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Re: Xbox 720: XBW uses penultimate issue to 'tell you everyt

Postby Mobius01 » 16 Nov 2012, 23:36

It's not lots of RAM the next-gen machines need, but lots of VRAM.
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Re: Xbox 720: XBW uses penultimate issue to 'tell you everyt

Postby 1Nightmare1 » 17 Nov 2012, 00:03

I know a lot of people think that 8gig is much more than enough. But at least it's nice to know that the console's performance won't be bottle-necked probably at least for as long as its' life cycle thanks to much larger ram. Plus I don't think it will hurt to add more, especially since higher ram is cheaper now. I guess now it will all depend on console's storage, CPU, GPU, and cooling system more than anything.
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Re: Xbox 720: XBW uses penultimate issue to 'tell you everyt

Postby 360_Fan » 17 Nov 2012, 00:07

Those worried about the price, remember the subscription plans that M$ have been playing around with.
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Re: Xbox 720: XBW uses penultimate issue to 'tell you everyt

Postby Shommy » 17 Nov 2012, 05:07

El Mag wrote:And the burning question everybody will surely want answering - Does it come in red? any other colour will throw my decor right off.


actually black is a neutral color and will go with anything :D
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Re: Xbox 720: XBW uses penultimate issue to 'tell you everyt

Postby Skullet » 17 Nov 2012, 10:41

They aren't going to put 8gb of RAM in a console, not only would that be completely pointless in terms of any performance gain it would be utterly stupid from a financial view point, consoles tend to sell at a loss so your looking to minimise that loss by removing things that aren't needed, why then would you throw in a bunch of stuff that serves no purpose other than to give fanboys some numbers to throw about while playing top trumps.
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Re: Xbox 720: XBW uses penultimate issue to 'tell you everyt

Postby DAEDALUS79 » 17 Nov 2012, 12:36

Shommy wrote:
El Mag wrote:And the burning question everybody will surely want answering - Does it come in red? any other colour will throw my decor right off.


actually black is a neutral color and will go with anything :D


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Re: Xbox 720: XBW uses penultimate issue to 'tell you everyt

Postby aj101 » 17 Nov 2012, 14:36

Apart from graphics, which are already pretty amazing, it'll be interesting to see how any of these next consoles innovate. Apart from possible VR there's little in what's suggested which will bring anything terribly new to the table. Still, pretty exciting stuff considering the tech Nintendo have come out with (what's known about it anyway) and how Microsoft and Sony are definitely going to better it.

Nitpicking with the predictions though - guessing the next Xbox will be made of the same stuff as the Surface? These guys are smoking some epic dacky if they're even pretending this is a possibility. It's a device which will never be held again after it's unboxed. No way they're going to be making these things out of anything other than plastic for a long time to come yet.
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Re: Xbox 720: XBW uses penultimate issue to 'tell you everyt

Postby kirankara » 17 Nov 2012, 14:50

Mobius01 wrote:It's not lots of RAM the next-gen machines need, but lots of VRAM.



Thank f**k someone gets it at least
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Re: Xbox 720: XBW uses penultimate issue to 'tell you everyt

Postby toaplan » 17 Nov 2012, 15:49

Console manufacturers are are well aware of the importance of VRAM, so that shouldn't be a problem. Half of the PS3's total RAM is VRAM (PCs typically have a lower ratio) and on the X360 devs can allocate the VRAM from the total memory pool. The real problem has been the insufficient total amount available.

4K-resolution support will also increase memory requirements on next-gen consoles and needs to be taken into consideration.
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Re: Xbox 720: XBW uses penultimate issue to 'tell you everyt

Postby stevewan » 17 Nov 2012, 16:51

it should be called Xbox Unlimited as i suggested a few years ago!!!!
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Re: Xbox 720: XBW uses penultimate issue to 'tell you everyt

Postby Shralla » 18 Nov 2012, 21:39

And I don't care because I could spend $100 and make my PC more powerful than that.
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Re: Xbox 720: XBW uses penultimate issue to 'tell you everyt

Postby flyfletch » 18 Nov 2012, 22:10

Shralla wrote:And I don't care because I could spend $100 and make my PC more powerful than that.




Sure you could....... :roll:
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Re: Xbox 720: XBW uses penultimate issue to 'tell you everyt

Postby TheLastDodo » 18 Nov 2012, 23:23

flyfletch wrote:
Shralla wrote:And I don't care because I could spend $100 and make my PC more powerful than that.




Sure you could....... :roll:


Maybe they could, I wouldn't know, their problem is thinking anyone really cares, I know at least one person doesn't.

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Re: Xbox 720: XBW uses penultimate issue to 'tell you everyt

Postby Flavio » 18 Nov 2012, 23:51

But the Surface is not glossy but opaque...
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Re: Xbox 720: XBW uses penultimate issue to 'tell you everyt

Postby flyfletch » 19 Nov 2012, 07:52

@TheLastDodo

He probably could, but i just though this person deserved some derision for that (stupid) comment lol
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