PS4 vs Xbox One - Who has the Better GPU Revealed

The Playstation 4 has been detailed to have the stronger system specifications so far, but what about the GPU, specifically?

by on 5th Jul, 2013

The console wars have begun, and with them come inevitable comparisons between Microsoft's upcoming Xbox One and Sony's Playstation 4. So far, it appears that Sony will have the stronger console in terms of technical specifications come this holiday season, when both of the systems release. However, Microsoft has been tight-lipped concerning one aspect of their console: the graphics processing unit (GPU).

While Sony has been more than open with fans and media concerning various aspects of their console, Microsoft has done little to inspire confidence in their consumer base. They have attempted to rectify their sins from E3 2013 concerning Digital Rights Management, but the hole they have dug is already quite deep.

Gamechup did a side-by-side comparison of the two systems' GPUs, and the results are quite interesting. Apparently, Microsoft's bid falters once again, ending up with an Xbox One GPU that is 30% weaker than the PS4's.

This spells somewhat dire straits for the Xbox One. While last generation the clear winner came in the form of Nintendo's Wii console, (which is also the weakest of the generation in terms of specifications) it also brought motion-based gaming to the forefront of the industry. Neither the Xbox One nor the Playstation 4 offer a new addition to the gaming space such as this, which leads us to believe that the two are in more direct competition than ever; let's not forget that Nintendo's new console, the Wii U, has already released and tripped due to its premature launch.

If history is of any indication, then it's an easy bet that Microsoft changes the specifications on the Xbox One. This type of comparison is probably the reason they have stayed quiet on their GPU. All of that said, Sony placed a huge amount of hope on the cell processor last generation. While there may be some difference in terms of computing power between the Playstation 4 and Xbox 360, it's marginal at best. Perhaps Microsoft realizes this and simply wants to get the most bang out of their buck? Only time will tell. This holiday seaosn should be more than interesting for the gaming public.

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