So apparently Matt Hargett (ex-Software Engineer of PS5) agrees with Digital Foundry's and, by relation I'd assume, NX Gamer's use of Photo Mode as a benchmark. And it's true; some game engines will favor Series X's GPU design while some others will favor PS5's GPU design. I don't see why it's an even remotely controversial statement to make.
Granted, no one's playing the game in Photo Mode hence why it's an academic benchmark; hopefully whatever is causing the frame drops and microstutter on Series X when text crawls on the screen is fixed in a patch. But considering the porting team for this game was quite small, and that Remedy are focusing on Crossfire X, I doubt it'll get patched anytime too soon.
TBH the entire situation was stupid, but on both ends. It was a technical analysis thread on controller input latency, there is zero reason why it should've spilled off into covering Twitter rants and drama. If NX Gamer wants to be taken seriously as a professional he needs to know when to now go for the low-hanging fruit bait; ignore them completely and they will eventually get bored.
That said, it's just another example why ResetEra is a trash heap of a "forum" outside of a scant few quality gaming threads that pop up here and there, and I've noticed some of the posters I usually like reading posts from there have scaled back or stopped completely. Probably because they don't like the hyper-polarizing political atmosphere that manifests there in even innocuous gaming threads. Can't say I blame them whatsover.
I miss your old avatar.
If the stuttering gets a patch it will be worth returning to this port and seeing how the performance stacks up.
NXG, in this very video, does say (around the 12 minute mark) that, outside of those stutters, the XSX has a very slight performance edge over PS5.
Of course, the stutters are there, so it's not like we can pretend they don't matter. It's a mark against the Series port, for now.
Interesting port, this one is, for numerous reasons. I am still hung up on the PC equivalent settings discussion, honestly.
I know I'm just as culpable for taking part, but how is another thread blowing up over this? and not worth another 30 page thread.
I end up having to repeat this every time, but here goes again:
They always will. They just will. The console war discussion is the hottest topic on the forum for now, and for the foreseeable future. Nothing gets more clicks, for the time being. So either get used to it, or just add Analysis tagged threads to your ignore list. The same people will flock to each new thread and repeat the same lines/memes/GIFs/catch phrases that have been making the rounds since specs were unveiled in the summer.
Replies like yours always pop up in analysis threads and I don't understand why. This isn't new. It has happened every time since November. Dirt 5 got numerous threads (launch versions vs patched versions ,etc) all getting at least close to 1k replies and, again, no one even plays that game.
Hell, a lot of people who take part in these XsX vs PS5 discussions don't even own either console yet.
There is no point in acting surprised by it, or posting "congrats on your imaginary war," or "wow jeez so many replies wtf" because it has always been this way, it will always be this way, and you're adding nothing by acting "above it all," all you really accomplish with that is just shitting up the thread further, honestly. Either ignore it or accept it.
The DF Control Photo Mode Ray Tracing vid has like 50k views in less than a week. Imagine the numbers that CP77 next-gen update analysis is gonna do.
The next AAA release will get NXgamer, DF, and VGtech threads. The one after that will. The one after that will. So on, and so on, and so on. All those threads will get at least 500 replies, most will get at least 1k.
People love comparing the hardware, for better or worse. I actually really enjoy the nitty gritty details of how each console performs, I don't approach it as "one has to be good, the other has to suck," I like seeing the good that both can do.