Nvidia compares PS4 specs to a "low-end CPU"

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User Info: sknmak

4 years ago#1
Read it all here:

It's PlayStation 4 vs PC gaming rigs, and the gloves have come off

The PlayStation 4 announcement last month immediately led to a PS4 vs Xbox 720 debate, but perhaps Sony and Microsoft's next-generation consoles are competing for second place.

"Compared to gaming PCs, the PS4 specs are in the neighborhood of a low-end CPU, and a low- to mid-range GPU side," said Nvidia's Tony Tamasi to TechRadar.

As Nvidia's senior vice president of content and development, he sees the PS4's specs as outdated, even today.

"If the PS4 ships in December as Sony indicated, it will only offer about half the performance of a GTX680 GPU (based on GFLOPS and texture), which launched in March 2012, more than a year and a half ago."

It only gets worse

Tamasi also notes that consoles, by definition, are closed platforms and not upgradeable.

"What you get today in terms of performance is what you're stuck with five - 10 years down the road. PCs don't have these problems," he told TechRadar.

"They are open and can be upgraded at any time to harness the power of newer GPUs for more performance and to take advantage of newer, modern graphics technologies."

The gap between console and PC gaming has become more apparent this console generation, and Tamasi expects more of the same when PS4 and Xbox 720 get here.

"If history predicts the future, then these next-generation consoles, while being more powerful than the current ones, will very quickly end up more than an order of magnitude behind the PC."
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User Info: Lord_Cohliani

4 years ago#2
Before people say they're mad that it doesn't have Nvidia in it:

Peasant consoles get peasant GPU manufacturer.
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User Info: Acquire

4 years ago#3
Makes sense. It's based on the Radeon HD 6800 series. Somewhere between a 6850 and 6870. It was a mid-high end card of the 6000 family. By the time it releases it'll be two generations old since AMD plans to release the HD 8000 series later this year.
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User Info: odericko

4 years ago#4
He speaks the truth. Inb4 people try to justify you don't buy a console for specs. This isn't a console vs. PC debate, just a discussion over the specs of the PS4.
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User Info: Beheston

4 years ago#5
I'd wager most gamers don't know or care what a CPU or GPU are. They just want to come home, plug the damn thing in and have amazing gaming experiences. The PS4 has the goods to deliver...

User Info: EternalNether

4 years ago#6
For the love of god.

It astounds me how some people can be so knowledgeable of technical hardware yet be so ignorant of how the industry works.
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User Info: Kaleliskalel

4 years ago#7
Playstation 4 is more powerful than the most powerful gaming PC
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User Info: DemonDog666

4 years ago#8
Obviously not factoring in OS drain or optimization.

User Info: darkus_f

4 years ago#9
EternalNether posted...
For the love of god.

It astounds me how some people can be so knowledgeable of technical hardware yet be so ignorant of how the industry works.

This unfortunately. It's sad really.
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User Info: _DevilBob_

4 years ago#10
Awesome! Gaming PCs rule! I can't wait to play the new Zelda, Mario, Pokemon, Uncharted, God of War and Killzone on my new rig!
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