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8Gb RAM will NOT be enough for Next Gen Xbox...

#11Ryan2002Posted 1/3/2013 2:01:00 PM
zerooo0 posted...
8GB of RAM is plenty. I mean look at what they can do with 512MGB of RAM. It's amazing of what they can pull off as is. 8GB will be plenty for a long time. Most PC games doesn't even go over 8GB of RAM.


Pretty much this. It's hard to imagine playing a game like Skyrim or something similar on a PC that has only 512mb of RAM. I'm sure 8gb will be more than enough.
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#12LapanuiPosted 1/3/2013 2:02:04 PM
I've not played any game on my PC that requires a lot of RAM. I have 6GB of RAM and it doesn't get used up whilst having multiple tabs up, music in the background, Fraps, EVGA, Steam and a game.

If these consoles can produce some pretty nice graphics with so little RAM, pretty sure they can do plenty with just 2GB. You also have to take into account that there won't be anything running in the background like a computer. Everything will be dedicated to the game. Unless the decide to change it up and allow you to have the internet up, game and listen to music.
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#13SoF-RamboPosted 1/3/2013 2:02:06 PM
Since when is RAM expensive?
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#14gabriusPosted 1/3/2013 2:05:05 PM
CaPwnD posted...
His name is Robert Paulson


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#15s2good(Topic Creator)Posted 1/3/2013 2:06:23 PM
I think you guys are forgetting one thing...

This nextbox will need life cycle of at least 6-7 years. Maybe longer..

Who knows what kind of RAM we will need then to run games..
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#16TheRobPosted 1/3/2013 2:06:51 PM
gabrius posted...
CaPwnD posted...
His name is Robert Paulson


His name is Robert Paulson


His name is Paul Robertson
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#17s2good(Topic Creator)Posted 1/3/2013 2:07:56 PM
original source

http://www.infobarrel.com/The_PS4_and_Xbox_720_need_to_have_at_least_16GB_of_RAM_to_be_relevant
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#18SoF-RamboPosted 1/3/2013 2:08:59 PM
TheRob posted...
gabrius posted...
CaPwnD posted...
His name is Robert Paulson


His name is Robert Paulson


His name is Paul Robertson


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#19TheBlueStigPosted 1/3/2013 2:11:00 PM
s2good posted...
However, RAMs are very expensive and this will mean some decisions will have to be made by console makers on whether they can make these systems affordable to the consumer.


I stopped reading right there, you obviously haven't tried to purchase any PC RAM sticks in the last few years, you can get very good very fast large capacity RAM sticks for very cheap prices, and that's at the RETAIL level.

Console makers do NOT buy at the retail level, they buy wholesale at MASSIVE discounts.

And there's the plain and simple FACT that just because a system has expensive components inside it does NOT mean it has to be sold at a massive pricetag. Every console released since the Atari 2600 except for the Wii was released at a per-system loss to the manufacturer.

Sony learned the hard way that bumping the consumer price of the console up is a BAD IDEA.
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#20Santa_GavinPosted 1/3/2013 2:36:58 PM
s2good posted...
original source

http://www.infobarrel.com/The_PS4_and_Xbox_720_need_to_have_at_least_16GB_of_RAM_to_be_relevant


LOL at that article

16 gigs of ram in a console?

Thats just ridiculous

12 gigs of ram is more than enough, way more.

They need to focus on GPU and heat control. Not RAM.
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