Oh boy, it appears the gloves have now come off in the PlayStation 4 vs PC wars. Just days after Nvidia said that they had no hard feelings about not being part of the PlayStation 4, citing costs, it appears now the company has thrown the first punch at Sony.
Nvidia’s Tony Tamasi, head of technology development at the company, compares the PlayStation 4 specs to a mid-range PC, saying it’s already outdated. He said that the PS4 CPU is like in a “low end PC”, and that the GPU is only “mid-range. Tamasi said:
“Compared to gaming PCs, the PS4 specs are in the neighborhood of a low-end CPU, and a low- to mid-range GPU side”
He added that based on the GFLOPS performance of the GPU, it’s got only half the performance of the GTX680 desktop graphics card, which was released in March 2012.
“If the PS4 ships in December as Sony indicated, it will only offer about half the performance of a GTX680 GPU (based on GFLOPS and texture), which launched in March 2012, more than a year and a half ago.”
Tamasi doesn’t mention that raw performance isn’t everything. Consoles are tailored for gaming and can take better advantage of the hardware than PCs. We’ve already heard developers say that the PlayStation 4 will out-power PCs for years to come. Not to mention that the first PlayStation 4 games we’ve seen so far, like Killzone Shadow Fall, look better than anything on PCs today.