It will take a long time for tablets to match the consoles in performance – Tim Sweeney

Well, as if it wasn’t obvious enough, Epic President Tim Sweeney has said that there are plenty of factors which limit the performance of the tablets. The first reason is power consumption, and as you know the consoles have a huge advantage here. More power consumption = more horsepower and it’s as simple as that.

“The big difference between a console and a tablet is the console can consume 100 or 200 watts of power, while the tablet consumes one or two or three or four watts. That’s really the limiting factor of performance there,” Sweeney revealed in an interview with Gamesindustry.

He also mentioned how long it will take for the tablets to match the performance of consoles.

“Just on the grounds of the laws of physics, you’d have to think it is three to four hardware generations, or six to eight years before the current highest end desktop or console performance you can achieve becomes achievable on tablets,” he said.

So iPad 7 then? But what if the new consoles arrive? Sometimes I think it’s a little ridiculous to compare them directly this way.

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  • charles2029

    Is that why the iPad is no longer getting a number with the new releases? That way, when the new iPad comes out 2020, it will still just be called ‘iPad’

  • charles2029

    Is that why the iPad is no longer getting a number with the new releases? That way, when the new iPad comes out 2020, it will still just be called ‘iPad’ But I really can’t see consoles going away.

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