Silly consoles. When will they ever learn
"our brains evolved to notice sudden changes in motion because it's one of the best ways to avoid being something else's lunch. "
evolution garbage on a flipping tech website. wow.
The ps4 has a GPU that is 50% more powerful, doesn't it? I mean, even if they get the memory configuration of the xbox one down, I think the gap is large enough for these differences to remain. The developers might prefer optimizing for 30 fps on the xb1 because it doesn't quite reach 60 fps on the regular. All they might end up with is a game that does 45fps and may dip low enough for the change to be noticeable, so they put it at 30. On the ps4 they might get a situation where it gets 60fps regularly and the dips don't pass 50 fps.
We should not forget that the ps4's processor is also supposedly faster than the xbox one's processor.
What I am curious about is why they are not used to the ram configuration on the xb1. Its similar to that on the xbox 360, isn't it? One thing that might come out of this is a kinectless xb1. Lower price as well.
"The ps4 has a GPU that is 50% more powerful, doesn't it?"
The PS4's GPU is 50% more powerful than the Xbox One's in terms of raw throughput, yes, but GPU performance rarely scales perfectly linearly. Even if it did, a 50% performance gap would be 45 FPS for the PS4, 30 FPS for the Xbox One. Reports of the PS4 running at 60 FPS suggest that other factors are in play here.
Also, you have that backwards -- Microsoft shipped the Xbox One's CPU at 1.76GHz versus 1.6GHz for the PS4.
The RAM configuration on the Xbox 360 was significantly different than the Xbox One, but we can't comment much past that. The Xbox One's EDRAM cache isn't fully understood at this point in time. It exists to boost performance, but it's not clear exactly how the CPU and GPU address it.
It was so hard reading this over my GTX 780 laughing its ass off. Since when did NVIDIA start shipping its GPUs with butts???
I realize its not one to one but the difference is not just 50% more GPU. there is more bandwidth among other things. My guess is that the ps4 will be more able to maintain higher framerates and will end up with more 60fps games as a result. The dips will be less severe than those on the xbox in addition to the lower framerate on the xbox. Think one article quoted that the ps4 did not drop very much from 60fps while the xb1 version only reaches 45 in less active scenes.
The PS4 might have a faster CPU. the clock speed has not been announced and there have been reports that benchmarks show the PS4 CPU performs better.
It serves Microsoft---right, to have this problem;since,they "CHEAPENED" the internal components..compared to what their competitor(Sony) put in their console unit. I saw this way back,when internally both systems were "compared".
And the "fact" that Infinity Ward ..who makes COD:Ghosts--stated that the PS4 could support 1080P at 60FPS,and that the Xbox One...could NOT;and,had to drop down to 720P to get that 60 FPS.
I even spoke to a Microsoft Tech and asked him "Why",did Microsoft do this...there was dead silence;then, he responded with:"I....don't know". I said to him:"You mean to tell me that..knowing what your competitor would have internally,your bosses decided to "lessen" the video support within the Xbox One...and you say to me..that you don't know?!?!"
A tech is going to be the low man on the totum pole... No tech is ever involved in the decision making. How can you expect him to know what the engineers designing the hardware were thinking? Microsoft is a big company, and departments aren't going to be sharing information 100% of the time.Things like this are need to know only.
Anyway, who really cares? They picked a design, they stuck with it and developed around it. Now we have the Xbox One the way it is. Technology changes too frequently and they can't just suddenly change the design halfway through. Changes like that push back release dates, and then newer and better hardware comes out and they would have to change everything again to keep up.
Look at what happened to Duke Nukem Forever, they changed engines twice during development and the game kept getting pushed back.
If you want cutting edge hardware and graphics, buy a PC.
That's an interesting story. Doesn't necessarily prove anything about underlying performance -- even if the Sony consoles are clocked higher or have more resources devoted to the game, the size of the gap between the two consoles points to something being unoptimized on the MS side more than it suggests an advantage that large for Sony.
It really *is* a matter of degree. Tell me that the PS4 is 20% faster than the Xbox One, and I can buy that. Tell me that it's 2x faster, and that's not just going to be the hardware -- the software isn't optimized, most likely. That's particularly true given that both chips have a GCN GPU and the same CPU. Bandwidth *could* explain it, but I'd bet it's a combination of bandwidth *and* poor cache utilization.
All in all the xbox still looks awesome. Its a marked improvement from xbox 360. Both consoles are a marked improvement.
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