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ATM it still looks like my sig rig will out game coming gen of console, redface.gif

Really, I'm starting to think that even my laptop will hold up not just through the time the current gen consoles have left, but at least into the first round of next gen offerings.

I won't mind as I'd rather be able to hold off as long as possible to maximize my tech jump when I trade up and if it can be "Haswell or Bust!!" for my laptop too, that would be awesome for my wallet too.
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Man, I am officially jelly now.

Definitely am going to pick this up!
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Number of cores, in and of itself, doesn't really say a whole lot.

We know this, unfortunately the masses don't see it like that.

It's like the whole 'Mega pixels' advertising that camera companies force down our throats.

Sadly, people will see '16 cores' and think it's amazing, irrespective of actual performance.
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I thought it was microsoft xbox, not AMDs. MOAR COARSZ is what gets you market.

Tell someone that a console that has 16 core proc, they will say WOW. Tell them it has a small very fast gpu, they say "OH". CPU>GPU in ppl's mind. This is just another rumor, it cant hold 16 cors from amd or intel, without an insane amout of powr consumption, and heat. RROD all over again.
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Programmers don't know how to use it. Learn from sony.

So?

It's called LEARNING...they didn't do it for the PS3 because the 360 wasn't as heavily multi-threaded. With the new gen of consoles, they will learn to utilize it all.
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16 cores? whats next, 2x8gb 2133 ram, low profile 7990, runs on water and happiness?

Runs off of the tears of twelve year old little boys who have just been pwned at MW3.
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All I know is I hopee all these rumors are true because if they are, then this means epic win for the PC community. Finally, we will get games coded in x86 architectures without need for porting. DX11.1 will be the standard as well as ultra high res textures, shaders, physics and the like! I will definitely not be buying any of these new consoles for myself personally, but cutting edge consoles on this grand of a scale means PROFIT FOR PC GAMERS!!!
Edited by dade_kash_xD - 4/10/12 at 5:16am
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Well I will be impressed if this is true, it would be the first forward thinking specs I've seen any of the consoles list. It also means Microsoft will almost definitely be losing money on each console sale, even a 16-core PPC cpu cant be cheap.
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Number of cores, in and of itself, doesn't really say a whole lot.

We know this, unfortunately the masses don't see it like that.

It's like the whole 'Mega pixels' advertising that camera companies force down our throats.

Sadly, people will see '16 cores' and think it's amazing, irrespective of actual performance.

I'm hoping that they can actually make use of the cores with the heavy optimizations and developers don;'t just get lazy because they have all this power to chew through unoptimized code.

If developers are able to harness each and every core, we would have some killer games and I might actually buy a console again (my last purchase was a N64).

16 core:
- 3 Kinect tracking
- 2 for physics
- 1 for insane 3D audio effects
- 4-6 for the game itself
- 2 for loading stuff in the background
- 1 core only handling input/output
- 1 core dedicated to the GPU
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...and ridiculously powerless gpu...

this can't be true
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