View Full Version : Xbox more powerful? .. check this out

20th May 2005, 21:47
http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/617/617951p1.html << I also think that XNA will play a big role in making the xbox better too.

20th May 2005, 21:53
Holy crap they need to run a spell check on that article. probably was misspelt several times in it.

Its going to boil down to how good the games are on either system, as to how well each one does.

20th May 2005, 22:05
I couldn't agree more dude :) ... I just thought I'd stir a little debate ..hehe

20th May 2005, 22:18
The page is gone, what did it say?

20th May 2005, 22:38
I can see it.

Here's the conclusion in a "Microsoft-made comparitive analysis":

The Xbox 360's CPU has more general purpose processing power because it has three general purpose cores, and Cell has just one.
Cell's claimed advantage is on streaming floating point work which is done on its seven DSP processors
The Xbox 360 GPU has more processing power than the PS3's. In addition, its innovated features contribute to overall rendering performance.
Xbox 360 has 278.4 GB/s of memory system bandwidth. The PS3 has less than one-fifth of Xbox 360's (48 GB/s) of total memory system bandwidth.
When you break down the numbers, Xbox 360 has provably more performance than PS3. Keep in mind that Sony has a track record of over promising and under delivering on technical performance. The truth is that both systems pack a lot of power for high definition games and entertainment.

However, hardware performance, while important, is only a third of the puzzle. Xbox 360 is a fusion of hardware, software and services. Without the software and services to power it, even the most powerful hardware becomes inconsequential. Xbox 360 games—by leveraging cutting-edge hardware, software, and services—will outperform the PlayStation 3.

20th May 2005, 23:05
Looks like BS to me. 278GB/s of bandwidth? Maybe if they're adding up the bandwidth from every chip to every other chip. In which case, you'd actually probably favor the PS3 for having less transmission steps.

20th May 2005, 23:53
I think that the Xbox 360 will be slightly faster in performance during the first year or so but as developers get used to programming for the Cell chip, the tide will turn and you will see more complex games from PS3. But, as I've said before, I never really get excited about PS games.

21st May 2005, 03:37
Well Wombat, they're adding also the bandwith from memory embedded in GPU...
PS2 has one too, and has loads of bandwith...but so what? (and btw, if someone adds also this bandwith in case of Xbox...than probably the bandwith of in-Cell memory/DSPs should be added also :p )

About general purpose...well, those machines aren't general purpose.

Yeah, lots of BS I think...

21st May 2005, 08:54
The Xbox is better spec'd than the PS2 also and we all know who won this round of the console wars.

21st May 2005, 22:58
With Sony's specs out, Microsoft has sent us its a comparitive analysis. What's the outcome?
HAHAHAHAHAHHA... I stopped reading right there. I hate IGN. When they first started they were this great internet entity. Now their a bunch of dumb ass greedy bastards for hire to pimp anything for the right price.

21st May 2005, 23:15