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AMD "AMD worldwide developer relations manager of graphics Richard Huddy has blamed Microsoft's DirectX and its APIs for limiting the potential of GPUs in PCs. 'We often have at least ten times as much horsepower as an Xbox 360 or a PS3 in a high-end graphics card, yet it's very clear that the games don't look ten times as good. To a significant extent, that's because... DirectX is getting in the way.'"
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Comment by Zifre
by Zifre on Sun 20th Mar 2011 20:38 UTC
Zifre
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2009-10-04

We often have at least ten times as much horsepower as an Xbox 360 or a PS3 in a high-end graphics card, yet it's very clear that the games don't look ten times as good.


What is that even supposed to mean? How many times do the graphics on my Wii look better than the graphics on a N64?

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RE: Comment by Zifre
by WereCatf on Sun 20th Mar 2011 20:45 in reply to "Comment by Zifre"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

What is that even supposed to mean?


It is just an attempt at conveying a point to the less technically-inclined audience. Ie. his point is just that even though PCs have many times the processing power compared to consoles the actual graphics and features don't go hand-in-hand with the increased power.

Though, I'd rather blame it on companies insisting on creating lame console ports for PC nowadays instead of an SDK..

How many times do the graphics on my Wii look better than the graphics on a N64?


Hmm. Given how bad Wii games look like I'd say "there's hardly any difference.." ;)

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RE[2]: Comment by Zifre
by Neolander on Sun 20th Mar 2011 21:41 in reply to "RE: Comment by Zifre"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Hmm. Given how bad Wii games look like I'd say "there's hardly any difference.." ;)

SSBB looks great !

Okay, that's about all...

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RE[2]: Comment by Zifre
by Valhalla on Sun 20th Mar 2011 21:58 in reply to "RE: Comment by Zifre"
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2006-01-24


Hmm. Given how bad Wii games look like I'd say "there's hardly any difference.." ;)

Well, it's all subjective of course but personally I really like the graphics in games like Mario Galaxy and also what I've seen of the upcoming Zelda Skyward Sword (or whatever it was called). Not realistic by any means but that's not really my cup of tea. Obviously the hardware is generations behind PS3,XBox360, given that the Wii is pretty much a souped up Gamecube, but hardware power is not the only determining factor in making good graphics.

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