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PS4 currently around 50 per cent faster than Xbox One, say developers

Sam Loveridge

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PS4 DualShock 4 and Xbox One Wireless Controllers
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According to a variety of developers, the PS4 is around 50 per cent faster than the Xbox One, despite the similarities in architecture.

Performance differences between the PS4 and Xbox One are “significant” and “obvious”, with Sony’s next-generation console out-performing its Microsoft rival by around 50 per cent.

Speaking to Edge, “multiple high-level game development sources” state that memory reads on the PS4 see the Sony console respond between 40 – 50 per cent speedier than the Xbox One, with the PS4 running at 30FPS at 1920 x 1080p resolution, but only at “20-something” on the Xbox One a 1600 x 900 resolution.

Microsoft has attempted to close the gap between the Xbox One and PS4 by upping the clock speed of its next-generation console, but apparently the update is “not significant, it does not change things that much. Of course something is better than nothing,” according to one developer source.

However, with the PS4 release date on November 29 in the UK and the Xbox One launching in 13 countries worldwide on November 22, neither manufacturer has yet to finalise the specs for the next-gen console duo.

“The hardware isn’t locked [for either console]”, said another source, with the Xbox One still falling short of the PS4 graphics driver’s capabilities. Apparently, Microsoft “has been late on their drivers and that has been hurting them.”

Both console manufacturers have been encouraging developers to utilise the exclusive hardware available for the PS4 and Xbox One, such as the Kinect or the touch pad on the DualShock 4 controller.

“The poor [graphics] drivers have made it difficult to push either of them, and the developers aren’t familiar with the hardware yet,” said one developer source.

This is bound to change with time though, as developers get more time to work out the benefits of creating game with specific features for each console.

Next, read our Xbox One vs PS4 comparison.

Mark Colit

September 13, 2013, 5:22 pm

In 5 years time, the graphics drivers will work great!

Matthew Bunton

September 14, 2013, 12:38 am

Well that article has sent the gaming sites comments sections into over drive.

I do find it funny how upset people get over a games console and product loyalty (fanboyism).

Anyway I'm sure that each console will have its own great exclusives. Furthermore if people are really that bothered about graphics I would suggest that they forget consoles and build a gaming PC.

bbbbb

September 14, 2013, 9:59 am

"And the developers aren’t familiar with the hardware yet"? Then how can they conclude xb1 is 50% less powerful?

Pg

September 16, 2013, 1:28 pm

All sounded fine to me until "The poor [graphics] drivers have made it difficult to push either of them..."

And 50% faster? That was just the RAM, which anyone who has read their specs will know that the PS4 will have much fast RAM. Lets just wait until the developers get familiar with the consoles and the graphic drivers get up to scratch.

...but that doesn't make for a catchy (clicky?) headline.

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