can't give a spec sheet but according to IBM it shares architecture with the Watson Supercomputer at the CPU level.TOKEN wrote:It would be nice to know full spec besides 4870 GPU
ste hicky wrote:if sega had had a gen where they sold 85 million machines and counting before the dreamcast, they'd still be in the game.
let's not forget the 100-odd million ds' nintendo have shifted in the last few years.
i'd actually say nintendo have money to burn right now and the idea that they'll go multiplat in the next 6-8 years is delusional.
people cast stones at the guy at the top, nintendo will just have to roll with it for now i feel.
PMIKE5 wrote:It'd be great if the characters actually talked with voices. I know purists will argue against it, but it'd just make the game so much less 1980s.
ste hicky wrote:at what point are nintendo mimicking man, do you mean vita that was said could copy wii u by the boss of sony after nintendo's presentation?
the techniques may be replicated elsewhere but from what i saw at e3, there'll be a lot we've never done. i also think to write nintendo off creatively is utter folly, i've heard since the snes that it's over, it's not. they are still here and they'll outlast most of us. they've carried 3 generations of home console almost single handedly and only token 3rd party support. i'm not sure they need 3rd parties, frankly.
sure. if they wanna score with the kids, it's cool for mw, bf3, etc.. to be around but the last i checked nsmbwii annihilated black ops at retail. i lost count after 25 million sales tbh. same for mario kart too.
whether they're fashionable or not is another conversation, when i was younger sega were cooler, so were atari and the amiga was a smash in europe. now ms are cooler, sony are cooler but nintendo are still here.
also, and i don't wanna sell wii u it's just an oversight people are content to make, will ps3 owners get vita out of the box with a ps3 purchase?
will it cost less than say 3 ton for a ps3, vita and compatible software?
i very much doubt it.
snowdog wrote:@Laughlyn: You and a great deal of other people are seriously underestimating the power that the U is going to have. Whilst a PS3 and Vita can replicate the functionality that the U and the new controller provides the U is going to be 4 or 5 times more powerful than the PS3 by the time it launches. The PS3 and especially the 360 aren't the technical powerhouses they were 5 and 6 years ago.
From what we've had confirmed from IBM and AMD the CPU is a Power7 and the GPU is a modern Radeon HD.
The lowest spec Power7 on the market is a quad core clocked at 3.0GHz with 16Mb eDRAM. Even if it only has 3 usable cores and is underclocked to just 2.5GHz the 16Mb eDRAM and the 4 SMTs per core will run rings around the Cell.
A modern Radeon HD could mean any of the following chipsets: an r700 or rv770 (a 4000 series), an Evergreen (a 5000 series) or a Northern Islands (a 6000 series). An Evergreen chipset is the best fit (despite the rumours of a 4870 which I suspect was in an early hardware revision) because it'll be cheaper, more powerful and cooler to run than a 4000 series as well as having multidisplay (Eyefinity) support built-in. Have a look at the GPU in the 360, an X1900. It's the equivalent of a Radeon HD 2000 with 512Mb of GDDR3 shared with the system and a 128 bit bus. Have a look at the GPU in the PS3 - a Geforce 7800 GT with 256Mb of GDDR3 dedicated to it and, again, only a 128 bit bus. And both GPUs only have Shader Model 3.0 support.
Even if AMD and Nintendo only decide on a 4000 series with only 512Mb of GDDR3 (and 1Gb is more likely imo) it'll still have twice the VRAM and twice the bandwidth thanks to a 256 bit bus...and if that wasn't enough it'll also have the processing advantages and shader effects that Shader Model 4.1 provides.
The PS3 and Vita may be able to replicate the functionality of the U and the controller, but having the power to exactly replicate a U game itself with the eye candy that goes with it is a completely different kettle of fish altogether. There are going to be plenty of people very pleasantly surprised at what the U is going to be capable of compared to the aging tech inside the PS3 and 360.
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