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What graphical effects to consoles use? (why does it look like ray tracing?)

  • Ray Tracing
  • Consoles
  • Graphics
Last response: in Graphics Cards
May 20, 2014 4:47:02 AM

What effects do they use for example : HSAO,HDAO,SSAO?

How do consoles make graphics look photoreal rather than dull?

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May 20, 2014 6:13:21 AM

Are you comparing PC to consoles?
May 22, 2014 7:45:34 AM

chimera201 said:
Are you comparing PC to consoles?

Im not comparing im just wondering why such inferior devices like consoles are able to produce such high quality graphics that some low end pc's cant.


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May 22, 2014 8:28:36 AM

What are you comparing actually - screenshots, videos, actual gameplay played by you?
You never compare a console to a low end PC. Because consoles are sold at a loss. For example, PlayStation 3's initial production cost is estimated by iSuppli to have been US$805.85 for the 20 GB model and US$840.35 for the 60 GB model. However, they were priced at US$499 and US$599 respectively, meaning that units may have been sold at an estimated loss of $306 or $241 depending on model, They make profit by taking cuts from games. That is the reason why PC games are cheaper. So always compare a console to a high end PC.

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