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Originally Posted by DayoftheGreek View Post

So lets say even if this is true (I know, its a stretch), will it be true 6 months from now? Expect another 6+ YEAR lifecycle from these new consoles, but in 6 months another PC hardware generation will be out.

Well I would say the fact that these new console won't be able to play games above 1080p so we already know it's not true.....

I think by the time Maxwell is released the consoles will be so far behind that you won't even be able to compare a console to a PC (especially not a high end one).

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Honestly when the xbox 360 and ps3 were released they were far more advanced than pc's (I think? I've heard a lot of pc people say this) but now PC's are a couple of generations ahead.

This ^. Back in the xbox 360 days the consoles actually had, what was at the time, almost "high end" pc hardware in them to begin with, but now the hardware of the Xbox one is nowhere close to high end PC hardware.
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Oh boy...the gloves are coming off now.

Kind of reminds me of when Maxis/EA said that they had to run Sim City 5 in the cloud because home PC were not capable of running the game.

Does any one at EA actually own anything better than an eMachine from 2005?

Though I suppose if you think about it there are some differences and new features that are not used in PCs yet. They are probably just spinning that. Still...bad choice of words
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Okay first this is an EA Executive saying this so most people will consider it BS. However if you understand technology and look hard at what he says specifically I am not sure he is wrong. The PC world is moving toward a solution on a chip in another few generations we could very well see the discrete graphics card begin to move into a less dominate role for gaming.
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I read this as I booted my PC is less then a min on my ssd, and was in Metro Last Light in under 3min...Can your next gen consoles do that EA? That's right their still using mechanical drives... But your right they're a generation infront of us...b*tch please...
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The way that the consoles handle the data is much different than the PC, the PC has to go through a gui and a bunch of other resources/third party applications to get the games to play. Where as with the consoles they have the ability to bypass all of this "jumbleware" and pull directly from the resources without it being used on ANYTHING else. This alone will help them perform better. Also, the way they were able to build the architecture of the gaming consoles is meant just for playing games(well was, might be different with these newer ones), and allows for a much better streamlining of the data which will enhance the performance. There is no doubt that the big developers will be able to squeeze so much oomph out of these consoles that they will look just as good as the games release for PC(initially), but a couple years down the road, PC will start pull ahead again and they will have to cut back on the feature released on the console. But until those days arrive, I believe we will see equal looking and performing games on both the PC and Consoles. I also believe that they games will not be standard at 30FPS anymore, if they do happen to make it like that, well, it's not like it's going to make that big of a difference, as long as it doesn't go below that amount. I will still stick to my PC besides for the few exclusives like Metal Gear Solid and God of War(PS4), I just like the way everything feels on it better.
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Obviously is it going to be BETTER? Most likely not, but will it holds it ground.. I would assume to say, yes it will. And very well at that.

Yes, everyone seems to forget the optimizations that make comparing console and PC spec-for-spec irrelevant. It's pretty cool seeing how far they pushed last gen. Some of the games later on in PS3's/360's life looked pretty decent for a console. What should be looked at is the upgrade from last gen. Look what they did with 256MB's of RAM, now they'll have 8GBs? Look at the hardware they had to work with back then. Now...XOne will have a GPU in it comparable to a 7790. I don't know about anyone else, but I'm damn excited to see what they can do with this hardware (well, more so the PS4, which I'll be getting instead of One).

I may be a PC gamer, but that doesn't mean I'm not excited to see what they can pull off. Also means better games for us finally smile.gif
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I agree. Most people who don't understand technology however (the majority of console gamers) will not understand this fine distinction and think it means that new consoles outperform the most high end PC's. This was a marketing gimmick imho.
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The short answer is no. Lol
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Never believe any word from any company of marketing says. This is no exception. They may be ahead if you'd compare hardware-wise ps4/xone with same hardware pc , but other than that it's all blatant lies.
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I see EA are talking out their arse again.
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I've been waiting for a thread like this to be created just so I could voice my opinion on the whole issue. In one way, and one way alone do I think the statement that the PS4 and XOne being a generation ahead of hig-end gaming rigs could be true: hUMA.

Having memory that's shared directly between the CPU and GPU is groundbreaking in terms of innovation. Nothing we have in the market so far has close to the bandwidth or latency a true HSA-enabled SoC like those powering the next-gen consoles, or even in the near future (does anyone else see the FX getting a built-in GPU+RAM, or APUs with 8 cores?)

The potential of HSA isn't in boasting the best component chips, but in the fully realized integration between them. They won't magically make an underclocked Jaguar perform like a 3930K or a 7850-equivalent match a Titan, but putting them together allows them to be more than the sum of their parts.

Everything else EA says is utter bull, though.

I am sure this is what they are basing the comment off. There is hardware functionality and features that are not found in any PC yet...however, the same can be said for the PS3 and 360...heck, even the old NES. However, what the new consoles are getting is stuff that would actually work on a PC...and probably work quite well. So in that respect the new consoles are a generation ahead in terms of features...but not performance. They aren't talking raw performance, just that the hardware is a generation ahead. Typically new generations of hardware have more performance and the masses will probably think that is what was meant.
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