AMD to Offer Xbox 720 with High Level Graphics Details

July 18, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

When we take graphical aspects between consoles and PCs, it’s always litigious, but eventually PC will become the winner. It’s a matter of money, if someone who really needs to enjoy the most visual experience out of a game, which means a high end PC that can squeeze every drop of graphics.

Though the seventh generation gaming consoles like PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii could bring some eye poppers, it was all outdone by PCs packed with decent graphic cards. With the announcement of Wii U at E3 2011, obviously the first eight generation gaming console that was official, and that we all saw the graphic demo video which was way overwhelming, console lovers can really hope the upcoming consoles from Sony and Microsoft to be a prefect rival for the future PCs.

Now we heard something from the Xbox GPU providers, AMD, about the graphical capability of the Xbox 720(label not official).Neal Robison, director of ISV relationships for AMD asserted that the next generation consoles can cop up with graphics just like Avatar movie, along with high level of AI.

That means future NPCs with realistic mental abilities. The current Xbox 360, which is 6 years old runs on tri-core Xenon processor with 512 MB GDDR3 RAM, still looks good in high definition graphics.

But now we can get graphics card with more than 1GBDDR5 dedicated memory probably clocked at 800 MHz, that’s a big gap. The PS4 is expected to have an 8.04 GHz Power7 Cell Broadband Engine 600MHz NVIDIA/SCEI RSX ‘Reality Synthesizer’.

There has been a demo at GDC 2011 from Epic games, showing the true potential of future consoles. ‘Samaritan’ running on Unreal engine 3 showcased some of complicated graphical features like dynamic tessellation, displacement and surface scattering.

They are even developing Unreal engine 4, foreseeing the need for next gen consoles. As rumored earlier these consoles might be releasing next year along with Wii U.

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