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Old January 25, 2012, 10:38 AM
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Well, keep in mind that the video processing capabilities of the 360 are approximately equivalent to an x1900, however I don't think that it's quite 6 times as powerful.
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Old January 25, 2012, 10:46 AM
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As people have said "you get what you pay for". I am not really a console gamers but my friends are and I always hated console graphics anyways.. Well its good to be a PC gamer rather than a console gamer during these modern times... But I must admit they have better controllers.
Mouse and keyboard are better for most games...FPS, RTS, whatever. I suppose that controllers would be better for arcade and racing games though.

But guess what. You can buy a microsoft X-box controller C/W with wireless attachment for your PC. I bought one myself at xmas. Works great.
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Old January 25, 2012, 10:51 AM
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I just don't get how a 6670 is meeting this :"Raw graphics processing power is expected to be 6 times that of the current console".
Well see as the xbox 360 graphics processor is equivalent to that of a 7800/7900GTX you can see how how they are claiming this
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But w/o the burden of other software such as the OS or background tasks, would the next xbox be able to pump out better graphics than what the 6670 is able in a PC now?
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Old January 25, 2012, 11:58 AM
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OS and background tasks a) still occur on consoles, and b) don't stress the GPU much.
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Old January 25, 2012, 12:40 PM
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Dear Xbox 720 customers, your new Xbox is 6x faster than your old one, unfortunately it is also 6x slower than a reasonably fast PC.
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Old January 25, 2012, 02:22 PM
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Dear Xbox 720 customers, your new Xbox is 6x faster than your old one, unfortunately it is also 6x slower than a reasonably fast PC.
ROFL! So true...
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Old January 25, 2012, 04:37 PM
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That's sad they should bump up to a 7970 chip then the 720 would only cost about a grand or more.
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Old January 25, 2012, 04:56 PM
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That's sad they should bump up to a 7970 chip then the 720 would only cost about a grand or more.
that's overkill, but if they use something like the 550TI or 560TI, that would be quite respectable for graphics as long as they are competent enough to use decent others parts like proper CPU and RAM.
something that would be a good idea is to have the hardware somewhat independent of the form. meaning the XBox 720 would be more like an operating system over an entire unit that way as time goes along they can release better hardware with new drivers and they will run the same games. but that also introduces the problem that people that get in early will have to replace their console 2-3 years later since the 720 will have run up by then.
EDIT: doing this would be a pain for console gamers as it would cause the issue I stated above, but it would also mean that PC gamers wouldn't be cursing console gamers for being the cause of a lot of the terrible graphics out there.
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Old January 25, 2012, 05:26 PM
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Yea it is overkill but I can always dream. I do agree there are some horrible graphics out there but for the most part console graphics aren't that terrible.
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