According to a new report by the technical buffs over at Digital foundry, Sony’s PlayStation 4 will be leading the way into the next-generation with 50 per cent more power than Microsoft’s Xbox One.
Digital Foundry investigated the specs of each console and found that the PlayStation 4 has 50 per cent more raw power under the hood in comparison to the Xbox One.
“We know that both Xbox One and PS4 are based on Radeon GCN architecture and we also know that each compute unit is capable of 64 operations per clock. So, again, through a process of extrapolation from the drip-feed of hard facts, the make-up of the One’s GPU is confirmed – 12 compute units each capable of 64 ops/clock gives us the 768 total revealed by Microsoft, and thus, by extension, the 1.2 teraflop graphics core.”
To me it’s all mumbo-jumbo, I’ve not got the foggiest what a GPU is and in my mind a teraflop is a mountain doing a belly flop. If you’re after the intricate details, check out the full report here.
This may be good news for those who are within the PlayStation faithful as you would assume that the PS4 won’t be home to sloppy ports from third-party developers, instead you would expect titles to run significantly better than on the Xbox One. Though that’s just what I make of it, I’m no technical wizard. Have a nosey at the article over at Digital Foundry and see what you make of it.
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