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http://www.shacknews.com/article/78554/ps4-isnt-quite-as-powerful-as-epic-was-hoping-for
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The 680 will cost more than a PS4 I'm sure...

If we ignore all other variables yes I guess that makes sense....


but in reality it is frickin stupid.
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It came as no surprise to me.

A little obvious an APU will not deliver top spec PC graphics/performance..... the FPS drops in the PS4 video says it is running at the maximum the hardware is capable of, unless they did some dodgy coding? which i really doubt.
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Its true, a good gaming PC will be still more powerfull...but

Digital Foundry is a well know pro xbox site, so I dont trust even a letter from that site
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Yeah it seems like a pretty stupid statement to me.

I don't remember the Xbox 360 or Playstation 3 being as fast as top of the line graphics cards available when they released.....

DoomDash has hit it right on the nose - a top tier graphics card all by itself probably costs close to what the entire Playstation 4 will cost.

It's disappointing to see well educated people in the industry making uneducated comments like these.

Seems like Epic was expecting the moon, but it only got a dose of reality.... Since when has anyone expected a console to match a $1000+ PC?
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Yeah it seems like a pretty stupid statement to me.

I don't remember the Xbox 360 or Playstation 3 being as fast as top of the line graphics cards available when they released.....

The Xbox 360 and PS3 were more advanced than most high end PC's at launch, had triple core CPU (While most people were using single/dual core and decent graphics, that rivaled the high end), was actually a big leap at the time, like previous console launches. This is the first time that the PC has been miles ahead before the new consoles even launch. The PC will surpass this gen faster than any other previous gen. Hope that doesn't stunt PC game progress..

Doesn't mean the PS4 / Xbox 720 won't be impressive, first party games especially will look awesome..
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Really, Serious!?!?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Keyser Soze View Post

The Xbox 360 and PS3 were more advanced than most high end PC's at launch, had triple core CPU (While most people were using single/dual core and decent graphics, that rivaled the high end), was actually a big leap at the time, like previous console launches. This is the first time that the PC has been miles ahead before the new consoles even launch. The PC will surpass this gen faster than any other previous gen. Hope that doesn't stunt PC game progress..

Doesn't mean the PS4 / Xbox 720 won't be impressive, first party games especially will look awesome..

Interesting.. someone refute this?

And this guy as well?:
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When Xbox 360 launched in November 2005, the fastest single GPU in the world was probably the Radeon X1800XT which launched in October 2005- just a month before.

The X1800XT was a £300/$500 GPU.

Xenos in Xbox 360 if you take it as the daughter die and the main core together is not really much slower. Xenos boasted superior unified architecture to even the X1800XT, the X1800XT had approx 320 million transistors but Xenos two dies had a combination of at least 330m....

X1800XT mostly outperformed 360 early on, mainly because other parts of 360 like the not that fast RISC CPU and memory bandwidth/quantity constraints/lower clocks for yields etc prevented it from matching the PC card.

However it was very close. It was at least a year (November 2006) before the Geforce 8800 series came out that boasted a really large performance jump.

Even if you ignore Titan as an expensive limited edition folly, the fastest mainstream part is a 7970ghz and that is still more than twice as fast as the part inside PS4.

The consoles then have more focus on cost this generation than they have before. This is the right thing to do, but it has had its impact on the performance of the machine.

PC seems much further ahead today that last gen if true.
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The Xbox 360 and PS3 were more advanced than most high end PC's at launch, had triple core CPU (While most people were using single/dual core and decent graphics, that rivaled the high end), was actually a big leap at the time, like previous console launches. This is the first time that the PC has been miles ahead before the new consoles even launch. The PC will surpass this gen faster than any other previous gen. Hope that doesn't stunt PC game progress..

Doesn't mean the PS4 / Xbox 720 won't be impressive, first party games especially will look awesome..

My PC was not "cutting edge" at the time - with a used 7800 GT SLI setup - and I remember Oblivion running at significantly better settings and resolution. (please correct me if that's impossible or easily explained away)

I do agree that it was a great deal at the time considering the price/performance offered. I also feel that the current generation coming out will still be a good value for the performance offered. For those who don't care to customize or modify their systems over time consoles have some distinct advantages.
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Of course it is not going to be as much powerfull as GTX 680 . Last generation as deferent Sony released PS3 with high tech and high pice 600$ which cause the sony to lose alot of money, as of Success of WII who won the rise of 7th genereation race while have low spec , but instead offered better gadget than ps3 and xbox 360. All these reason will make Sony and micrsoft reconsider their planes for Next Gen console
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