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    Default Consoles ranked by "power"

    With the least powerful at the top. Tell me if you agree with this.

    NES
    Turbografx 16
    Genesis
    SNES
    32X
    CDi
    Jaguar
    3DO
    Saturn
    Playstation
    N64
    Dreamcast
    PS2
    Gamecube
    Xbox
    Wii
    Xbox 360
    PS3
    Wii U
    Xbox One
    PS4

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    That seems roughly accurate. You can get very similar results by ranking them in ascending order of release date, which makes for a not-very-interesting conclusion.

    For example:

    iPhone
    iPhone 3G
    iPhone 3gs
    iPhone 4
    iPhone 4s
    iPhone 5
    iPhone 5s
    iPhone 6

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    NES has the most power, hands down.

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    What were you guys expecting from a user named "goatse"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guntz View Post
    What were you guys expecting from a user named "goatse"?
    Delicious goatse cheeses and the ability to eat nearly anything. Perhaps three gruff friends named Billy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by celerystalker View Post
    Delicious goatse cheeses
    Artisanal cheeses, one would think.

    Regarding the OP, the Genesis CPU is more powerful than the one used in the SNES, so right away the premise is problematic. IIRC the Jaguar has more raw horsepower than the 3DO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenband View Post
    Artisanal cheeses, one would think.

    Regarding the OP, the Genesis CPU is more powerful than the one used in the SNES, so right away the premise is problematic.
    The SNES does more per tick. Which one is more powerful depends on what you are trying to do. The Genesis is faster, but the SNES is stronger.
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    Yeah, I realized it was a bit of an oversimplification (and appreciate the clarification). Still, when you play shovelware that's on both systems and find pervasive slowdown on the SNES port and none on the Genesis port, it does leave an impression.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guntz View Post
    What were you guys expecting from a user named "goatse"?
    A big gaping asshole picture comes to mind, at least what used to be spammed in the 90s with that name to it. Sadly such horrors get burned into memory.

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    Not that any of this matters to anyone but since the thread is about console power...

    Wii U actually has less performance with its GPU (AMD 'Latte') than the GPU in Xbox 360 (ATI Xenos) or PS3 (Nvidia RSX).

    Sources say that Nintendo's new console is not even equal to the current generation

    Nintendo's upcoming Wii U console may generate full HD graphics, but it's not up to the graphics power of the Xbox 360 or the PS3
    Another developer at a major company confirmed this point of view. "Yeah, that's true. It doesn't produce graphics as well as the PS3 or the 360," said the source. "There aren't as many shaders, it's not as capable. Sure, some things are better, mostly as a result of it being a more modern design. But overall the Wii U just can't quite keep up."
    http://www.gamesindustry.biz/article...developers-say

    Wii U's GPU does have a somewhat newer and more modern feature set (Shader Model 4.1 vs 3.0 in the older consoles) but Latte has few shader units (or ALUs) resulting in a lower FLOPS/sec.

    Although Wii U's GPU is more efficient than the other two, it is still working with less performance, overall.
    Also, the main bandwidth is 12.8 GB/sec, around half that of Xbox 360 (22.5 GB/sec)

    The Wii U's triple core CPU (basically three Wii Broadway cores) is also much weaker than either 360's Xenon CPU and PS3's CELL.


    Floating point performance of the three graphics chips

    Xbox 360 (Xenos) 240 GFLOPS
    PS3 GPU (RSX) 192 GFLOPS
    Wii U GPU (Latte) 176 GFLOPS

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    Um, there were consoles that existed and thrived before the mighty NES descended on mankind from the hand of God himself.

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    Genesis is slightly more powerful than SNES And PS2 is slightly more powerful than Gamecube. Some Nintendo bias in your list.

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    I guess the Neo Geo AES was disqualified from the list. I mean, I get it, the PS4 has speed and memory, but the Neo Geo is both a wizard and knows the secrets of cold fusion.

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    I think the SNES was best pound for pound, when you consider:

    1. The time it was released - late August 1991 - Honestly, a pretty technically advanced system if you really think about it.

    2. The price.... $199 with "two" controllers and possibly one of the 10 best games ever made Super Mario World.


    Sure, there were systems that are significantly more powerful than the SNES, but if you consider the tech of the era, and the price, and the total package, I think SNES is the overall winner.

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    I Do NOT AGREE

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    Going to have to go with WCP on this. The Genesis tended to look and sound fairly sorry against the better made SNES stuff.

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    Wasn't there a He-Man game on Intellivision? Would't that mea Intellivision wins? (ba dum tish)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevincal View Post
    Genesis is slightly more powerful than SNES And PS2 is slightly more powerful than Gamecube. Some Nintendo bias in your list.
    You are right about the Genesis, but the PS2 was the weakest of its gen. Cube was actually the strongest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZP3 View Post
    You are right about the Genesis
    Genesis vs SNES is like a race car vs a truck. Genesis is faster (higher CPU clock), but SNES is stronger (does more per tick).


    but the PS2 was the weakest of its gen.
    Actually, the Dreamcast was.


    Cube was actually the strongest.
    The Cube does more per tick, but the Xbox has a faster CPU.
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