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Microsoft Xbox ONE Vs Sony PS4

Graphics

The most important question in the gaming world is; which has better graphics? However, it is very difficult to answer. We are saying difficult because if you compare graphics of the current Xbox 360 with the PS3, it will vary from game-to-game, and generally the difference is not that great. It’s all down to the way games are made.

The one way to judge the graphics of both consoles is to look at what is going on under the hood – checking out the GPU, the CPU and the core system memory that run the show.

Xbox One vs Sony PS4 – Controllers

Microsoft has done few minor redesign & Kinect redesign. Microsoft claims that they have made more forty improvements. However, most of the changes are related to ergonomics. An integrated battery compartment, new triggers and Wi-Fi Direct will come with the new controller.

PS4 – Moderate redesign and integrated Move

Sony has done some serious changes here. Now, there will be a move light on the controller’s rear, which will function like the

Move motion control ‘sticks’. There is also a share button which lets you share game moments instantly. Sony has given a completely new look to Sixaxis. However, the shape of the controllers is much the same as the current-model.But, now, the users will get more control with a track pad that sits between the D-pad and the buttons.

Xbox ONE Hardware

The Xbox One processor will be based on Jaguar architecture from AMD. It will use an APU with eight x86-64 cores clocked at 1.75 GHz that comes with 8 GB of DDR3 RAM with a memory bandwidth of 68.3 GB/s. However, according to some reports, 3 GB of RAM will be reserved for the operating system and apps for games.

The memory subsystem will also come with an additional 32 MB of “embedded static” RAM, or eSRAM, with a memory bandwidth of 102 GB/s,

The console has a a Blu-ray Disc optical drive and a 500 GB non-replaceable hard drive.

The graphics processing unit (GPU) will run on AMD GCN. It will have a total of 768 cores running at 853 MHz providing an estimated peak theoretical power of 1.31 TFLOPS.

The gaming console will feature Wi-Fi Direct, Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11n wireless for networking.

The Xbox One will support 4K resolution (3840×2160) (2160p) video output and 7.1 surround sound. The Xbox One will have an HDMI 1.4 for both input and output, however, it won’t support composite or component video.

PlayStation 4 Hardware

The heart of both the console is similar. Both have a processor developed by AMD. The PlayStation 4 will also use an AMD processor. The PS4′s CPU consists of eight x86-64 cores packed with 8 GB of GDDR5 memory which will give the console considerable longevity.

The system can run at a maximum clock speed of 2.75 GHz. The PS4 will also come with a secondary custom chips. This chip basically performs tasks associated with downloading, uploading, and social gameplay.

The PS4 will support photos and videos at 4K resolution, but it is not expected to be able to render games beyond 1080p. The console will have a 500 GB hard drive for additional storage, which can be upgraded by the user.

For networking, the PlayStation 4 will support Bluetooth, 2USB 3.0 ports and WiFi. Users will be able to include an auxiliary port for connection to the PS4′s Camera,

A mono headset, which can be plugged into the DualShock 4, will come bundled with the system.

Who is more powerful?

The simple answer is the PS4. Look into the technical reasons mentioned above, it is clear that the PS4 is more powerful.

Do you know the news that the Sony PS4 is (almost) categorically more powerful than the Xbox One is one of the reasons why the PS4 pre-order sold out before the Xbox One’s?

However, it’s worth noting that it’s likely there will only be minor differences in titles released for both consoles. There’s little benefit for a developer in making one version a good deal prettier than the other.

Design

Xbox One – 3.18kg, 10 % larger than the 360 & ‘big black box’ design,

PS4 – 2.8kg, Slanted design,

Xbox One is large whereas the PS4 is sleeker, slimmer and will easily get fit in your under-TV space.

Xbox One Exclusive Games

  • Halo 5
  • Quantum Break
  • Sunset Overdrive
  • Dead Rising 3
  • Ryse
  • Forza Motorsport 5
  • Project Spark
  • TitanFall
  • Below
  • Killer Instinct

PS4 Exclusive Games

  • Killzone: Shadowfall
  • Knack
  • The order: 1886
  • Octodad: Deadlist Catch
  • Infamous: Second Son
  • Driveclub

The PS4 will reportedly have more exclusives within its 1st year. Right now, we only have this list of exclusive games available for the PS4.

Price

This is a make and break factor, where PS4 clearly wins.

Xbox One = $499 (U.S), £429 (U.K.) and $599 (Australia).

PS4 = $399 (U.S), £349 (U.K.), €399 (Europe) and $549 (Australia)

PS4 camera, previously known as the PlayStation 4 Eye will cost $59 in the U.S., £54 in the U.K., and $99 in Australia. Even after this, the PS4 is still cheaper.

Sony may have a distinct advantage this holiday season, because it has been priced less than its competitor.

According to Eurogamer, Sony is going to get at around a $60 loss per unit, but it’s a marketing strategy. Actually, Sony is after typical users who buy a PlayStation Plus subscription and at least one launch title. That’s why Sony expects that they’ll turn a profit with the PS4 sooner.

The Four Best Features of Next Generation Game Consoles

As the next generation console war is heating up, everybody has their own opinions. There are the respective Sony and Microsoft fanatics who will remain loyal to their respective brands. There are also the fence sitters, who are yet to place their allegiance in regards to the next gen console they’ll be purchasing.

There’s no doubt that both the Xbox One and the PS4 will be successful in their own right, so rather than doing a direct comparison between the two (an comparison that has already been done to death), the purpose of this article is to pick out and explain the best 4 features from both.

Video Sharing

Both the PS4 and Xbox One will record automatically record gaming in the background, although a recent disparity in buffer size has come to light with Microsoft’s machine able to keep a mere 5 minutes of video in comparison to Sony’s 15. Regardless of how it is implemented, it is sure to be a useful feature as up until now gamers have taken to more long-winded methods to record their gameplay. Throw in some dedicated compression chips and social sharing features, the new consoles are ready to take social gaming beyond standard multiplayer.

Instant On

This next feature is again shared by both consoles. As a whole, humans are getting less patience; people like things that are mobile and are unwilling to wait for anything. It is this human behaviour that Microsoft and Sony may have targeted when devising the instant on feature. The PS3 and Xbox 360 were most certainly not the quickest consoles in the world but the manufacturers have worked hard to correct this sluggishness for the new generation. Next generation consoles will be able to ‘wake’ almost instantly from a low powered sleeping state. That’s not all though, the speed improvement doesn’t end with the boot up time. When your console comes out of sleep mode you’ll immediately be able to resume your game without a lengthy start up or the need to load a saved game.

Cloud Gaming

Cloud gaming is an interesting concept. Not only is it an interesting concept but it’s soon to be an interesting reality. Sony announced recently that PS4 wouldn’t be directly backwards compatible with physical PS3 discs; however, they will be available over the cloud.

The idea behind this is to have large banks of servers running as PS3 systems. This will allow PS4 users to stream these games to their consoles.

The range of titles that will be available is not yet known, however, if implemented well cloud gaming could well represent the future of gaming.

Cloud gaming won’t be available at launch, there’s currently only a tentative and hugely ambiguous release date of 2014. The technology will be introduced in North America first too, so us Europeans may have a while to wait before we can try it out!

Indie Games

Both the Xbox 360 and the PS3 had a great selection of indie games. It’s for this reason that I’m looking forward to seeing what these developers can do with the new hardware. What’s more, Sony recently announced that it’ll be loaning out free PS4 development kits to indie developers for 1 year. In addition to this, Sony are offering free promotion for the best indie games, so there’s no doubt there’ll be some crackers!