC features as a small bonus.

I highly doubt that. It seems feasible, but that's probably the last thing the gaming industry would want to do to their new consoles. People can't be trusted, so we don't get to have cool stuff like that. Your all criminals. Every single one of you.
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Sounds great. If true, this is huge. It means that, finally, consoles will actually have hardware comparable to the average PC.

When it comes out, but 6 months later its already outdated.
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Originally Posted by Skripka;14295551 
Put it this way, the next XBOX was rumored in April to be shipping in a year or two with a 4000-series AMD GPU. Which would you prefer? A recent AMPD APU, or a 3-4 year old GPU?
A HD 4800 series card. Easily.
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BD must really run cool, otherwise it's ROD 2.0.
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well surely this sounds nice.
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I think you guys are all doh.gif Consoles in general, even though YES are old, yes are out dated(compared to pc) however... they are still VERY playable, enjoyable. Your saying "6 months later" there outdated, not really.. consoles run at 1080p (or less..) and not to mention the optimization consoles receive, so really... saying that oh that console has a really outdated cpu/gpu in all honesty.. it DOESN"T need a better one and that's why consoles can go 5+ years before making a new one. Side by side, 1080p, Black ops PC vs Xbox.. PC may have a little better graphics but seriously..? laugher.gif not to mention, console players tend to sit further, lay back and relax in recliners, or on the couch and have a ball with there friends on the mics, graphics is the least they worry about, that's one thing PC gamers are so picky about having the latest greatest graphics. In the end.. PC may hold better SPECS but the consoles offer just enough to have the right amount of fun.. really what people should be saying is PC vs Wii then maybe they can compare the graphics and all that.
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Originally Posted by adamkatt;14300878 
I think you guys are all doh.gif Consoles in general, even though YES are old, yes are out dated(compared to pc) however... they are still VERY playable, enjoyable. Your saying "6 months later" there outdated, not really.. consoles run at 1080p (or less..) and not to mention the optimization consoles receive, so really... saying that oh that console has a really outdated cpu/gpu in all honesty.. it DOESN"T need a better one and that's why consoles can go 5+ years before making a new one. Side by side, 1080p, Black ops PC vs Xbox.. PC may have a little better graphics but seriously..? laugher.gif not to mention, console players tend to sit further, lay back and relax in recliners, or on the couch and have a ball with there friends on the mics, graphics is the least they worry about, that's one thing PC gamers are so picky about having the latest greatest graphics. In the end.. PC may hold better SPECS but the consoles offer just enough to have the right amount of fun.. really what people should be saying is PC vs Wii then maybe they can compare the graphics and all that.

Coming from the guy who has onboard video, of course your satisfied with console graphics.
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thinking.gif I'd much rather see a decidcated GPU with something like 4890 power, or like a 28nm 5770 or something like that... I can't imagine an APU having that much raw power.
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Originally Posted by Usario;14295308 
Sounds great. If true, this is huge. It means that, finally, consoles will actually have hardware comparable to the average PC.

I'd say a 360 had hardware that was comparable to the average PC when it launched.

IMO, an APU is not gonna cut it unless they can stretch a 150W+ TDP. I think APU's for hardcore consoles should only come when graphics leaps start seriously diminishing (i.e in 1 or 2 more generations).
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Coming from the guy who has onboard video, of course your satisfied with console graphics.

What a stupid thing to say. God I hate it when children rip on other people sigs/sig rigs/or use someones sig to try and make a point.
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Put it this way, the next XBOX was rumored in April to be shipping in a year or two with a 4000-series AMD GPU. Which would you prefer? A recent AMPD APU, or a 3-4 year old GPU?

I'd pick a die shrinked 4800 series anyday.
Edited by GameBoy - 7/21/11 at 6:55pm
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Coming from the guy who has onboard video, of course your satisfied with console graphics.

He does make one good point though, in the end if fun games are being made then everything else becomes moot. As others have said the static nature of console hardware allows for developers to write very efficient code, writing to the metal if they need to. This allows them to do MUCH more with less while Windows based gaming sees function calls going through an API like DX or OpenGL, which kills a lot of the performance potential. Trying to compare PC hardware to console hardware is really an apples to oranges kind of thing.
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