This system NEEDS at LEAST 2, hopefully 4, GB of RAM

#1DeuxHeroPosted 11/30/2011 5:41:15 PM
There is no reason to include only a GB (even if the video card has a separate poll) with current prices. 1 GB is not going to last 5 years.


You (almost?) NEVER hear about any game features cut because of CPU or Graphics card restraints in the modern era console game, but there are always things cut because of memory issues for consoles, and even without these features, RAM directly.


Don't give me this "it can be optimized for a console/doesn't need Windows", it would still be less than should be expected. If the Wii U only has 1 GB of general RAM, I will fully agree with anyone who says it isn't a full generation leap. PS1 has 2MB, PS2 has 32MB, PS3 had 256 MB of general ram (x16 and x8) while the Xbox had 64MB general poll and the 360 512MB (x8)
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#2darkjedilinkPosted 11/30/2011 5:50:55 PM
Crytek liks the WiiU. As such, I am not worried about memory one iota.
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#3GeassMasterPosted 11/30/2011 6:23:56 PM
Seriously at most you're going to need 3 GB of ram and at-least 1 GB of ram on the graphics card to do 1080p.
#4TottentanzPosted 11/30/2011 6:42:12 PM
Just going to throw this out there, but there is more than one type of RAM which the Wii U is supposed to be getting a mixture of eDRAM and GDDR5 to handle the big stuff and maybe GDDR3 for some dedicated use with the CPU.
#5WalkingLobstersPosted 11/30/2011 7:08:52 PM
itt: People don't know what RAM. Therefore, more=better.
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#6SkyCrackersPosted 11/30/2011 7:46:18 PM
GeassMaster posted...
Seriously at most you're going to need 3 GB of ram and at-least 1 GB of ram on the graphics card to do 1080p.

No, not really. You could still do 1080p with great graphics and only 512 MB of RAM available to the gpu. Some PS3 games run at 720p, with great graphics, and the PS3 only has 256 MB of VRAM.
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#7DeuxHero(Topic Creator)Posted 11/30/2011 7:50:27 PM
^^ All the comparisons I listed ALSO had an upgrade in RAM type...
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#8bgassassinPosted 11/30/2011 7:50:44 PM
So what are you going to do if/when none of the next consoles have 4GB?

And since you are saying it should have 4GB, tell us how this will be accomplished.
#9RandomHeroPosted 11/30/2011 7:52:26 PM
expect 2, be happy if it has 3
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#10DeuxHero(Topic Creator)Posted 11/30/2011 8:06:06 PM
^^ Not buy them and watch and they quickly run into issues.
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