Will the Xbox 720 be more powerful than the PS4?

OmniGamer Writes "There are rumors ladies and gentlemen that Microsoft next generation console will be more powerful then Sony’s next generation console.

Could it be possible that Microsoft’s next console out muscle Sony’s console? Let’s take a look at all the rumor specs, to see if we can get a conclusion of who will be the big dog on the playground. For this article will refer to Sony’s next generation console as the "PS4" and Microsoft’s next generation console as the "Xbox 720""

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dazzrazz2353d ago

Yawn... more stupid articles. How about what will be the price ?

JoGam2353d ago (Edited 2353d ago )

Honestly, there were rumors before about PS3 being more powerful than the 360 but what history teaches us is unless you have exclusives where developers utilize the pros of a console, then every game will look Damn near the same. There were subtle difference between multiplat games but it's the exclusive that will shine such as Kill Zone, Gears, and Uncharted. So I don't care what system is more powerful, if the developers aren't tapping in, then it doesn't matter.

Blackdeath_6632353d ago (Edited 2353d ago )

agreed i was going to say exactly that. the exclusives sony has put out have been of high quality, they have a strong lineup going in to next gen. and its not just the same exclusives recycled,reused and abused like the halo,gears and forza its new IP's that have really impressed me an area in which the xbox has been lacking. so regardless of how powerful either consoles are going to be i will wait to see which consoles have a decent set of games that i am interested in.

BadboyCivic2353d ago (Edited 2353d ago )

Hmmm..."blackdeath" sound like a picthman for sony. All system reuse what sells. There will be more COD, Mario, Halo and God of war

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MikeMyers2353d ago

The original Xbox actually showed it's extra power with mutiplat games. So you can have better technology that is also developer friendly. Sony has a history of making proprietary hardware that mainly suits them. The PS4 will likely go a different direction because Sony has been forced to be more open after all the difficulties of the PS3 with programmers. The PS2 was also a headache but the difference was that system was the lead platform in many cases. If the PS3 dominated the charts it too would likely have benefited by being the lead platform. That didn't happen very often.

We have no idea what both Sony and Microsoft plan on doing or how much they will cost. Microsoft went all out with the Xbox and was more reserved with the Xbox 360. Sony went all out with the PS3, will they with the PS4?

jaosobno2353d ago

This article deals with ancient rumors. Latest ones point out to a much more powerful system with developers stating that PS4 devkits become more powerful with each new iteration.

Two consoles will probably be equally matched in terms of power.

DeadlyFire2353d ago

Is this article a joke or they trying to be serious?

AMD/Intel x86 > RISC CPU(IBM Power7) anyday of the week. This is fact and not fiction. Amature news with no information about CPUs.

16 threaded Power7 CPU vs. 4-8 threaded x86 APU. Who wins in this deal? x86. Power series is nice and all, but there is a reason that x86 has a market for Desktop gaming on the PC/Mac Platforms and RISC CPUs do not at the moment.

zerocrossing2353d ago

An intelligent opinion and yet you have one bubble... yep, this is N4G.

AlphaJunk2352d ago

@DeadlyFire - you have erroneously lumped AMD with Intel: AMD does not make a performance equal to Intel's iCore 7 CPU's especially on the FPU and SIMD side. And you're wrong if you believe all x86 cpu's are superior to Power7. Only the best i7 core can compete with the lower end Power7 architecture.
Popularity has nothing to do with performance - that's a first grade argument! The reason Desktops are still using the x86 CPU is because of backward compatibility and the cost of starting over. But there is a reason why all the consoles of this generation went with IBM designed CPU's.
So if Sony decides to go with an AMD CPU in the PS4, then will it will be for cost-to-performance reasons and not for performance reasons.
The IBM designed Cell was faster than most desktop CPU's at mathematical calculations for several years when the PS3 came out - It was scoring higher than almost anything desktop wise doing the [email protected] project
Everyone do you're research on CPU architectures and stop being lame.

catguykyou2352d ago

I disagree and here is why. You are only thinking about how multiplat games were THIS gen.
Multiplat games didn't differ much this gen because the more powerful system was also the system that was more difficult to develop for.
When the PS2 and Xbox were competing, the Xbox was more powerful and easier to develop for. Because of that, developers more often than not took advantage of that and multiplat games almost ALWAYS looked better (by a lot) on the Xbox.
The rumored specs for both the next Xbox and Playstation are promising because they are both using less complicated architecture that should ease development for developers. Depending on which console is more powerful (and by how much), you could very well see similar trend as the one I described above. The next console race could be won based off of better multiplat performance alone.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney2352d ago (Edited 2352d ago )

"So I don't care what system is more powerful, if the developers aren't tapping in, then it doesn't matter."

so ps4 devs it is!

Rare will push kinect 190%

Some good things has to come out of this.

ProjectVulcan2352d ago (Edited 2352d ago )

hmmm @ Alphatauri.....

"Only the best i7 core can compete with the lower end Power7 architecture"

The CPU you talk about as in the POWER7 is really a server only core built for raw performance at immense expense (launched starting at around $3k for the lower end you mentioned and going up, up and UP -I kid you not). X86 like Ivy Bridge, were not. Very little to do with console processors. I can't emphasise this enough.

"there is a reason why all the consoles of this generation went with IBM designed CPU's"

That reason is cost. The IBM designed cores in the consoles were cheaper than an X86 core of that period. Not faster, CHEAPER per FLOP. Budget constraints. Period. Although RISC is also a bit more power efficient too. You can point to the crappiness of the cut down cores inside PS3/360, hardly any cache, 2 issue in order execution with a too long pipeline in the case of X360. They suck compared to an X86 of the same era.

Sony would go with a fusion design because of costs, but that doesn't mean an IBM processor in another machine will easily outperform it as you seem to be suggesting.

"The IBM designed Cell was faster than most desktop CPU's (x86) at mathematical calculations"

Sort of. CELL is a heavily parallelised processor. The key bit here is that 'mathematical calculations' are not the same as 'running game code better'. An X86 CPU from the past 6 or 7 years is just stupendously better at running game type code (AI, branching integer which is hugely important) than CELL.

A better comparison is am early GPGPU versus CELL. Which of course, CELL loses too horribly as well.....folding at home is dominated by GPUs. But then, that aint gaming either....

Stop being....lame?

mi_titan272352d ago

even if the xbox is more powerful, if sony makes a machine easy to develop for all 3rd party titles, developers will use the new playstation and port to the xbox, therefore having the same result as this gen. Only xbox exclusives will look better, which isnt saying much with their 3 exclusives

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chriski3332353d ago

yea and i can count to potato. these articles are stupid when they do come out theyn we can see which is better or not

cannon88002353d ago


you can only count to potato? I can count to lettuce. Beat that.

Irishguy952353d ago (Edited 2353d ago )

Hypocrisy sets in yet again. A never ending cycle of "hurr our console is more powerful than yours"

"powah of teh cell"

"Nvidia rapes Amd"
"Crysis >>> Consoles"
"Nintendo WiiU is weak"

Now that the next Xbox will likely be more powerful due to what happened to Sony's stock this gen, it no longer matters and means nothing. N4G folks

@ kamikaze down there, you are perfectly correct, games matter. WiiU 'may' have games this time, Xbox 'may' start pushing the exclusives(since this was Sony's perogitive and imo it worked) if MS can start ****ing trying then they can do good, since they have the extra money to advertise each and every game they put out.

Sony, whatever happens, even if it turns out weaker than even expected(which is already weaker than Nexbox) will always have their exclusives and games. What I want is better software, firmware etc, other than that a substantial hardware upgrade is fine for me. Don't care how powerful it is compared to the other one.

Either way i'll be getting all 3 at some point, the WiiU is sure to have some solid exclusives again, even if their were only few on the Wii

Eidt--wow someone said i'm butthurt about not having a Ps3 in another article, well, yes I do. Because I feel that certain exclusives are overrated on the system and that 'other' exclusives on the system deserve more recognition, advertising, higher ratings and sales than Uncharted, Killzone, and god of war...I apparently don't own one.

Top 5 Ps3 Exclusives in no order

Heavy Rain
Valkria Chronicles
GT5 with G25 wheel, which I bought specifically for it
Demons souls(even if I like Dark better, still this game is one of my favorite ever)

I'm sure Ni no Kuni will soon be fighting for my top 5

Thatguy-3102353d ago

Well the PS3 is pretty powerful. It only goes up from there. Even if it's slightly i'll still be ok with it. I mean look at games like The Last of Us. Let's just wait and see what happens instead of jumping into conclusions.

s8anicslayer2353d ago

Darth Vader believed the Darkside of the force was more powerful then the Jedi!

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Cueil2352d ago

the price point and how it's handled may really be what separates this generation from the next... Sony could easily copy Microsoft's payment plan (and really they probably will go pay to play online) This will allow a lower entry point for buyers... Not a bad deal to be honest

avengers19782352d ago

Since neither company has confirmed anything about there machines, I'll wait to see what they bring out, I think both will be pretty impressive. I'm always going to be a PlayStation first gamer so I know I'm getting ps4

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FPSRUSSIA2353d ago

i will not be as powerful as the PS4

jp_footy22353d ago

It will not be as powerful as the PS4*

mushroomwig2353d ago (Edited 2353d ago )

Not true, your brain is more powerful than all the computers in the world. Computers are programmed to perform tasks, your brain can think for itself.

xtreampro2353d ago

Everything is pointing towards them either being equally powerful or the Xbox 3 being more powerful than the PS4.

Ezz20132353d ago

what "everything" ??!
rumors ?! lol

Cueil2352d ago

rumors are all we have to go on up2013, but yes they seem to point that way. I think it will be a business decision for Sony. They are (allegedly) leaving behind the Cell.

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wishingW3L2353d ago

well, the rumor is that X720 will be 3 times more powerful than the PS4. But seeing how Kinect and the casual market has made the Xbox brand grow so much in America making a powerful console would mean high price tag. And usually, high price mean no casual market for you....

Biggsydaboss2353d ago

There is a persistent rumour going around that Microsoft are going to release 2 consoles next year. One being an uber powerful hardcore machine, the other striped down machine used for entertainment purposes, cloud based gaming & Xbox Live Arcade titles. As for price of the 'daddy' console, well if Microsoft don't mind taking s loss on the console, liked they did on the original Xbox & the 360, they might have it on sale for as little as £350/$500. If they want to go somewhere to breaking even, then a £500/$700 price tag would be more like it.

Cueil2352d ago

It's likely that the 500 dollar mark is about right... add a subscription plan you could maybe drop that down to 300... 2 years 15 dollars a month for XBL Gold... you end up paying more for the console though. I wouldn't mind them doing something along the lines of what T-Mobile is doing with their phone plans... perhaps you'll have to watch ads or something and once you pay off a certain amount then you lose the ads and so on and so forth

yesmynameissumo2353d ago

Power doesn't mean anything. The original Xbox was more powerful than the PS2. The PS3 is more powerful than the 360. So?

BanBrother2353d ago (Edited 2353d ago )

Correct. This title is stupid, though it has done its job.

At the end of the day, until they have both confirmed their specs, it will just be fanboy A vs fanboy B.

Every gen has seen a different company as the most powerful. At the end of the day, it is up to the developers to give us something special. Last gen the PS2 was significantly less powerful than the Xbox, but somehow churned out games as good looking as FFX, God Of War, Killzone etc.

animegamingnerd2353d ago

and power shouldn't matter if a console is good or not look at the great games on the PS2 compare to the xbox

THC CELL2353d ago

Yawn stopped reading when Xbox will be more powerful. Ms should make more games never mind out else

ALLWRONG2353d ago

"Ms should make more games never mind out else"


Dovahkiin2353d ago

"Out" is used colloquially for the word "Anything" in parts of england.

It's stupid i know.

jmac532353d ago

Ha! The English supposedly invented the language!

bumnut2352d ago

Its not spelt 'out' I have no idea how to spell it, I can only say it :)

Mcardle2352d ago (Edited 2352d ago )

I believe you're are thinking of Nowt....

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Perjoss2353d ago

I think Microsoft is a pretty cool guy. eh kills aleins and doesnt afraid of anything.