How Often Will We See 8 Gig Console Games?

SchollA from CCU:
Well… we’re moving into the 4th quarter of the year and since most games have disappeared until 2015 :( at least games I was anticipating it got me reflecting once again on the possibilities of next gen gaming overall; I’m still waiting for the “jump” a new generation generally provides and on the topic of consoles how will it take advantage of the new power, history says it won’t… at least not often.

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yewles11511d ago

Never. No matter how much optimization is used to free up the OS in the long run (if at all, this time), you'll never have all available RAM used for gaming, multitasking on consoles is more important than ever.

DualWielding1511d ago

a bad programmer can max 8 Gig with 8 bit graphics

wheresmymonkey1511d ago

Never, because neither console suses 8gbs for gaming. they both only use 5gb of ram for games, seriously do some research if you're going to write an article looking at console tech.

system221510d ago

They should also research writing/grammar/punctuation classes. I felt I was reading something written by a 6th grader.

Scholla1510d ago (Edited 1510d ago )

"8 gigs" is not exactly literal I said it's a substitution or metaphor for "maxing out" the console so if it's 5 that's the most that can be use for gaming then the question is how many developers will actually use all the Ram available to them or in general push the console to its limits.

Funny enough I had a piece in one of my editing versions where I say exactly that "Technically never because not all of the RAM is used for gaming" I chose not to use it in the end cause I thought the readers would get it.

And again I use 8 gigs as a launching pad cause that's what these consoles boast and it's suppose to "change the game" overall. 8 gigs = maxed out.

wheresmymonkey1510d ago

How often is the wrong question to be asking though. The answer is al lthe bloody time eventually. that's how consoles work. it's not so much about maxing them out as it is a matter of better ustilising what you have.

Hanuman1511d ago (Edited 1511d ago )

I'm sure Sony will be able to free up more memory for dev's. It has happened before, and it will happen again.

PS3 went from 120mb to 50mb for OS.

gameon19851510d ago

knock it off, you are making your self look like a idiot. Neither console will EVER use 8 gigs of ram unless they have more then 8 available. I'm sure both will free up more ram in the future, but you are set your self up for disappointment if you think either will use a full 8.

Insomnia_841510d ago

Where in his comment did he say it will use all 8 gigs of ram?

Smh, talk about idiots.

Icenfire1510d ago

Someone isn't reading the comment properly...

Hanuman1510d ago (Edited 1510d ago )

Excuse for broken link!

system221510d ago (Edited 1510d ago )

You have to take into consideration how the hardware is architected. The new consoles have more multitasking capability etc, bigger OS footprints etc which means that apps running in the bg still take ram even if in a suspended state, the OS is taking more memory for the added functionality and more bg processes and the chunks of memory for actual execution of all these things is bigger. They'll optimize of course but with all new, stuff, the memory's physical capacity isn't scaling with the functionality/bg tasking. Personally I think these things should have launched with an extra 4gb minimum more than they actually did.

DevilishSix1510d ago

By the end of this gen my guess is they will free up another 1 to 1.5 gigs off the OS so we might see 6 to 6.5 gig games but doubt it will be much higher.

bumnut1510d ago

1 - 1.5 GB is a lot, don't think it will be that much.

DevilishSix1510d ago

You are probably right as I was just guessing, but I think some will be freed up in few years as this gen gets older and games get bigger. My guess was based off them probably freeing a half a gig at a time. Can't imagine 250meg would make all that big of a difference, so if its not at least .5 gig seems pointless.

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