Discussion in 'Games' started by tim2006, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. tim2006 macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2006
    Are there any good articles out there re graphics for the current video game generation? If both the 360 and PS3 use hdmi at 1080p/720p what will make there graphics any different?
  2. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    None. There will be no difference between the 2.

    Unless you want 4D graphics of course...
  3. Mackilroy macrumors 68040


    Jun 29, 2006
    That article is rather inaccurate. The Killzone footage was pre-rendered, for one… the graphics of both consoles will not be too terribly different, save on exclusives.
  4. GFLPraxis macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Nobody knew that at the time that article was written. After E3 05 Sony had everyone believing the PS3's graphics were a bazillion times superior, even IGN and G4.
  5. tim2006 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2006
  6. Mackilroy macrumors 68040


    Jun 29, 2006

    It ran into reality. ;)

    Don't get me wrong, the PS3 has very good graphics, and so does the 360. I have both, so I've seen what they can do right now.
  7. LastLine macrumors 65816

    Aug 24, 2005
    Like someone else said, it's likely that it'll only be exclusive's that show a major difference - and in that case, it comes down to not so much what power is there, as to how it's used. Take two exclusive's to the 360 for example. Dead or Alive 4 - goregous graphics, very high detail and not much on screen at once. Dead Rising - realistically prev gen graphics, but done en-mass, using the consoles capabilities to produce hoards and hoards of zombies.

    I think that makes sense anyway.
  8. sarcosis macrumors 6502a

    Apr 25, 2006
    Currently, I think that the XBox 360 is better. Nothing can beat Gears of War. Well, perhaps Rainbow Six Vagas. Both are using Unreal Engine 3. I think that the year that the 360 had gave devs time to figure out what was going on. This is why the 360 prolly looks better. I don't think that we will ever see a huge difference till the end life of the consoles. That's when we will see what's going on.
  9. Chone macrumors 65816


    Aug 11, 2006
    I think we'll see differences in capabilities, the 360 has a great general purpose processor with 3 cores and great graphics card, the PS3 has a good graphics card but the processor is what it shines.

    360 games might look better but its possible PS3 games might have more stuff going on and or better physic models at the expense of lower resolutions and possibly less shader intensive graphic effects.

    I mean really the hardware in these two is completely different and cell is quite an specialized architecture.

    Maybe we should have this argument 2 years from now, right now X360 and PS3 have exact graphics (the difference is neglible unless looking hard for it side by side).

    In any case, any console purchase should be based on what games it can run not console's performance.
  10. GFLPraxis macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Except that Unreal 3 Engine is going to be on PS3 too, so once again, they'll be about the same.

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