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Well this is getting old. Comparing how a chip performs on the PC compared to a console isn't equivalent because on a console, the devs are programming directly to the hardware without API overhead. All other things being equal, it will be substantially faster than a PC using a 6670. Period.

Isn't it a shocker to know that the xbox 360 uses a 10 year old PC GPU yet many 360 games look quite good graphically? Hard to understand for sure
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Hopefully by the time it releases they will change it to a 6850 or something along those lines.
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Well this is getting old. Comparing how a chip performs on the PC compared to a console isn't equivalent because on a console, the devs are programming directly to the hardware without API overhead. All other things being equal, it will be substantially faster than a PC using a 6670. Period.
Isn't it a shocker to know that the xbox 360 uses a 10 year old PC GPU yet many 360 games look quite good graphically? Hard to understand for sure

Not a 10 year old PC GPU. Try 6-7. Also, have you used an 8800GT from 2007 or 8800GTX from 2006? At Xbox resolutions, you can really crank up the quality to dwarf the consoles.
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Twice is a bit of a stretch... Considering the cost of a console where is the $ going?

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What GPU is used in the XBox 360?

I'm looking at the 8800 GT at 1680x1050 in Crysis 2 and it scores 42 FPS on High, 32 on Very High, and 22 on Extreme. However 1680x1050 is nearly twice the pixels of 1280x720 and nearly three times that of 1024x600. The console version of Crysis 2 doesn't look as good on High as it does on the PC either. That's pretty good for an old GPU.
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What GPU is used in the XBox 360?
I'm looking at the 8800 GT at 1680x1050 in Crysis 2 and it scores 42 FPS on High, 32 on Very High, and 22 on Extreme. However 1680x1050 is nearly twice the pixels of 1280x720 and nearly three times that of 1024x600. The console version of Crysis 2 doesn't look as good on High as it does on the PC either. That's pretty good for an old GPU.

Xbox 360 has a custom ATI gpu that has about the performance between an X1900 and HD 2600. Consoles use tricks like narrower FOV and huge gun models to reduce how much is drawn on screen.
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Guys, it's possibly still a rumor. I hate consoles tbh and i love them at the same time.

We have to live with Microsoft and Sony making more money off the consoles, one day this craze will stop. (All PC gamers hope anyway)

I guess once the standard of games comes out we'll invest $1500 more into a PC to run all the games maxed for a couple of years, rather then the entire upgrade cycle.. biggrin.gif

Lol, i was just thinking imagine if they used crossfire! tongue.gif
 
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I'm sure this has been mentioned but a lot of consoles currently render at 720 and then scale to whatever resolution is needed. Considering 720 is about 45 percent of 1080 it goes a long way into explaining why console games still have decent graphical performance (also they are often capped to 30 fps).

Also it is a lot easier for programmers to optimize for one set of hardware parameters than trying to find a best fit model for everyone who has a Intel HD2000 up to quad 7970 and all points inbetween.
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Could we watch our manners in this thread. There is no need to personally insult one another for having a difference of opinion. Also,let me re-emphasize again that news posted in this section should ALWAYS be taken as a grain of rice.Please don't take it as factual news.

Cheers
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Isn't it a shocker to know that the xbox 360 uses a 10 year old PC GPU yet many 360 games look quite good graphically? Hard to understand for sure

Because many kiddies here have no clue how programming for games work. They think console 6670 = pc 6670. rolleyes.gif

You can't compare a swiss army knife (pc) to a machete (console). A console is a focused single purpose gaming machine, the PC is not.

For those saying why don't they use the new 7000 series have no idea how to run a business. You do know using the latest will add to cost right? Mom and Pops ain't gonna buy their kid a >$500 console.
 
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