Why did MS uses DDR3 ram?

#71RaRitsujunPosted 12/30/2013 6:54:34 PM
Dat Xbone720p.
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#72BushidoEffect3Posted 12/31/2013 5:45:13 PM
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I fixed that for you.

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#73airfoemoePosted 1/1/2014 12:36:33 PM
justchill433 posted...
BrownGotti posted...
airfoemoe posted...
DecmanC posted...
IDK, but what PS4 fanboys and trolls are conveniently missing out is the fact that MS put some eSRAM in the XB1, but Sony didn't. Why don't you ask the PS4 board why Sony opted to use nothing in place of eSRAM?


eSRAM is just a gimmick so you guys don't question why you are buying $500 system that is weaker than the $400 system.


Sony fanboys so price conscious after spending $599 for a weaker PS3.


Of course they are. All you heard on the PS3 board for 6 years was "$599" by xbox fanboys. Now that the roles are reversed though, it makes both sides hypocritical (although Sony fanboys are merely retaliating, while xbox fanboys are backpedaling.


I'm the new breed of Sony Fanboy that had an Xbox 360 and got a PS4 to replace it. So the $599 thing doesn't apply to me.

The Playstation camera is cheaper, does motion controls well and voice commands.
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#74scoobydoobydontPosted 1/1/2014 1:53:31 PM
Real non-fanboy reasons:

A) Cost. When MS locked itself into final memory specs, the cost of DDR3 was dirt cheap. Sony decided to double the memory pretty late in the game, MS always had the same amount. It's easier to add more RAM than change what kind you're using once specs are locked down. Sony took a risk and it paid off.

B) Heat. MS intentionally was gearing the Xbone to be a media hub and didn't want it to be loud. More heat means more cooling, more cooling means more noise. GDDR runs hotter than DDR.

There may be some other minor reasons, but those two decided it. Personally, I think both companies screwed up. Should have waited another year and gone all out with DDR4. Both consoles are already so outdated its embarrassing, and the jump over last gen is so modest despite the length of the last cycle.
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#75VirobotPosted 1/1/2014 2:29:27 PM
BrownGotti posted...
airfoemoe posted...
DecmanC posted...
IDK, but what PS4 fanboys and trolls are conveniently missing out is the fact that MS put some eSRAM in the XB1, but Sony didn't. Why don't you ask the PS4 board why Sony opted to use nothing in place of eSRAM?


eSRAM is just a gimmick so you guys don't question why you are buying $500 system that is weaker than the $400 system.


Sony fanboys so price conscious after spending $599 for a weaker PS3.


Mine was $299. XD
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#76BushidoEffect3Posted 1/5/2014 4:48:10 PM
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#77BushidoEffect3Posted 1/11/2014 3:30:39 AM
Maybe Titanfall and would perform better if it had GDDR5.
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#78RawringAirPosted 1/11/2014 3:31:10 AM
aint no ram better than dance dance revolution 3
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#79tycl1959Posted 1/11/2014 3:37:59 AM
DecmanC posted...
IDK, but what PS4 fanboys and trolls are conveniently missing out is the fact that MS put some eSRAM in the XB1, but Sony didn't. Why don't you ask the PS4 board why Sony opted to use nothing in place of eSRAM?


esram is a joke. bottle kneck but hey nice try
#80locksmithblackPosted 1/11/2014 3:39:01 AM
Ellesarien posted...
Same %^&^...EVERY freaking day...

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