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Originally Posted by DaClownie View Post
Console like experience meaning easier to code, better optimized software. If you had the PC equivalent to an XBox you wouldn't be able to play Modern Warfare 2 anywhere near smooth or decent looking. However, with a single set of hardware to code for its so mind numbingly optimized that its visually ok and very playable. Their hoping Sandy Bridge, and the advent of the CPU/GPU combined chip can bring that sort of convenience of optimization to the PC platform.

BTW - for all those that say they don't want that to happen, that'll in turn bring far better coding, optimization, numbers of releases to the PC. It'll also pump tons of R&D into the CPU/GPU combination chips if they can make them powerful enough to play in actual 1080p with DX11 and maxed settings due to optimization you know damn well you'd be purchasing one.
Newell has been on record numerous times saying what a disaster trying to code for consoles is (he has said this about PS3 and Xbox), yet changed his mind about PS3 recently.
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I think SB is a few generations too soon to chant the "you won't need a GPU too" mantra. Graphics are plateauing though, so down the road a couple of years you'll get Crysis maxed like graphics from these CPUs and even if that is medium settings for some of us at that time in the future, that level of graphics power is good enough and then some as far as general users and game developers go.

In a way it will kind of be the same situation we have at the moment where current consoles are holding back the graphic quality of PC games, except then it won't be a matter of the PC being held back so much as the PC not having so many places left to go in the graphics department.
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I really hope this doesn’t make developers more lazy than they are now.
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Finally I can run Nancy Drew on my laptop without the need of a dedicated card.
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I think it would be interesting if instead of an Playstation4 or Xbox720 they released PC platform consoles that played on windows. And there weren't Xbox/PS3/PC versions there was just the PC version.
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OMG A NEWS THREAD.

I think I'll completely ignore the article and puke nonsense onto my keyboard...

(how most of OCN handles the news section)

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On topic. Just need more devs to return to the PC. If this is what it takes, then so be it.

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I find it funny that this thread isn't actually even in the news section. It's currently living in "Intel General"
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