Digital Foundry: Next-Gen Face-Off: Battlefield 4. Official verdict
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2 years ago#21
did you miss the part about 50% more resolution as well? with a fps advantage, & particle effects? frostbite 3 on ps4 pretty much spanks the competition ( bar ultra pc ) across the board..
What's really sad here though is just how far behind consoles are this generation. The PS4's GPU is its most advanced component and even that is outperformed by a single GTX580 from 3 years ago. Taking SLI/CF configurations into account, you could probably build a rig with more GPU power 5 years ago. Moving on to the CPU, things are even worse and this is mentioned in the article where they reason that this is the cause of the poor multi-player performance in large games. Having 8 cores isn't going to count for much when they're all so weak and easily outperformed by a lower end i5 from several years ago.
As far as BF4 goes, consider this. The resolution gap between the PS4 version and the PC version at 1080p is almost as large as it is between the Xbone and PS4 versions (and a PC can go well beyond 1080p). And while the Xbone and PS4 have similar graphics, the PC boasts a number of visual improvements. Moreover, neither console comes close to maintaining 60fps and performance completely falls apart when you get to the MP side of things.
Honestly, this has never really happened before. Never has the PC had such a massive hardware advantage over the higher end console of any previous generation at launch. Seeing as how even business class PC's with integrated GPU's these days can outperform the x360/PS3, what kind of staying power do these new consoles have? They're heavily outdated right out of the gate, and it's pretty sad to think just how far behind they will be if this generation goes on for 7 to 8 years like the last one.
2 years ago#22
larryboy_dragon posted...PS4 is not “50% more powerful” because “powerful” isn’t a thing. The CPUs of both consoles are much the same, PS4 has faster RAM, XB1 has more available RAM, PS4 has a better graphics processor, the PS4 processor is easier to program for and the XB1 graphics processor has a special cache of RAM that’s part of its processor (that the PS4 lacks) that can allow it to buffer more quickly and push better graphics by way of advanced rendering.
And when TeeHee agrees with you, you know your making a fanboy argument
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2 years ago#23
Battlefield 4: the Digital Foundry verdict
Regardless, a clear-as-day recommendation still goes to the PS4 version, and while there are glitches on both consoles that need to be addressed, the embracing of seamless, behind-the-scenes updates should at least ease some of Battlefield 4's growing pains.
Seems pretty clear to me. What's all the arguing about?
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2 years ago#24
Both versions still look beautiful. All topics like this do is create trolling opportunities. Something we simply don`t need.
2 years ago#25
Chaos_Matazaki posted...And this sorta thing makes me sad, I don't have either system yet, but I'm gonna get both. Having trouble deciding on what system to get 3rd party games on. Either better resolution or a better controller.
What is the use of built in speakers? Also can you use the touch pad in FPS games?
2 years ago#26
velvet_hammer posted...did you miss the part about 50% more resolution as well? with a fps advantage, & particle effects? frostbite 3 on ps4 pretty much spanks the competition ( bar ultra pc ) across the board..
That's why I am seriously thinking to wait for the Steam box from Valve, I will wait till next year, which is one month away, to know the release date, if it's close than I will buy it.
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