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Old 12-10-2006, 01:07 PM   #1
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EA only using 20% of PS3 power?

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EA only using 20% of PS3 power?
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Recently Glenn Entis, Vice President and Chief Visual Officer at Electronic Arts discussed his feelings about the PlayStation 3 console.

When asked, how do the PS3 and Xbox 360 match up? Glenn responded:

"The whole industry knows it's been a challenge; the PS3's a very complex piece of equipment. On one hand it's a challenge, on the other hand there's tremendous potential in that box. I think it's going to take developers a little while to figure out how to unlock that power.

We've got games coming out now where we feel we've hit maybe 20 per cent of the potential of PlayStation 3. We know the power's there, but like any new platform it's going to take us a little bit of time to unleash it.

Was it more complex than we were expecting? Yes, probably; there were some challenges that we didn't expect. We've got tremendous confidence long-term that it's going to be a phenomenal games machine."

So to find that EA has only tapped into 20% of the PS3's power, you look at games like Fight Night Round 3 with amazing graphics and realistic facial animations, it makes you wonder what the PS3 will have in store for us in the future. Like Glenn said,"...We know the power's there, but like any new platform it's going to take us a little bit of time to unleash it.
http://www.news4gamers.com/ps3/News-17300.aspx

And the devs for the F1 game for PS3 also had this to say about the PS3:


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To give you an idea of the power of PlayStation 3, when we first started developing the game, for the first six months we were using high-end PCs to handle all the mundane pipeline stuff. But we ended up ditching them all and replacing them with a rack of PS3s because they handled all of the information quicker. In terms of raw processing power it absolutely rips apart a high-end PC.
http://ps3.ign.com/articles/746/746391p1.html
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Old 12-10-2006, 01:24 PM   #2
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In terms of raw processing power it absolutely rips apart a high-end PC.
Wonder how much Sony payed him..
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Old 12-10-2006, 01:28 PM   #3
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Old 12-10-2006, 01:41 PM   #4
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the only thing EA will ever unleash is an army of crap titles
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Old 12-10-2006, 01:50 PM   #5
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this reminds of all the bullsh!t "were only using 10% of the ps2's power" statements, blah blah, who cares
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Old 12-10-2006, 02:14 PM   #6
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In terms of raw processing power it absolutely rips apart a high-end PC.
They would actually be able to trick me with PR stuff if they didnt put in hilarous comments like this.
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Old 12-10-2006, 02:14 PM   #7
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EA has never made a good looking game. If they knew how to then Maddan would look like all those fake renders they was showing in 2004.
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Old 12-10-2006, 02:53 PM   #8
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In terms of raw processing power it absolutely rips apart a high-end PC.
Haha i was actually believing the whole 20% some what, until i read that part at the end. What a joke.
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Old 12-10-2006, 03:02 PM   #9
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Im still confused on how you can use 20% of a consoles power.
That would be using 20% of the CPU time, the memory and the GPU all at once. Seems kind of far fetched, seeing as they use all the 360's memory, which happens to be the same, and the GPUs arent vastly different either.

Ontop of that, if you are using 20% of its power, youd think youd try harder to surpass the 360 in graphics:

http://www.gamespot.com/features/6162742/index.html

This is extreme BS.
Though if it wasnt then maybe the lie about Killzone2 being twice as good as the E3 render could be true.
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Old 12-10-2006, 03:06 PM   #10
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They would actually be able to trick me with PR stuff if they didnt put in hilarous comments like this.
And you knowing more of this than devs working on a game, is hilarious too.
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Old 12-10-2006, 03:34 PM   #11
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its just an ignorant statement prog. considering the PS3's final specs had to have been finalized a while ago I guarantee PC's have far surpassed it.
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Old 12-10-2006, 03:36 PM   #12
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Forget a developer, can anyone say with confidence that EA will use 100% of any systems power...That will be the day. And yeah whatever happened to all that footage of Madden. Shoot the game is running at 30 fps. Spare me with the 20% crap, and I'm not knocking the PS3, but EA.
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Old 12-10-2006, 04:10 PM   #13
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Where do they get the 20% from? Is there a program that says 20% of hardware usage? I think they're paying them. It doesn't matter if it rips apart a high end pc NOW but, we all know as of january of next year its all over.





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Old 12-10-2006, 05:10 PM   #15
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This is rubbish... Yes the games will get better... but if it is scrathcing the surface... why does fight night slow down and occasionally have sloppy textures. It's all talk. Gears of War has not even flinched when I have played it on 360. I hate this crap because casual gamers believe it...
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