"Where can you get 256MB of XDR for $25? That's a steal..."
Price of an extra 256Mb ram would have been only about $25 but Sony didn't go for it because IT'S NOT NEEDED
Price for a socket, a small backdoor and a screw so you can add more Ram in the future, is less than $5 but again NOT NEEDED
Currently, there's still awesome games coming out on the PS2 with only 32Mb Ram TOTAL. Sure, after 7 years, developpers have to squeeze more now. But they can still make it, without huge compromises.
512Mb of RAM is lots for a gaming console. It will take years before developpers feel that they have to code better to save your "precious" Ram. This is not a PC where 400Mb is used by the OS alone. This is not a PC where you develop games for graphic cards with 32Mb or 512Mb... Every console has the same amount of memory available. No compromises. You know what you have to deal with, and it's plenty!
Think about it the marketing advantage Sony would have had if they added another 256Mb or a socket. I'm sure the marketing guys was bringing that in each meetings. Please add more Ram than our competitor. But they never got their wished granted because there's already lots and lots....
The guy that wrote that article isn't the brightst crayon in the box.
Swap files have been around since at least windows 2000(probably earlier). I have been using them actively for years, and it is extremely easy to set up on windows.
Windows? Please... swaping process tables to disk was around while Bill Gates was still wetting his bed... 1969-74.... UNIX...
It doesn't matter if they allowed you to update the ram amount, no developer is gonna optimize for anything more than the 256/256 banks it has now.
Cheemiester wrote:I think the PS3 should make a new model, like the 360 Elite, which will have removable RAM so you can pretty much buy 4GB dual channel and it'd be cool lolmaoflwtf.
Message Edited by Cheemiester on 05-27-2007 12:33 PM
having a ps3 later that will have open slots for ram wont be fair 4 us ps3 owners. im just ready 2 exchange my ps3 for a new model.