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Old 11-18-11, 05:48 PM   #18
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Default Re: Rumor: Windows 8 to play Xbox 360 games?

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Originally Posted by ViN86 View Post
No, the processors are different architectures. It would only be possible if the computer's hardware were substantially better than the 360's. In terms of graphics, that may be the case. But as for the CPU, probably not. PowerPC emulation at that scale wouldn't run very well.

It is possible to compile the code for both architectures. That may be what they already do with most console-ported games.

I mean realistically, we're a GUI away from this being true. But there would still be PC-only discs, and 360-only discs.





Guys beat me to it.
Maybe this was already mentioned but why have the CPU do it- why not offload it entirely to the GPU? I'm thinking utilizing CUDA or OpenCL or what not. Not really versed on the ins-and-outs of that stuff but just curious if it'd work. I mean a single GTX580 is how many times faster by itself than the X360 as a whole? Not to mention a GTX560, and so on.
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