PS3 gets GPU downgrade

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  1. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Please don't kill the messenger :(
    http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=33995
     
  2. zap2 macrumors 604

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    well it still has like games with 22GB!!!111!!1!!!, with ONE WHOLE GB of AUDIO ONLY..if thats not next gen i don't know is!

    PWNNNED
     
  3. Dagless macrumors Core

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  4. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    Its probably due to heat. Those 7800 chips are VERY hot runners. The RSX is based off of the GeForce 7800 GPU.

    I dont exactly trust the Inquirer though. >.>
     
  5. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Are those really the PS3's GPU specs? They're not that much faster than my 9600 pro (400mhz core, 450mhz memory). which is a good 3-4 or so years old now! I just thought it would be faster, seeing it's the PLAYSTATION 3 and all.
     
  6. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    The actual speeds of the chip dont matter. The 7800 which is what the RSX is based off of is up to 9x faster than a 9800XT. A 9800XT is almost 3x as fast as a 9600.
     
  7. GFLPraxis thread starter macrumors 604

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    Clock speed is almost useless for comparing GPU's of different architecture.

    I've seen graphics cards of one brand outperform graphics cards of another brand with three times the clock speed.

    It's primary use is for measuring how much you overclock the card by ;)
     
  8. Dagless macrumors Core

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    yea sorry, I dropped out of the graphics card game way before I got my last video card.
    "will it run Doom 3?"
    "should do!"
    *buys*
    all I know now is DX9, 10 etc. and that 10 will be beautiful.
     
  9. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    What it does mean is the GPU on it's own - which was less powerful than the 360's - is now even more so.
     
  10. sikkinixx macrumors 68020

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    somehow im not surprised... :(

    where did this guy get his source from though? seems kinda odd...
     
  11. GFLPraxis thread starter macrumors 604

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    I think the PS3's GPU actually had more polygon-pushing power than the XBox 360's, though I might be wrong.

    The XBox 360's is very well designed though, with the free antialiasing, so it took less work to do some of the effects (like 4x AA) and the result was that the XBox 360 does better in most real-world situations because while the PS3's actually is faster it has more bottlenecks and thus takes it more work to do some things.
     
  12. sikkinixx macrumors 68020

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    i would love for all the rumors and secrets to stop and for Sony (and Nintendo for that matter) to just say "OK! here's the deal..." and explain it all. Sony shouldnt' be changing things this close to launch, get those damn things on the production line. IGN keeps saying "Sony has more in store at TGS!" well they said that at E3, then at GC now at TGS, just say what you have to say damn it! :mad:


    ok I feel better, I realize its all marketing (and probably some mistakes trying to be covered up) but still! its driving me nuts.

    edit: btw
    http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.09/sony.html
    not a bad article, kinda long but makes you wonder about the direction Sony is going
     
  13. Tommyg117 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm a little worried, I need some positive sony news. I am a fan, but they gotta get some good press.
     
  14. Dagless macrumors Core

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    To PS3 buyers - If it means the system being out sooner is a possibility then isn't that a good thing? Sure Sony have gone back on what they originally said, anyone who didn't think that would happen deserves a Japanese PSX. It's like Sony altering the shift of Blue laser diodes from everywhere to the PS3. They just want the machine out.
     
  15. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Indeed....I'm taking all of this crap with a grain of salt.....there just chipping away at the PS3....oh well whatever.

    Sony just bring it soon so all of this trash could stop.



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  16. Bobdude161 macrumors 65816

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    You teh sux0r 2 sae teh PS3 is not going to teh r0x0r! Yew lie, yew 360 luvr. U teh sux! U maek thing up, go die!!!1111one!1!!!1 heheheheh
     
  17. Tommyg117 macrumors 6502a

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    hahaha, I was waiting for that. Anyone read on joystiq today that they are having trouble with their blu-ray laser production? Does this mean laser problems similar to the early PS2s?
     
  18. Rocksaurus macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly. I don't even own any video game systems so don't see this as a PS3 supporting vote, but I think due to the source of this article (The Inquirer) people need to stop treating it like it's a fact...
     
  19. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Oh man, that's funny. Not funny "ha, ha" but funny "D'oh!" As if the launch of Blu-ray hasn't been hampered enough. If Sony keeps this up HD-DVD will win by default 'cause Blu-ray can barely get out of the starting gate.


    Lethal
     
  20. Ja Di ksw macrumors 65816

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    Aaaaaaaa, I just grammar sporked myself!
     
  21. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    Let me guess, you didn't go to the supplied link in first post? ;)
     
  22. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    I think it's safe to say the 360 and PS3 will now be (pretty much) on par with each other graphically.
     
  23. greatdevourer macrumors 68000

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    From what I remember, they were before, thus meaning that on paper, the PS3 is worse
     
  24. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    The Inquirer is the National Enquirer of the tech world. :rolleyes:
     
  25. Tommyg117 macrumors 6502a

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    Uh Oh. I bet they will still market it the same as the most powerful. I am really excited to see what happens with this system.
     

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