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Old 09-29-2005, 05:37 AM   #1
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ps3 or xbox 360?

Both ps3 and xbox 360 are coming out soon and i was just wondering what everyone was gonna choose between the 2.
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Old 09-29-2005, 03:04 PM   #2
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the 360 for the following reasons:

1) 3 well-powered processors, each focusing completely on one thing vs one super processor handling everything (new technology makes me nervous).

2) expensive 360 model has wireless controllers vs the same controllers (or so its rumored)

3) much better storage devices

4) even though the 360 wont have the new DVD's for storing kick ass games with a whole bunch of graphics and such like the ps3, its gonna be a WHOLE lot faster than the ps3 in loading everything

5) squareenix is finally gonna make games for the xbox!

6) Halo 3!!!

7) a very close friend of mine will buy the ps3 and we will exchange

8) ps3 is going to be too expensive

9) cuz the X and K are my favorite letters

10) microsoft has a huge online gaming community, while sony will have to start building it up (ps2 online doesnt compare to the xbox in that area).

11) to play halo 3 against my online buddies!
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Old 09-30-2005, 11:10 PM   #3
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The PS3 by far:
1) The medium-low resolution settings on the PS3 are the HIGHEST settings on the 360
2) I have tons of PS2 games
3) PS3 wont be too expensive. Max $300 prolly $250-200. They cant make it too expensive because it could loose it standing as the most sold systems ever
4) I like Sony (?)
5) I can easily take Gran Turismo over any Halo, anyday

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Old 09-30-2005, 11:17 PM   #4
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Ps3 is gonna start at $350 jsut like the last 2 systems.
The controllers will be wireless and you can have up to seven (weird number) being used on one system.
Load times will only be faster on the 360 b/c the environments and graphics will be much more limited.
The dvd discs or "blu-ray" on the ps3 will have a 50 gig max compared to a 8 gig dual layer disc.
Rumor is that the 360 will be pretty cheap b/c it won't come with wireless controllers and it won't come with a hard drive
Ps3 will come with a hard drive though smaller so its less expensive and you can still use memory cards to take your game with you and such.

Ill be the one of the many getting the ps3 in march
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Old 10-01-2005, 01:23 AM   #5
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PS3

1. Gran Turismo 5
2. ive only got ps2 games
3. XBOX SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-01-2005, 01:33 AM   #6
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PS3

1. Gran Turismo 5
2. ive only got ps2 games
3. XBOX SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!

quite a compelling argument you've got going there buddy
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Old 10-01-2005, 03:12 AM   #7
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quite a compelling argument you've got going there buddy
yes indeed, i was supposed to add this after sucks, see...
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Old 10-01-2005, 08:40 AM   #8
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PS3 hand down. Imagine playing games that look like the Final Fantasy movie!!
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Old 10-01-2005, 08:53 AM   #9
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I will buy which ever system has Grand Turismo and Final Fantasy games on it.

All so I have ps2 games so another pro for ps3.

The loading times don't bother me as I can wait a little bit longer for something a whole lot better.
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Old 10-01-2005, 09:17 AM   #10
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Official PS3 Specs

Here are the official technical specifications for the PS3, taken directly from Sony:

CPU
Cell Processor
PowerPC-base Core @3.2GHz
1 VMX vector unit per core
512KB L2 cache
7 x SPE @3.2GHz
7 x 128b 128 SIMD GPRs
7 x 256KB SRAM for SPE
* 1 of 8 SPEs reserved for redundancy
total floating point performance: 218 GFLOPS

GPU
RSX @550MHz
1.8 TFLOPS floating point performance
Full HD (up to 1080p) x 2 channels
Multi-way programmable parallel floating point shader pipelines

Sound
Dolby 5.1ch, DTS, LPCM, etc. (Cell- base processing)
Memory
256MB XDR Main RAM @3.2GHz 256MB GDDR3 VRAM @700MHz

System Bandwidth
Main RAM 25.6GB/s
VRAM 22.4GB/s
RSX 20GB/s (write) + 15GB/s (read)
SB< 2.5GB/s (write) + 2.5GB/s (read)

System Floating Point Performance
2 TFLOPS

Storage
Detachable 2.5" HDD slot x 1

I/O
USB Front x 4, Rear x 2 (USB2.0)
Memory Stick standard/Duo, PRO x 1
SD standard/mini x 1
CompactFlash (Type I, II) x 1

Communication
Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) x 3 (input x 1 + output x 2)
Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR)

Controller
Bluetooth (up to 7)
USB 2.0 (wired)
Wi-Fi (PSP)
Network (over IP)

AV Output
Screen size: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
HDMI: HDMI out x 2
Analog: AV MULTI OUT x 1
Digital audio: DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) x 1

Disc Media
CD PlayStation CD-ROM, PlayStation 2 CD-ROM, CD-DA, CD-DA (ROM), CD-R, CD-RW, SACD, SACD Hybrid (CD layer), SACD HD, DualDisc, DualDisc (audio side), DualDisc (DVD side)
DVD: PlayStation 2 DVD-ROM, PlayStation 3 DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW
Blu-ray Disc: PlayStation 3 BD-ROM, BD-Video, BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE




Xbox 360 System Performance Specifications

Custom IBM PowerPC-based CPU
Three symmetrical cores running at 3.2 GHz each
Two hardware threads per core; six hardware threads total
VMX-128 vector unit per core; three total
128 VMX-128 registers per hardware thread
1 MB L2 cache

CPU Game Math Performance
9.6 billion dot product operations per second

Custom ATI Graphics Processor
10 MB of embedded DRAM
48-way parallel floating-point dynamically scheduled shader pipelines
Unified shader architecture

Polygon Performance
500 million triangles per second

Pixel Fill Rate
16 gigasamples per second fill rate using 4x MSAA

Shader Performance
48 billion shader operations per second

Memory
512 MB of 700 MHz GDDR3 RAM
Unified memory architecture

Memory Bandwidth
22.4 GB/s memory interface bus bandwidth
256 GB/s memory bandwidth to EDRAM
21.6 GB/s front-side bus

Overall System Floating-Point Performance
1 teraflop

Storage
Detachable and upgradeable 20GB hard drive
12x dual-layer DVD-ROM
Memory Unit support starting at 64 MB

I/O
Support for up to four wireless game controllers
Three USB 2.0 ports
Two memory unit slots

Optimized for Online
Instant, out-of-the-box access to Xbox Live features with broadband service, including Xbox Live Marketplace for downloadable content, gamer profile for digital identity, and voice chat to talk to friends while playing games, watching movies, or listening to music
Built-in Ethernet port
Wi-Fi ready: 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g
Video camera ready

Digital Media Support
Support for DVD-Video, DVD-ROM, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, WMA CD, MP3 CD, JPEG Photo CD
Ability to stream media from portable music devices, digital cameras and Windows XP-based PCs
Ability to rip music to the Xbox 360 hard drive
Custom playlists in every game
Built-in Media Center Extender for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
Interactive, full-screen 3-D visualizers

High-Definition Game Support
All games supported at 16:9, 720p, or 1080i, with anti-aliasing
Standard-definition and high-definition video output supported

Audio
Multi-channel surround sound output
Supports 48KHz 16-bit audio
320 independent decompression channels
32-bit audio processing
Over 256 audio channels

Physical Specs
Height: 83 mm
Width: 309 mm
Depth: 258 mm
Weight: 7.7 lbs.





I have no idea what any of it means but there you go.
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Old 10-01-2005, 05:35 PM   #11
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quite a compelling argument you've got going there buddy
Ya, lol. Wonder how long it took him to formulate his post.
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Old 10-02-2005, 03:25 PM   #12
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yeah....basically these game consoles have more power/memory/basically everything ovewr my computer. grrreat.
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Old 10-02-2005, 06:59 PM   #13
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yeah....basically these game consoles have more power/memory/basically everything ovewr my computer. grrreat.
They out power like every computer in the world. (Well... PCs...)
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Old 10-02-2005, 07:05 PM   #14
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Do you really need extremely good graphics, unless you've got an HD enabled TV?

I would have preferred the 360 before reading this thread, but now it seems that the PS3 would be better.
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Old 10-02-2005, 11:53 PM   #15
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PS3 for sure. Its all about the games, and the Xbox has lost its place as holder of the best graphics.

Gran Turismo 5 bitches!!! Grand Theft Auto!!!

That and PC, because my beast of a computer owns all.
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