Originally Posted by icehotshot
That is correct.
But like I said, back when the 360 came out it was close to PC graphics while having close to PC hardware. And that is not going to be the case for the "next gen" consoles.
I don't know how they would magically be able to optimize the code tons more on the "next gen" than they can with the xbox 360.....
Why wouldn't that be the case?
A Pitcairn XT-class GPU is the most likely candidate for a next-gen box and its probably ~15-20x Xenos included architectural gains.
Why? Because Pitcairn XT at 28nm cost the same as Xenos at 90nm.
Since transistor budgets are the same between both chips(Pitcairn XT is 212mm*2 and Xenos is ~200mm*2), I don't see why there won't be a quantum leap like these devs are stating.
This is all assuming they're keep the thermal envelop the same at roughly 200w. I would love to see a 300w box as power consumption has increased every console generation for 30 years.
I don't think anyone will be disappointed with the graphics. Console gamers demand that there be a significant leap, especially after 9 years.Edited by BizzareRide - 8/24/12 at 1:45am