PS4 may be much more powerful than Microsoft’s next console (Xbox Next or Xbox 720), if rumors are true. VG247 has reported that, based on information from CES 2013, Sony’s next console will take the cake when it comes to raw processing power, leaving the next Xbox eating dust.
According to the report, the PlayStation 4 (codenamed Orbis or Omni) will be able to run at around 1.84 teralops, whereas the next Xbox will manage 1.23 teraflops, leaving a gap of around 50%. This is a considerable difference. However, it’s not all going to swing Sony’s way.
The new Xbox (codenamed Durango) will have 8GB of RAM, with 3GB reserved for the OS, and the remaining 5GB for games. The PS4, on the other hand, will only boast 4GB of RAM, with 1GB reserved for the OS and the leftover 3GB for games.
Graphically speaking, the Xbox will feature hardware based on the Radeon HD 8770 GPU, whilst the PS4 will utilise a chip built on AMD’s A10 APU.
Both units will be Blu-ray equipped with 100GB capacity discs.
If nothing else, these specs will keep pouring fuel on the debate of the better console between Sony and Microsoft fans, but we can expect many more details in March when both machines are expected to be revealed, ahead of what is becoming the most popular projected release date of November this year.