iPad vs XBox 360 ?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Piggie, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. Piggie macrumors 604

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    Can anyone supply any actual FACTS on this, as I belive it was a statement that Apple made yesterday.

    The iPad is as powerful as the XBox 360, but in a thin device you can hold.

    Now, given the XBox 360 was launched in November 2005 which is almost Ten and a half years ago.
    Perhaps that's not too much of an expectation, after all Over a decade is a hell of a long time generally in computer evolution.

    However, I am still impressed if this is true. (Not that Apple would ever say anything that was not 100% true I'm sure!)

    Does anyone have the specs/power ect to be able to summarize what the new iPad can do, when put up alongside a Ten and a half year old Xbox 360?

    I would of course now hopefully expect to see games of equal quality/speed to Xbox 360 game being created on Apples new tablet.
     
  2. Blujelly macrumors 65816

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    I'd say you'd get better results once people have the iPad Pro 9.7 in hand!
     
  3. stlredbird macrumors 6502

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    I expect full Mass Effect on my Pro by fall then.
     
  4. Kal-037 macrumors 6502a

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    So does this mean the 9.7" Pro is more powerful than the 12.9"? ;)
     
  5. Zaft macrumors 68040

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    I really doubt this. The 360 has a dedicated GPU for gaming and I bet if you ask devs they would say its more powerful then the iPad.
     
  6. Sparky2012 macrumors 6502

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    I'm sure everything about the iPad Pro is now better than the Xbox 360. I mean if the graphics capability is on par or better than a 360 combined with a significantly better CPU, and what like 8 times the RAM of the 360 should mean we get really awesome games. Only thing I can see which would make games worse in graphics quality compared to a 360 is battery limitations. I'd be happy even to have 1 game on an iPad Pro which looked better or on par with a 360 game, even it was only a tech demo, it'd be cool.
     
  7. stlredbird macrumors 6502

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    Give me some GTA V!!
     
  8. bchreng macrumors 65816

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    I think the more graphically intense iOS games rival Xbox 360 graphics. (Minecraft, Need For Speed, Infinity Blade, Mortal Kombat, Order and Chaos 2 and etc)
     
  9. TechZeke macrumors 68020

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    We would have probably seen competitive console-level graphics on iPad years ago if it wasn't for the Retina Display. Consoles are able to just to down scale to 900p. If you were to put the A9X behind an iPad 2's screen you would easily be able to run one of the newer Call of Duty's at nice settings, at the very least.
     
  10. Noble Actual macrumors 6502a

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    Haha...no
     
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  12. bchreng macrumors 65816

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    Games like this say "Haha...yes"

    Modern Combat 5: Blackout by Gameloft
    https://appsto.re/us/wshhN.i
     
  13. Noble Actual macrumors 6502a

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    Dude. why. I mean you could do a lot of stuff, doesn't mean you should.

    That's like desperate.
    --- Post Merged, Mar 22, 2016 ---
    shooters on iPad? I played/bought MC1 to MC3 and tried MC4 to MC5. Pretty goes not mean good.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. TechZeke macrumors 68020

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    That wasn't my point. I'm talking about performance, not necessarily that I want Call of Duty for iPad. I was just using an example of popular console game that could easily be handled by the A9X.
     
  15. Noble Actual macrumors 6502a

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    And it would have terrible performance at the compromise of everything that makes a game.

    So it would be a tech demo. Just say tech demo next time.
     
  16. bchreng macrumors 65816

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    Since the OP was pretty much asking about the graphics prowess of the iPad Pro compared to the 360, you should have known.
     
  17. Noble Actual macrumors 6502a

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    Except that that OP never mentioned graphics once in his post.
     
  18. TechZeke macrumors 68020

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    Now you're just being petty.

    We are talking about a comparison with a gaming console here. When talking about performance, graphics are part of the equation. Surely you could build a game with the gameplay mechanics of the Playstation 4, but that doesn't require increased performance like graphics does. If graphics weren't part of the equation, then the comparison is pretty much pointless.
     
  19. Noble Actual macrumors 6502a

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    There's still a difference which is what I pointed out. You can call me petty, but OP actually did not mention it.

    I get it, not all of us are game a lot but there's a difference between "How well the game runs" and "How good does the game look".
     
  20. TechZeke, Mar 22, 2016
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    How well does a game run? That's what my point was. Performance. The A9X will be able to run a 360 game(like my example, Call of Duty) with comparable graphics settings and framerates. Graphics are part of the equation. I'm not understanding what you're making a fuss about.

    I guess your idea of "how well does the game run" is different from mine. If the console can output the game in question, with high settings at 1080p/60fps but the iPad needs reduced graphics at 1024x768 to get 30 fps, then I would say it doesn't run the game well compared to the console. Again, I'm not sure how you could make a meaningful performance comparison without graphics.
     
  21. e93to macrumors 6502a

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    Does this mean the new iPad Pro 9.7 is capable of running games like Crysis 2?
     
  22. Noble Actual macrumors 6502a

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    No.
     
  23. TechZeke macrumors 68020

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    If you were running at 360's resolution of 1152x720, then definitely yes. At retina iPad's resolution? Maybe on low settings.
     

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