I love stuff like this because you know the person making it was thinking "yeah make the image quality really shitty and stick some for internal use only shit on it. This looks so real."
All you'd get is a link to another forum with a description in German. Anyway, a member of said forum posted that image, claiming his brother, who supposedly works at a German development studio, sent it to him earlier today. I don't really know how trustworthy he is, but he's an active member for six years, and I don't remember him spreading bullshit.J-Rock said:If you are going to post rumor info at least post a source link. Last thing we need is a bunch of people shitting up the thread with their own made up info. Hell, most people are confused enough already when it comes to Cafe.
DAT MEGATEXTURE!!Exuro said:Is it normal for a machine to have double the video memory?
Consolewars is like the community of GameFAQs. Just in worse.J-Rock said:
swerve said:Who told you about the renewed focus on the hardcore?
I don't think journalists aren't credible. I think both they and their sources don't share Nintendo's internal idea about the system or all the facts. The facts that they do have allow them to interpret it as a hardcore focused system. I imagine Nintendo will spin it very differently themselves.
The Wii ship may have passed, but to write off the 25 million Mario Kart and NSMBWii and WSResort players would be very foolish. To continue with the Wii's biggest successes on a bumped up system with some new interesting controller would seem less foolish.
Every console has a purpose, of course. I'm just saying that the new console's purpose is likely to improve on the failings of the past one, which did pretty damn well despite being technically inferior to the competitors. It may well be that Nintendo's belief is still that technical supremacy - or even parity - is less important than other features such as networking and messaging.
I don't think I said the social aspect has to be separate from power. A lot of focus in this thread is on tech specs, which we not only are unlikely to get next week, but the comparisons with potential future systems from the other guys maybe next year and maybe the year after are not likely to be as important to Nintendo than making a machine which allows them to execute on their vision for a home console.
Psst. There's a contingency core in there, but don't tell anybody, strictly between you and me, ok? Same with the two-way SMT - one of the threads is a backup for when the original thread fails.Vitet said:All the rumors seem to point to no HDD and a 3-core CPU, so that seems fake
Except for the GPU performance. At that clock speed, it'd need 912 shader units to achieve the performance claimed. Problem is that with R700, the number of shader units need to multiples of five. Northern Islands on the other hand uses multiples of four. If true, the GPU would be so heavily modified that it wouldn't really be an HD4xxx anymore, it'd basically be a R700/ Northern Islands hybrid. While the numbers are odd, the math is sound - 912 is indeed also a multiple of 16, so that would lead to the unusual, but possible number of 57 TMUs. It's also kinda odd that both chips are supposedly 32nm parts. The AMD roadmap posted all over the internet only mentions 40nm and 28nm if I remember correctly, but IBM actually does manufacture 32nm chips in their East Fishkill plant. Don't know, maybe all that actually makes the rumor more believable - or the faker did his homework. I don't think the guy who posted the image would be knowledgeable enough to come up with that...[Nintex] said:Whoever made that list did do his homework because the GPU would fall right between the Radeon HD4870 and HD4890. All the data seems to work out in theory.
Always-honest said:those specs seem more detailed.....
Sorry, yes. That is what i meant .Lupin the Wolf said:It took me a while to figure out what you meant by this. Yes, Nintendo's official spec sheets have gone into almost painfully elaborate detail, which just shows one more reason why the blurry, badly watermarked, incomplete and poorly researched image posted earlier is a phoney.
The research is actually surprisingly good for a fake. The details seem a bit odd, but they'd actually work as far as I can tell.Lupin the Wolf said:
It would. GPU would be in the 6x PS360 range. System ram would be better at 1GB then 512 Though XDR2 is supposed to be crazy powerful ram so they could possibly get by on that fact. 512Mb XDR2 probably outperforms 1-1.5GB of standard ramPlinko said:Aside from the fakeness, if that turned out to be true, wouldn't that be a kick-ass console?
Lupin the Wolf said:Actually, it was only after the GameCube that they stopped releasing console specs publicly. Here's a web archive of GameCube specs taken from Nintendo.com: http://web.archive.org/web/20080502201300/http://register.nintendo.com/techspecgcn
Jinfash said:It will be 100% bad ass.
bgassassin said:128MB of 1T-SRAM memory to get to 1GB of total memory to match the rumor.
Death Dealer said:Sounds low. I think Nintendo wants to make sure it can get ports of all the 3rd party games next gen, so it can't lag too far behind PS4/X720. which I expect them to have at least 1gb of system ram, an x8 fold difference seems like a lot. The PS4/X720 will use high performance ram as well. I wonder if one, like this gen, none, or both will be unified memory pools ?
Nah it's not that weird, compression does that around text. But it's probaly fake.chaosblade said:There are so many things wrong with this picture I don't even know where to start with it. I guess a good place would be the compression and overlay text mentioned above.
Jin34 said:Having the Ram layout in the fake sheet would make it beastly in realistic terms, meaning not in the crazy 4GB of super fast ram with GTX580 dream land.