ICE Team Playstation 4 Performance Boost Thanks to GPGPU Rendering

The Asynchronous Compute Engines queue and control the GPU’s task scheduling, effectively ensuring that compute data is being synced up to the current version in memory. Another important task they perform is the scheduling of when a task is performed so that it doesn’t interfere or drain away processing power from graphical tasks. For more information please checkout our article here. Another good source of info is AMD’s own official whitepaper.

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Gotcha51457d ago

"Hey"... surrender that gun you Nerd before you shoot you eye out?

user14394141457d ago

Playstation are crushing it right now :) I cannot wait for E3 to see the look on Major Nelsons face when Sony deliver the final blow to the Microsoft Xbox One. This is biblical.

lsujester1457d ago

- MrTehDiNGO

Really? That's what you're wanting?

I'm hoping for both companies to do well so there will be more great games for me to play.

SlapHappyJesus1457d ago


Don't mind him, Isujester.
Dingo simply has that "Feverish Fanboy Flu" that keeps popping up around here.
It's not contagious, though I still feel isolating those inflicted is the best course of action.

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Revolver_X_1457d ago

Dingo is being fanboyish, true. But it doesnt help when the opposing argument is coming from a nitwit.

isthe1457d ago

Let's not look for consoles to kill other consoles. The great thing about competing consoles is that it pushes companies to put out better products for us gamers to enjoy

Sevir1457d ago

It's Hardly a clean slate, they are desperate to change minds and make up the difference, that's why 6 months in the price is down. Not even 1 year.

Sony has the momentum and quite frankly MS will literally have to strong arm them into submission, and in light of what has happened I think This E3 is about be explosive for Sony...

jmac531457d ago

@nitwit there is no clean slate for MS. They have everything to prove after a year of blunders and 180's.

Iceman X1457d ago

Rumor has it that Sony is about to drop price of PS4 to $350.

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cyclindk1457d ago

Such a friendly looking serial killer :)

morganfell1457d ago

Well those are the ones. They always say, "He was a quiet man" ...and then they pick up an ax and wipe out the whole family.

isthe1457d ago

All the successful ones are.

miyamoto1457d ago (Edited 1457d ago )

Like Mark Cerny said last February 2013, he designed the PS4 with this old principle from the pioneer's of video gaming:

"Easy To Play Difficult To Master"

Imagine how this principle of the PS4 applies to all classes of game developers!?

The PS4 is truly a phenomenal gaming platform!

Even the PS3 kinda shares this principle. just look at The Last of Us six years in the Ps3's life cycle.

Magicite1457d ago

before x1 gets boost from dx12, PS4 will be 10 steps ahead.

Copen1457d ago

DX12 isn't going to do anything to pull it within parity with the ps4 so mentioning that is pointless.Tired of people arguing against what won't ever and can't ever be changed this generation which is there is a hardware advantage that is REAL and the power gap will only widen.

jmac531457d ago

What he is saying is hardware is hardware and no amount of software magic is going to improve the raw specs.

ITPython1457d ago (Edited 1457d ago )

No, no, no, this is all wrong. Only the XB1 is supposed to have improvements and secret sauces. Sony was just supposed to sit there and not improve on anything. Right? Right!?!? Were the fanboys wrong? It can't be!

Repent, the end is nigh!

Copen1457d ago (Edited 1457d ago )

That's their perspective yeah. It gets old seriously it's like stop moving the goal posts stop with the secret sauce just stop this futility and accept reality. Go take the fan boy anger to MS they're the ones who cheaped out on the specs of your Xbox One to go with Kinect and the casual crowd instead of you hard core guys who built the Xbox brand. Stop targeting Sony it's not their fault or their problem don't hate on them because they chose gamers first and built their vision with the input from many developers and publishers in the industry. Sony was receptive to input and criticism. MS they put their hands over their ears and screamed la la la until it was too late and the damage was done but until fan boys deal with the facts and stop the fan boy drivel this will continue to be one giant circle jerk by both sides.

NewZealander1457d ago

i couldnt give a rats what console has the edge, fanboys on both sides need to stop bitching about specs and just play the games, ps4 is more powerful, i get that, and i don't a bridge people!

isthe1457d ago

@NewZealander YES! arguing over which console is better is pointless. It's not gonna make a person like a system better than the other. If they're not happy with their console they should blame the creators. So many good points made on this page, ah it warms my heart

user14394141457d ago

DX12 and the Power of the CLOUD will never even come close to what Sony have got up their sleeves. I can't wait to play UNCHARTED on PS4 using GPGPU Rendering ONLY ON PS4.

Knushwood Butt1457d ago

lol power of the cloud.

Like MS are the only ones that have access to online servers...

XStation1457d ago

@Knushwood Butt
It's the fact that they can pay for more servers than Sony.

DigitalRaptor1457d ago

@ XStation

Perhaps you might want to have a read of this article to find out a little bit more about the truth behind what these dedicated servers can offer developers. You don't have to fall for the marketing:

When it talks about "persistence", that is going to become a greater factor in large online games. When PlanetSide 2 hits PS4 later this year, we'll see a game of true online persistence with 2000-player sessions, all provided for free.

gigoran1457d ago

Dingo, you're spot on. MS is going to require xbone users to connect to the internet to get this supposed boost. Sony is plug n play and fully capable of playing games at their max settings WITHOUT an internet connection. So pretty much Sony wins the fight of this secret sauce too. What other petty battles are they going to think of? It's 2-0 so far in Sonys favor. Best of 5?

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ovnipc1457d ago

Some one should make a video of hitlers find out that sony its increasing the gap. I own both consoles and im loving the ps4, my only complain for the ps4 its the controller battery life the rest I love. But I have no friends on psn ;(

nosferatuzodd1457d ago

Gamer tag is Xmantaclan come role with us youll have crazy fun my crew is big over 50 people deep

IRetrouk1457d ago

xTSxRetro add me if you like :-)

ScottyHoss1457d ago

ScottyHoss, add me up man

DLConspiracy1457d ago

All for either company boosting their performance on either system. At least both sides are now willing to admit that you can boost the performance. I see kids doubting dx12 will do anything but now that Sony is doing something kind of similar they are OK with it. Like I said I am all about both boosting performance because I own both. Consoles are going to need that boost if they want to fight over resolution and frames.

On topic of the first poster Mark holding a gun seems all too fitting. I hear he has a new game coming out called "Amber Alert".

UnHoly_One1457d ago (Edited 1457d ago )

I've never seen that pic before.

If anyone else here is a gun owner, I hope they are as bothered by that picture as I am.

That guy shouldn't be allowed to handle a firearm. I don't care what kind of stage event it is for. Or how many people supposedly checked it first.

DashArrival1457d ago

OMG, have you ever heard of PHOTOSHOP. I'm a photoshop master, and doing that kind of thing is as basic as it gets... also the picture was awesome and funny. I loved it, shame they had to change it because of uptight people like yourself.

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XiSasukeUchiha1458d ago

Basically I'm netural on this unless we see the actual proof on both sides about this, I'm just neutral!

guyman1458d ago

One more thing: I think you're neutral on ths too...

pedrof931457d ago


You mean skeptical.

CryofSilence1457d ago

On a final note, I think he is neutral too.

OculusRift1458d ago (Edited 1458d ago )

Where's your buddy with the Naruto id that normally stalks you out just like in the anime/manga?

SuperBlur1457d ago

his mum confiscated his iphone

mezati991458d ago

*facepalm just stop man lol

aceitman1458d ago (Edited 1458d ago )

I think ND will be the 1st to use this boost being the ICE team is from ND , its been going around on twitter that uncharted 4 will make jaws drop to the floor , someone stated - when ND stated that there next gen uncharted game will use 1 million poloygon per character they where not kidding .
this is what they can look like .
and here is some info about the ice team .

Codey471458d ago

Damn so that big, Ummm ICE Team Playstation you are like Rikudou Madara with the Shinju absorbed and the Third eye activated!

Was expecting something like the above instead of this neutral bullshit tbh.

Muzikguy1457d ago

Neutral! Basically I have no opinion. @ace thanks for the pics! I'd be amazed to see stuff like that in a game! Not sure it will happen this gen unless it's a fighting game or something. If we do, I'll gladly admit being wrong!

Copen1457d ago (Edited 1457d ago )

The power gap has already been proven to this point hasn't it? I mean ps4 games in native 1080p and 60 fps where the same game goes what 792p and 60 or 30 fps on the x1. Clearly I'd be lying if I said I didn't prefer Playstation to Xbox but I was fortunate enough to buy both this gen and I use both and they both stand on their own merits and likewise they've both got pro's & con's but the power difference is real but to each his or her own maybe that doesn't matter to some but I enjoy both for different reasons mine being my Ps4 is my primary console to buy the better version of multi plats and my Xbox One for the exclusives and for my kids because they love the dance games and for all its faults Kinect does do dancing games well but that's an example of why I bought both and my uses totally anecdotal.

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Eonjay1458d ago (Edited 1458d ago )

Very good read and he does a good job of providing official documentation where applicable. What it seems like is though the PS4 has tons of untapped features rhat will only be avaliable with SDK updates making them avaliable.

Contrasting this against Sucker Punch's documentation, it seems like the biggest increase could come from better control over GPU compute scheduling.

I am also interested to see what kind of real world benifits volatile bit will provide. After all, L2 cache is way faster than even GDDR5 ram.

Shakengandulf1458d ago (Edited 1458d ago )

Can these updates affect games that were released 1-2 years ago, say frame rate for example?
If these consoles were 4-5 years into there life cycle, and a game that came out in the first year chugged a little, can these updates affect performance in anyway. (Improve)
Can anyone answer this.

Edit, ok cheers Eonjay

Destrania1458d ago

I think any game can receive performance increases with firmware updates.

Eonjay1458d ago

Probably not. The SDK will determine how the machine interprets the code. So, games that are created with an older SDK will still be interpreted by the machine in the older way. The only thing that could make an older game run better is a patch that includes features from a newer SDK. The reason for this is because you don't want to make an update that makes older software incompatible.

windblowsagain1457d ago

Drivers update to Sony's own custom library's will speed earlier games up.

Guwapo771457d ago

@Eonjay - Mark said all of this months leading up to release of the PS4. I'm excited to see what the PS4 will become at the end of it's lifespan.

disKinected1458d ago

Hmmm.. Interesting, so ps4 is getting performance boost. Shocking../s

Mikelarry1458d ago

i know right anyone who did not see thing coming is in denial. over time tech hardware improves this is not surprising, really cant wait to see how this improves gaming on my ps4 as a whole

dcbronco1457d ago (Edited 1457d ago )

Way to go Sony. Proving the are-chair devs wrong again. It seems the same hardware can boost performance as the generation moves forward. Maybe Microsoft can boost the ability of Xbox One too. Maybe. Maybe even 1080p games.