Tamasi told PC PowerPlay that consoles would no longer have more capable or better graphics than a PC, which hasn’t always been the case.
According to the graphics card producer’s senior vice president said Sony and Microsoft can’t afford to invest enough money to keep up with PCs in terms of graphics research.
Tamasi said Nvidia spends $1.5 billion a year on research and development in graphics, which equates to roughly $10 billion over the lifecycle of a console.
“Sony and Microsoft simply can’t afford to spend that kind of money,” Tamasi said. “They just don’t have the investment capacity to match the PC guys; we can do it thanks to economy of scale, as we sell hundreds of millions of chips, year after year.”
Last month, however, rival graphics card producer AMD’s public relations lead Rober Hallock told VG 24/7 that Nvidia’s gripes were “a bit of sour grapes.”
AMD will be manufacturing the CPU/GPU for both the Xbox One and PS4, though Tamasi said Nvidia doesn’t feel snubbed by the next-gen consoles, but rather the company feels the consoles aren’t worth the company’s time.