Following yesterday's rather high PC system specs leak, Ubisoft's graphics technical director says that these are not final.
8 cores or 4 with hyper-threading? Because 8 cores is pathetic... I own a i7-3770 but I should not have to go buy a 8 core CPU...
Did you not read the article? The specs posted for Watch dogs was not official by Ubisoft and clearly stated that those were far too high and will require less. I doubt it wil actually require 8 Core CPU https://twitter.com/SebViar...
Hmm, I wonder how I got the 8 core... I know! I did read the article and it said 8 core... I was talking about if it was req to have a 8 core...
I refuse to say that my 8320 is 8 "cores". It's a 4 module processor, that's what companies should be listing it as. I doubt Intel i5/i7 quad owners need to worry about anything.
Yeah but each module has to full cores, they are only called modules because some of the resources are shared between the two cores.
Pretty sure its 4 cores with hyperthreading. Only server spec CPUs have 8 cores. Sometimes checks with use Cores/threads interchangeably.
Even at the false recommended specs I am good to go. If they are not that demanding in the end then I am golden for sure.
Any 4 core I7 will blow the doors off of the 8 core in the PS4, so if a good 4 core isn't enough, then they just REALLY suck at optimization.
exactly, just look at the benchmarks of the 8-core AMD FX-8320 , it's significantly worse than a 4-core i5-2500k http://www.anandtech.com/sh... and FX-8320 have better cores and double the frequency of the CPUs in the next gen consoles
PS4 CPU does 102.gflops. It's actually very close to I5-2500K. @4.5ghz, i5 2500k pushes about 125gflops. I think alot of people tend to forget, PS4'S gpu will be doing graphics and physics on it's GPU anyway/ Compute takes care of that. And it's does compute faster then a 680gtx. That's why it's called a supercharged pc architecture. It's not more powerful then top of the range pc's. But each part of the PS4 is like an overclocked version, But only needs to produce visuals at 1080p and proably just uses an mlaa or fxaa AA version.
It also costs less, so it's not that bad.
@windblowsagain PS4's CPU theoretical 'peak' flops might appear half decent but in practical applications CPU performance is way, way more than just peak flops performance. CELL didn't teach you that?? That measurement in terms of CPU is far less useful than it would be for GPU compute. I can tell you now a five year old intel i7 920 quad core rated at 'just' 40 gigaflops would utterly destroy the 8 core in PS4 at virtually anything you care to mention- definitely game code! PS4's CPU using all 8 cores would be lucky to match a modern dual core intel like an i3 3xxx series. The quad core variant of the chip it is based on- AMD Jaguar, is barely half as fast as the Intel dual cores I pointed out in the real world. So even doubling up the number of cores it still probably isn't as fast (especially considering they are basically two quads welded together and not a native octacore which would be more efficient) EXCEPT devs can only use 6 cores, so its even slower. PS4 will never beat a higher end GPU at compute, its CPU will never beat a decent Intel dual core head to head. What it has going for it is fixed platform optimisation, not raw power.
OOH benchmarks I like those. How about these: FX 8350: http://www.cpubenchmark.net... i5 2500K: http://www.cpubenchmark.net...
Seems kind of weird that they'd use such silly specs as placeholders, but it's good news that they weren't final.
I'm not surprised, no matter how you slice it next gen consoles have really weak processors. It's going to be an ongoing battle to not bottleneck those gpus on console.
on average, Ubisoft games have really janky optimization
I agree. The only exception in my book is SC Blacklist. That was close to perfect from the release date. Two examples of janky is SC Conviction and GR Future Soldier. I have really bad memories of these on PC....nightmares if you will. lol
I hope they were implying hyper threading optimization for their future games through their specs even if they are not final. Finally utilizing Intel CPUS more.
had a feeling this was going to happen even if open world games is demanding on the cpu. I don't want to sound lazy but I am lol. can someone post a link to new watchdogs pc gameplay. I want to see improvements haven't seen footage since the announced it and the videos on youtube is a blurry mess.
Nice!Cool game, I wait very much!
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