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also the inverse of this is for example an emulator - if you were to run an emulator for current generation console on a PC it would take a computer that is WAY more powerful to pull off that direct to metal emulation.
Some guy is still trying to write a perfect SNES emulator.... It takes a few hundred times the processing power.

Great read: http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2011/08/accuracy-takes-power-one-mans-3ghz-quest-to-build-a-perfect-snes-emulator.ars
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Interesting read.
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Some guy is still trying to write a perfect SNES emulator.... It takes a few hundred times the processing power.
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One of the fun aspects of a cartridge-based system is that you are literally plugging a PCB directly into your system. Thus, you can put extra coprocessors, often digital signal processors, right inside of the cartridge. This gives you an extra edge against your competitors' titles. The most popular SNES coprocessors were the SuperFX for polygon rendering and sprite rotation (used in Starfox and Super Mario World 2) and the DSP-1 for 3D math (used in Pilotwings and Mario Kart.)



Really interesting article.
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My 360 was $450 AUD for the non kinect/HDMI cable variant.. Just saying it was alot, they're still around $400 here.
 
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Why are you guys surprise at it only being a 6670? It's a CONSOLE!!!! PC's are underestimated by people who only think "the best way to play a game is on a console". I expected this. To be honest a 6670 is pretty good for low settings on a console. Ill just keep RIPPING through games at 100fps while noobs on consoles run at 35fps biggrin.gif
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Can't you just predict the performance increase by scaling the raw power of the 6670 to the 360's gpu?

In that case the 6670 wouldn't be much of an upgrade at all. The power required for just a resolution bump to 1080p would take up the performance increase. From my predictions, the nextbox would still stay at 720p with a steady 60fps, better textures, and slightly more detailed polygon meshes. OR at 1080p with only a sharper image.
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Honestly, if they fine tune a lot of the features which DX11 packs, especially tessellation, then it's quite easy to see that console games will look fabulous. The current crop of consoles don't exactly make jaded PC gamers jaws drop, but they look fine, especially considering their long life span.

On another note: Why can't we just get over the graphics already? C'mon OCN I know you're better than that. It's about the game play.
    
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Honestly, if they fine tune a lot of the features which DX11 packs, especially tessellation, then it's quite easy to see that console games will look fabulous. The current crop of consoles don't exactly make jaded PC gamers jaws drop, but they look fine, especially considering their long life span.
On another note: Why can't we just get over the graphics already? C'mon OCN I know you're better than that. It's about the game play.

Gameplay can only go so far. Not that I don't enjoy it. But you have to admit theres a bit of immersiveness when it comes to graphics, the more realistic a game looks, the more I get sucked into it I get. Not all the time, like Crysis 2, which IS beautiful, but graphics can bring a lot to the table.
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You have to understand MS and Sony can't market a console that well with a power hungry GTX 580....

6670 is pretty damn weak but come on, maybe 6750/6770?
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Honestly, if they fine tune a lot of the features which DX11 packs, especially tessellation, then it's quite easy to see that console games will look fabulous. The current crop of consoles don't exactly make jaded PC gamers jaws drop, but they look fine, especially considering their long life span.
On another note: Why can't we just get over the graphics already? C'mon OCN I know you're better than that. It's about the game play.


Can you explain to me why the enemy A.I went from semi-intelligent in Crysis to herp derp in Crysis 2 when it made the console jump? thinking.gif

So THAT'S where all the processing power got cut , or should i say butchered.rolleyes.gif

The lack of processing power is more telling than you think , and not just in the graphics department.
    
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