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Crytek Chief Executive Cervat Yerli laid out his observations during an interview with gaming website Video Gamer. According to him, next-generation consoles will require more RAM—about 8 GB or more—for maximum performance.

The exec added that console memory is “the single most important thing that is always going to be underbalanced.” Although he is referring to Xbox 360   andPlayStation 3, Yerli stated that the reason for the underbalanced console memory is the gaming system’s production stage.

He then suggested that the purported Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4 may feature 8 GB RAM or more. Yerli even added that Sony and Microsoft could quadruple their respective console’s memory. That is if they can look for ways to cheapen its production cost.

Although a 32 GB may sound far-fetched, the exec strongly believes that more memory is necessary for console makers to come up with a next-generation cutting-edge gaming system.

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Purported Release for Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4

Industry pundits are expecting that the so-called Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4 will be released late next year. However, a recent report from SemiAccurate states that the purported consoles are facing production issues. Thus, their release could be delayed to 2014.

Also dubbed as Xbox Next, Microsoft’s rumored Xbox 720 used to carry the Project Kryptos moniker and reportedly comes with a developer test system chip called Oban. Earlier this year, it was reported on the website that the console’s processor was in the works. There were also about 10,000 initial orders of the Oban wafers being manufactured by IBM primarily.

However, SemiAccurate also reported about a couple of problems in Microsoft, which could cause the production delay of their purported next-gen console. Asposted on the website last September:

The chip, which is still referred to as “Oban”, is being run through multiple fabs in very high quantities, too high by more than an order of magnitude to simply be for dev kits…. Given the sheer number of wafers Microsoft contracted for, this seems to be both an anticipated problem, and one they have plans to work through.

As for Sony’s PlayStation 4, the project is called Thebes, and it carries AMD CPU and GPU. Most likely it will be released in the spring of 2014, but it could be postponed until fall of the same year.

However, these things remain as “speculations” until an official statement is released by each gaming system manufacturer.

 






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I sure as hell hope not. Are there even any PC games that actually make use of 8 gigs of memory?



Is 8GB of cheap DDR3 + a fat pool of eDRAM (say 64-128MB) really all that expensive these days?

I can pick up 8GB of RAM off the shelf for $40, likely Sony/MS would get that at a per unit price of $15-$20 or less for next fall.

8GB of GDDR5 is unfeasible though.



8GB decent speed RAM + 32mb eDRAM would suffice for Orbis/Durango and should be the aim for MS/Sony in my opinion.

8gb=loooooong loading times(even if the game is installed on a very fast ssd)=will not be accepted by most gamers

8gb=1/3of a single layer blu ray

8gb=more than the capacity most games(even pc games) have at all


with a good data management ,good lightning effects and streaming 4 gb should be enough



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32 GB ram maybe they're planning loads of apps running in background.

Live streaming will eat some RAM
Dynamic in-game weather based on your location.
Calender integration for setting in-game goals creeping into your daily life.
Netflix integration into GTA for example (you don't have to leave the game just run into an apartment).
Listen to your favorite podcasts while gaming instead of some predefined audio.




consoles use different ram it not pc like

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SxyxS said:

8gb=loooooong loading times(even if the game is installed on a very fast ssd)=will not be accepted by most gamers

8gb=1/3of a single layer blu ray

8gb=more than the capacity most games(even pc games) have at all


with a good data management ,good lightning effects and streaming 4 gb should be enough

Are you serious? LOL My laptop has 8GB of RAM and 3GB of RAM on my graphics card. It is not slow. RAM increases the speed by having multiple processes running at the same time. It's beneficial. You are just ill-informed or don't know what RAM actually does.



Naraku_Diabolos said:
SxyxS said:

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Are you serious? LOL My laptop has 8GB of RAM and 3GB of RAM on my graphics card. It is not slow. RAM increases the speed by having multiple processes running at the same time. It's beneficial. You are just ill-informed or don't know what RAM actually does.

RAM doesn't run multiple processes. All RAM amount means is more data can be stored. And if they're efficient about it they don't need 8GB, but they might as well because RAM is cheap. If your computer had 1000GB of RAM it wouldn't run any faster.

The limiting factors on performance is graphic card, followed by CPU.

Complete non-story.



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I have a feeling the only games that will push the next gen hardware are first person shooters. So it doesn't matter to me personally because I don't play that genre.

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