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[TLB] Creator of FXAA says PS4 to be light years ahead of PC

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''The real reason to get excited about a PS4 is what Sony as a company does with the OS and system libraries as a platform, and what this enables 1st party studios to do, when they make PS4-only games. If PS4 has a real-time OS, with a libGCM style low level access to the GPU, then the PS4 1st party games will be years ahead of the PC simply because it opens up what is possible on the GPU. Note this won't happen right away on launch, but once developers tool up for the platform, this will be the case. As a PC guy who knows hardware to the metal, I spend most of my days in frustration knowing damn well what I could do with the hardware, but what I cannot do because Microsoft and IHVs wont provide low-level GPU access in PC APIs. One simple example, drawcalls on PC have easily 10x to 100x the overhead of a console with a libGCM style API.''

http://timothylottes.blogspot.fr/2013/01/orbis-and-durango.html

It's a very long article so I had to skip to the main piece.
Edited by byardz - 1/24/13 at 11:51pm
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this made me laugh
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...this guy created FXAA, he knows what he is talking about.
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As it is about efficiency and not raw power he is right.
Edited by driftingforlife - 1/25/13 at 5:27am
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So what they're saying that once they've optimized their engines etc. for the PS4 for years they'll be able to push more with the hardware. Unfortunately by that time PCs will again be over 10 times as powerful.

C'mon now, there's only so much you can gain, a stripped down, downclocked 7870 coupled with jaguar cores wont be killing any high end PCs any time soon. The PS3 didn't and it had a higher end spec when it came out.
 
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Just because the PC from a hardware standpoint will be more powerful doesn't mean the games will.

Timmothy clearly stated that PS4 exclusives will blow out what ever console multiform engine we get like UE4 and such.

Don't be surprised to see consoles out visual the PC next gen (without graphic mods).
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I'll believe it when I see it. And when a console can push three 1600p monitors.

Saying a console can eat a modern enthusiast system is laughable, as much as that makes me sound like a fanboy frown.gif
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LOL.
didn't this happen when the PS3 came out rolleyes.gif
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Weren't similar things said about the Cell processor in the PS3?
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Yes, but this is being said by a guy who literally created a new form of Anti-Aliasing (FXAA), hes probably confident or else he wouldn't put his reputation on the line.
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