Submitted by xHeavYx 467d ago | opinion piece

Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4: PS4 wins on specs

With the first round of announcements behind us, the only thing that’s clear in the inevitable and perpetual Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4 battle is that there is no clear winner. (PS4, Xbox One)

chadwarden  +   467d ago

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Maddens Raiders  +   467d ago
Holy Shite ....

chadwarden's here? Sony really must be doing amazing things... "Ballin'!" hahaa
Sky_Walker  +   467d ago
I'm rather interested to find out the clock speeds of all the hardware.

It's easy to throw numbers out there like 8-core, 500gb, 8gb etc., as those look impressive to gamers who aren't aware of the ghz and read/write speeds.

Also am I the only one disappointed with he Wi-Fi n?
All new devices should come with Wi-Fi ac! (specially media devices).

The only thing I got out of this article is the author's lack of knowledge of terminology. GDDR5 is found in the GPU for processing the graphics of whatever you are doing. DDR3 is the core system memory which allows the system to perform tasks.
kneon  +   467d ago
On the PS4 the GDDR5 is both the graphics and system memory. This unified memory architecture eliminates the need to copy data between the CPU and GPU memory systems since they use the same memory.
Sevir  +   467d ago
OH have I got something to bake your noodle.
Digital foundry thanks to the Wired and some sleuthing through Microsoft's deliberate attempt at being ambiguous with specs have confirmed more or less the specs of the Xbox One and it comes in right on the Money, the PS4 and the Xbox One has the same CPU cores but the PS4 GPU is more powerful... have a read, its pretty insightful!

Bumpmapping  +   467d ago
Flawless Victory!
NatureOfLogic  +   467d ago
I may be wrong but can someone please double check my math, 4>1 right?
forum67  +   467d ago
Anyone comparing product's model number from two different companies and using that logic needs brain check to be done OR can be ignored due to age immaturity.

Seriously , what next ? nvidia 9600GT (2008) > AMD 7990 (2013) because of the number.
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ZodTheRipper  +   467d ago
Anyone not understanding this as a joke needs a humor check.
S2Killinit  +   467d ago
its funny because its true. 4 IS more hahaha
bintarok  +   467d ago
You right. 4 > 1 in math logic.

However, ONE is a word, 1 is a number

In a race, number ONE > a number FOUR

Good joke though.
Brazz  +   467d ago
it's one... not first, and 4... not fourth.
Ya joke fail...
bintarok  +   467d ago
Finally someone points it's ONE, not 1.

You've just proved my point, no fail's taken. LOL
Corpser  +   467d ago
Rumored specs
thechosenone  +   467d ago
Still hiding behind that old excuse I see. Sorry my friend but even the old rumors that were talked about back in Feb turned out to be true, you have to face facts this is what the next xbox will be.
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HammadTheBeast  +   467d ago
Yeah I know right, its pathetic that the Xbox One is still hiding behind rumors. Didn't even mention their specs.
ziggurcat  +   467d ago
they sort of did... they flashed a few numbers on screen, but really didn't talk about any of the details.
Sevir  +   467d ago
Those rumors were more or less proven true
thanks to the Wired and ofcourse Digital Foundry's sleuthing through MS's ambiguous PR babble and cherry picked facts... For anyone that wants a look at should take a read at this... It more or less confirms whats in the box of the XBOX One and how well it stacks up to the PS4, and sheds light on why MS took the Ninty approach and with not really specifying specs and simply glossing over the sensationalized points, like "5 Billion transistors" and "8 core CPU Custom Microsoft CPU"... its pretty insightful

starchild  +   467d ago
No, it has been pretty much confirmed by people who know their stuff.

And who's fault would it be that they are rumored specs anyway? Microsoft's. They didn't go into any detail at all in their conference. Boo. Such a boring reveal.
PirateThom  +   467d ago
Specs are not the XBONE's biggest issue.
Sadist3  +   467d ago
Look at the specs on this http://wiiudaily.com/2011/1... That was also more powerful on paper
JP1369  +   467d ago
How are rumored, inaccurate specs proof of anything other than your inability to conjure a logical argument? It's pretty clear that the One has an inferior GPU, slower RAM (and less of it available for games) and an architecture that will be harder to exploit. There's no way out of this, the new Xbox is underpowered and more difficult to program for. PS4 will look and play better. Deal with it.

Jek_Porkins  +   467d ago
Cool, Sony fans can continue to beat their chest in triumph! My question would be, will third parties develop on the less powerful Xbox One, and port it over to the PS4? That would be easiest, and that is traditionally how developers work, since it's easier to just port it, rather than re-work it for a separate console.

Just something to think about, and I actually believe both will be pretty stunning in the games department.
IIZANGETSUII  +   467d ago
It'll be just like this gen i guess
joeorc  +   467d ago
"My question would be, will third parties develop on the less powerful Xbox One, and port it over to the PS4?"

Did the 3RD party developer's and publisher's already do that this generation cycle? and the performance hit was shown on the PS3 because those 3rd party game engines were not made for the PS3 system design.

This time the PS4 does not have that problem. So it will come down to custom tool chains, and who do you think makes custom tool chains just like Microsoft does for the xbox platform , Sony's 1st party internal studios do for playstation's. And as it is now many see the results of these tool chains with Naughty Dog,guerrilla games and since its the same type of chipsets that the PC uses as its a x86 means that Sony's not at a Hard to code for development platform.
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Jek_Porkins  +   467d ago
I never said anything about first party studios, but it's more than clear third party developers wont have 2 different teams developing one for Xbox One and one for PS4, so the logical thing would to think most games will be developed on the less powerful system, and ported.

I'm not saying the PS4 will get inferior games this generation like last, I'm saying they wont get taken full advantage of, sort of how the original Xbox never got taken advantage of, even though it was vastly more powerful than the PS2, because they would develop on PS2, and port it.
JP1369  +   467d ago
As game development takes place on PC (and many games find their home there) it may actually be the other way around, as the PS4's architecture is closer to that of a PC than the One. Something similar happened with PS360, but with opposite positions being filled.
Eyeco  +   467d ago
Really ? from what I remember games like Splinter Cell were like night and day, especially Chaos Theory, virtually every multiplat looked and ran noticeably better on the original xbox and even still, so what ?games like Halo, Butcher Bay, Ninja Gaiden, Doom 3, Far Cry were enough to prove the power of the Original Xbox, in the end it always boils down to the excusives, exclusives have and always will be the best looking games on a console, your argument is mute.
The_Troll_Whisperer  +   467d ago
The PS4 and Xbox One both use x64 achitecture, so even if developers ported their games(Ubisoft wont) to the PS4 from the Xbox One, games will still look better on the PS4. PS4 is like a Titan, the One is like a 680. Same game, same PC, but better graphics on the hardware that is more powerful, this being the PS4.

I have spoken.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   467d ago
Had someone made a comment in this article:
that included a statement that was similar to your first sentence you'd be crying foul.
MasterCornholio  +   467d ago
The Xboner has more issues than just weaker specs.

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MrMayhem28  +   467d ago
I know it's not the biggest deal but the fact the xbox one controller uses AA batteries is just embarrassing in 2013
stuna1  +   467d ago
just one more way to break the bank!
cedaridge  +   467d ago
AGREE! Microsoft put in a bluray player but couldn't make a rechargeable controller? smh!
Max-Zorin  +   467d ago
Nevermind the specs, MS is trying to fulfill EA's wet dreams when it come to pre-owned games.
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TwilightSparkle  +   467d ago
Ill be getting the ps4 mainly cause I can stream it on my vita plus ms dont have any games that appeal to me.
_QQ_  +   467d ago
Why do Console only gamers even make a huge deal out of specs, I buy consoles for amazing exclusives, which obviously Sony beats MS in that category, but as for specs they both look like baby toys compared to PC.
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