Ars - "Scalable" architecture patent points to systems with variable hardware power.
If there will I hope all of them incorporate a hard drive. Imo the arcade console was MS biggest miss this gen, besides RROD.
So I suppose they would have different consoles for different hardware/software advantages? Would that mean having an Xbox 720 that can display multiple screens? Have another one with windows 8 ect. I assume that the gaming part ( via GPU) would stay the same. Although I would say, if they made the GPU interchangeable, it would surely prolong the consoles life cycle and would essentially be a PC.
I think there will be a couple different launch bundles, mainly the more expensive option which comes with Kinect 2 and then the one which comes with the console, HDD etc.
You do know that they made a verison with a HDD!
They need to make one of the versions support DVI for 120Hz monitors, if it be true.
I can see it now, a proprietary PCIe port. Would be interesting to see how they approach this but how would you increase bus speeds and other things later on? How do you make a mobo scalable?
I think there will be multiple versions. I believe all of them will have a HD. But I think there will be a cheap one that will be sold as a set-top box to cable companies. It wouldn't take much to beat out Motorola. The DVR features that were rumored for the 360 will be in the 720. That would cut $13 from the cable bill.
hopefully there are make one that only does 720p and jaggies like the consoles now but supports the higher texture count and better dx version of newer games this one is available to purchase for $299 or, for the morons who love rent to own, $99 upfront but you gotta pay for xbox live for 5 years make one that does 1080p with 4x anti aliasing and of course all the features this one costs $450 and finally make one that supports up to 1600p with 8x anti aliasing at 60 frames, terrabyte hd and comes with two controllers, one year of live and a game this one costs $750
Technology has moved far enough along to allow for a console that sells for $300 that does 1080p and 4xAA. Using APUs is almost half the cost of using a separate GPU and CPU. And the current die sizes will allow for cheaper chips than the current generation. There is no need for a $400 machine this next generation. Even the MS leak with a machine containing two APUs and a BC chip was target priced at $300 with a $75 mark-up. Checkout that leak from a month ago. http://community.kolektakon...
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