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.

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