Forums - Gaming Discussion - What do you think will happen if Sony embrace the GPGPU architecture like Nintendo for next gen?

Will microsoft still have the best 3rd party games version knowing that Sony and Nintendo together move more consoles globally than Microsoft? Do you think Microsoft will be able to sustain that kind of damage knowing that they have just a few 1st party titles? Microsoft has put itself in that spot, it was just about time Nintendo and Sony realize that. My theory says, they are working together to see what happen with Microsoft. And remember, Bill Gates was just happy that he could have a share on the industry, but not because they wanted to deliver a new console experience, reason why they don't have many exclusives."

 

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Is that what the title is supposed to say?

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If it works.. and seems popular to gamers.. then both Microsoft and Sony will copy the idea.. after all look what happened with the Wii...It is really kind of sad.. but that will be how it's done...

Nintendo Wii by generations...

1. Wii

2. Wii U

3. Wii O U

Predictions made by gamers concerning the current Nintendo line up of games.

Pikmen 3= Little Bump to nothing. (Got Little Bump)

Wind Waker HD= Won't sell anything (The explosion happened here and at one time 4 Wii U games was in the Amazon top 100)

Super Mario 3D World= Won't help at all looks cheap. (Currently the most sought after Wii U game and continuing the Wii U increase.)

GPGPUs are the future of GPUs so all next gen consoles will use it or at least I think it is the future


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So what is a gpgpu?

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Roma said:
GPGPUs are the future of GPUs so all next gen consoles will use it or at least I think it is the future

nah, not the future, it's the present

MS and Sony simply can't pick up an AMD GPU that doesn't feature GPGPU capabilities at this point



At first I was confused by thread-title and first post, but now... Sony and MS will build powerhorses. gpu capable of gpgpu (btw: read this: http://libra.msra.cn/Publication/4737596/linear-genetic-programming-gpgpu-on-microsoft-s-xbox-360) so... what was your point?

spurgeonryan said:
So what is a gpgpu?

The ability to run non-graphics code on a GPU. It's been around for over five years on the desktop, all current graphics cards have it, and has made no great impact on gaming. It isn't necessarily more power or cost efficient and getting code to run well on a GPU is very, very hard because of low memory bandwidth/sharing and requiring many threads. Much worse than adjusting to Cell and unlike Cell there's little reason to do so.

I don't expect it to ever be essential to a next-gen video game on any platform. The most I expect is some visual-effect-only debris physics.



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Gamegears said:
If it works.. and seems popular to gamers.. then both Microsoft and Sony will copy the idea.. after all look what happened with the Wii...It is really kind of sad.. but that will be how it's done...

I really doubt that Sony and Microsoft scrapped all their plans and millions spent on development to quickly emulate the Wii U--even if it were possible to do that with games already in development.  If they end up going in this direction, which they almost certainly will, then it's simply because the industry as a whole is moving that way.