Friday Tech News Roundup (6 April 2012)

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Friday Tech News Roundup (6 April 2012)

Unread postby News Portal » 6 Apr 12, 12:00 pm

Welcome to the Friday Tech Roundup! Contained herein is a weekly dose of some of the best tech news from across the internet, rounded up for your edification and entertainment. Read on for all the details of the >3000 MHz memory frequency barrier being broken (again), when you'll see DDR4 memory, how much better AMD's next generation of APU's will be, and how much worse the Wii U's specs are shaping up to be...

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Re: Friday Tech News Roundup (6 April 2012)

Unread postby Bluefire » 6 Apr 12, 2:26 pm

More new bigger/faster tech = more reasonable prices on their "out dated" cousins :) Next step... get consoles to use cutting edge tech to encourage developers to write a decent engine for once!
What are the chances of us getting one of those gpu's and some of that ram in the "next gen" console ? to be released..next year or the year after... 0
be lucky to get a 2500k and a 560

Happy about the hdds tho looking at having 6 backup locations for the wife eventually!
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Re: Friday Tech News Roundup (6 April 2012)

Unread postby elfalot » 6 Apr 12, 5:11 pm

Developers Claim Nintendo’s Wii U Hardware Inferior to Xbox 360, PS3 Specs


Is this really a surprise to ANYONE?


EDIT: Sorry was tired and skimmed over and thought was referring to recent PS4/XBOX specs (read related articles like 20 mins earlier)

My mistake sorry.

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Re: Friday Tech News Roundup (6 April 2012)

Unread postby GroggDogg » 6 Apr 12, 5:56 pm

Bluefire wrote:Next step... get consoles to use cutting edge tech to encourage developers to write a decent engine for once!


you dont need top of the line hardware in consoles for them to build good engines. without having to run a bloated os consoles can do compaaretively as well on limited hardware. anyways, processing power n gameplay arent related. plus it would put the console out of monetary reach which is the opposite of wat they want to achieve.

furthurmore a lot of console games already compete well with great graphics, on their admittedly ancient hardware. of course theyre not displaying in 1080p... which my pc didnt even do back in 2005 when the xbox was released. the next gen ps n xbox will display far above 1080p at 60 fps n do 3d without breaking a sweat
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Re: Friday Tech News Roundup (6 April 2012)

Unread postby Tsuyoki » 6 Apr 12, 6:10 pm

elfalot wrote:
Developers Claim Nintendo’s Wii U Hardware Inferior to Xbox 360, PS3 Specs


Is this really a surprise to ANYONE?


Are you actually taking Game Industry's anonymous source over various real and respected developers who've gone on record stating the opposite?

Those on record developers and publishers include the likes of Valve, Gearbox, Crytek, and THQ.

Given at this point the only hardware we can base our opinions on is dev kits using non final or even fully debugged hardware making a call on the final systems power is just silly.

Then we also have to question how advanced the middle ware solutions are for the Wii U the moment. It takes time for middle wear developers to optimise their engines and kits for new architecture.

Finally you also have to question how close these anonymous sources are to the Wii U dev kits. There's a massive difference between say a 3D animator and a someone working on developing middle ware devleopment on the Wii U. It would be fair to expect a middle ware developer working directly on hardware level interfaces to have a far better idea of what's really under the hood vs a 3D animator who just works on the software layer of the system.

There's no way the Wii U will be less powerful or even just equal to that of the PS3 and Xbox 360.
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Re: Friday Tech News Roundup (6 April 2012)

Unread postby Mr Messy » 6 Apr 12, 6:58 pm

Tsuyoki wrote:There's no way the Wii U will be less powerful or even just equal to that of the PS3 and Xbox 360.


You mean like the Wii compared to the original xbox?

Edit: both have a core clock of roughly 730MHz
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Re: Friday Tech News Roundup (6 April 2012)

Unread postby Snootle » 7 Apr 12, 8:35 am

Excellent roundup, keep it up guys.
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Re: Friday Tech News Roundup (6 April 2012)

Unread postby zakynthos » 7 Apr 12, 9:30 am

I love these tech round ups, great stuff GON.

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Re: Friday Tech News Roundup (6 April 2012)

Unread postby SA soldier » 7 Apr 12, 11:20 am

zakynthos wrote:I love these tech round ups, great stuff GON.

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Can I just quote your quote. That is all.
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Re: Friday Tech News Roundup (6 April 2012)

Unread postby Trixxter » 8 Apr 12, 5:51 pm

DDR4 RAM, going to cost an arm and leg.

New 4TB HDD, even worse. Isn't WD still dealing with a global HDD shortage after the Japan Tsunami crisis a year ago? bundle that with a new 4TB HDD, this thing'll cost well over $500.

(assuming there's still the shortage)
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Re: Friday Tech News Roundup (6 April 2012)

Unread postby Yurtles » 8 Apr 12, 6:01 pm

From what I've seen prices on HDDs are back to being very close to what they were before all those shortage shenanigans, certainly nothing outrageous anymore.
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