Today's Xbox 720/Next-Gen Xbox rumor circles around a new potential reveal date.
Well, if true, those are some pretty hefty specs, considering those of the 360. Though I can't help but feel that in 2 years, even 2GBs will be outdated. I think 3 or 4GBs would be the sweet spot. Though I imagine devs will do what they have this gen and continue to push and optimize consoles to amazing levels. Can't wait to see what the big dogs can do next gen.
Is plenty for a console and is nearly four times as much as the 360. They need to keep it affordable.
RAM is DIRT CHEAP now 8gb is minumum for the next gen consoles to be a little future proof MS can use 2gb gddr5 and 6gb ddr3(which is DIRT CHEAP) but slower than gddr5 2gb isn't plenty for a console when ps3/360 where supposed to launch with at least 1gb if they did games would look much better
For every 2GB of memory Microsoft/Sony adds to there consoles am guessing at bulk price it's going to set the consumer back about $5 for 2GB of extra DDR3 memory. I don't know about you but me personally I would rather pay an extra $10 for a "future proof" (if such a thing exists) console.
I think 2Gb will suffice, the real question is how much VRAM will the card have to back it up? I dont expect anything near a GTX580 etc, not with how both Sony and MS have said the intend to make a profit from day one this time. But I want at least 1GB VRAM, otherwise there is no way next-gen will get the full use of Dx11
What part of "rumor" you people dont understand?
Well yes it's a rumor but it's not too far fetched. The specs might be off but the timing makes sense. By announcing at CES (or E3) they can steal some thunder from the Wii U launch. Plus, while Kinect has kept them in the game, it still wasn't enough to stop the PS3 from continuing to close the gap so it may be time for the next console.
2GB is not enough most the developers want at least 8 GB
2GB is not enough. At least 4GB, 8GB being optimal
Until ps4 is 2gb, then its more than enough
muahahhahahha, that was so funny
this rumor is kinda old. I do hope it's true though. BTW, 2gb ain't enough. Give us at least 4gb (8gb best)
I would like to see the next consoles really remove the memory limitations. Put in as much memory as you can. It will not go unused for long. 8GB would be heavenly. Too bad Sony did not have the vision to do this with the PS3. It would have been a 20 year console then.
2 GB is enough for dedicated game console. Remember, Computer is a totally different beast that requires to be compatible at other tasks other than gaming. I hope this is true and hope for a full lineup expected in the summer. This will no doubt steel the thunder away from the Wii U.
If it's got a larger price point and not a good launch lineup it won't be. Plus, their development teams are all focused on the 360 right. Unlike Nintendo which has it's full focus on the wii u for 2 years when it releases.
If it's true I wonder if it will give Sony the push to show off whatever they have for the PS4 at E3.
Just like they did with the PS3. They will give a false launch date, remove features every month before launch date, and take out features with every hardware SKU update.
lol Maybe you havent seen the PSV but I think unlike some companies Sony has learnt from their mistakes.
the worst PS3 SKU is still better than the best 360 available.
What does any of this have to do with Sony?
I hope next gen comes soon. I'm not buying next gen right away, I'm going to wait about two years or so.
Let's face it... Your not.
Me too. Waaay too much to catch up on from this gen.
Next gen is really gonna be a war, more so than any other price point, launch titles, & specs are gonna sell the system, the name alone wont do it again. Ive been a blind sony only guy for a decade or so, but i now have a 360 & there are a lot of poeple like me who have both systems. Come on blow mind, show me what ya got!
has expected and already mention by various dev teams the next generation is not going to be the graphics leap that some are expecting.This mainly because Sony and M$ will want to release something affordable.Theres no way of putting a graphics card on a console that haves the power of a GTX 580 or 570 or AMD 6000 series wend those card are price higher than what a next generation console will have to be price to be affordable to mass market .
the console wont be out by 2013 probably, those cards will be cheap by then. Especially with a deal for mass production they could get very powerfull cards for cheap.
I think even with lots of power sonys machine will still be affordable, Sony said they didn't want to spend billions in development, they don't have to because the money they spent was developing the cell, which they already have. RAM n cards are that cheap now I expect next gen to be about £350. and be a beast and have anawesome line up. It's on ms team where things will get interesting, either it will be mandatory to install all games on hdd like pc, they will go bluray or they are gonna spend a shit load dev a new storage medium.
2GB of RAM is just pathetic. You can buy 8GB of good RAM (Corsair Vengeance) for like 60 bucks nowadays. So the xbox 720 will release already heavily outdated, can't say I'm surprised.
But it be alot of more if you have to by 30 mill plus of them ;p I thik 2gb will be great but more would be better but they can do alot with 512 at the moment. They can do so much more with 2gb.
You do realize consoles are dedicated to mainly gaming, right? Computers need so much ram, because 1, it needs what? 1-2gb of ram just to run the OS and 2, on top of that to run a game also. I'm more than sure that 2 gigs is enough for a next gen console.
Yeah, and why do people spend 500 or 600 dollars for a machine that does nothing well except for playing games? You can spend 500 dollars more and with 1000 dollars you can build a machine that will play games at a much higher quality than that dedicated gaming machine plus it can do millions of other tasks that this dedicated gaming machine won't do. It can even be the media center for your home.
Hahaha. You have no idea what you're talking about. Console RAM is nothing like PC RAM. Console RAM is way, way, way more expensive.
Ah, yes. How could we forget that console RAM grows on unicorns?
If true, I guess the plan would be to start the hype at the CES, then do the unveiling at E3.
Sony will be where all the good things are at again. No point buying the next xbox since the PS4 will be vastly superior. Sony is also where all the jRPG are at.
Nintendo seems to have more JRPGs now...
I think he's talking about on the console side. not handhelds. but I dont think jrpg alone will save a console.
Hmmm. It looks like the only real info you can base anything on is that it could have 2GB of RAM. Not much to go by...
2GB of RAM I would think would be the min. spec at this point. But lets face it... this is all speculation gone wild right now. About the only thing I can say seems likely...is a CES 2012 announement. There are now too many rumors around this, I feel its more likely than unlikely at this point. And if you really think about it, the announcement kills momentum for the Wii U, which is basically what MS hopes to acheive to ensure Nintendo has a slow start.
How does it kill momentum for wiiu? They haven't even shown gameplay for anything yet(that will happen at E3) and, so far, wiiu spec rumors look better than nextbox spec rumors.
Wii U was supposed to be launching in 2012 originally. It looks like Nintendo has pulled back a bit on that but I suspect we will see the "newer" version at E3 2012 and it will be a holiday 2012 launch worldwide. MS announcing the "next xbox" at CES 2012 effectively trumps any showing Nintendo will have all the way up to E3 as for every speculation about Nintendo will come hand in hand with Next Xbox rumor speculation. Sony did the same kind of thing to MS. MS showed off the Xbox 360 and had units at the E3, Sony just had slides and said PS3 "its coming" and it was a smart tactic. It probably helped keep some Sony loyalists from jumping ship since they knew they only had a year to wait. http://www.gamespot.com/vid...
2GB - 4GB sounds realistic to me. It has the positive effects of a large amount of memory to play with, without the negative side-effects of power dissipation, which would have a far more obvious effect on a console than on a PC, due to the speed on which instructions need to be grabbed and data needs to be read compared to a PC. Considering the amount of rumours we've heard on this lately, I'd imagine that it's rather likely that this is true. All rumours point to CES 2012, almost all of them mention Loop, and it's at the right timeframe.
Everyone is talking about the 2GB of RAM and no one knows "what kind" it will have. Would rather have 2GB of super fast state of the art RAM then 8GB of 5 year old turtle slow RAM.
I really hope this is true. A six core CPU would be bad-ass! 2-4gigs would be great. And having that custom 1 gig AMD GPU equipped with DX11, or possibly DX12 if it comes out, no console would be able to touch it. ;)
lets be honest here for a second... 2 gigs will be nothing in 2013... the new xbox must have "AT LEAST" 4 gigs of RAM. the ideal would be 8 gigs of RAM, but that would make it too expensive, i dont know i hope at least 4gb and an affordable price...
2 GB of RAM is already nothing, in fact, it has been nothing for a while. RAM is not expensive.
I can't believe that people are honestly saying that 2GB of RAM is enough. Battlefield 3 with textures on ultra uses over 4GB of RAM by itself. Do you people really want RAM to be a bottleneck at the time of the system's launch? 4GB bare minimum, 8 would be best. RAM is cheap, there is no excuse for having only 2GB of RAM.
The type of RAM that is used in consoles is not quite the same that you can run out and buy for your PC.
you have to remember that RAM on a console is very different than RAM on a PC. Current consoles are running a mere 512MB of RAM either sharred or split and doing some amazing things. I am not trying to say we can't wish for more, but I suspect 2GB of RAM for a dedicated console is going to be pretty beefy.
oh wow really? Everyone already read an article just like this, so why are you reposting an article that was already made, who approves this stuff!?
Isnt this old?
Hangon, it's codename "Infinity" for the hardware and "Loop" for the software. Infinity Loop ? Thats Apples HQ address. Lol !
CES is not high-profile enough for a MS reveal. E3 or bust. This rumor is false -- Cirque de Soleil doesn't do CES, because CES is a tech show, not an entertainment show.
I like the comment section of that article. Kid says that CES is too small to announce such a product and how is it possible for a french website to have information on such a subject when Microsoft is headquartered in Redmond....
Poor Wii U.
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