Originally posted by gaara
That thing is crazy, I wish you could order parts from that thing and have them customized for desktop use. I can't see it selling for anywhere under 500 bucks. Will a TV even be able to properly display the capabilities of this thing though?
Doesnt have to, TV resolution stinks compared to a decent CRT PC monitor.It just has to have massive processing power and enough video functions to allow the game designers to render things easily and quickly.It has if I remember right only 10mb of high speed ram on its video device,and its embedded in its GPU.
This is the huge difference tween a PC and a game box, TV resolution is quite limited compared to a PC monitor so the bandwidth is much much smaller and refresh rate is fixed.Equivalent TV to PC monitor setting would be having your monitor set at about 640x480@60hz with a dot pitch about triple that of even a cheap monitor.
The good news is the new multicore game tech will give software writers a reason to port multicore games to the desktop PC's as well, this may not bode well for microsoft, this may actually hurt them, time will tell.