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Titanfall Dev Claims Xbox One Doesn't Need DX12 To Improve Performance

Narishma Re:I thought current consoles were like current PC (117 comments)

It may not be fine with the bloated APIs (OpenGL and D3D) and unoptimized games on PC but on a console with low level access to the hardware, it's more than enough. The lack of 1080p games on Xbox One (I believe the only non-1080p game on PS4 is BF4) is mostly due to its middling GPU.

5 days ago
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Titanfall Dev Claims Xbox One Doesn't Need DX12 To Improve Performance

Narishma Re:I thought current consoles were like current PC (117 comments)

The consoles have two modules, with each module consisting of 4 cores an a shared 2 MiB L2 cache. The Athlon 5150 only has one module.

about a week ago
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Raspberry Pi's Eben Upton: How We're Turning Everyone Into DIY Hackers

Narishma Re:Another way (90 comments)

Power isn't that important at these prices.

about two weeks ago
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Measuring the Xbox One Against PCs With Titanfall

Narishma Re:I was wondering about that... (377 comments)

It's not similar at all. It has dedicated silicon for audio processing that consists of several different processors and is completely separate from the GPU part.
You can learn more about it here: http://www.vgleaks.com/durango...

about a month ago
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Measuring the Xbox One Against PCs With Titanfall

Narishma Re:I was wondering about that... (377 comments)

The Xbox One doesn't use the GPU for audio, it has a dedicated DSP for it in the SoC.

about a month ago
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Experimental Port of Debian To OpenRISC

Narishma Re:OpenRISC hardware? (56 comments)

There is none AFAIK. Unless you count FPGA implementations.

about 2 months ago
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Behind the Scenes of Wii U Software Development

Narishma Re:Article has been refuted from multiple sources (92 comments)

Not to mention that those developers doing the refuting are all very small indie developers making small 2d games. The anonymous developer in the article sounds like a AAA developer. The situations are hardly comparable.

about 3 months ago
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Linux x32 ABI Not Catching Wind

Narishma Re:x32 is a premature optimization (262 comments)

Very few games benefit from more than 4GB of RAM. Most do just fine with 2GB or less.

about 4 months ago
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Asm.js Gets Faster

Narishma Re:64-bit computation vs. 64-bit storage (289 comments)

More importantly regarding the parent's question, the second slide clearly shows that the CPU can do twice as many float operations per cycle than double operations.

about 4 months ago
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The Quest To Build Xbox One and PS4 Emulators

Narishma Re:360 and PS3 emulators. (227 comments)

pSX and ePSXe (and PCSX and many others) are PS1 emulators, not PS2.
The only working PS2 emulator I know of is PCSX2.

about 4 months ago
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The Quest To Build Xbox One and PS4 Emulators

Narishma Re:Locked down tighter than a CEO's wallet (227 comments)

So, how are you going to emulate the ESRAM of the Xbox One on a standard PC? Or the high-bandwidth GDDR5 unified memory of the PS4?

about 4 months ago
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Jolla's First Phone Goes On Sale

Narishma Android compatibility (307 comments)

I don't know if supporting Android apps is a good idea. Won't that kill any chance of having native apps?

about 5 months ago
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Dual-Core Allwinner A20 Powered EOMA-68 Engineering Card Available

Narishma Re:OpenGL ES (98 comments)

Since it's a Mali 400, I would say 1.1 and 2.0.

about 5 months ago
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Dual-Core Allwinner A20 Powered EOMA-68 Engineering Card Available

Narishma Re:How is it compared to Rasp Pi ? (98 comments)

As others have said, the Pi has an FPU and supports hard float. The issue with running Ubuntu on the Pi is that they only support ARMv7 while the Pi is ARMv6. I also don't think the Mali 400 MP2 in this thing is more powerful than the Videocore IV in the Pi.

about 5 months ago
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Dual-Core Allwinner A20 Powered EOMA-68 Engineering Card Available

Narishma Re:Open GPU? (98 comments)

It's not an Intel or AMD GPU, therefore it's not open.

about 5 months ago
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The Surprising Second Life of the PlayStation Vita

Narishma Re:Sony hasn't given up on it yet (161 comments)

Aside from Nintendo, AAA developers have never really been interested in handhelds to begin with. They usually just farm out their IP to some second rate developer, who makes a crappy handheld version, then use the lack of sales to justify their lack of support for the platform.

about 5 months ago
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Xbox One Released

Narishma Re:EOL of old consoles (310 comments)

Games are still being released on PS2. The latest versions of FIFA and PES got PS2 versions this year, like all the previous years.

about 5 months ago

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