Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd May 2013 22:23 UTC
Games "Sony gave the PS4 50% more raw shader performance, plain and simple (768 SPs @ 800MHz vs. 1152 SPs & 800MHz). Unlike last generation, you don't need to be some sort of Jedi to extract the PS4's potential here. The Xbox One and PS4 architectures are quite similar, Sony just has more hardware under the hood. We’ll have to wait and see how this hardware delta gets exposed in games over time, but the gap is definitely there. The funny thing about game consoles is that it’s usually the lowest common denominator that determines the bulk of the experience across all platforms. On the plus side, the Xbox One should enjoy better power/thermal characteristics compared to the PlayStation 4. Even compared to the Xbox 360 we should see improvement in many use cases thanks to modern power management techniques." AnandTech does its usual in-depth thing.
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by p13. on Thu 23rd May 2013 06:51 UTC
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The PS4 clearly has the edge when it comes to raw GPU performance. The question is if it matters at all. I would guess that games are now developed to accommodate for the lowest common denominator. If a game dev releases something, they would want it to run well on both of these consoles. Given that the hardware is so similar, i have the feeling that this is going to be even more prevalent now. Much less effort/money is going to flow to porting.

I think the real difference here will be their operating systems and hypervisor strategy.

You are now entering the personal opinion area, you are awarded these 2 cents...

Me, personally, i don't think i'll bother with any of this. The way microsoft is running this makes me kind of smile and shake my head. One time use discs? Pay a fee when reinstalling a game? Always on internet?
No thanks, MS.

I'm european, and you can bet that all the tv and entertainment crap won't even work outside of the US anyway. It never does ... so there's no value in it for me there.
MS better make sure they fill that gap with something useful ... like ... oh, i dno, say ... allowing this to run a full os?

Edited 2013-05-23 06:59 UTC

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