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PS4 IS faster than Xbox One, fresh reports claim

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on 13 September 2013

Fresh reports claiming that PlayStation 4 boasts superior innards compared to Xbox One have surfaced at EDGE (via CVG).

Sources close to the publication state that the memory reads on Sony’s next-generation console ‘are 40-50 per cent quicker than Xbox One,’ and that PS4’s graphics chip’s ALU is also 50 per cent quicker.

Elsewhere, other development sources claim that Sony’s new black box has many more advantages under the hood.

“One basic example we were given suggested that without optimisation for either console, a platform-agnostic development build can run at around 30FPS in 1920x1080 on PS4, but it’ll run at “20-something” FPS in 1600x900 on Xbox One,” one source claims.

Another added: “Xbox One is weaker and it’s a pain to use its ESRAM.”

The claims come in light of Microsoft improving Xbox One’s CPU from 1.6Ghz to 1.75Ghz. EDGE notes that this is clear indication that the console maker is aware of the discrepancy.

Turn the page for more more development chatter on PS4 and Xbox One.