Originally Posted by Jollyriffic
you all are looking at this very wrong when it comes to pc gaming and console
Xbox 360 Dashboard (or System Software), is the updatable software and operating system for the Xbox 360. It resides on a 16 MB file system and has access to a maximum of 32 MB of the system's memory.
Windows 7 os is between 15-20GB, and on a fresh install at idle uses no less than 1.5gb of ram.
for christ sake, we are talking about an OS that would fit on a Smart Phone, with a midrange pc (by the time it comes out) hardware..
going over what they currently THINK it will have is like throwing napalm on the grill to cook steak.
for a computer site, you'd think some of you would actually understand the concept of runing a 16mb - 32mb OS vs windows for gaming.
maybe, just maybe, the limitations on gaming is that the game makers don't see a need to spend months of work and millions of dollars, adding in super ultra mega hardcore pwn-yo-pc graphics for the small die hards that run the latest graphics cards in sli/cf, super overclocked ram, raid ssd, cpu oc'd to 5ghz, with liquid nitrogen on your daily computer. ( i'm not yelling at this point just to be clear, i just want to sink in the point that most people don't have great gaming computers because the majority of the pc market get their computers from junk vendors like dell and hp)
take business class or just watch some intro to business on youtube.. you all still pay for these games, they aren't going to invest a million hours of man power into all this when they dont need to.
Originally Posted by JPigg
maybe you didn't read my previous comment, so i quoted it for you above yours.
the over inflated, e-flexing pc gamer has zero clue what a system with 16mb OS designed with only the intent of playing video and games means in relation to gaming performance.
you have one system designed for nothing more than displaying graphics and another doing loads more even at idle.
until you strip your windows machine down to only supporting the graphics card, cpu, ram, and network with a 16mb OS and a max memory foot print of 32mb, don't assume you know anything about what the system is capable of. the point of my statement that "xbox is more powerful than most computers" is because you can't refute the statement. the same thing as pc gamers saying redicilious things like consoles hold back pc gaming. do these people have documented proof? if so where, how did they come to this conclusion?
to compare the two you would need to benchmark the xbox with identical windows specs while you have the same programs you would normally use on that windows system.
once done then you can say what either system could do in regards to performance and gaming.
unless you have these statistical facts of side by side comparison, i personally wouldn't make claims based on having no proof.. or people like myself can say things like "the xbox 360 is 1 trillion times more powerful for gaming than the top of the line computer" because anyone can make random statements.