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Old 07-20-11, 06:38 PM   #3
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Default Re: Eurogamer on Xbox3 and PS4 - What To Expect

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Originally Posted by cmsmith View Post
Eh... yeah... Avatar graphics... whatever. This has been picked over in another thread along this line. What a load of nonsense. It may have the algorithms to do it, but forget about that stuff in real time games. The processing power and bandwidth for memory just won't be there.
From a raw geometry/effects stand point, you're right. However, there is one crucial rendering property of DX11 that you're forgetting about:

Tessellation

The hardware adds the geometry based on an algorithm. It does not require extra bandwidth to achive, just cleverly coded surface textures.

If AMD were to put an enormously powerful tessellation engine in their next console, we could potentially see Avatar-like graphics. It really is a possibility with DX11.
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