Now that the Xbox One has been officially unveiled, tech buffs everywhere are starting to compare the new system with Sony's PlayStation 4.
One such breakdown can be found over at Eurogamer , where gamers are latching onto one key point: It seems the PS4 will offer 50% more raw power than the Xbox One.
While both systems are based on Radeon GCN architecture, there does appear to be a very big difference, as author Richard Leadbetter noted:
"…through a process of extrapolation from the drip-feed of hard facts, the make-up of the One's GPU is confirmed – 12 compute units each capable of 64 ops/clock gives us the 768 total revealed by Microsoft and thus, by extension, the 1.2 teraflop graphics core.
So that's another tick on the Durango leaked spec that has been transposed across to the final Xbox One architecture and the proof we need that PlayStation 4's 18 CU graphics core has 50 per cent more raw power than the GPU in the new Microsoft console."
Also, Microsoft opted for 8GB of DDR3 RAM early in development to support its goal of generating a "multitsking-rich operating system." Therefore, it's hard to create "complex architecture" that will avoid bottlenecks with the older DDR RAM. Lastly, due to the more straightforward architecture of the PS4 (surprising to hear that about a Sony console, isn't it?), Sony could easily upgrade and match the 8GB of RAM.
If anybody wants to weigh in, feel free. I haven't the slightest idea what this guy is talking about.