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Not that this will calm the fanboy discussions in the slightest


With the constant bickering between fanboy camps about which console's daddy can beat up the other console's daddy, a game developer steps up to the plate to offer his two cents.

Denis Dyack is the president of Canadian-based developer Silicon Knights. The developer previously had close ties with Nintendo, developing Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem and Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes for the GameCube, before going with Microsoft's platform to develop its Too Human trilogy.

"The 360 and the PS 3 are equal in power in my eyes. Maybe the PS 3 has more processing power. The 360 has more available memory. It's pretty much a net, net," Dyack said in an interview with The Mercury News. "The public perception of the PS 3 was that it was much more powerful. To developers, they look even."

Dyack did say that there could be more potential in the PlayStation 3 architecture, but timing it so that all the cell processors work together efficiently is the greatest challenge.


On the topic of high-definition gaming, Dyack adds, "It is questionable if there is a difference between 1080P and 720P. All of our games are likely to be 720P because of the faster refresh rates. There are all kinds of trade-offs. It takes a lot more RAM to do 1080P. You'll reserve RAM for the textures. 720P is just less pixels. There is definitely a huge difference from 720P and analog."

His statement about 720p leaves Nintendo's console out of the running for Silicon Knights, as the developer isn't even exploring the Wii at the present time.

For Dyack's company, the question is down to Microsoft vs. Sony.


"It's a tough one. Microsoft is looking really good. Everyone is looking pretty good. At the beginning, everyone thought Sony would walk away with it. We won't know for sure for two years."

http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=4847

The fallout from this one ought to be funny.
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The Xbox360 and the PS3 might be equal in power. But the Wii will pwn them all.
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His claims are a bit suspect. He's saying that the increased memory of the 360 equals the power of the PS3. Since when does a Pentium D with 4 gigs RAM match a C2D with 2?
This guy needs to learn some basic computer info
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His claims are a bit suspect. He's saying that the increased memory of the 360 equals the power of the PS3. Since when does a Pentium D with 4 gigs RAM match a C2D with 2?
This guy needs to learn some basic computer info
*****! I like tha last part of what joo said. Basic computer info....
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His claims are a bit suspect. He's saying that the increased memory of the 360 equals the power of the PS3. Since when does a Pentium D with 4 gigs RAM match a C2D with 2?
This guy needs to learn some basic computer info
Actually, I think what he's saying is: multi-core programming...the TIMING of the coding has to be so tight, that we won't be seeing ANYONE taking full advantage of either unit fore some time. Until that time comes (1-2 years), no one will know for sure which is the victor. Who knows, maybe the core processor in the PS3 will end up being a bomb in the long run.

Basically, everyone is rushing out to buy a PS3 when the games aren't even ripe yet. At least the 360 has had alot of time to mature. We will see with Gears of War.
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Well one things still certain, no HDMI on the 360, which is kinda dumb if you ask me.
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Gear of war will be the true test of the 360.
I lean more towards of the ps3 but that is only because of the 8 cell processors.
Triple core vs the 8 cell processors.

HDMi Well i find alittle worse than componet.
Doesn't look good for cable.
    
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Well one things still certain, no HDMI on the 360, which is kinda dumb if you ask me.
HDMI wasn't even mainstream when the 360 came out. What's dumb is not having a modular video output system so you can interchange the formats without having a zillion output options..

EDIT...wait a minute the 360 DOES have a modular jack. So, why doesn't it have an HDMI option?
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Actually, I think what he's saying is: multi-core programming...the TIMING of the coding has to be so tight, that we won't be seeing ANYONE taking full advantage of either unit fore some time.
He's saying that it has more memory - not faster memory
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He's saying that it has more memory - not faster memory
Right...I read that. Regardless...forcing programmers to think multi-core has been a major obstacle to overcome. Neither side has a grip on it. So, saying with authority: PS3 is BETTER is moot. Wait one or two years...then history will be the judge.
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