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i cant believe how short sited some of u guys are the console life is usually 10 years how much do pc evolve in this time few years ago 4gigs was crazy now all of a sudden its the most we will need in the next 10 years, ummmmm
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Why does no game need 8gb of RAM? It would be necessary if they started making very texture heavy games. Titles like Civ5, when running the largest maps, happily eat up nearly 5gb of RAM (combined with Windows services).

Everyone said 2GB of RAM was overkill years back
x86 applications can only use a maximum of 4gb of ram, most games are still x86 only.
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x86 applications can only use a maximum of 4gb of ram, most games are still x86 only.
Yeah, I mean I idle on on just under 2GB of RAM, but when playing Civ, that pops up to well over 5GB used. But that's when i'm playing on the entire globe with tons of AI. Kills my PC :/
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x86 applications can only use a maximum of 4gb of ram, most games are still x86 only.
This is coming to an end... slowly.
    
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Too slowly... half my Windows programs are still 32 bits. It's like they didn't knew that 64 bits was coming .
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Too slowly... half my Windows programs are still 32 bits. It's like they didn't knew that 64 bits was coming .
Yeah,Firefox 4 isn't even 64 bit. O_o
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PS3 uses XDR RAM not DDR3 :l
Half right.

PS3 uses both DDR3 and XDR Ram. It has 246 of DDR3 and 256 of XDR Super Fast ram....
    
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Perhaps 2-4GB; 8GB is ridiculous
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If they wan't consoles to last 5+ years, 8gb wouldn't be a bad idea
Consoles are quite capable under its limited hardware. This wouldn't be a bad idea. The actual costs might not be that demanding either. Seeing that you can get 8 gb of high performance memory for only 150-160 bucks. Low performance memory would probably cost us merely 60-70 dollars in a console.
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Yeah... No.

4 gigs would be more than enough. See: 512 MB on current consoles.
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Wait so that is 8gb of just memory, excluding graphics memory?

That seems so overestimated. The latest PC games never seem to use more than 2 gb memory.
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