Originally Posted by GTR Mclaren
Ummm I wonder when the first next gen start to come...like BF4, Watch dogs.....maybe they will use more Vram than current games ??
I'm not expecting much. We don't have "next-gen" with PCs. The graphical fidelity that we play at is WAY better then the consoles. They are still playing sub-720p resolutions, Low-Medium if lucky settings compared to Max/High settings for the PCs.
Basically, consoles will just be playing catch up to PCs and we won't be seeing a massive spike in graphical fidelity right off the bat.
For instance, if they plan on running 1080p native with next-gen consoles, that ALONE is 2-2.5x more power required. We're already there so we won't see a VRAM increase. Next-gen console games, will probably be what we're playing on max right now when they first come out.
Them having 8GB of RAM (5GB of RAM usable to developers) matters very little. Their GPUs are a mid-range from last year (ie. low-end now).
In comparison, a 8800 GT can still play games that are released nowadays at 720p with mix of low-medium settings, looking better then the consoles do now and higher/stable framerate.
If we all of a sudden need more VRAM its due to developer laziness and bad ports.Edited by Locke290 - 8/22/13 at 9:20am