Source: The Telegraph
quote: high performance RAM
quote: Microsoft knows this. Why else do you think they are comfortable with the idea of releasing a console that has weaker specs?
quote: I said ports will often underutilize the hardware. I clarified by stating first-party titles will generally be the only products that utilize all the hardware capabilities.
quote: Will that additional power be utilized? Probably not. It took 8 years before the first PS2 game fully utilized the Emotion Engine
quote: so the Devkit doesn't allow more than 3 SPEs to have pipeline activity. Since many games are ports, rarely more than 3 SPEs are used.
quote: The PS3, just like the PS4, has more theoretical computational power, but if history repeats itself like it has generation after generation, there will be limitations, and raw console horsepower will be considered a wash.
quote: You couldn't be more wrong. Dating back to the Saturn, which had dual processors, almost ALL games only used one at a time developers were inexperienced at using both CPU's. This wasn't due to the SDK (which many developers such as Treasure said was excellent.) Certain games, such as Castlevania, Radiant Silvergun, and Nights: Into Dreams, all used every "ounce" of performance and those were certainly the most beautiful games. Castlevana SOTN was later ported to PS1, and there was slowdown during high sprit activity, and the bitmaps had to be cut to half resolution, even though the PS1 had a faster processor.
quote: These days it isn't as simple as "dropping the resolution" or reducing details. Developers want a consistent product across both consoles.
quote: Therefor most games developed for the XBOX One that are ported to the PS4 will look and run nearly identical.Microsoft knows this. Why else do you think they are comfortable with the idea of releasing a console that has weaker specs?
quote: I've got a c*** load of hypothetically hackable video and audio streams inside my house. Don't really give a crap about any of them.
quote: And yet John Carmack, someone who will always be a far more reliable source than anyone who ever posts on DailyTech, states that they are "essentially the same" and the difference is pretty negligible.
quote: I would MUCH rather have a console with better design and heat dissipation and have neither...
quote: How is 50% more power "not a great difference"?
quote: It just makes me laugh how die hard some people are that there can be no competition for "there" console of choice.
quote: Your mocking Microsoft for listening to there customers?
quote: "This includes work to localize the Xbox One dash, incorporate additional voice and languages, and build partnerships to bring apps and meaningful local content to each country