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Xbox One To Have A Similar Solution to huMA – Xbox One Dev

PS4 features better performance? Not so fast there. (Xbox One)

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The_Infected  +   899d ago
That's good to know:)
golding89  +   899d ago | Well said
Yea it is. It's good for those who want an xbox one
GarrusVakarian  +   899d ago | Funny
Haha, you're comments are hilarious lately, trying to be the middle ground nice guy. Here have a bubble for the effort.
Kanzes  +   899d ago
You Win or You Die. There's no middle ground.
golding89  +   899d ago | Well said
@Lukas_Japonicus middle ground? lmao..dude I am pretty sure N4g site knows xbox one day one for me!... It's good for those who want an xbox one [me]

Stop misinterpreting me.. I don't wanna join ur team :-p
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malokevi  +   899d ago
Have a bubble, golding! I have a feeling N4G doesn't like Xbox enthusiasts making first posts... ;)
mewhy32  +   899d ago | Well said
Even if the article is right there's no denying that GDDR5 and a 50% more powerful GPU will give the PS4 the performance advantage. PERIOD. There's no spinning it, there's no denying it, there's no argument here. Facts are facts. That's the reason that micro$oft has taken the Nintendo stance and not talking up the specs. You don't talk up your hardware inferiority.
imt558  +   899d ago
This :

Somebody had PM'ed me earlier linking to the Ars article on how the PS4 has a big advantage over the Xbox one due to hUMA. This was apparently said by some AMD marketing manager.

I haven't heard of hUMA until today...

And that's a XO developer who doesn't know about architecture of XO.

Seems pretty god damn legit. XO developer doesn't know about XO architecture, but AMD does. So :

PS4 : hUMA
XO : no hUMA

Similar to hUMA is not the same like real hUMA.
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mwjw696  +   899d ago

What's the matter fanboy worried no one will care about your opinion unless your at the top? So you post in a completely off subject discussion... That's really sad and I hope you feel bad about your self.
Skips  +   899d ago

When you have an Xbox dev OUTRIGHT admitting PS4 specs are better.... Yep. lol
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Gozer  +   899d ago
You aren't taking into the account the Esram and Move engines of the X1. Or the tiled resources, or Hypervisor. MS is made up of Software Engineers, they undoubtedly know how to get the most out of a piece of hardware.

Right now as it stands MS has more games running at 1080p/60fps than sony. I don't think the differences in hardware are going to amount to anything negligible. I certainly don't think the ps4 has as much of an advantage as you are hoping.
NewMonday  +   899d ago
Judging from the original Reddit discussion the "dev" fully understand what hUMA is, and others proved the XB1 cant do it because of the ESRAM
NextGen24Gamer  +   899d ago
Electronic Arts is one company still asking that question, though, and not necessarily for the reason you'd expect. EA Sports boss Andrew Wilson says that one reason none of its next-gen sports games are coming to PC is because Microsoft and Sony's new game consoles are actually more powerful than many PCs in a very specific, subtle way: "How the CPU, GPU, and RAM work together in concert," Wilson told Polygon.

That might sound suspiciously vague, but we spoke to AMD and it's actually true. The AMD chips inside the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One take advantage of something called Heterogeneous Unified Memory Access (HUMA), Good for gaming, good for AMDwhich allows both the CPU and GPU to share the same memory pool instead of having to copy data from one before the other can use it. Diana likened it to driving to the corner store to pick up some milk, instead of driving from San Francisco to Los Angeles. It's one of AMD's proposed Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) techniques to make the many discrete processors in a system work in tandem to more efficiently share loads.
sinjonezp  +   899d ago | Well said
Isn't ironic that on the heels of everything Sony, there is a xb1 comeback. Like hey we play used games too, hey we don't have DRM too, hey we love indies too, hey we don't require the camera too, um...., hey we have huma too!
HardTileD_   899d ago | Spam
SilentNegotiator  +   898d ago
Oh look, it's the anonymous "Confirmed Xbox One dev" again.

The mods failed the last few articles based on that PR account being baseless with its assertions.
InMyOpinion  +   898d ago
The PS4 has a real huma, and is a real hero.
Godz Kastro  +   898d ago
I really want to see this 50% power because as of now where games show the advantages I am not seeing it... At all. They both have showcase games.
XboxFun  +   898d ago
Check another one off the list right?

hey golding89, you got two "well saids" and yet no bubble. Funny how that works right, get one trolling and instant de-bubble on this site.
JsonHenry  +   899d ago
I am more interested in hardware tiling and how that will be implemented.
HardTileD_   898d ago | Spam
tuglu_pati  +   899d ago

it's 40% not 50%
Gameratheart  +   898d ago
Actually, it's 39.32247781003%
quenomamen  +   899d ago
Ooooh Im sure it does, let me guess its called hAM correct ? Or is somebody at MS still thinking of a name ? Im callling MAJOR Bullshit on this one. PS4's is part of the hardware built in by AMD, not some made up software solution. I wanna hear it coming from AMDs mouth not from MS or one of their talking heads.
tuglu_pati  +   899d ago | Well said
So when a confirmed Xbox One dev debunks something you guys call it bullshit. But when a person from a forum who supposedly knows a contact who knows a dev debunks something PS4 related it's all good. Gotta love the N4G double standard.
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Angrymorgan  +   899d ago
....does it matter??
Ps4 has huma...xbone has dx11...ps4 has more powaaaa....xbone has the clouds..etc..etc
Both have pros and cons, both have great games coming.
Just enjoy what you choose.

Repied to the wrong post..sorry
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starchild  +   898d ago
I love how people with zero technical knowledge think they can call bullshit on things they don't even understand.
Gameratheart  +   898d ago
Hey, fanboy, your head is full of bullshit. Shut the hell up, and blow Sony to the promised land.... The ps4 is more powerful than the x1, by what percentage? Who gives a shit. The games both are showing could be flip flopped to each system, and not one of you out of control fanboys would tell the difference. Man, the kids on this site are such an embarrassment.
joeorc  +   899d ago
hmm: yet it is:

New developer.LMAO

He also noted that he couldn’t find a source where AMD’s senior product marketing manager Marc Diana stated that the PS4 would have hUMA and the Xbox One wouldn’t.


here ya go...

AMD's Senior Product Marketing Manager Marc Diana said that the PS4 had shipped with a sense of Huma [Heterogeneous Uniform Memory Access] from AMD.

this is just getting to be way too funny
adorie  +   898d ago
Let me add to the flames. Those who were saying Xbone has an advantage because of DX 11.2
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thetruthx1  +   898d ago
Huma couldn't rescue Knack, DC Universe, Blacklight retribution, Planetside 2

Ryse still shows everything up

The Best Games Are On Xbox One
JackStraw  +   898d ago
ryse looks terrible. just stop.
Sevir  +   898d ago
LMAOOOOO!!!!!!!! OK lets just pretend Thats true!
extermin8or  +   898d ago
Umm ryse looks no better than any other cryengine 3 game nade on pc architecture and isnt open world but linear... soo...
Prcko  +   899d ago
great news
ape007  +   899d ago
I have never ever seen a more fierce competition in my entire life

sony and ms, hats off
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CRAIG667  +   899d ago
Very true, while fanboys are running around saying Sony is fail/Microsoft is fail, the truth is everybody wins, that includes us gamers...
mcstorm  +   899d ago
I agree and this is why I have said for a long time on here the gaming industry needs at lest 3 companys making consoles and at this moment in time I don't think there are any better 3 than Nintendo Sony and Microsoft as they all offer something different but they are all trying to out do each other to. This is also part of the reason I think the WiiU, Xbox one and PS4 sales will be close between the 3 come then end of this next gen.
nukeitall  +   899d ago

I agree that competition is great for everybody, but Nintendo at this stage isn't a real competitor to Sony or MS. They are still set in their ways.

I think we could use another major console maker that isn't cheap android like devices. Problem is, unless you are already in the market, almost no-one has the money to start competing in this business.

Valve is one of the few that is correctly placed in the industry, but I doubt they have the funds or even the expertise. Most likely it would be a PC in a smaller box with far minor investment.
Septic  +   899d ago


Thus competition is so fierce and look how the industry has changed already with more disclosures, more transparency and greater efforts, especially on the part of Microsoft, to engage with their community when compared to a few months earlier
redwin  +   899d ago
I love this competition, because of it no matter what I choose its going to be great. But I already made up my mind. I'm going for performance and features, uh and games. Which do you think that is ?
LoveOfTheGame  +   899d ago
Well features go to Xbox, performance to PS, and games are subjective.

rainslacker  +   898d ago
I love the competition. The fan boys I could do without.
extermin8or  +   898d ago
Well features is actually looking pretty even (cable box required for xb1-only relevant in usa atm, plus sony have deals with virgin media for broadband etc over here if a virgin media tv app doesnt appear... I'll be shocked), performance is probably ps4, games... this is a hard one because atm xb1 has more AAA titles however going from history AND from what studios like naughty dog and santa monica put out...and we know will have games out/announced within next year or so. Hmm however I'm guessing he's going with either ps4 or it was a trick question amd he's boderline trolling and is actually buying a ne gaming PC :p which ofc loses him access to all the exclusive games...
CrimsonStar  +   899d ago
Competition is good for all MS and Sony compete , we benefit tremendously from it . I hope Sony and MS both do very well next gen so when the next one comes around it will be even better .
n4rc  +   899d ago
"He also noted that he couldn’t find a source where AMD’s senior product marketing manager Marc Diana stated that the PS4 would have hUMA and the Xbox One wouldn’t."

me either... a playstation fansite came to that conclusion it seems..

AMD making both chips made this claim pretty unrealistic..
MasterCornholio  +   899d ago
"a playstation fansite came to that conclusion it seems"

Small correction.

That would be a German IT magazine called Heise.

Edit: Well i dont know why he didnt mention the XBOX but he said the PS4 would have it. Also theres a part of the article which states

The playstation fansite run by "Sony fanboys" just translated it.

" didnt see anywhere where he said xbox didnt have it"

I think this is the part that caused people to say that.

"Behind the scenes c't could also capture developers unofficial voices that see the 3D performance of the Playstation 4 very far from that of the Xbox One."

And if this is true then for some reason the PS4 is able to render 3d graphics better than the XBOX One which is probably due to huma which is mentioned in the article.

Anyways i cant wait to see the comparison between multiplats to resolve this issue once and for all.
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n4rc  +   899d ago
i read the translation... didnt see anywhere where he said xbox didnt have it..

the only place that was mentioned was the headline and then goes on to list the PR about the tech.. "increased performance" was not in reference to the ps4 but to the AMD tech itself over its competitors
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MasterCornholio  +   899d ago
" "increased performance" was not in reference to the ps4 but to the AMD tech itself over its competitors"

No one really knows since the article is so badly translated.

Something is extremely fishy though especially about the XBOX Ones hardware.

Edit: Now that i think about it i dont think either console has that technology.
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joeorc  +   899d ago
here is the direct Quote:

AMD's Senior Product Marketing Manager Marc Diana said that the PS4 had shipped with a sense of Huma [Heterogeneous Uniform Memory Access] from AMD.
BallsEye  +   898d ago
I am yet to see any game that shows the amazing power of ps4. For now XO wins cause they show, sony just talks. People already forgot how sony cheated with KZ2.
Sarxblade  +   899d ago
Again Sony elite fanboys were going rabid on another rumor. I knew something didn't add up, but Sony fanboys were posting that huge huma advantage all over the place. It's gonna be sad for those fanboys that still believe ps4 is 50% more powerful then Xbox One, they well be very disappointed if they keep believing it.
FrigidDARKNESS  +   899d ago
Agree infact MS coherency solution also means
MS is fully designed the solution with help of AMD
instead of just pure Off the self Produced by AMD --> PS4

AMD wont said a thing because they think it is not important
we already Know PS4 garlic/onion Kabini (not full HSA) Not fully Huma.
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PinkFunk  +   899d ago
Frigid, you so crazy :P
edgeofsins  +   898d ago

DDR5 is off the shelf? hardware for better audio and game recording is off the shelf? The processor quoted as having “a large number of modifications.” is off the shelf? I'm gonna go build me a PS4 then.


The PS4 has a modified processor. That is why it has 50% more raw power. That doesn't include that it has dedicated hardware for audio processing and to handle recording game footage. That means less load on the processor. It also has wider buses for more data transfer at a time.
rainslacker  +   898d ago
Odd that you would change your tone Frigid. Aren't you the one that for the past month insisted that MS had HSA? You knew it for a fact. Now it's, "Well, MS has a custom solution designed in tandem with AMD that renders HSA moot".

Also, off the shelf implies that this chip is available on the shelf, which it's not. It's not set to release until next year.

One last thing, it's been widely reported by both Sony and AMD itself that Sony customized the chip to a great degree in order to achieve the results it wants. They did this in conjunction with AMD, and AMD even said that Sony made an "interesting choice" when it came to that customization. No one knows what that choice is to my knowledge. Perhaps since you seem to be an expert in what these APU's provide, you could enlighten us with detailed specs on both.
Jury  +   899d ago
It's detailed on gaf. The Sony site got it from there and brought it to ng4 I think.
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HiddenMission  +   899d ago
You do realize Reddit was the site MS got busted on the other month for using reputation management on which they would hire companies to go to sites and create posts, comments and uptick pro XB1 related content and then down play pro PS4 posts/comments.

So it it's kind of funny that a MS Dev working on XBOXONE just happened to see that the XBOXONE has a feature now that nobody knew of and then turns around and says that PS4 doesn't have this feature (in a different way of course).

You follow me...

“Not only in-house; they’re also dishing out the big bucks for some pretty high-profile marketing firms to do the work for them. Reddit will absolutely be a part of that strategy, and the couple of guys I saw were probably just the tip of the iceberg.”

Link below:

Here is NeoGaf post with a series of links that support that PS4 also sports the yeah do some research before you post and all agreeing with you are blind sheep fanboys...just saying because you spoke without looking 1st...
Gozer  +   899d ago
If you are quoting NeoGaf, you might as well be quoting sony headquarters. NeoGaf is highly sony biased.
HiddenMission  +   899d ago

Actually if you clicked the links you would see that they provided sources that weren't other NeoGaf posts they were from all over the industry.

Not sure if you are aware but NeoGaf is mainly people from the industry so not just Sony employees...which would make them impartial.

I also saw some of your comments above and it's clear that you yourself are biased in favor of MS...pots shouldn't call kettles black if you know what I mean.
joeorc  +   899d ago

If you are quoting NeoGaf, you might as well be quoting sony headquarters. NeoGaf is highly sony biased."

that is sony biased, no this one, no that one over there. lmao

quenomamen  +   899d ago
Exactly, hmmm lets see, PS4 has a AMD guy talking about it and on the MS side you got some Dev going " ooh yea, X1 also got one of them that there things too !

Again unless I hear a AMD guy coming out saying the X1 had something similiar built in then I'm calling bullshit. Oh and just cuz AMD is building both console's hardware that doesnt mean they are the exact same thing.
XboxFun  +   898d ago
Funny when a dev talks about PS4 and it's advantages..


But when a dev talks about Xbox One and it's advantages:

N4Sony: We don't believe you! MS paid for this dev to say it.

But then again this HUMA that no one was mentioning or even cared about before is now the new RAM/Indie/Headphones/Kinect required ammo that sony fanboys need to combat the Xbox One.

I can't wait until this is crossed off the list just to see what else you guys can come up with.
JackStraw  +   898d ago
@gozer it appears anywhere on the internet that isn't an xbox forum is sony biased/fanboys. couldn't POSSIBLY be that people just want the console over the xbox one, huh?
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Animal Mutha 76  +   899d ago
All this BS willy waving will be put to rest once digital foundry or LOT or Ars Technica get a hold of these bad boys and rip them to pieces.

Even then it will be the software that really shifts the units.

People will still no doubt enjoy arguing over any little detail otherwise N4G won't earn any advertising revenue!
sobotz  +   899d ago
DF? you mean that site that have been saying all of that PS4 RAM's drama?
Animal Mutha 76  +   899d ago

Sure they don't always get it right but then who does when reporting from external unverified sources? On the whole I find them to be trustworthy in the vast majority of their reporting or speculation.
starchild  +   898d ago
Digital Foundry have been extremely reliable over the years. That fanboys want to tear them apart for simply reporting what they were told is just sad.
tuglu_pati  +   899d ago

If it wasn't for them people would still think PS4 uses 7-8 GB of ram for gaming and that is not the case.
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rainslacker  +   898d ago
It'll always be the software that shifts the units. 99% of the people out there couldn't give a rat's ass over the specs. Long term it could matter, but history says otherwise.
marloc_x  +   899d ago
So essentially, just pick the case you want.
The_Infected  +   899d ago
More like the exclusive games, features, and price you want.
andibandit  +   899d ago
and yet people couldnt stop celegrating in this thread
sobotz  +   899d ago
That's Sony fanboys for you, They've all been saying that free FIFA is a delusional too.
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ZHZ90  +   899d ago
PS4 + Fifa is cheaper than Xbox One with free Fifa.
sobotz  +   899d ago
^Irrelevant. Your opinion doesn't apply to my statement
DrRobotnik  +   899d ago
Free FIFA is no delusion. It's just only available to Europe pre-orders. And since Microsoft Knocked down its release countries from 32 to 12, alot of people feel duped.So just UK and Germany get free FIFA while the rest of Europe can still play 360.
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matgrowcott  +   899d ago

How about PS4+Fifa+PS Eye?

Let's at least compare product to product here.
ZHZ90  +   899d ago
@matgrowcatt, nice try but how about PSN Card and Xbox Gold Memebership btw not every gamer gives a crap about motion controls.

@sobotz, oh ok I get what you mean. You mean people say Xbox One with free Fifa is imagination but what they said later was proven false if that what meant so ok.
matgrowcott  +   899d ago
"nice try but how about PSN Card and Xbox Gold Memebership btw not every gamer gives a crap about motion controls."

What difference do either of those things make? We're talking about straight up cost. You can't say "lol, PS4 is still cheaper even with FIFA" if you're not taking into account everything you get. That's ridiculous.

If you have to omit things to make a point, maybe that point isn't worth making.
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ThatCanadianGuy514  +   899d ago
PS4 has HuMA
Xbox does not

That is a significant advantage for PS4.Judging by this comment and all your comments actually, this just kills you doesn't it? Better luck next gen.
andibandit  +   899d ago
Huma is developed by AMD

and judging by your comments, this article is tormeting you to no end.

better luck in the next xbox article.
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ThatCanadianGuy514  +   899d ago
Yes it is developed by AMD.Bravo!

It is also only possible on PS4
And not on Xbox, due to the little esram bottleneck.

Confirming, PS4 is much more powerful then xbox.How does that make you feel?

I'm sure you'll let us all know, as you cry about the big bad sony fanboys in the next PS article.
andibandit  +   899d ago
The DDR3 on the box
is going to be running hUMA, if yo're going to make a huge deal about one of the GPU/CPU having acces to a private cache of ESRAM, then good for you.

the whole point is being able to hand over a pointer from GPU memory to CPU memory and vice versa, eliminating having to copy the entire memory from GPU memory to CPU memory or vice versa.

The point is NOT that: They share memory and one cant have access to some sort of memory that the other does not....

I suggest you quit your job at the WalMart check out and study some computer science, since you talk alot but know so little.
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CrimsonStar  +   899d ago
Go home Day Z you're drunk.
ArmrdChaos  +   898d ago
"I'm sure you'll let us all know, as you cry about the big bad sony fanboys in the next PS article."

Neither of the words "big" or "bad" spring to mind when describing the N4G psychosis. Now PATHETIC is a pretty good description for those who require an internet forum to feel good about themselves.
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rainslacker  +   898d ago
And now people on the other side can't stop celebrating this one. What's your point?


The ESRam has little to do with huma. The ESRam can be bypassed, and in many cases it will be anyways. ESRam exists for things to be stored in a cache that are needed for quick access, not for things that are randomly accessed, unless that data is used for storing information required to execute a specific process. Either way, ESRam is meaningless in this debate. In the case of huma, anything that would use the techniques for speeding up data access would not be using the ESRam, although it could. Basically, in programming, the answer is always, "It depends".
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DrRobotnik  +   899d ago
"something similar to huMA", it doesn't have huMA but something similar to it. So what is it? DDR3 is something similar to GDDR5, its just that one is faster.
stuna1  +   899d ago
I always thought different, meant not the same! But what do I know? I know numbers don't lie, and even though many say that on paper the PS4 is 50% more powerful than the Xbox 1. So in real world that may not be totally accurate, meaning it could go either way.

I would think that this would hold true for the Xbox 1, considering it's known to be the one with weaker specs on paper.
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DrRobotnik  +   899d ago
True, it will come down to the devs and how they utilize each one to the fullest.
ThatCanadianGuy514  +   899d ago
So, this xbox dev, posting on reddit, had no idea what Huma was up until today.But apparently, it doesn't matter because xbox (with no concept of how) already works the same way.

pyramidshead  +   899d ago
yeah was just reading the neogaf thread and they're questioning his 'dev' status if he didn't even know what hUMA was the start off with.
tuglu_pati  +   899d ago
Of course they were questioning his dev status, there are as many Sony enthusiast there as here in N4g
starchild  +   898d ago
Neogaf is a joke site filled with raging fanboys who think they are special for being on the "gaf". lol
sobotz  +   899d ago
There IS a concept

Quote from Reddit:
"The way I understand it is that in addition to having unified memory access (shared memory between CPU and GPU), which allows the GPU to read CPU memory, it is also a coherent cache system. To quote Ars, "CPU and GPU will always see a consistent view of data in memory. If one processor makes a change then the other processor will see that changed data, even if the old value was being cached."
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ThatCanadianGuy514  +   899d ago
Oh, so that's why you were already on my ignore list.You're a dummy!

That quote is how Huma works.He didn't say how this magical huma-esque technique works on xbox.This was his insightful comment.

"I remember reading something on this when I got my first alpha kit. I pulled up a couple of our internal white papers and it's pretty clear that this was the exact implementation in the Xbox One's memory system"

Isn't that cute? The day Huma new breaks, xbox magically has something similar, somehow.
andibandit  +   899d ago
whats magical about it, it's being developed by AMD?.

The only thing magical about it is that someone made it to be a PS4 only feature....
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thehitman  +   899d ago
I dont see how the xbox has something similar if it uses esram where there is a bridge between the CPU and the GPU. Part of Huma is that there is no copying of data between the two and they both see the same thing always and can use the same resources with no delay at all. I think this dev has no idea what they are talking about and the fact they he " just remembers some white papers about smth" and he cant go into detail about how the system works shows his credibility about the matter.
ThatCanadianGuy514  +   899d ago
Great contribution Bandit.Always enjoy your well thought out comments.
Angeljuice  +   898d ago
Xb1 doesn't have hUMA, it's just arguing semantics over the definition of hUMA to convince the clueless it does.

If you look at my previous posts, I have been talking about hUMA being integrated into PlayStation hardware since March, how can I know more about this technology than this supposed "dev".
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DragonKnight  +   899d ago
All I have to say about this xbox dev is...
joeorc  +   899d ago


AMD's Senior Product Marketing Manager Marc Diana said that the PS4 had shipped with a sense of Huma [Heterogeneous Uniform Memory Access] from AMD.
Cmk0121  +   899d ago
FOR those hung on specs realize the wii won last gen, get it straight folks a combination of content, online service, and hardware wins these wars not just hardware.
RytGear  +   899d ago
Then its a good thing the PS4 has all three then.
True_Samurai  +   899d ago
So does the X1. Content, Apps, Games, TV, online, and hardware
DARK WITNESS  +   899d ago
depends what category of winning you are talking about.

The wii won the drunken party games console choice and sold a very large number of millions to a group of people who played on it once or twice and then mothballed it.

The magnitude of the wii's success is matched only by the monumental nose dive it took in sales once that crowd of drunken party game players got tiered of it.

It's crowning moment was giving birth to the Wii-U dead in the water. Wii won something but it was a short lived victory.
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Bundi  +   899d ago
Where is Gribble now?
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TemplarDante  +   899d ago
lol. yeah yeah, MS. I believe you.. like you told Phil at Gamescom to say you love us gamers.
gaelic_laoch  +   899d ago
Only option left for M$ is to paint speed strips on the Xbone stick on a huge over-sized rear spoiler and attach a noisy exhaust!

The boy racer of consoles! Vrooom vrom vrooommm cough cough cough!
sonicjam  +   899d ago
Sony fan boy this Xbox fan boy that... Shut up! -.- On paper the PS4 specs is 50% stronger. But I believe both consoles are gonna have great games. Games on what ever system you buy you're gonna love.
MasterCornholio  +   899d ago
One console will always be more powerful than the other. Its impossible that the two are exactly the same when it comes to rendering graphics. However, both will have great games and both will be true next gen systems unlike Nintendo with the Wii U.

This is something that all future XBOX One and PS4 owners should be happy about whether your playing Ryse on the One or Killzone on the Four you will have an amazing time with the systems.

Do i wish the PS4 to be the most powerful console? Yes i do because the franchises that i enjoy the most are on Sonys platform. But if it turns out to be weaker than the XBOX One i wont really complain because i will be able to enjoy the same games (minus exclusives) as XBOX One owners.
DrRobotnik  +   899d ago
Every time xbox1 tries to counters something about PS4 it reminds me of something...something from my past...wait a sec!

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Dobgamers  +   899d ago
Good to know!
Nik_P757  +   899d ago
I'm gonna go ahead and listen to the people that actually made there tech as opposed to the random X1 dev that. That being said I don't know why there is such a big deal about this being made. The PS4 is more powerful, end of story. Now let's just wait for the games coming to each console.
MasterCornholio  +   899d ago
"I'm gonna go ahead and listen to the people that actually made there tech "

I agree with you that out of all the developers, news reporters and fanboys the ones who will know most about the APUs in the PS4 and the XBOX One are AMD themselves.

AMDs word >>>>>>>&g t;>>>>> Anyone elses and this includes Mark Cerney and Don Mattrick (or whoever is in charge of the XBOX now)
Nik_P757  +   899d ago
Yeah, AMD is the most neutral source we will ever get when it comes down to it. The have no reason to lean left or right because they've already got there money from both. I think we can put the "What is more Powerful" debate to the side officially now.
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Niv  +   899d ago
Cerny talked of this back door to the gpu at 20GB/s for cpu to read. It's for compute and exclusive technology for Playstation 4.
TheOneEyedHound  +   899d ago
PR stunt? I wouldn't be surprised if the Xbox One blew up and burned your house on day "One".

I don't think he knows what he is talking about TBH.
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vigilante_man  +   899d ago
This article, as short as it is, does not really clarify one way or the other.

Sony have said PS4 is the most powerful gaming console ever and you will not hear Microsoft deny that.

The questions are just how much more powerful and in what areas. We will all know by the end of 2015 when most developers will of released at least one game each.
FrigidDARKNESS  +   899d ago
Keep in mind the x1 is fully custom design. Whereas its the ps4 relies on off the shelf pc components and a weaker CPU AMD Kabini that is not fully HSA. With this there is no way the ps4 is Huma at all.
pyramidshead  +   899d ago
Wouldn't be a tech spec thread without the customary Frigiddarkness comment ;)
ziggurcat  +   899d ago
"Wouldn't be a tech spec thread without the customary delusional Frigiddarkness comment ;)"

Clarence  +   899d ago
It hurts you that the PS4 is more powerful and cheaper.
FrigidDARKNESS  +   899d ago
Good gosh you folks from the other side still believe in that 50% more powerful BS. If the ps4 is 50% more powerful why Sony and its PR team preaching it everyday. The ps4 has an advantage in raw power but it will never be achieved with off the shelf pc componenents and bottle necks. Sony throws out a spec sheet and you guys grab it and parade around with it without knowing anything about its technology. A guy throws puts out a false article on ps4 being Huma you people grab it celebrae without a clue as to what makes the product Huma.
edgeofsins  +   898d ago

Everything has bottlenecks. On a console you can much more easily work around them. If the CPU is a bottleneck then you can put more onto the GPU and vice versa. PS3 had better graphic capabilities because of this. The GPU was it's bottleneck and by many considered worse then the 360 GPU, but the CPU was more powerful and versatile then the 360 CPU. The CPU could actually produce decent graphics so some games took advantage of this and freed space off the GPU. The PS4 offloads a lot of processing onto other chips to free up the CPU. The GPU is much more powerful and so is the RAM as well as the fact they have wider buses for higher data transfer at a time. You don't even know why it is more powerful, because it uses heavily modified parts, far less off-the-shelf then X1 parts. It also requires less power and runs cooler as is then the X1 despite much more intricate hardware with higher performance. The only reason it is off-the-shelf is because the PS4 is a shelf product. The hardware inside is exclusive to the PS4 and completely designed around itself.
Clarence  +   899d ago
Good god u believe that cloud B$. Hilarious! It's funny that alot of developers and even AMD are stating which console is more powerful but you think it's just Sony PR.
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Alvidta  +   899d ago
You fanboys make me laugh, enjoy what you go for, in the end it's not going to matter which is better, but hey whatever makes you drizzle up sony's backside right.
Clarence  +   899d ago

How many accounts have you made up. I happen to have had a 360. I discovered mass effect on it. I also had every gears except the last one. I purchased the Wii for Zelda.

I'm a fan of gaming and M$ tried to $h!t on the gamers. Now their releasing a overpriced cable box attachment that happens to play games.

You see M$ has ended up in last place with every console they have released. So now they figure if they can get the TV consumers they have will finally be able to beat Sony and Nintendo.

Not going to happen.
joeorc  +   899d ago

"With this there is no way the ps4 is Huma at all."

Microsoft didn’t get the joke!

AMD's Senior Product Marketing Manager Marc Diana said that the PS4 had shipped with a sense of Huma [Heterogeneous Uniform Memory Access] from AMD.

ziggurcat  +   899d ago
you are so far beyond delusional, i feel really sorry for you.

1. PS4 has huma, that's been confirmed by someone at AMD (Marc Diana). they were forced to retract the statement, but it's a pointless retraction since the cat had already been let out of the bag.

2. care to provide proof that PS4 has "off the shelf" PC components?

3. it's a fact that the PS4 is 50% more powerful. all you need to look at are the tech specs.
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Metfanant  +   898d ago
Fridgid, do you need me to expose your lack of technical understanding yet again?...this is fun for lets go..

1. the Xbone is no more "fully custom" than the PS4
2. the PS4 does not rely on "off the shelf" parts...

i beg you to find me a part/model/sku for the PS4's APU...i BEG you even bother to read any sort of ACTUAL technical stuff before you make things up?

3. you don't even understand what youre trying to say...BOTH the Xbone and PS4 have APU's based on Kabini...because they both use JAGUAR CPU cores...KABINI is not a as an APU (CPU/GPU combined)...if the PS4's is "weaker" so is the Xbone's because they are both based on the same thing

4. if the PS4 is not fully HSA, then the Xbone cannot be either...why you ask? well...

A. The Xbone has TWO(2) memory pools...that violates rule #1 (ONE) of HSA which calls for a SINGLE (1, ONE) memory pool

B. Mark Cerny (ya know the guy that BUILT the PS4?) has already stated in MULTIPLE (more than one) interviews that the PS4 has a single, unified pool of memory that can be fully accessed by both the CPU and GPU and that cache flushes are not necessary for the CPU and GPU to read that memory...

that is the DEFINITION of hUMA...face it kiddo, the PS4 HAS runs a HEAVILY modified APU...its using Jaguar CPU cores (Kabini) it has unified memory (Kaveri)...and its got a GPU that blows anything AMD has EVER put on an APU out of the water...

5. you say the PS4 has a Kabini APU (well actually you said CPU because you have no idea what you're talking about but whatever)...yet Kabini has a GPU with 2(two) compute units...guess how many the PS4 has?...18 (EIGHTEEN!!!) how can you say that the PS4 has a Kabini APU, when its GPU has 9 (NINE!!!) times the compute units!? they are not even in the same league!!

6. The Xbone's memory architecture disqualifies it completely from having hUMA as it is defined by AMD...something similar may have been cooked up in regards to how the CPU/GPU access the DDR3 RAM...but the fact that the ESRAM even exists means that it cannot by definition have hUMA...
Belking  +   899d ago
xbox-one is a capable console. So far i'm more than satisfied with what iv'e seen. Games look great and running at 60FPS.
gnothe1  +   899d ago
Ad good as Direct x is there's something similar on open gl right?.. why can't it be the same way here...since MS use direct x sony has an alternative with open gl but since sony use huMA MS can't have an alternative? ....hmmmmm ok
rainslacker  +   898d ago
Yes, anything directX can do, OpenGL is capable of doing. MS could have an alternative, but it isn't likely huma, based on what the AMD rep said. Whether that alternative is beneficial or not remains to be seen.
Dlacy13g  +   899d ago
So now it has something similar. .. this is the issue I have with today's fan based journalism. We get articles with an agenda more than news. Now do we believe this article or the previous article? Or is it just somewhere in the middle?
Izzy408  +   899d ago
Now PS fanboys will start saying MS paid this developer to come out and lie on reddit.
MRMagoo123  +   898d ago
you dont even know who this person on reddit is lol its prob another PR guy like the ones that where caught lying last time.
Izzy408  +   898d ago
I rest my case.. -_-
Clarence  +   899d ago
Nice try but no.
H0RSE  +   899d ago

"The AMD chips inside the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One take advantage of something called Heterogeneous Unified Memory Access (HUMA), which allows both the CPU and GPU to share the same memory pool instead of having to copy data from one before the other can use it."
Mithan  +   899d ago
Ps4 is more powerful obviously, but it won't really matter in the end.
corvusmd  +   899d ago
Correction: PS4 has faster RAM, but because of the PS4 architecture it is needed to be faster. If one ONLY looks at RAM Speed and GPU, of course one would think PS4 is more powerful, but this same mistake was made last gen. We need to all look at the bigger picture. XB1 is designed to run at lower latency, it's hypervisor CAN allot up to 7gb of RAM IF needed, it has esram, dedicated sound card that does not dip into RAM, and much better and more efficient Driver support that allows it to do more with less (not to mention that even at launch cloud computing will be a real thing and allow the console to relieve itself of processing burdens. I know this gets disputed, but it is factual, and no matter how small it starts off, it will grow and become even more important). Throwing out blanket statements like "PS4 is more powerful" is disingenuous and might confuse some people. The biggest proof is when we see the games in action on console.
ziggurcat  +   899d ago
"The biggest proof is when we see the games in action on console."

you obviously haven't seen the jittery mess leading up to the player taking control in the ryse MP footage...

granted, the game is still in development, but having been in videogame QA for several years, and with the game/system launching in only 3 months, seeing that kind of thing this late in the development cycle is worrisome.
corvusmd  +   899d ago
K Zig, have fun with that. I'm glad you spotted a glitch during development. I won't mention how PS4 keeps crashing on cross-platform games when XB1 isn't. Have fun next gen, maybe you won't be jaded the whole time and will actually enjoy games again and see that the XB1 is ALSO a great machine.
ziggurcat  +   898d ago
proof PS4 cross-platform games are crashing? do i need to remind you of the BF4 presentation at E3? i'll give you one guess as to what platform that demonstration was on...

the point is, a game that late in development shouldn't have those issues.
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