A genuine question about grfx.

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krrsplat

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Why do Xbox 360 games look so good??? Seriously. Let me elaborate.

Main article: Xbox 360 hardware
The main unit of the Xbox 360 itself has slight double concavity in matte white or black. The official color of the white model is Arctic Chill. It features a port on the top when vertical (left side when horizontal) to which a custom-housed hard drive unit can be attached in sizes of either 20, 60 (August 2008 onward) or 120 GB. Inside, the Xbox 360 uses the triple-core IBM designed Xenon as its CPU, with each core capable of simultaneously processing two threads, and can therefore operate on up to six threads at once.[53] Graphics processing is handled by the ATI Xenos, which has 10 MB of eDRAM. Its main memory pool is 512 MB in size.

^^^Straight from wikipedia^^^

The ATI Xenos has 10 MB of eDRAM??? Really, am i missing something?? There are PC cards with 1gig + of RAM. Is there some sort of mystical voodoo going on that i am not aware of???. Can someone with hardware knowledge please explain why xbox 360 games look so good(relatively speaking) with such a (seemingly) bad graphics card in a machine with underwhelming stats.??

*Not trying to troll or bash pc hardware i just want to know why they look relatively good given the hardware used.
 
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Yes, much. Read this: http://www.beyond3d.com/content/articles/4/

Beyond that, search the forum, this has been asked a few dozen times since the X360 launched.

And stop using Wiki as your reference for things. :pfff:

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The 10 MB of eDRAM are not to be confused with the 512 or 1 GB of GDDR RAM we see on retail graphics cards.

The 512 MB or main RAM is what you are looking for though it shares that RAM with the CPU. But since it's not running a massively resource heavy OS like Windows on a PC, it doesn't need as much RAM.

The PS3 also has 512 MB of RAM though it is split into 2 pools of 256 MB. One pool for the GPU and CPU respectively (though each can use the others pool of RAM)
 

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OK, so let me try to understand this. If your gaming rig didn't have to run an OS than it would be a gaming console, which would the most ridiculous gaming computer ever. Wow, i didnt know running on OS used so much of your computers recourses. Well thanks for the info.
 


Yes, much. Read this: http://www.beyond3d.com/content/articles/4/

Beyond that, search the forum, this has been asked a few dozen times since the X360 launched.

And stop using Wiki as your reference for things. :pfff:
 
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