Will Wii U still "blown away"?

#1SuperShyGuy9000Posted 1/16/2013 3:56:13 PM
Remember the rumor from a few days ago

From random Chinese site

PS4 "Orbis"
- AMD x86 3.2GHz APU Solution (Jaguar/Steamroller), 4 cores (2 core pairs), [Higher Clock than X720/Durango]
- Maybe AMD 8000 series GPU solution [Customised Solution Possibly utilising GPU + APU combo]
- 2-4GB GDDR5


Xbox 720 "Durango"
- AMD x86 Jaguar 1.6GHZ 8-Core [Targeting one core being dedicated for OS tasks]
- AMD 8000 series GPU
- ESRAM on the GPU (unknown amount)
- 8GB Ram DDR3, [1.5GB of RAM likely reserved for the operating system]

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=507910

vs

leak from inside the manufactur

PS4
- AMD's A8-series APU and HD 7670 GPU

neXtBox 720
- IBM PowerPC CPU and a custom version of AMD's 6670 GPU.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/01/16/next-gen-secrets-allegedly-leaked-to-nvidia-by-former-amd-executives

Which specs seem more realistic and how much better than the Wii U are they?
#2nintendo_kenPosted 1/16/2013 4:02:54 PM
Can you not speak English properly? Even your topic title makes no sense. Go away.
#3Mavrick588Posted 1/16/2013 4:06:09 PM
While your English is somewhat terrible TC, if those rumors are true, (and they seem to be substantiated) the consoles will be only marginally (2-3x) more powerful than Wii U

Just like ever non-fasnboy already knew
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#4Not_King_BooPosted 1/16/2013 4:06:54 PM
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#5SupaShigPosted 1/16/2013 4:07:43 PM
who cares how good they are? enjoy the games you enjoy. We're in the age where low budget indie games are getting awards and goty. We're getting back into the era where gameplay is more important than graphics. And thank god for that.
#6Not_King_BooPosted 1/16/2013 4:09:14 PM
SuperShyGuy9000 posted...
Remember the rumor from a few days ago

From random Chinese site

PS4 "Orbis"
- AMD x86 3.2GHz APU Solution (Jaguar/Steamroller), 4 cores (2 core pairs), [Higher Clock than X720/Durango]
- Maybe AMD 8000 series GPU solution [Customised Solution Possibly utilising GPU + APU combo]
- 2-4GB GDDR5


Xbox 720 "Durango"
- AMD x86 Jaguar 1.6GHZ 8-Core [Targeting one core being dedicated for OS tasks]
- AMD 8000 series GPU
- ESRAM on the GPU (unknown amount)
- 8GB Ram DDR3, [1.5GB of RAM likely reserved for the operating system]

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=507910

vs

leak from inside the manufactur

PS4
- AMD's A8-series APU and HD 7670 GPU

neXtBox 720
- IBM PowerPC CPU and a custom version of AMD's 6670 GPU.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/01/16/next-gen-secrets-allegedly-leaked-to-nvidia-by-former-amd-executives

Which specs seem more realistic and how much better than the Wii U are they?



The second ones seem more realistic from a time perspective, though we really don't have enough information to go off of for anything else.

For example, the top rumor lists an AMD 8000-series GPU as the GPU in both consoles. Okay...but which 8000-series GPU, exactly? Is it the AMD Radeon HD 8670? Because that's only a bit better than the 6670 and 7670, and probably wouldn't make a console any better than the Wii U. How about the AMD Radeon HD 8850 or 8870? That'd be a rather nice GPU. Wouldn't make the Wii U-PS4 gap nearly as big as the Wii-PS3 gap, but it'd certainly exist. There's always the AMD Radeon HD 8970 - that would pretty much obliterate anything else out. And, of course, there's the king of them all, the AMD Radeon HD 8990...but AMD hasn't even released the specs for that yet, and it's not expected to be out to equipment manufacturers until Q2 2013. Does that leave enough time to include the GPU in the console?

And, of course, who's to say the PS4 might not have a 8670, while the 720 has a 8870? Would developers flock to the more powerful system, or would they use the weaker systems as a base and upscale their games to the other system, like they do for PCs? If so, that would make multiplatform games look weaker on the 8870-based system than they would had they been designed for a system with a GPU of the 8870's power, as 1st-party games would.

The CPUs have similar problems. That being said, I really can't see an 8-core CPU being used in the 720. It's possible, but highly unlikely.

When it comes to RAM, anything is realistic, really. 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB...hell, even 16 GB is possible. But wouldn't it make more sense for Microsoft and Sony to put that extra bit of cash into a more powerful GPU / CPU?
#7Nice_Kirbyfan9Posted 1/16/2013 4:10:02 PM
Well this is the Wii U board so were just going to believe whichever source makes the PS4 and 720 look weaker.
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#8SuperShyGuy9000(Topic Creator)Posted 1/16/2013 4:10:36 PM
Yes I messed up the title.

At first I was going to go with just "Wii U still blown away"

But thought to change it to "Will Wii U still [be] blown away" Didn't work out that well and I can't delete the topic to fix it.
#9Not_King_BooPosted 1/16/2013 4:11:49 PM
Ack - I meant to say the 1st one seemed more realistic from a time perspective! Oh well.
#10DiscostewSMPosted 1/16/2013 4:11:51 PM
Nice_Kirbyfan9 posted...
Well this is the Wii U board so were just going to believe whichever source makes the PS4 and 720 look weaker.


Like how trolls believe whatever source makes the PS4 or 720 look stronger?
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