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

#51popping4itPosted 1/3/2013 5:23:53 PM(edited)
2GB would be enough for next gen, an abundance of ram actually has the few benefits to the consumer but it does allow developers to be more careless about efficiency. so games will be better not because of specs but ease of development. tho to appease stupid gaming public that will inevitably compare pc specs to console specs 4gb would be ideal.

the lack of ram on the ps3 was especially a headache on devs early on because dev kits would just hard lock and would be time consuming to debug and fix. on ps3 you have to manage two separate memory pools 256mb on xdr and 256 on gddr3 further diminished by sonys poor OS memory management, while 360's unified 512mb gddr3 was a much better solution and the 360 OS is extremely memory efficient which makes sense since ms is in the business of making Operating systems.
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#52aheroafakePosted 1/3/2013 5:22:26 PM
Iceman83 posted...
aheroafake posted...
I'm not sure if any of you guys have read this article, but I think it's definitely worth reading. Check it out: http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/digitalfoundry-next-gen-consoles-vs-age-of-austerity


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Sorry. Try this one: http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/digitalfoundry-next-gen-consoles-vs-age-of-austerity
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#53Iceman83Posted 1/3/2013 5:31:28 PM
aheroafake posted...
Iceman83 posted...
aheroafake posted...
I'm not sure if any of you guys have read this article, but I think it's definitely worth reading. Check it out: http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/digitalfoundry-next-gen-consoles-vs-age-of-austerity


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Sorry. Try this one: http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/digitalfoundry-next-gen-consoles-vs-age-of-austerity


Got it.
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#54aheroafakePosted 1/3/2013 5:34:18 PM
Iceman83 posted...
aheroafake posted...
Iceman83 posted...
aheroafake posted...
I'm not sure if any of you guys have read this article, but I think it's definitely worth reading. Check it out: http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/digitalfoundry-next-gen-consoles-vs-age-of-austerity


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Sorry. Try this one: http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/digitalfoundry-next-gen-consoles-vs-age-of-austerity


Got it.


I'm using my phones web browser which is probably why you couldn't view the first link. My apologies.
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#55Skul_Posted 1/3/2013 5:35:32 PM
lolno. 8GB will be overkill. The Wii U has slightly less RAM than there should be, but 4GB global, plus an extra 2GB dedicated VRAM will be perfect.
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#56warior55Posted 1/3/2013 5:35:47 PM
s2good posted...
However, RAMs are very expensive


RAM is cheap, bro. I got 8 GB for my PC for $40....
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#57Los907Posted 1/3/2013 5:52:10 PM(edited)
warior55 posted...
s2good posted...
However, RAMs are very expensive


RAM is cheap, bro. I got 8 GB for my PC for $40....


I'm thinking he meant VRAM or he doesn't really understand the difference. 2GBs of VRAM is plenty for a next-gen system while 8 GBs ... probably wont happen in the next-gen, or the 1 after that.
#58shawnmckPosted 1/3/2013 5:56:18 PM(edited)
How is 8 Gigs of RAM not enough ?
Current consoles have 512 Megabits.
8 Gigs is plenty.

Or are you confusing RAM with Hard drive space ?

To put it in perspective, 8 Gigs is the equivalent of 65536 Megabits.
The XB 360 has 512 MB
8 Gigs = 65,536 MB

^ That's 128 times the amount of RAM that's in the XB 360.

How is that not enough ?
#59WayavasPosted 1/3/2013 5:57:14 PM
PC master race....console peasants can have their filthy 8gb
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#60maximumbarmagePosted 1/3/2013 5:57:30 PM
s2good posted...

Using a simple equation it is easy to see the higher the RAM the more powerful the console is,


Doesn't the Wii U have twice the RAM of the 360? Yet all current evidence shows it can't even match up to, let alone surpass the 360 in terms of raw power.
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