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Watch Dogs: The PS4 Technical Difference

TheGameHeadz Write: Ubisoft drop some awesome details for Watch Dogs during Sony’s PS4 announcement. The game is confirmed to appear on PS3 and 360, and the upcoming release of the PS4. With the game being showing on Sony’s next console, and their current one; you are probably wondering just as I was, what could be the major difference between the two versions.

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LessThan2Tflops1209d ago

Could have just said "it will be more like the pc version"

Kaiou1209d ago

True , best thing about next gen is that finally PC versions will be expanded and get more graphical enchantment instead of just mostly better resolution and Anti-aliasing .

LocutusEstBorg1209d ago

Um no the Geforce Titan curb stomps the 720 PS4 and Wii U put together. Console ports will again be under use of GPU power.

fsfsxii1208d ago

@KurianOfBorg
Goodluck paying 1000$ for that, you could get all next gen consoles for maybe even less

dmN_1141208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )

@KurianOfBorg

What else did you expect from a GPU that will cost as much as all those consoles you said put together. LOL

EDIT: beaten

KimDongHwan1208d ago

@KurianOfBorg

The PC Master Race always talking how PC are more advanced, and the graphics and etc. But what about the games? why would you need such an amazing power just to try playing Simcity, and your souless Crysis. I bought a gaming PC just because i wanted to see this amazing features, but not a single game until now has have the same impact in me as Metal Gear Solid 4 or Uncharted 2, its like you got only shooters.

knowyourstuff1208d ago

Geforce Titan has 6GB of GDDR5 RAM, PS4 has 8GB... sorry Kurian, your math is a tad off, and everyone seems to agree.

Irishguy951208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )

Lol...The Titan has 6GB Ram...Ps4 has 8GB..

Ps4 > Titan?

Are you ****ing serious? Are you that ignorant of technology that you actually think Ram in the only factor in a GPU?

N4G Fanboys eh?

Yes 'knowyourstuff'...the 1000 quid Titan(GPU) is weaker than the 400-500 Ps4(CPU/GPU/RAM/Motherboard/Wi fi etc)

Congratulations. Hopefully the N4g admin will see fit to add a 'stupid' bubble down option.

dantesparda1208d ago

for once, i agree with you Irishguy

jmc88881208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )

WTH are people smoking?

RAM has NOTHING to do with POWER.

Hint: If you have an old PC say one from 10 years ago, and you increase the ram from 512 GB to 4GB, does that make your PC faster?

Nope. Not one bit.

The GPU equivalent of what the PS4 has is a $250 graphics card. That's reality.

It's 8 CPU cores can't beat a mid range 2008 4 core CPU.

I'm buying a PS4 via preorder just like I did a Wii U, but the facts ARE the facts.

A mid range 2011 PC GPU is what the PS4 has.

1.8 TFlops of power vs midrange cards of 2.4 TFlops, and that will be over probably 3.5 TFlops by the time the PS4 launches.

The Titan is close to 3x a PS4, and you can put three of them in your PC.

No it doesn't take 1000 to get better than a PS4, takes about 600.

OR IF YOU HAVE A PC, all it takes is a $250 GPU upgrade to match it.

When will people realize not all 8 gb's will be used for gaming and the ~6 that is, half of it won't be used and might only barely be used as workarounds in later years.

Take a PC GPU at 1080p gaming say a GTX 670 2gb and measure it against a GTX 670 4gb...guess what at 1080p there IS NO DIFFERENCE in performance.

On top of this don't forget that the PS4 will have lower grade GDDR5 memory then what's in the top PC GPU's. (because not all GDDR5 is of the same speed and latency type...hint to make MILLIONS of consoles, they won't be using the fastest, they'll be using what they can make the most of).

The reason you WANT 8 GB's is to ensure that you DON'T have a BOTTLENECK in the system. If you have a BOTTLENECK then whatever power it has is partially wasted because you have to run tricks that use up the power in order to get around less RAM.

This is what people are being stupid about.

They think more RAM makes the system faster. NO. It means that if you are driving a car and hitting the gas, enough ram means you aren't using your other foot to hit the break at the same time.

It DOESN'T make the system ANY MORE faster, it simply removes a bottleneck that was slowing it down.

Also part of that is the density of the chips. They come in chip sizes that mean's it needed to either be 4 or 8, so with 8 you have TRIPLE the ram you would have with 4.

Double you say? Nope triple? How? Simple.

2 GB's is most likely going to be reserved for the OS, which is not going to be simple.

Thus 4-2 = 2
Thus 8-2 = 6

6 vs 2 = 3x

Triple.

6 GB's is more than the unit can push, but it fits in with the desire to NOT have RAM be a bottleneck and what the chip densities dictate.

Gaming1011207d ago

PC's for some reason can get upgraded to higher specs than the PS4, however due to the massive requirements of running all the non-gaming related programs in the background, running the Windows Operating System, it all taxes your PC, which is why even the the best looking PC games today (unmodded) don't look as impressive as Killzone on PS4.

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1up1208d ago

i see those jaggies, so much for good anti analyzing.

Twignberries1208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )

@knowyourstuff
Man with a name like that, one should assume you actually "know your stuff".... Clearly just an ironic name.
PS4's 8gb ram is PHYSICAL ram not vram. The GTX titan has 6gb vram which means it's ram that is SOLELY used for image processing. But Im sure you already knew that since you "know your stuff"...
P.S. Comparing a full spec console to a video card anyways? Epic tech knowledge fail.

x8001208d ago

yep, glad someone knows, and am glad the ps3 has 8gbram which it shares with the GPU somehow. correct me if i am wrong.

dantesparda1208d ago

Wow! its obvious you dont know your sh!t either the PS4 has GDDR5 RAM, which is VRAM.

and p.s. there is no such thing as "physical" RAM (actually all RAM is "physical" as in, it all physically exists)

Twignberries1208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )

@dantesparda Dude do your research. It's 8gb GDDR5 SHARED memory, not dedicated VRAM. If you honestly think the ps4's video card is even close to the power of the gtx titan you are sadly mistaken

mistertwoturbo1209d ago

Well graphics is going to be an obvious one. But I'm thinking they might try to tie in some of the social aspects of the system and maybe do something with the touchpad and speaker on the DS4.

Bathyj1209d ago

Some sort of touchpad hacking interface where you have to go by feel would be good.

Or an eavesdropping surveillance gadget that plays through the speaker.

I_am_Batman1208d ago

They have already confirmed that they'll be using the touchpad of the DS4. They said they will use it to dial on a cell phone or something like that.

N0S3LFESTEEM1209d ago

I see them making use of that touch pad on the controller for the phone... other than that it may be comparable to high settings on PC. It's a first gen game so I'm not all too impressed if the game itself still has it's foot anchored in last gen.

JP13691209d ago (Edited 1209d ago )

Can people stop approving articles written by people who don't know how to spell, use words in their proper context or utilize appropriate punctuation? The info presented here has been included in other, better written articles. Again, why what this approved?

JP13691209d ago

That will teach me to bust out my soapbox while using a phone to make statements on forums.

mistertwoturbo1209d ago

It's N4G, where any random blogger could create a website overnight, put an attractive headline, and get hits.

romancer1209d ago

the article states: " PS3 and 360 players shouldn’t find any disappointment with their perspective versions of the game."

he means respective, of course... but there's an unintended joke in the original.

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