When Atari released the Jaguar system in the mid-’90s, its marketing department tried hard to convince the world that the system’s ( arguably ) 64-bit CPU architecture made it “better” than competitors that were merely 16- or 32-bit.
16 Cores is quite the undertaking considering most of the top computers on the market are quad-cores. 4X that looks like it may even be overkill since most games probably won’t even support that kind of processing power. With these incredibly powerful next generation game consoles I think I may have to purchase both the X-Box and Playstation. I wonder what the future of gaming will bring. It may not be too far off to assume we will see more VR interaction of environments that will be so complex and real we won’t be able to tell the difference between real life and our video games. I think that will be the day when you’ll see more widespread adoption from new users and first time gamers. It is only a matter of time.
- Xbox 360 Successor Rumors Surface: Christmas 2013 Release, Dual GPUs, More (g4tv.com)
- Microsoft’s Xbox 360 follow-up rumored to pack 16 CPU cores (arstechnica.com)
- Next Xbox Rumored to get Two GPUs, Hexacore CPU (tomshardware.com)
- Xbox 720 will be a powerhouse, require always-on internet connection [Rumor] (gamesradar.com)
- Next-Gen Xbox Rumored To Feature Blu-Ray Player (techie-buzz.com)
- Is USB Storage In The Xbox 360’s Future? [Rumor] (kotaku.com)
- Xbox 360 scores big but gaming sales dip in 2011 (news.cnet.com)