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Mehhh, the graphics technology in PCs is far outpacing software engines when it comes to efficiency. The games on 720 will look great comparably.

Besides, my bread and butter SCII and Source games don't require max power ... and my personal 2011 GOTY was Rayman Origins thumb.gif

This isn't holding the industry back.
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post #482 of 546
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Originally Posted by SnailsnOysters View Post

Mehhh, the graphics technology in PCs is far outpacing software engines when it comes to efficiency. The games on 720 will look great comparably.
Besides, my bread and butter SCII and Source games don't require max power ... and my personal 2011 GOTY was Rayman Origins thumb.gif
This isn't holding the industry back.
Sure it is, look at what consoles did to Crysis 2! lol
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Nice its finally as fast as a PC from 2009 rolleyes.gif
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Actually, practically equal due to much more efficient programming and drivers.
    
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Nice its finally as fast as a PC from 2009 rolleyes.gif

This. Consoles will never even bite at the heels of gaming PCs and be remotely successful.
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This. Consoles will never even bite at the heels of gaming PCs and be remotely successful.

Xbox 360 released 2005 begs to differ. You can't do an apples to apples comparison of PC hardware and console hardware, a 6770 in a 720 will perform better than it would in a PC because it will be programmed without any API overhead. That alone gives a tremendously substantially performance improvement.

Fact of the matter is, PC GPU's have the potential to be 10x faster but aren't because of OS + API overhead. Is it really a surprise when we have games like crysis 1 which are 5 years old and still hobble many PCs?
post #487 of 546
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Xbox 360 released 2005 begs to differ. You can't do an apples to apples comparison of PC hardware and console hardware, a 6770 in a 720 will perform better than it would in a PC because it will be programmed without any API overhead. That alone gives a tremendously substantially performance improvement.
Fact of the matter is, PC GPU's have the potential to be 10x faster but aren't because of OS + API overhead. Is it really a surprise when we have games like crysis 1 which are 5 years old and still hobble many PCs?

will it perform better than an 8970 or 9970? (both of which will be released before a 720 sees any consumers hands)

My guess is no since we'll probably have XDR by then
 
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will it perform better than an 8970 or 9970? (both of which will be released before a 720 sees any consumers hands)
My guess is no since we'll probably have XDR by then

No, but its still a pretty big jump for a console smile.gif I welcome it because PC games will get some more DX11 love when 720 is released. Tessellation will be the norm, not the exception!

(and it is sad that PC gaming is driven by consoles nowadays...ugh)
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will it perform better than an 8970 or 9970? (both of which will be released before a 720 sees any consumers hands)
My guess is no since we'll probably have XDR by then

We're RAM limited in GPUs all of a sudden? XDR won't magically increase performance, it'll just give us more memory bandwidth and put costs up...I bet that a HD6770 in a console would still be equal to a 8970 considering it'll more than likely be a refresh ala HD6k.
    
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We're RAM limited in GPUs all of a sudden? XDR won't magically increase performance, it'll just give us more memory bandwidth and put costs up...I bet that a HD6770 in a console would still be equal to a 8970 considering it'll more than likely be a refresh ala HD6k.
There's no way consoles see that much benefit from having no overhead. The 6770 would at best rival a 6850.
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