Earlier this week Microsoft revealed the Xbox One, its next generation console. And just like the PlayStation 4, it features an 8 core CPU and 8 GB of RAM. However, the similarities between the two consoles end there.
Over the past few days, several details have emerged about the Xbox One hardware. For one, only 5 GB of the 8 GB will be made available to games, compared to 7 out of 8 GB for the PlayStation 4. Not only that, the PlayStation 4’s RAM is a much faster GDDR5 compared to DDR3.
The Xbox One GPU, while featuring the same architecture as the PS4 GPU, only sports 12 compute units, compared to 18 found in the PlayStation 4. This fact, combined with more and faster RAM, no doubt means that PlayStation 4 is a more powerful console, giving developers more possibilities down the line.