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EDGE: PS4 is 50% faster than XBone. Multiple developers confirmed the difference

#1DarkestSoulsPosted 9/13/2013 4:22:24 AM(edited)
http://www.edge-online.com/news/power-struggle-the-real-differences-between-ps4-and-xbox-one-performance/

PlayStation 4 is currently around 50 per cent faster than its rival Xbox One. Multiple high-level game development sources have described the difference in performance between the consoles as “significant” and “obvious.”

Our contacts have told us that memory reads on PS4 are 40-50 per cent quicker than Xbox One, and its ALU (Arithmetic Logic Unit) is around 50 per cent faster. One basic example we were given suggested that without optimisation for either console, a platform-agnostic development build can run at around 30FPS in 1920×1080 on PS4, but it’ll run at “20-something” FPS in 1600×900 on Xbox One. “Xbox One is weaker and it’s a pain to use its ESRAM,” concluded one developer.

Microsoft is aware of the problem and, having recently upped the clock speed of Xbox One, is working hard to close the gap on PS4, though one developer we spoke to downplayed the move. “The clock speed update is not significant, it does not change things that much,” he said. “Of course, something is better than nothing.”

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#2HypnoCooshPosted 9/13/2013 4:16:45 AM
but da power of dat cloud and cloud processing duh!
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#3pblimp360Posted 9/13/2013 4:17:39 AM
I'd really love to know exactly who these developers are.
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#4Bikes-Posted 9/13/2013 4:19:18 AM
HypnoCoosh posted...
but da power of dat cloud and cloud processing duh!


And super awesome bestest programmers!
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#5Astute-CIassPosted 9/13/2013 4:21:22 AM
pblimp360 posted...
I'd really love to know exactly who these developers are.


Yeah, so you can look up what games they're making, and apply any conspiracy theories you may have.
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#6JWJW99Posted 9/13/2013 4:25:53 AM
Looks like Microsoft just became the next Nintendo

True rivals now begin at PC vs PS4 and Xbone vs Nintendo
#7EpicVGKingPosted 9/13/2013 4:29:25 AM
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#8pblimp360Posted 9/13/2013 4:30:36 AM
Astute-CIass posted...
Yeah, so you can look up what games they're making, and apply any conspiracy theories you may have.


What are you, 12? Who thinks like this?

I'd like to know in order to apply more weight/credibility to their words.
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#9triple sPosted 9/13/2013 4:32:20 AM
I don't think having faster RAM is going to translate to games looking 50% better....
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#10LOLKNlCKSPosted 9/13/2013 4:41:43 AM
O/U 12 hours before Major Nelson writes another damage control piece?
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