Project CARS to showcase Wii U’s “hidden power”

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#51 Posted by AugustEvans (104 posts) -


There isn't a single game that looks better than UC 2/3 or GeoW3...the wii u is an hd triplet, it isn't a step up from the 9 year old consoles at all.

#52 Posted by BlessedChill (676 posts) -

Wii u is slightly stronger than Xbox 360 and maybe on par with PS3 no power is to be found

#53 Posted by ronvalencia (15109 posts) -

Wii u is slightly stronger than Xbox 360 and maybe on par with PS3 no power is to be found

Xbox 360 is roughly equal to PS3.

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/3904/processing_the_truth_an_interview_.php?page=3

"I'm going to have to answer with an 'it depends,'" laughs Shippy, after a pause. "Again, they're completely different models. So in the PS3, you've got this Cell chip which has massive parallel processing power, the PowerPC core, multiple SPU cores… it's got a GPU that is, in the model here, processing more in the Cell chip and less in the GPU. So that's one processing paradigm -- a heterogeneous paradigm."

"With the Xbox 360, you've got more of a traditional multi-core system, and you've got three PowerPC cores, each of them having dual threads -- so you've got six threads running there, at least in the CPU. Six threads in Xbox 360, and eight or nine threads in the PS3 -- but then you've got to factor in the GPU," Shippy explains. "The GPU is highly sophisticated in the Xbox 360."

He concludes: "At the end of the day, when you put them all together, depending on the software, I think they're pretty equal, even though they're completely different processing models."

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/3904/processing_the_truth_an_interview_.php?page=1

Shippy was the chief architect of the power processing unit for the Cell, and overall technical leader and architect for the team that created the Power Architecture-related microprocessors that ended up in both the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3

#54 Edited by ronvalencia (15109 posts) -
@augustevans said:

There isn't a single game that looks better than UC 2/3 or GeoW3...the wii u is an hd triplet, it isn't a step up from the 9 year old consoles at all.

The GPU is capable to run Bulletstorm i.e. GeoW3 without the name GearsOfWar.

@Silversix_

yeah and others look mediocre even compared to 8y old systems *cough* batman aa *cough*

Again, straight ports from Xbox 360/PS3 game assets wouldn't enable Wii U to show it's TMUs (Texture Management Units) /1GB VRAM advantages.