We are sure you’ve been wondering, after the Microsoft Reveal, which is more powerful; the Xbox One or the PlayStation 4. Well here is a handy comparison below that will give you a better idea of how the two consoles stack up.
|Components||Microsoft Xbox One||Sony PlayStation 4|
|CPU||8 Core CPU CUSTOM||Single-chip custom x86 AMD “Jaguar” processor, 8 cores|
|Graphics Processor||D3D 11.1 chip with 32 MB embedded memory||1.84 TFlops, AMD Radeon Graphics Core|
|Memory (RAM)||8 GB DDR3||8 GB GDDR5|
|Memory (Storage)||500 GB HDD||No Information Yet|
|Optical Drive||Blu-ray/DVD combo drive||Blu-Ray/DVD combo drive|
|I/O||USB 3.0||USB 3.0|
|Communication||Ethernet, three different 802.11n radios, WiFi Direct||Ethernet, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 (EDR)|
|A/V||HDMI I/O, 1080p and 4K support||HDMI, Analog-AV, Optical|
While both machines are very comparable, there are some key differences. The Xbox One is using a custom architecture while the PS4 is using an AMD architecture. Both machines use 8 GB of RAM but the PS4 is using GDDR5 RAM while the One is using DDR3. GDDR5 is faster at 5x the data rate whereas DDR3 is only 3x. This marks a significant difference in RAM performance. It is safe to assume the PS4 hard drive will be at least 500 GB to 1 TB so there should be no difference there. Both machines look quite powerful, but let us know what you think about the comparison.