The guys over at Digital Foundry compared the graphics of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One using PC hardware. They essentially crafted PCs with AMD hardware that best matched the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Then they ran some benchmarks to see just how big the difference between the two is.
While the tests are no real indication of how the consoles will perform, it’s a good ballpark estimate of the performance of the two. They chose to compare the consoles based on graphics alone, and equipped the PS4 with a 50% more powerful GPU from AMD, while both GPUs featured 2 GB of RAM.
On average, the PlayStation 4 PC is 17 to 22 percent faster than the Xbox One PC in this test, but again, it’s hardly a scientific comparison. Not taken into account are the various software and optimization APIs that both console use, their RAM and the differences, CPU differences etc.
When Sony and Microsoft revealed their console hardware specs, the PlayStation 4 GPU appeared to be 50% more powerful on paper. However, recently, Sony has been under fire for the amount of RAM used in the PS4, with some rumors suggesting that the OS uses 3.5 GB, leaving just 4.5 GB to games.
Check out the video comparisons below: