Over the past few weeks Nvidia has been on the offensive against the PlayStation 4, saying its hardware is already outdated. AMD has since joined the fight, standing up for Sony and the PlayStation 4, saying that they gave it the hardware Nvidia couldn’t.
Now Nvidia appears to have come out on Sony’s side, for once. During a recent presentation of its high-end PC graphics card, Titan, they compared it not only to the PlayStation 4, but the Xbox 720 as well.
In the presentation slides, Nvidia compares console vs PC performance over a number of years. More interestingly, the presentation slides reveal Nvidia’s claims that its Titan is three times more powerful than the PlayStation 4 AMD GPU, and even more powerful than the Xbox 720 GPU (also rumored to be made by AMD).
It would appear that Nvidia has some inside information about the Xbox 720 hardware, as the console is represented on the graph. According to the slide (seen below), the PlayStation 4 GPU is rated about 2,500 GPU FLOPS higher than the Xbox 720 GPU.
It looks like the PlayStation 4 GPU is only marginally more powerful than the Xbox 720 — about 10%, according to Nvidia. We’ll have to wait until Microsoft reveals the full specs before we can compare, but we doubt there will be that much of performance difference between the two consoles.
Check out Nvidia’s presentation slide below, showing how the PlayStation 4 GPU is positioned just slightly above the Xbox 720 GPU.