What You Need to Know About Next-Gen Performance

As the time has passed since the announcement of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One earlier this year, details have been confirmed (and denied) and many arguments have been laid to rest. But one huge question still remains: exactly how do the PS4 and Xbox One compare in performance, and what does it mean to the average gamer?

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sigfredod1712d ago

Using my gaming PC, I enlisted my wife as my lovely assistant and set up a blind test that pitted games running at 1080p against the exact same sections of those games running at 720p upscaled to 1080p. The games tested were Batman: Arkham City, Portal 2, and Hard Reset, each of which I played several sections of. In each case, I was able to reliably tell the difference between the two resolutions at a normal viewing distance with near 100% accuracy. I can’t say the games looked twice as good in 1080p as the pixel counts might suggest, but they did look better. In particular, jaggies were much more noticeable at the lower resolution, and textures looked muddy.
Its just facts

Lwhit61711d ago (Edited 1711d ago )

I payed 100 dollars more for my 1080p TV for a reason.

mochachino1712d ago (Edited 1712d ago )

These arguments that people can't tell the difference between 1080p and 720p at regular viewing distance are total nonsense. Why didn't all the TV manufactures just stop at 720p then? Why go to 4K at all. There's no way that if I sit 7 feet away from a 50 inch 4K TV I won't be able to distinguish between it and 1080p judging from that graph.

All these resolutiongate arguments saying that the resolution doesn't matter are desperate attempts to mitigate against the fact that xone picture quality will be visibly worse. It's fact, deal with it, xone owners are apparently getting it for other experiences beyond top console graphics so just stop with the lame arguments.

Amazing how if PS3 resolution was a few points lower than 360s in a game everyone would say, "the 360 version is the definitive version, while both are playable, the crispness of the 360 image makes for a superior experience...blah blah" .

Saying there's no visible difference between 720p and 1080p given the average viewing distance brings new meaning to being a "blind" fanboy.

Neonridr1712d ago

That chart doesn't lie though. I have a 55" TV and if I sit more than 11 feet from it, there's no way my eye can tell the difference between 720p and 1080p. The pixels become so small. Why else do you think that the majority of 4K TV's are so large? 80+"

the reason is so that you can see the difference. If they made a 50" 4KTV you would have to sit like 3 feet from it to tell the difference and who honestly does that?

Now resolution aside, if there are extra effects and processing techniques, then yes those can definitely be visible. But straight up resolution loses its potency with distance, that's just simple facts.

holloway1712d ago

One thing I've found through this whole process is that while the numbers are completely objective when it comes to resolution, everyone's experience is subjective. I could tell the difference on my TV at regular viewing distance, but someone else may not be able to. That's why, for me, resolution is the symptom, not the root problem.

trident1711d ago ummm 39inch and 50 inch 4k tv they do make them.

mochachino1711d ago

I sit roughly 8.5 feet away from my 51" TV and I downloaded a 720p game vid and 1080p vid. I had my gf play one without me knowing which resolution, then play the other, I picked 1080p as better each time.

I see the difference clearly.

Neonridr1711d ago

To each their own I guess... you guys must have binocular vision to see pixels at a density that small. A 39" 4KTV is basically useless as you would have to be right in front of the damn thing to even be able to see any difference.

These charts are based off of real tests, they don't just make something up and throw it against the wall.

But as long as it feels right to you, then that's all that matters. If you swear you can tell the difference between 1080p and 720p at 10' on a 50" screen then so be it. More power to you ;)

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stavrami1711d ago

just gimme my slanted box already

Sayburr1711d ago

Now, that was very well written.

medman1711d ago

Whenever there is any doubt, there is no doubt--Ronin. PS4.

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