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I'm disappointed by this hardware even though i know developers can milk the crap outta hardware when everything is consolidated... but milk the crap outta something thats truly not next gen.

The only reason they're not going the extra mile now is because they don't need to prove that consoles are able to compete with pc gaming when it comes to making money. they proved that with the last two generations of consoles.. now they want to make this everyone's one stop media center. Play TV, record it, watch sports, play movies, network with other computers, Video Game, and eventually I bet they'll want it to be tied into appliances and lights in the house with all this voice command stuff coming out. You could tell it to preheat the oven or turn off the lights in certain rooms and do whatever. They want it to be involved in as many aspects of life that they can.
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Runs better then you think wink.gif
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHWPGmf_A_0

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post #63 of 546
6670 what the hell is going on here...

Was expecting something like a 560 ti or 6950, but this, oh my.
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This is not good. Yes consoles are very scaleable, but lets do a little historical research here.

Generally when a new round of consoles come out, the cpu/gpu combo they use is comparable to mid/high end computers at the time. The 360 uses a 3 core processor and an ATI gpu that was comparable to high end cards of 2005. In technology terms the 360 was quite powerful compared to pc hardware at the time of its release. The ps3 uses a 7900, which was a current card back in 2006 when the ps3 was released.

Now we have the 720 coming out with a 6670, which falls way to the bottom of lower end gpu, 2 years prior to the release of the system? Meaning when it is released the 6670 will be an antique compared to modest rigs at the time. The trend of powerful for time of release consoles is not continuing and no amount of optimization is going to save us.

The 720 will be Microsoft's WII, a console that is slightly more powerful than the previous gen, but vastly underpowered compared to average gaming pc's at the time.

I bet you sony's system blows it out of the water.
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A die shrink 6950 ok, 6670? Neva heard of it .
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6670 is a very weak GPU with 8 ROPs, 480 shaders, 128bit memory bus and 64GB/s memory bandwidth.

It performs noticeably worse than a 8800GT which has 16 ROPs 112 cuda cores, 256bit memory bus and 57.6GB/s memory bandwidth.

By the time XBOX 720 appears on the market (Q3 2013) NVIDIA Maxwell and AMD HD9000 Series will already be released or about to be released.


So it won't be any different than current situation. We'll complain about how weak console hardware is and how it holds back the game graphics etc...
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6 times as powerful as a current system?
So it's as fast as a 550 ti hooked up to a Phenom II x3?

Lol.
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6670 is Basically a 8800GT in GPU power. In relity its 2x faster then the current Consoles. If they keep the 1GB memory and 480SP then could have something here. All they really need to achive is 1080p.
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For those who claim 6670 is comparable to 8800GT:


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I don't think many people understand that console development and how games are made on console differs from using an API on a windows environment.

Might be a weaker chip, but it's going to pump out some solid and good looking games.
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