Originally Posted by emartins
Originally Posted by spyder696969
Zath, since you have more computer knowledge than myself, I ask you this: If the rumor is true, is 12GB (9GB if 3GB is still used for other stuff) of DDR3 RAM better than 8GB of DDR5?
I am going to use a PC as an example, if those were 2 PC's and both played BF4 on the Ultra settings at 60FPS (yes I know the Video card plays the biggest role on this) and both PC's ran equally to the human eye, would it really matter? Now if both PC gave you the same experience and the the DDR5 is $100 cheaper than I agree I would choose that PC over the other.
I still bring back that for multi-platform games both games will look and play the same on both consoles. This is why on specs havent sold me when it comes to the next gen consoles. For me its the experience and right now MS wins me over for that. I know Sony has mentioned party chat will be an option, and it should be, but its not here yet and we dont know if it will be when the PS4 gets released.
There is still plenty of time from now till November and Sony could release the newer PSN+ and show off party chat, which I think they should do before the PS4 release. Its still to early in the game and with both sides still kind of "hiding" details anything can change.
Thing is, their not equal. PS3 BF3 looks better and that is an honest review. Now that I can actually do a side by side I see the differences as well as compare to a low end PC. PS3 BF looks closer to PC. The particles on bullet ricochets are a lot more present and orangey. 360 ricochets are thin, white blasts in comparison. I noticed the orange gunfire blasts on YouTube vids from PC and as soon as I fired up the PS saw them as well.
So that is a minor thing but it does illustrate that even now, on a two year old game that graphically the Xbox isn't as good. I would liken the PS3 to a low to mid range PC for BF3 PC specs at that time. Saints Row 3 or 4 or whatever is on PSN+ currently is the same though I've not seen the 360 version. Picked it up on the THQ humble bundle and on my PC I have to run it on all low video settings. PS3 runs fine so I'd say its better than my crappy PC.
Your right, most people are not going to notice or care but now that I see, my eyes are open so to speak. You take Killzone 2 and even as an older title it looks amazing. Go back to Gears of War or even Gears 2 and they by far show their age.
As much as I hate to admit it, the PS3 is actually a better console graphically. I expect next gen to be the same and possibly more defined. PS4 is a lean and mean gaming system where the xbone is geared to HBO and that ilk.
I'm not trying to sway anyone so don't take it that way. I'm trying to provide an honest look. Hell I've had my PS3 sitting here for 4 or 5 years barely used for games but now I'm on board. I'm actually looking forward to having only one console to manage.
I would expect faster and more efficient RAM to beat older and slower even if there is more old and slow. That rumor was also a dev machine torn apart and not the final product. More is better but efficiency comes to play and skews things.