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+ - Sony Announces PlayStation 4 with Significantly More Powerful Graphics Engine-> 1

Submitted by MojoKid
MojoKid (1002251) writes "Now that we have system specs from both the PS4 and Xbox One, we can compare the two and see which console is better equipped for the future. A similar CPU is found in both consoles. The PS4 wields a custom low-power x86-64 AMD Jaguar chip with eight physical processing cores, and the same is true of the Xbox One. In this category, it's essentially wash, though the PS4 leaps ahead when looking at the other specs. Of most interest are the GPU and RAM, as these are primarily gaming devices, after all. The Xbox One's GPU is similar to a Radeon 7790, offering 68GB/s of bandwidth to a local 32MB SRAM memory cache, plus another 30GB/s of bandwidth to game controllers and peripherals like the Kinect. It also has 8GB of DDR3 system memory. The GPU in the PS4 offers similar performance to a Radeon 7870, which is quite a bit more powerful than the 7790. It's also aided by 8GB of unified GDDR5 RAM and thus able to offer 176GB/s of bandwidth to the CPU and GPU. The advantage here clearly lies with Sony."
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Sony Announces PlayStation 4 with Significantly More Powerful Graphics Engine

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  • From reading different analysis, the SRAM that is used in the One should even out the gap a fair bit. I think it may take developers a bit longer to get used to it, but it will end up getting used. Further, the fact that most games will be developed for both consoles at once really means that any graphics will simply default to the slightly lower performance of the Xbox One.

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