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Nvidia: Console game graphics cannot compete with PCs

"Nobody can build anything bigger or more powerful than what is in the PC at the moment"
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Video game consoles like Xbox One and PS4 will never be able to match the graphical power of computers, says Nvidia.

Tony Tamasi, Nvidia's SVP of content and technology, told PC PowerPlay, as reported by MCV: "It's no longer possible for a console to be a better or more capable graphics platform than the PC.

"Nvidia spends $1.5bn per year on research and development in graphics, every year, and in the course of a console's lifecycle we'll spend over $10bn dollars into graphics research.

"Nobody can build anything bigger or more powerful than what is in the PC at the moment. It just isn't possible, but that wasn't the case in the last generation of consoles.

"Taken to the theoretical limits, the best any console could ever do would be to ship a console that is equal to the best PC at that time. But then a year later, it's going to be slower and it still wouldn't be possible due to power limits."

The new consoles Xbox One and PS4 launch in the UK this November. PC publishers and vendors previously told PCR that gaming PCs will be able to take on the new consoles.

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