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NVIDIA: "No Longer Possible" for Consoles to Better PC Graphics

There's an NVIDIA Interview on PC PowerPlay Magazine titled "The Sky Isnít Falling," as it hears from NVIDIA's Tony Tamasi about graphics cards, who tells them: "Itís no longer possible for a console to be a better or more capable graphics platform than the PC." Surprisingly, he says one of the reasons for this is that the console giants don't have the cash to compete in this area:

By the time of the Xbox 360 and PS3, the consoles were on par with the PC. If you look inside those boxes, theyíre both powered by graphics technology by AMD or NVIDIA, because by that time all the graphics innovation was being done by PC graphics companies. NVIDIA spends 1.5 billion US dollars per year on research and development in graphics, every year, and in the course of a consoleís lifecycle weíll spend over 10 billion dollars into graphics research. Sony and Microsoft simply canít afford to spend that kind of money. They just donít have the investment capacity to match the PC guys; we can do it thanks to economy of scale, as we sell hundreds of millions of chips, year after year.

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63. Re: NVIDIA: Sep 25, 2013, 11:07 nin
 
Hellbinder wrote on Sep 25, 2013, 10:56:
I'm still reading reams of bullshit in this thread.

People, *No* video cards out today blow away the hardware in the PS4 or Xbox One. nor will the ones released in the next 2-3 years. Higher resolution does not = better graphics. a Radeon 6770 can display the exact same graphics scene as a GeForce 780. The only difference is the Frame rate / resolution. Consoles don't play games at super high resolutions so its a moot point.

This is why this entire comment is completely full of shit. Games on the Ps4 and probably the xbox one will loot as good or better in many cases than PC games for at least the next 3 maybe 4 years. in 5-7 years is when you will really start to see a difference. This is basically the same as it has always been.

Tablet hardware is not going to make any difference either. Not for at least 4-5 more years.


"In all honesty many of you are nothing but foul mouthed little twits whos parents apparently taught nothing and need a really big bar od soap to wash your mouths and brains.

Sad what you all are becoming.. really."

Hellbinder, May, 09

 
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