WTF is a Generation? *PissOff from Scorpio Thread*

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  1. DSoup

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    That's nonsensical. 30Mhz is 30Mhz.
     
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    It's not just about how many MHz. It's all about prettier MHz.
     
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    Back in the days it was all about Paula, Denise, and Agnus. That 7.14 MHz meant nothing to me.
     
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    Fat Agnus >> Agnus.
     
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    Alice & Lisa. Now there was a generation. And I like that they weren't too cool to hang with Aunt Paula, who could still rip it up.
     
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    Oh yeah, it was a bigger agnus. An enlarged agnus.
     
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    Fat anus???
     
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    OK I'm not arguing that the Scorpio is a different generation. I'm just stating that you can't use % of power to say that the the Xbox one and ps4 are different gens.
     
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    Agreed, if that were true, the Gamecube, Wii and WiiU would all be the same generation.
     
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    Due to the CPU, even if it was 3 gamecubes worth of processing power, Wii U was never able to get games like RDR or GTA V and IV, even if the GPU and the ram where there. So it has some value, to look at generations this way. Especially in the multi-platform world.

    While some would love that people classify Wii U as same generation as Xbox1 and PS4, I think people would love it even more if Wii U could have run half the games PS3 and Xbox 360 did.
     
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    If they released a C64 console with a 5Mhz processor and 128k extra memory today, would it be a 9th generation console?
     
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    now that you mention it...what about a PC/console hybrid where Scorpio can be sold by the likes of Dell, HP, Acer, etc?
     
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    So you're saying, its gonna be the laughing stock of the CGI world
    [​IMG]
    Though with the above I think we can say some games have surpassed some film offline CGI renders
     
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    Supposedly, the studio behind the digital effects for that movie got hired by EA last year to help out Blizzard
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    To be fair the studio cut the special effects budget while they were already in the process of making the effects.
     
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    A generation in my opinion is when a console is launched that has an overall jump of 6-10X processing power. So, for example, if we go for the lowest TFlop rating for the XBox One which is 1.3TFlop the XBox Two would require 7.8Tflop. If the frequency bumps have pushed the XBox One over 1.3TFlops then the XBox Two would require 8Tflops.
     
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    So that means after all these years Nintendo is only on their second generation console?
     
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    Nintendo doesn't have generations. The Wii to the WiiU was simply duct taping two Wiis together.
     
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    And GameCube to Wii was duct taping two GameCubes together, right? So that puts GameCube to WiiU as under 6x-10x improvement threshold of a new generation.
     
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