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I prefer...

Sharper but jagged/unstable 14 29.17%
 
Smooth and solid but blurrier 34 70.83%
 
Total:48

Is this supposed to be secretly a N64 vs PS1 thread ? If so then only multi-plats are valid for hardware 'comparisons'. Not fair at ALL to use exclusives ...

Let's just keep to the likes of RE2, Tony Hawk, and the others. I think the reason why the N64 looked 'blurrier' is down to the possibility that it had a shit memory system and it's low memory cartridge space meant that games often shipped with lower resolution textures in comparison to the other systems ...

And then there's stupid hardware accelerated post-process AA as well that made things worse ... 



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mZuzek said:

Why, exactly? Aren't exclusives normally the best showcase of each system's graphical capabilities?

Again different code/content means that you can't isolate hardware performance in the real world. OP can attest to this ... 

You don't see it on the PC side where we use different sets of software for each different sets of hardware when we're doing benchmarks for hardware comparisons ... (I bet hardware vendors would love to use so called 'exclusives' to showcase their hardware but that's not how it works in reality)



vivster said:

They both look terrible, but they both achieved their vision when they were released, which is good.

The poll is missing the option "Neither, because it's 2019 and we shouldn't have to choose".

You don't have to choose, you are completely free to not vote in the poll and not post in the thread. :)



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mZuzek said:

Okay but this is clearly not a comparison about power or benchmarks at all. And also, consoles aren't PCs, not even in 2019, and they certainly weren't in the 90's.

@Bold That is irrelevant and as for the former, from the posts in this thread I was lead to believe that this was a 'power' comparison ...



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curl-6 said:
vivster said:

They both look terrible, but they both achieved their vision when they were released, which is good.

The poll is missing the option "Neither, because it's 2019 and we shouldn't have to choose".

You don't have to choose, you are completely free to not vote in the poll and not post in the thread. :)

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I like the floating point coordinates of the N64 and Saturn, but I also like the blocky textures of Saturn and PS1. I'm pretty sure Saturn could do perspective-correct textures, so that one's my cup of tea :)



Mr_Destiny said:
I like the floating point coordinates of the N64 and Saturn, but I also like the blocky textures of Saturn and PS1. I'm pretty sure Saturn could do perspective-correct textures, so that one's my cup of tea :)

As far as I know Saturn didn't support perspective correct texturing either, but it had less texture warping as a result of using quads as polygonal primitives instead of triangles like PS1. (And N64)



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curl-6 said:
Mr_Destiny said:
I like the floating point coordinates of the N64 and Saturn, but I also like the blocky textures of Saturn and PS1. I'm pretty sure Saturn could do perspective-correct textures, so that one's my cup of tea :)

As far as I know Saturn didn't support perspective correct texturing either, but it had less texture warping as a result of using quads as polygonal primitives instead of triangles like PS1. (And N64)

Yeah. The Saturn used Quadratics just like nVidia's first ever graphics processor... It also meant that Saturn games got ported to the PC really easily too. (Keep in mind this was before Direct X.)

In short, it did mean that texture warping was less of an issue but still present as it wasn't perspective correct.



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curl-6 said:
Mr_Destiny said:
I like the floating point coordinates of the N64 and Saturn, but I also like the blocky textures of Saturn and PS1. I'm pretty sure Saturn could do perspective-correct textures, so that one's my cup of tea :)

As far as I know Saturn didn't support perspective correct texturing either, but it had less texture warping as a result of using quads as polygonal primitives instead of triangles like PS1. (And N64)

That must be what I was thinking of. On the other hand, it had some weird texture mapping if I recall correctly.

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