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Is the PS4 really 50% faster than the Xbox One?

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Many people believe that the PlayStation 4 is significantly faster than the Xbox One. that comes down to the PS4’s GPU having 18 compute units to the Xbox Ones 12 compute units, and the PS4’s faster GDDR5 memory when compared to the One’s DDR3. Perhaps though, the gulf between the systems isn’t quite as great as pure numbers suggest.

In a post on neoGAF. Xbox’s very vocal of late Albert Penello posted a lot of technical stuff to try and clarify everything. while yes, he’s probably a corporate mouthpiece – but he’s trying very much to put talk of the disparity between the systems to rest. Here’s what he had to say, in handy-dandy bullet-point form.

  • 18 CU’s vs. 12 CU’s =/= 50% more performance. Multi-core processors have inherent inefficiency with more CU’s, so it’s simply incorrect to say 50% more GPU.
  • Adding to that, each of our CU’s is running 6% faster. It’s not simply a 6% clock speed increase overall.
  • We have more memory bandwidth. 176gb/sec is peak on paper for GDDR5. Our peak on paper is 272gb/sec. (68gb/sec DDR3 + 204gb/sec on ESRAM). ESRAM can do read/write cycles simultaneously so I see this number mis-quoted.
  • We have at least 10% more CPU. Not only a faster processor, but a better audio chip also offloading CPU cycles.
  • We understand GPGPU and its importance very well. Microsoft invented Direct Compute, and have been using GPGPU in a shipping product since 2010 – it’s called Kinect.
  • Speaking of GPGPU – we have 3X the coherent bandwidth for GPGPU at 30gb/sec which significantly improves our ability for the CPU to efficiently read data generated by the GPU.

It’s interesting – but not entirely factual. The AMD Radeon HD 7850 has 16 compute units compared to the 7870’s 20 compute units, and the difference in performance (and price!) between them is pretty significant. The bit about each of the compute units getting a 6% increase; probably true.

His point about the memory bandwidth though, is completely fallacious misinformation. You can’t just add the memory bandwidths of the ESRAM and DDR 3 together to get a theoretical maximum. Tech just doesn’t work that way. Penello also says that the Xbox One will have a 10% faster CPU than the PS4, despite previously saying that he has no idea what the PS4’s final specs are (rumours suggest it’s 1.6Ghz; the Xbox One’s CPU is now 1.75Ghz). As far as the GPGPU stuff, maybe, maybe that’s true – but I doubt the PS4’s GPGPU bandwidth is only 10Gb/s.

In the end though, none of this spec stuff really matters; It’s all about the games. From what I’ve seen with my own eyeballs, the differences between the systems are minor and multiplatform games will hardly be different.

Last Updated: September 11, 2013

144 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    September 11, 2013 at 10:32

    Where is John….he MUST comment here

    Reply

    • John on trial

      September 11, 2013 at 11:02

      I’m afraid to

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        September 11, 2013 at 11:07

        You must, else you forfeit

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          September 11, 2013 at 11:09

          I know, it’s very unfair. If they don’t respond to our baiting it’s just not cricket 😉

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 11, 2013 at 11:11

            Aye, indeed. They must endure the lure of trolling

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 11, 2013 at 11:12

            I tempted Tim twice on the COD article & he just ignored me. All that hard work for nothing.

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 11, 2013 at 11:21

            I think Tanya is AWOL, hence forfeit.

            (S)he has until 12h00

          • John on trial

            September 11, 2013 at 11:23

            Maybe she has a nervous bladder

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 11, 2013 at 11:47

            Shall we upgrade your challenge to no trolling users as well?

          • John on trial

            September 11, 2013 at 11:51

            I can do this. I can do this.

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 11, 2013 at 11:54

            As you wish,

            [UPGRADED]

          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            September 11, 2013 at 11:25

            LOL

        • John on trial

          September 11, 2013 at 11:09

          Posted

          Reply

      • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

        September 11, 2013 at 11:11

        Hahaha!

        Reply

  2. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    September 11, 2013 at 10:34

    YAY for better looking games, YAY for faster loading games, YAY for better cross platform compatibility, YAY for freedom of choice of platform, YAY for GAMING!

    Reply

  3. Mark Treloar

    September 11, 2013 at 10:37

    Depends on who handles the bloatware better

    Reply

  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    September 11, 2013 at 10:42

    He’s trying to clarify? No he’s not, he’s trying to perform damage control from the claims.

    But yes, cross platform games won’t run any differently whether one is more powerful or not so it doesn’t really matter anyway.

    Reply

    • Devon Stanton

      September 11, 2013 at 10:45

      Why is it that it’s always “Damage Control” it’s become a buzz word these day it’s like pulling the race card. He’s JUSTIFYING his claims and backing them up with FACTS which is more than most people attacking him can do.

      Damage control is something else entirely.

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      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        September 11, 2013 at 10:46

        Agreed.

        He does provide a lot of facts to back him up.

        Reply

        • FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

          September 11, 2013 at 10:58

          Lots of AMD facts too 😉

          Reply

      • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

        September 11, 2013 at 10:47

        Facts? Are you saying that you CAN just add ESRAM and DDR 3 together to get a theoretical maximum? That’s not a fact, that is misinformation.

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        • Admiral Chief of Rivia

          September 11, 2013 at 10:48

          Hmmmm, the plot thickens

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        • Devon Stanton

          September 11, 2013 at 10:52

          No I’m not saying anything, I’m not an expert in the field, but I trust that these guys are. And I have faith that it’ll be proven in time.

          My point here is that Albert is showing people the evidence but most seem to be ignoring it and putting in their own 2 cents. I’m sure there is a lot more that goes on behind the scenes in this technology that we’re not aware of, and may never find out because they’re close guarded secrets and protected. Much like the kernels secret sauce.

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          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            September 11, 2013 at 10:56

            Or Heinz Baked Beans! 0-O I agree with you, that he is trying to answer some of the questions out there, but some of what he says just isn’t so. I think that’s why ‘mouth piece’ was mentioned. Either way, I think we can agree that the thing is going to be some VERY advanced tech, which means Awesome games to look forward to! And that is a good thing for everyone 🙂

          • Devon Stanton

            September 11, 2013 at 10:57

            agreed

          • FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

            September 11, 2013 at 11:01

            The plot thickens when the NDA on the XBox GPU is revealed after the launch of the Radeon 8000 series of graphics cards but as Geoff and you’ve just stated, it’s going to come down to the games.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        September 11, 2013 at 11:00

        There was a claim that the PS4 is more powerful, here is a counter claim. It’s boiling down to a, “mine is bigger! no, mine is!” That’s what I’m referring to, hence the reference to damage control. And it’s silly & pointless as I mentioned right below what I just said.

        Maybe we have differing usage for the term.

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        • Anthony

          September 11, 2013 at 17:06

          I disagree…it’s more of a “there’s no way theirs is that big…and if it is, not by much”.

          Reply

  5. Martin du preez

    September 11, 2013 at 10:54

    A guy from MS saying the boner is better than the Ps4? Whudathunkit.

    Reply

    • Devourer of Small Bunnies

      September 11, 2013 at 11:00

      *cough* bigger than yours *cough* 😛

      Reply

      • Weanerdog

        September 11, 2013 at 11:07

        But mines thicker and its the girth that counts just go ask your …. whoa sorry started channelling some COD kids

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        • HvR

          September 11, 2013 at 11:13

          Adjusted Penis Size (or TMI) with the following formula:
          ((L*D)+(W/G))/(A^2)
          Length times Diameter plus Weight over Girth divided by Angle of the tip squared

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          • John on trial

            September 11, 2013 at 11:13

            Fancy way to make yourself feel bigger.

          • Weanerdog

            September 11, 2013 at 11:16

            I do whatever it takes to feel good about me

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 11, 2013 at 11:15

            I know i’m going to regret asking, but where does the foreskin factor in?

          • John on trial

            September 11, 2013 at 11:16

            I’m wondering what scale you use. Can’t exactly use the kitchen one.

          • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

            September 11, 2013 at 11:17

            Why not? Who is going to know?

          • John on trial

            September 11, 2013 at 11:18

            Me

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 11, 2013 at 11:20

            TROLLING A FELLOW USER!!!

          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            September 11, 2013 at 11:21

            SO, if you had a PC on a scale, and a console on a scale. Which would be the better one? @Admiral_Chief:disqus

          • John on trial

            September 11, 2013 at 11:23

            *twitch* *twitch* *twitch*

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 11, 2013 at 11:23

            Loading dock around the corner. It’s a pain, but we all have our burdens to bear.

          • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

            September 11, 2013 at 11:24

            Truck scale at the local testing station…

          • Weanerdog

            September 11, 2013 at 11:17

            You want the non Kosher recipe.

          • HvR

            September 11, 2013 at 11:23

            I think that only factors in with user preference.

        • Devourer of Small Bunnies

          September 11, 2013 at 12:40

          Heee heee

          Reply

  6. Pieter Kruger

    September 11, 2013 at 10:56

    Shit who cares anymore? With games looking this awesome at the launch of the next gen consoles imagine the eye candy we’ll be getting further down the line! Software makes the difference 90% of the time, we’ve seen this with every previous gen and the latest games on current gen proves exactly that! If you’re really that insecure that you simply have to have the biggest and fastest, get a PC or stop bitching and start playing games already!

    Reply

    • Devourer of Small Bunnies

      September 11, 2013 at 10:59

      Dick measuring contests man. Its what we do as gamers.

      Reply

      • FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

        September 11, 2013 at 11:02

        Back in the day it was the screen size of iPhone vs Galaxy 😀

        Reply

      • HvR

        September 11, 2013 at 11:08

        So that is why they are releasing both consoles in black.

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief of Rivia

          September 11, 2013 at 11:10

          o_O

          Reply

  7. Devourer of Small Bunnies

    September 11, 2013 at 10:58

    Lets get the fanboys ready to RRRRRUUUUUUMMMMMMMBBBBBBBLLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEE

    Reply

  8. HvR

    September 11, 2013 at 10:58

    MS (and fanboys) saying One 50% faster than PS4, Sony (and fanboys) PS4 50% faster than One.

    As usual the truth is somewhere in the middle, they are going to be the same and nobody is going to give a ….

    Reply

    • Marcus

      September 11, 2013 at 11:34

      …shit.

      Reply

    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      September 11, 2013 at 11:42

      rats ass?

      Reply

    • TwinStripeUK

      September 11, 2013 at 11:45

      … donation to charity?

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        September 11, 2013 at 11:45

        HAHAHA, you win!

        Reply

      • HvR

        September 11, 2013 at 12:59

        was thinking more in the line of dirty flying equidae sexual organs.

        EDIT: but I learnt from MS mistakes and gave the internets choice.

        Reply

        • TwinStripeUK

          September 11, 2013 at 23:31

          In truth, so was I, but I’ve spent so long trolling these ‘debates’, that it felt more rebellious NOT to swear… I still keep fighting the urge to put everything in capitals and misspell all the words… or should that be ‘wurdz’?

          Reply

  9. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    September 11, 2013 at 11:03

    COMPLETELY UNRELATED QUESTION – I am currently having a discussion in our office about the name of the “lummy” game that us South African guys play. When you put your fingertips together….. WHAT IS THAT CALLED???
    And what are the “OFFICIAL” rules to that game. Im trying to find it on Google and its infuriatingly diffult to find any information on it.
    Its like the holy grail of guy games……

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    • John on trial

      September 11, 2013 at 11:04

      Isn’t it spelled Lammie?

      Reply

      • Ultimo_Cleric N7

        September 11, 2013 at 11:10

        True…….but what is this game called????

        Reply

        • John on trial

          September 11, 2013 at 11:11

          By trying to recall it, it’s only making me twitch. I can’t remember.

          Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      September 11, 2013 at 11:05

      I thought a lammie was punching your friend in the shoulder so his arm goes lam.

      Reply

      • Weanerdog

        September 11, 2013 at 11:15

        Yes or the outer thigh with a knee. It’s not called mercy that was with interlocking fingers.
        The rules, as I played it were: that one guy hits with a slap and the other guy has to pull away, the hittee must keep his hands together and only is allowed to move once the hitter has moved his hand. This continues until the hitter misses, then the roles are reversed until the next miss and so on and so on until someone quits. Note: you may not quit until a round is over 🙂

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          September 11, 2013 at 11:19

          OHHHHHHHH I know what you mean now. But I also can’t remember what it’s called. Nobody in the office can remember either lol

          Reply

          • Ultimo_Cleric N7

            September 11, 2013 at 11:19

            no dude, i mean THIS:
            EDIT – ag crap the picture wont share!! put all your fingertips together. When somebody looks at that. THAT game…..

          • Weanerdog

            September 11, 2013 at 11:22

            Not seeing THIS:

          • Ultimo_Cleric N7

            September 11, 2013 at 11:26

            Yeah sorry image wont post…..see above for the discussion with the admiral

        • Ultimo_Cleric N7

          September 11, 2013 at 11:20

          No what is this called???

          Reply

    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      September 11, 2013 at 11:23

      OFFICIAL rules are below shoulder, 5 fingers together, above shoulders, pinky in air, you CANNOT force someone to look, have to look out of free will.

      Plus that mirror crap is just nonsense. You grab the dude’s hand as hard as you can, inflicting as much pain as possible

      Reply

      • Ultimo_Cleric N7

        September 11, 2013 at 11:26

        But also remember the anti hit goggles rule.

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief of Rivia

          September 11, 2013 at 11:29

          Nah, thats just silly, men MUST commit violence. Anti-hit is for the pacifists

          Reply

      • Weanerdog

        September 11, 2013 at 11:27

        Ok got it now, but we played ver1.0 no above shoulder allowed.

        Edit: and Buffalo, now please down your coffee

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        • Mossel

          September 11, 2013 at 12:36

          Buffalo….that was a permanent rule in res. It took me months after graduating to start drinking even water with my right hand!

          Reply

  10. MacDoodle

    September 11, 2013 at 11:04

    This is MS of course there is misinformation

    Reply

  11. Uberutang

    September 11, 2013 at 11:04

    Meh, a single GTX770 has 224.3 Memory Bandwidth. And that is stock with no OC.

    Reply

  12. Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

    September 11, 2013 at 11:06

    If no air resistance is present, the rate of descent depends only on how far the object has fallen, no matter how heavy the object is. This means that two objects will reach the ground at the same time if they are dropped simultaneously from the same height. This statement follows from the law of conservation of energy and has been demonstrated experimentally by dropping a feather and a lead ball in an airless tube.

    When air resistance plays a role, the shape of the object becomes important. In air, a feather and a ball do not fall at the same rate. In the case of a Xbox One and a Playstatoin 4 air resistance is small compared to the force a gravity that pulls them to the ground. Therefore, if you drop a Xbox One and a Playstatoin 4 you could probably not tell which of the two reached the ground first unless you dropped them from a very very high tower.

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      September 11, 2013 at 11:08

      heh, trooooll 😛

      Reply

      • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

        September 11, 2013 at 11:12

        Hehe. In all seriousness I don’t really care about all the stats and numbers, I own a Xbox 360 and I do enjoy it(PC is man down), but I would choose PS4 if I could afford it because they have had less kak since its been announced. And whats stopping M$ from patching back all the changes they made?

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief of Rivia

          September 11, 2013 at 11:13

          Indeed, what has been patched, can be unpatched

          Reply

    • Tbone187

      September 11, 2013 at 11:32

      Almost thought you were going somewhere with all that…

      Reply

      • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

        September 11, 2013 at 11:33

        Nah, I usually just blurt out random stuff and wait for a reaction 😛

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          September 11, 2013 at 11:35

          Frik’s 3rd law of trollitivity isn’t it?

          Reply

          • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

            September 11, 2013 at 11:38

            Pretty much 🙂 I doubt that I could last 1 day if they challenged me with no trolling 😐

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 11, 2013 at 11:39

            My challenge is alot worse than just no trolling.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 11, 2013 at 11:40

            “a lot”, or “much” Attention please @Admiral_Chief:disqus

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 11, 2013 at 11:42

            Noted.

            Tanya, you have been warned

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 11, 2013 at 11:47

            I’m sorry I honestly thought was correct.

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 11, 2013 at 11:47

            hmmmmmmm

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 11, 2013 at 11:48

            I am serious, I didn’t know.

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 11, 2013 at 11:51

            I’ve got my eye on you…

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 11, 2013 at 11:44

            Where did I say “much”?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 11, 2013 at 11:45

            I meant you could have replaced “alot” with “much.”

          • John on trial

            September 11, 2013 at 11:41

            I beg to differ. Have you seen the articles today?

    • TiMsTeR1033

      September 11, 2013 at 11:42

      They would hit the ground at the same time, after reaching terminal velocity.

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        September 11, 2013 at 11:43

        Really? I thought a Bone would drift gently down like a leaf because of the cloud power…

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief of Rivia

          September 11, 2013 at 11:45

          CLOUD POWA!!!

          Reply

  13. Charles Du Plessis

    September 11, 2013 at 11:07

    I am no expert on components, all I care about where my favourite games are going to be. I feel much like current gen, one needs to ask oneself which games you prefer and that will show you the gaming platform that you need. I’m happy to see that my favourite franchises are heading into next gen and they look fantastic, and then having been shown the next gen machine that I need, I am also happy to see awesome need IPs.

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  14. John on trial

    September 11, 2013 at 11:09

    I feel as a person with a very objective opinion that these things are preference and that each machine is better in the eyes of the person who appreciates or prefers it. I think that each gamer is entitled to , and deserves, good graphics and multi-platform games.
    It is a good day in gaming when we can all enjoy the same games without jabbering on about performance and superiority but rather simply enjoying the game.

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    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      September 11, 2013 at 11:10

      😉

      Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      September 11, 2013 at 11:13

      Okay that’s a good start 😉 You’re just lucky you’ve only really started today. By the Friday my eyes were starting to twitch from withheld sarcasm.

      Reply

      • John on trial

        September 11, 2013 at 11:14

        I was sweating blood when I clicked on that post button.

        Reply

        • Weanerdog

          September 11, 2013 at 11:18

          Cut the PR Bull tell us how you really feel.

          Reply

          • John on trial

            September 11, 2013 at 11:22

            Can’t do it without authorization from the Admiral or Rince.
            But in all honesty I’d go for the PS4 probably just because of the games on offer and all the stuff around the Xbone put me off it. I love the Xbox controller, it’s always been more comfy, but I think that has also changed now.

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 11, 2013 at 11:23

            Are you admitting that you feel bad things towards the consoles?

          • John on trial

            September 11, 2013 at 11:26

            I said no such things. I feel no such things.
            I feel very alone right now.
            And Tanya isn’t here to shift the pressure onto.

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 11, 2013 at 11:26

            I’ve got my eye on you mister

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 11, 2013 at 11:30

            I’m here in spirit.

          • John on trial

            September 11, 2013 at 11:31

            Tim! Run!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 11, 2013 at 11:31

            Why?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 11, 2013 at 11:32

            Moving targets get more attention. Don’t listen to him.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 11, 2013 at 11:33

            I would love to participate, but sadly have work up to my eyeballs.

          • John on trial

            September 11, 2013 at 11:34

            Anyone know what Tim does for a living?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 11, 2013 at 11:34

            Graphic designer.

          • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

            September 11, 2013 at 11:34

            Maybe this could help…

            http://bringvictory.com/

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 11, 2013 at 11:38

            Thanks man, hopefully soon my boss will be out again.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 11, 2013 at 11:29

            Now now that’s a bit strict. He can express a preference if he backs it up with solid reasoning.

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 11, 2013 at 11:29

            Agreed, BUT, was asking if he was feeling something bad…

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 11, 2013 at 11:30

            …he said in a clear attempt to make John think he has a helpful ally before stabbing him in the back.

            Sorry, I left that part out 😉

          • John on trial

            September 11, 2013 at 11:29

            I feel so important when the Emperor speaks to the Admiral about me.

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 11, 2013 at 11:30

            His alien rank means nothing to us humans 😛

          • HvR

            September 11, 2013 at 11:27

            That and $100 cheaper and PS+.

          • John on trial

            September 11, 2013 at 11:27

            Oh yea. PS+ sounds like a ringer. Not sure how I feel about the Kinect either.

          • HvR

            September 11, 2013 at 11:30

            I feel indifferent regarding the Kinect,

            Sure it works better now with multiple detection, “heartbeat detection” etc etc etc but MS has yet to show me a game or application to get my middle age overweight ass of the couch and start jumping and waving.

            Same for the Sony Eye/camera, little robots running around on the floor doesn’t really do it for me.

  15. Mark Treloar

    September 11, 2013 at 11:09

    and yet you still have to use Uplay on both systems for Watchdogs

    Reply

  16. Anon A Mouse

    September 11, 2013 at 11:16

    Excuse my total lack of techi knowledge, but will a multi-platform game not be optimized to run on the slowest of platform and then just ported over to the other platforms with a tweak here and there? Surely this “mine is better than yours” argument is a muted one then?

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      September 11, 2013 at 11:20

      Yes pretty much.

      Reply

  17. PS4H1P5T4

    September 11, 2013 at 11:23

    What a load of BS from Microsuxxors! Indie games and the ultimate powerness of the PS4 is teh future of gaming! M$ can spin this has much as they want but Zoe and Banana Jam will highlight the superiority of the Vita over the Xbone.

    Reply

    • Jonah Cash

      September 11, 2013 at 11:35

      You are really a weird one…… I hope you have tinfoil at your house, you are going to need it soon with your conspiracy theories!!

      Reply

    • Martin du preez

      September 11, 2013 at 11:52

      Everything is going to be okay.

      Reply

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      September 11, 2013 at 17:19

      Zoe and Banana Jam? o_0 Who is this diabolical team? Are they a new superhero duo? And can you really make jam out of bananas? I need to investigate this further. But first… BANANA BEER!

      Reply

  18. Tbone187

    September 11, 2013 at 11:26

    They said the same about current gen but I found the Xbox to be a smoother experience….But I’m a PC gamer so both are inferior imo. And so will these so called ”next gen” consoles.

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    • Moe

      September 11, 2013 at 12:58

      Yeah but ps3 was difficult to develope for, therefore got bad ports, wheras ps4 using x64 architecture.

      Alsops3 had limited ram 256mb

      Reply

    • Willy McBurgle

      September 12, 2013 at 10:13

      The Xbox was definitely a smoother experience and that was because the PS3 was basically ‘Frankenstein the Cell Processor and friends’ The PS3 was horribly-bottlenecked on the main bus and it’s tiny 256mb of dedicated CPU and GPU Ram respectively meant that developers had to rewire the games to stream in a throttled manner to prevent crashing. All of those hangups are gone with the PS4 – it’s just a nice, clean, simple, fast pipe. This gen, it’s actually the Xbone that’s more complicated (and bottlenecked). Doesn’t mean it won’t be a good experience – but there’s more effort required to do so.

      Reply

  19. DrKiller

    September 11, 2013 at 12:23

    Yes but the Xbox One has Titanfall.. Thats 70% win already.. no need to argue about specs!

    Reply

    • Willy McBurgle

      September 12, 2013 at 10:10

      Arguing in favour of a console over one solitary game is the most inane reason possible.

      Reply

  20. Maxiviper117

    September 11, 2013 at 13:41

    “despite previously saying that he has no idea what the PS4’s final specs are”

    “despite previously saying that he has no idea what the PS4’s final specs are”

    “despite previously saying that he has no idea what the PS4’s final specs are”

    “despite previously saying that he has no idea what the PS4’s final specs are”

    “despite previously saying that he has no idea what the PS4’s final specs are”

    So I cant trust his Points unless he knows exactly whats under the PS4’s hood.

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  21. Nigel

    September 11, 2013 at 16:20

    Look, its not like the difference is so great one of the systems wiill not be able to support a next gen engine. it would only be a concern if gulf between them was like wii u vs PS4 or Xbone.

    in four years we will see the best of next gen, in six years we will be having the same debate over next next gen performance..

    Reply

  22. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    September 11, 2013 at 17:15

    I think Albert Otherjacket needs to pick his battles more carefully. Instead of trying to get stuck in a mudslinging match over whether or not the PS4 is 5/10/30/50% more powerful than the Xbone, he should rather be focussing on the positives of the Bone. That’s where you sell the console. Why is Kinect needed? What’s so impressive about the cloud?

    After all, the demographic that they’re targeting couldn’t care less if the Xbone was the weaker console, or even if it was the stronger of the two. Nintendo didn’t sell the Wii on PR speak about the power under the hood, but rather that its the console to own. It’s why the Wii practically decimated the xbox 360 and the PS3.

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  23. Nathan O

    September 11, 2013 at 23:07

  24. iraqi ps4

    September 12, 2013 at 08:59

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    PS4 IS THE BEST PLACE TO PLAY !

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  25. Willy McBurgle

    September 12, 2013 at 10:09

    time for Xbox to fight back with a comparison chart LOL! Oh how the tide has turned…

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  26. luke

    September 12, 2013 at 15:38

    Wheres that Umar fanboy?

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