Originally Posted by ice-dragoon25
Sounds too high for me. Ram's utilisation in a console is not the same for a pc. Your pc has to run a big os (windows) and a lot of programs. a console only has their tiny os to run and the game. Next gen consoles will have 2-4 gb ram.
And for the 7970m, it's really unlikely, Sony shoot themself in the foot in the beginning with the 600$ ps3. Sony's future lies in the next ps4, if they deliver a way too pricey console and cant get enough sales (like the vita even tought the console is amazing specs wise) sony's stocks will go down a lot and they dont want this in their financial situation.
IMO, they will target a max 500$ or they will sell a high end console at a loss. if they release killing games like uncharted 4, a msg or other good game, they might have a chance
RAM is shared for everything in consoles. OS, VRAM, etc.
Its better to have too much rather than too little, if you followed consoles you would know that the biggest pitfall of the 360 and PS3 is too little RAM. And again, the RAM is shared for multiple things in a console, not just for the CPU.
This news is very good IF true; The 7970m is a hell of a chip and will make a great console. Also I have to laugh at the PC gamer snob who stated put a GTX 680 in it - gimme a break - You can't plop the best desktop parts in a console due to cooling, noise, and size considerations. Besides which, consoles are easier for programmers to optimize for due to skipping the API layer - programming for directx is pretty stupid, we get maybe 20-40% of the performance we should be getting due to the API layer. That doesn't happen with consoles....that said, PCs will still be the performance champion but the next gen consoles will be very worthy if this news is true.Edited by xoleras - 1/18/13 at 8:27pm