B_G_G wrote:Um. 8 GB of RAM is considered "staggering"?
*must not be elitist PC owner must not be elitist PC owner*
And 8 GB of high speed low latency RAM costs me £26. For Sony, who will be buying in bulk, not needing the high speeds and embedding rather than buying in sticks, you can cut that price by AT LEAST a third. Its a no brainer.
If the next gen of consoles (sorry Wii U, you just aren't) doesn't have 32mb eDRAM and 8GB of RAM then 1080p/60 with next gen graphical engines will not happen.
Radeon HD 7970. No, no, no, just no. Cost issues aside (its a £300 component guys) the heat and power requirements mean the console would need to be the size of a fridge.
And be a fridge.
Utter fail for totally not understanding how a game console works. You'r a typical PC elitist, thinks he knows what he's talking about, but really understands nothing.
You have made the text book mistake and put a consoles hardware spec next to a gaming rig and thinks the console is not as powerful because the numbers are less, but totally forget about the software which is actually driving the hardware.
Ever wondered why a less powerful Mac can out perform a PC? Well because the software is written to a specific hardware set so the hardware is working to its best capability.
It's not code which is optimized for a general set of hardware items which all PC code has to be. As PC's come in all shapes and sizes, game engines like Unreal are very general in the way they are written and hardware is wasted on code that is not actually written with a certain GPU/CPU in mind.
Here is some actual written proof for you just to put an end to this stupid idiotic statement that PC elitists keep making.
This is the actual MINIMUM spec for Assassins Creed 3 on PC:
Processor: 2.66 GHz Intel Core2 Duo E6700 or 3.00 GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ or better recommended
RAM: 2 GB (4 GB recommended)
Video Card: 512 MB DirectX 9.0c-compliant with Shader Model 4.0 or higher (see supported list)*
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compliant (5.1 surround sound recommended)
DVD-ROM: Dual-layer drive
Hard Drive Space: 17 GB
Now AC3 running at minimum graphic settings does not look anywhere near as good as the PS3/360 version. But just look at what you need. It's a FAR higher than what the PS3 or 360 has, same as the CPU spec.