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Originally posted by esteay812
I am an old-school gamer and I do like the modern advancements we continue to see, but the idea of these console manufacturers wringing more and more money from the consumers is enough to make me avoid the latest edition of the industry leading consoles..............
I much prefer the idea of shoving my moola back into my pocket, where it can stay until my ignorance leads me to some other ridiculously worthless consumer device or service that I can spend it on.
I hope everyone knows, the difference between DDR3 and the newer version of GDDR5 (that Sony is using) is the dif. between 2007 system memory and 2013 GRAPHICS memory. It's NOT just a pretty number. Why does MicroSchlub keep putting hamstrung, pre-obsoleted hardware in their consoles? Because they think YOU, their customer base, are drooling children who HAVE to have Halo5 or they're gonna die! It doesn't therefore matter to you that you're being sold crap at a premium price. I.E., you are suckers (to M$). IMO, that's the most insulting thing about this whole debacle.
Originally posted by panicman66
XBO: 8 Core AMD x86 CPU, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 500GB HDD, Blu-Ray Drive
PS4: 8 Core AMD x86-64 CPU, 8GB GDDR5 RAM, 500GB HDD, Blu-Ray Drive
(big surprise there, I'm sure)
# Power Differences:
- The CPU in both systems are nearly identical.
- The GPU in the PS4 is 50% more powerful than the XBO.
why? see DDR3 vs. GDDR5 performance charts
- The PS4 has 158% more memory bandwidth. (XBO's 68GB/s vs PS4's 176GB/s).
see above remark. It's not just more, it's much FASTER RAM
- The PS4 will allow 40% more RAM for games (XBO's 5GB vs PS4's 7GB)
That's nothing new. The Xbox has always been a hunk of pig iron compared to PS. Yeah, I know you didn't mention weight, but do I have to? We all know why M$ went with a power brick.
# Size Difference:
XBO: Width: 34.3cm, Length: 26.3cm, Height: 8cm
PS4: Width: 27.5cm, Length: 30.5cm, Height: 5.3cm
The PS4 is 40% smaller than the XBO in total volume.
Originally posted by theyrout2getus
reply to post by panicman66
the one advantage to xbox that I can see ( if I understand correctly) is u can dwnload your game to your console online after purchase. I have had to buy the same game twice b/c of scratched discs ,and have others that freeze often/ won't play. Sony/ all game mfg. should make it so you either a)cant scratch discs. ( use a harder plastic?/ coating?)