Thursday, June 30, 2005

Revolution Ad 9

With all of this information flying around, I get confused sometimes. It was today I realized that I forgot to post Revolution Ad 9 yesterday

Revolution Ad 9

Source 1 - Something is Going On
Source 2 - moz-la-punk's forum

8 Comments:

Blogger Ninsider said...

You can see some distortion around the text. My guess is it's fake.

Most, if not all ads from now are fake, imo.

6/30/2005 8:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phalanx is the SeriousGamer007 real or fake? Also can you get more information for us like what the specs are? Does he or did he work for Nintendo? More importantly does the ads for August mean there is a suprise launch in august and not march? Please find out. I love the SeriousGamer posts and he is not on the Nintendo Forums anymore. Id be suprised if he is not in marketing at Nintendo.

Thanks,

The kog

6/30/2005 9:39 AM  
Anonymous DlphnMod said...

Read this article....http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20050629-5054.html

It seems developers are upset at how difficult it has proven to be to multi-thread game code on multi-cored processors Cell and Xenon (Cell being most difficult). They claim development to take 2 to 3 times longer than on previous consoles. Bad news for our industry if this is true, however..........

Given that Nintendo's Revolution is reportedly VERY VERY easy to develop for, this leads me to believe that the CPU in Revolution will be a single core processor with decent clock speed and cache size. A chip of this type paired with a great GPU will greatly reduce time and cost of development resulting in a much larger game library for us this time around. We already know the direction Nintendo is taking with the system, so the only question is, just how fast will the hardware be? There is no question that a properly optimized game on Cell or Xenon will be much prettier than a single core, but it seems like most game makers won't be willing or able to figure out how to do that in a cost efficient manner for 2 years or so. If this is the case, then at the ouset of this gen, all consoles will have almost equal graphic quality for the first 2-3 years, if not Nintendo actually looking the best! And to do that with the least advanced hardware and quickest development times would be quite a payoff for a risky strategy by Nintendo

6/30/2005 12:47 PM  
Anonymous nomadx469 said...

hey! dlphnmod, is it possible that the Revolution have more than 1 single core processor to handle different areas of the system.

or better said will a single core processor dedicated to grafix alone make it as power full as a muti-core handleing everything at once

6/30/2005 3:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This new one looks completely fan made,IMO.

6/30/2005 10:34 PM  
Blogger Mattias said...

No way would Nintendo release so many ads in such a short period of time. A release date, not even a speculation, has been confirmed by them yet.

7/01/2005 9:58 AM  
Anonymous DlphnMod said...

Nomadx469 - I was really just assuming that the Rev will be a single core, but to answer your question, Nintendo has told us before that part of their innovation was the way in which the CPU and GPU were tied together. So yes, its possible that the GPU could be designed with the capacity to handle calculations normally fed to the CPU which would speed things up. They also could have a dedicated chip for audio as well, but they have not said anything regarding audio.

That would be the only multi chip configuration that would be beneficial without having to multi-thread game code. The second you throw multiple CPU's or a multi cored CPU into the picture, it divides up the power between the cores and forces you to multi-thread to take advantage of its full power.

Theoretically multi-threading is much more effective, but current development tools are not advanced enough to make it less time or cost consuming. Thats why I think Nintendo will wait until the gen after Rev to go multi core.

Anyway if the Rev indeed has just one traditional CPU, then the main factors in performance will be the CPU speed, cache size, amount of RAM, and GPU complexity similar to today's PC's

7/01/2005 11:37 AM  
Blogger Kydd said...

this is a photoshopped image of the first ad.

7/01/2005 7:39 PM  

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