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#121 +warwagon

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 17:30

high technology for cooling....
 

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You know people smoke like chimneys when! The bad thing is too, that ###### doesn't blow off.

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#122 KevinN206

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 17:52

You know people smoke like chimneys when! The bad thing is too, that **** doesn't blow off.

That is a possible scenario, but that's the same for most cooling systems with fans. I am guessing the blade design and the RPM speed of the fan may make a difference in dust accumulation. Since this fan is so massive, I would think the RPM is much lower than say a CPU fan on a desktop computer.

 

Also, the XB1 can adjust fan speed and clock speed of the CPU so that it doesn't overheat. I think it's unlikely that they will have another RROD, but maybe a degradation of performance with throttling. However, the user will be notified if such "overheating" occurs. But then again I am just an ordinary person who didn't design system or know how it was tested and what the scenarios and assumptions were.



#123 Alera

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 18:02

Have any of you stopped and considered that several developers so far have stated that they can't do 1080p and keep 60fps? They have to upscale and THEN they get 60fps as a tradeoff, so how far does this go? Do all games get upscaled, do some run at 1080p and have lesser graphics to achieve it? Is it possible to have high end graphics and keep a fluid 60fps on a console?

 

Remains to be seen and yes, some of the console game demos WERE running on PC hardware, the pictures are all there for everyone to see online.

 

One thing is for sure, this thread is filled with so much bias...



#124 mikemc2k

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 18:26

Uhhh...yeah... :shifty:...it hanged during a live demo.

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=gCl8wVhHC28

thats twice it happened to the ps4, once during e3 2013 press conference and now this,.....all i can say is damn!!!!!!!!



#125 Ravensky

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 18:29

yeah .. it's a marvel... It's a PC...that's marvelous! lmao!!!  Even then on my PC I can run more than 1080p and obtain higher than 60fps so how is it a Marvel? Are you joking?  It's a low end gaming PC in a little black box...nothing new to see here...



#126 trooper11

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 22:10

This could be a very useful thread, but waaaay too many people decided to make it a battleground and fill it with bs attacks.

 

 

Id prefer an official thread that is dedicated to just the tech specs and maybe sharing articles that discuss the tech.  This thread became a joke. 



#127 Showan

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 03:41

I got back to my desk and did a bit of digging. It seems that article is very misleading.

The PS4 is not running a version of DirectX, to be honest, it would be harder & take longer to integrate that into a Unix based system. But rather an extended subset of instruction sets which are based around DirectX. For example, what they've made supports tessellation which is only a running feature in DirectX, It gets very techy around this.

Only Xbox One and Windows 8.1 use direct x 11.1... http://www.bit-tech....8/directx-11-2/

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 04:04

Only Xbox One and Windows 8.1 use direct x 11.1... http://www.bit-tech....8/directx-11-2/

But the article title says 11.2 is confirmed for 8.1/X1...?



#129 Showan

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 04:08

But the article title says 11.2 is confirmed for 8.1/X1...?


You are correct.. Thank you for pointing this out...

#130 GotBored

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 10:57

Its small, looks good, well done sony. But I'm not going to put a console up for display and have plenty of room in my tv unit so its not really a big factor for me.

No power brick is good though cause its less things to tuck away but not really that important either. Sony has been building hardware since 1946, it changed its name to Sony 1958 they made Japans first tape recorder and are in the top 100 of the Fortune Global 500.. Basically they are a powerhouse and have been building hardware almost 30 years before Microsoft was born so its easy to say they have an edge when it comes to hardware... But hardware isn't everything.. (Ask Apple)



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 11:28

Uhhh...yeah... :shifty:...it hanged during a live demo.
 
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=gCl8wVhHC28


S that's why they're not including the eye, it doesn't work at all

#132 JonnyLH

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 11:37

But the article title says 11.2 is confirmed for 8.1/X1...?

11.2 was announced as an exclusive to X1/W8 at build.

 

http://www.tomshardw...Xbox,23322.html



#133 blerk

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 11:51

11.2 was announced as an exclusive to X1/W8 at build.

 

http://www.tomshardw...Xbox,23322.html

Yeah I just got confused because he (Showan) was talking about 11.1, not 11.2



#134 compl3x

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 13:22

S that's why they're not including the eye, it doesn't work at all

 

 

Obviously the reason