“It’s no longer possible for a console to be a better or more capable graphics platform than the PC.” Those fighting words come courtesy of Tony Tamasi, Nvidia’s Senior Vice President of Content and Technology, in a new interview with Australian PC PowerPlay.
Maybe Nvidia is still a little sore that the Xbox One and PS4 went with AMD technology. Or, maybe the graphics giant is right. Tamasi tells PC PowerPlay that “Nvidia spends 1.5 billion US dollars per year on research and development in graphics… Sony and Microsoft simply can’t afford to spend that kind of money. They just don’t have the investment capacity to match the PC guys.”
Tamasi does concede that consoles punch above their weight due to leaner operating systems and APIs, but goes on to technically explain pitfalls in power limitations. His main point: Consoles are equal to the best PC today. In a year or two, PCs will also jump ahead.
What’s your take? [PC PowerPlay]