As some of you might know, Sony decided from early on, up until about year 3 to release more RAM to developers. Bit by bit, OS RAM was traded in for more gaming RAM.
I don't know why though, I mean, Mass Effect 3 runs like ****, even with RAM that runs at 3.2GHz!! Is it the Unreal Engine? Because all of the Unreal Engine games I've played run like CRAP with laggg!!!
How is it that RAM running at 3.2GHz can't give us cross-game chat?!
Can SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN THIS TO ME?
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Sony found that when playing games, most of the OS' menu's in the in-game XMB are not usable and required exiting the game to use them. And actually made the in-game XMB laggy to the more resource intensive games.
Sony therefore free'd up some RAM to give to games.... because as it still stands most new games have benefitted from that extra little boost in usable capacity, no matter how small it was.
As for Cross Game chat..... give it a rest.
Only the main XDR RAM in the PS3 runs at 3.2GHz, the VRAM runs at 700MHz.
One advantage that the X360 had over the PS3 was its use of a unified memory structure, where the developer can determine how much RAM is for the main memory and how much for the video memory. This makes it easier for certain developer to make games. With the PS3 the amount of main RAM and video RAM is locked at 256MB each, and for years that has been a hinderence for certain developers.
Sony has stated recently that the lack of available main RAM is the reason they were not able to enable cross game chat in the PS3...
But it runs at 3.2GHz!!! Not 700MHz.
Why does that not compensate?!
Clock speed has little to do with it. Its has more to do with HOW MUCH is available
I dont really know of a way to make you understand it, in simple terms......
Do you think you can do better?
Just because you know the technical specifications of a piece of hardware, doesn't mean you know the technical requirements needed to run a game on a uniform environment with limited and restricted hardware.
When you hear that a cruise liner has an engine making 100,000ft-lbs of torque(the actual force used to make things turn), doesnt meant its going to be fast......... especially when the boat only has room for 256 people traveling 1000miles to a remote island.