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How often have we heard this? A lot. Well, now you're gonna hear it again. NVIDIA's Tony Tamasi spoke in a recent interview regarding graphics cards and he made a rather interesting statement, which I'm sure will sound pleasing to PC gamers. He basically said: "It’s no longer possible for a console to be a better or more capable graphics platform than the PC."
One of his main arguments is that console manufacturers simply don't have the financial means to compete in this particular area.
By the time of the Xbox 360 and PS3, the consoles were on par with the PC. If you look inside those boxes, they’re both powered by graphics technology by AMD or NVIDIA, because by that time all the graphics innovation was being done by PC graphics companies. NVIDIA spends 1.5 billion US dollars per year on research and development in graphics, every year, and in the course of a console’s lifecycle we’ll spend over 10 billion dollars into graphics research. Sony and Microsoft simply can’t afford to spend that kind of money. They just don’t have the investment capacity to match the PC guys; we can do it thanks to economy of scale, as we sell hundreds of millions of chips, year after year.
It does makes sense. Now let's hear it for the PC master race.
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