quote: over time it will become clear that the better hardware matters
quote: Overall a 19% to 24% difference according to digital foundry
quote: In an era where people fork over hundreds of dollars for 10 more FPS in a video card, I would say that's pretty significant.
quote: Overall as an average no, but they will slow you down more than anything when they first come into view.
quote: The embedded cache of the Xbox won't be enough to compensate for the huge bandwidth gap.
quote: everything I have ever read on this is that video RAM bandwidth is a big problem for these large textures
quote: He's clearly saying it because he doesn't want to burn bridges with Microsoft in case they're the ones handing him cheques later on.
quote: We're talking about whether the platforms are neck-and-neck in power terms.
quote: the TRUE reason to buy one console over another, or at all, is the exclusive games.
quote: Don't forget, he makes twitch games (fps). Kinect isn't good for games that need really fast reaction, but it has applications in lots of other places.
quote: Regardless of the guy being able to tell a story he's more than capable of analyzing the abilities of the consoles.
quote: And I don't see how that qualifies him as some sort of professional console critic.
quote: You don't see how a guy, widely hailed as a genius writing code for PC hardware
quote: Graphic technologies that haven’t really turned out to be very useful.
quote: The games they are used in have been mediocre.
quote: Honestly there's nothing in Carmack's history that tells us we should appeal to him as some ultimate authority on console gaming.
quote: For the unitiated, you may ask why listen to Mr. Carmack. Well, he coded a hardware-optimized build of Wolfenstein 3D for the iPhone in 4 days, when it was estimated to take a full team of programmers two months to perform a basic (unoptimized) port.
quote: he's backing your Lord and Savior Microsoft's console.
quote: unless maybe it's Minecraft.