Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Xbox 360/PS3 at Anandtech

Anandtech has an excellent, thorough article on the CPU/GPU performance of the new generation of consoles, based both on their own analysis and confidential conversations with developers. The short version: the CPU's are a real disappointment, but the GPU's are excellent.

Like I wrote a few weeks ago (when I had a conversion moment): no matter how sexy these companies make these new consoles sound, they're still not going to match high-end computers, even at launch. There are just too many compromises required to hit a competitive price-point.

Here's the link:

Now, on the other side of the table, here's a link to some in-game screenshots of Project Gotham Racing 3 on Xbox 360:

Jaw, meet floor.

So while it's assured that the new consoles won't be as powerful as high-end PC's, it's also very likely that they won't need to be, because 1280x720 is going to be the magic resolution for the upcoming console generation.

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