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[VR-Zone] BioWare's Neil Thompson: Xbox 720 isn't a huge leap from Xbox 360

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Neil Thompson, BioWare's director of art and animation, has stated that Microsoft's upcoming next-generation Xbox console won't be a massive upgrade in technology as the Xbox 360 was over the first Xbox console.

"The next generation of Xbox hardware won't be quite as barn-storming an upgrade as Xbox 360 was over the original Xbox, It'll still be quite a big leap, mind."

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post #2 of 22
define huge leap, or "quite a big leap", different meanings for different people, i would say
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No surprise here, everyone saw it coming.
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again with these damned rumours...
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post #5 of 22
It's not a rumor, it's an opinion of someone who has probably fiddled around with a devkit. So yeah, with that said, I'm pretty disappointed with Microsoft...
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post #6 of 22
Xbox 360 could do around 1 Teraflops. 720 is rumored 1.3 Teraflops, so yeah probably some truth to it
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Wow disappointing. 8 years and thats it. frown.gif
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post #8 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cloudfire777 View Post

Xbox 360 could do around 1 Teraflops. 720 is rumored 1.3 Teraflops, so yeah probably some truth to it

No 360 is a 250Gflops part, so the rumored chip is at least 5x in raw flops not counting architectural inefficiencies of Xenos.

I think Southern Islands could do MSAA with 4x less resources than Xenos. This doesn't include fillrates, bandwidth, geometry, and shaders will could all be more than a 5x improvement.
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post #9 of 22
I hope they are just speaking none sense.
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Teraflops are not the only thing that matters in computing
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