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Originally Posted by jigglylizard View Post
I prefer the 360 on most of the scenes, and always have (maybe 1-2 exceptions). Its what helped guide me to a decision on 360 vs ps3
There was no decision to be made when the game came out a year ago, what are you talking about?
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Asari>miranda
No. But almost.
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Yes and no.

Xbox 360 pros:
* Has more System RAM than the PS3. (512mb vs 256mb)
* Has a faster GPU than the PS3.
* Has special RAM set aside for the GPU to use for things like postprocessing effects, making some effects almost "free", because they won't impact framerate.
* Has three full-power CPU cores with access to system RAM (PS3 has only one).
* Because all CPU cores have full access to system RAM, developing games for the 360 is generally much easier, meaning games cost less to make, and can be developed in less time.

PS3 pros:
* Has six SPE cores that can be used to handle many tasks. However, these cores do not have access to system RAM, so isn't quite as easy to give them work to do (Programmers: Including it being much more difficult to use virtual functions because you have to pass the v-table to them).
* Has a hard-drive, standard. All games can guarantee they will have a HDD to use.
* Has a blu-ray drive. This means games can use more assets. However, if the game is not PS3 exclusive then it isn't likely that the extra space will be used because the game will probably be similar on all platforms, including asset sizes. Additionally, while the blu-ray drive means you could have larger and more details textures and meshes than you could fit on a DVD, the PS3 has less memory and a slower GPU than the 360, so that is rarely the case because it would kill performance. It does allow for many more assets that can be used to make a longer game, or a game that would take multiple discs doesn't have to take multiple when using blu-ray.
The PS3 has a faster GPU than the xbox360. Get your facts right.
    
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The PS3 has a faster GPU than the xbox360. Get your facts right.
Nope, even developers commented on 360's ATI Xenos GPU being better than PS3's Nvidia 7800+.

Remember this was a last minuted decision by Sony. CELL originally designed to do it all but they needed more time to make this happen. Microsoft was ready to launch 360 in the mean time.. Sony was force to drop in a off-the-self GPU to meet the deadline.
Edited by ToxicAdam - 12/27/10 at 7:43am
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The PS3 has a faster GPU than the xbox360. Get your facts right.
I'm afraid not. As others have stated, many developers disagree with you. You can google it if you'd like to find some detailed descriptions why, I don't feel like listing them here. Here's a video that talks a lot about the GPUs on both systems if you'd like:

http://www.technobuffalo.com/blog/ha...60-vs-ps3-gpu/

However, it is worth noting that some operations that are normally done by the GPU can be offloaded to the cell processors SPEs, which helps the PS3 keep up in the graphics department. Again, this is extra work developers must do though, which costs money and hurts development times.
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I'm still getting this for PS3, I wouldn't get it if I didn't play ME on PC though.
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Crysis 2 will be graphically more advanced on the PS3.
    
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