But seriously, 32 GB of RAM?
Agni’s Philosophy, billed to be running on next-generation technology developed by Square-Enix, has two new tech demos available, which showcase extremely detailed faces and elements. Not only that, but the system specs the demos were running on provide an interesting clue to the specifications we can expect from next-generation consoles.
Japanese websites GameWatch and 4Gamer reported that Agni’s Philosophy was running on a single GTX 680 Intel Ivy Bridge Core i7-3770K clocked at 3.5 GHz with 32 GB of RAM. Amazingly enough, as GameWatch reports, the demos didn’t stress the specs one bit despite running using 1.8 GB of texture data and a combination of MSAA and FXAA. The game also runs at a silky smooth 60 frame per second.
For a standard comparison, most high-end PCs commercially available today use Core i7 CPUs with GeForce GT 650M graphic cards with up to 8 GB of DDR3 RAM. Even if we go a little crazy and create an assembled system, it would still cost a bomb to include both the Core i7 and GTX 680, forget 32 GB of RAM. If the next generation of consoles could easily shoulder these kind of graphics (and more), what does that say about their price and power?