Xbox One

The Xbox one is the next generation of Microsoft’s Xbox series.  Its new, sleek build makes it a very eye catching piece, and a quote from the website really defines what it is like:

Xbox One delivers an entertainment experience like nothing before. Its innovative
technology is rivaled only by its iconic design. Sharp corners and clean lines make
for a sleek, modern console that complements any decor. Xbox One was designed
from the ground up to be the centerpiece of every living room”.

As a big Xbox fan I am personally more excited for this than any other console being released. The release date has not yet been confirmed but there is a a lot of speculation that it will be around Christmas 2013.  One of it’s main features is the new Kinect, and a lot of the Xbox One’s new features revolve around it.

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The Specs

The Xbox One has an APU with eight x86-64 cores, 8 GB of DDR3 RAM with a memory bandwidth of 68.3 GB, a 500 GB non-replaceable hard drive, and a Blu-ray Disc optical drive. 3 GB of RAM will be reserved for the operating system and apps, leaving 5 GB for games. The GPU is based on an AMD GCN architecture with 12 compute units, which have a total of 768 cores, providing an estimated peak theoretical power of 1.23 TFLOPS  (according to engadget.com    )

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Playstation 4

The Playstation 4, also known as The PS4, is Sony’s newest console.  Sony has been very successful in its recent years and are hoping to succeed once again with it’s latest and greatest. It’s design has not yet been revealed because it’s still being finalized, although they have shown the controller.  The controller looks similar to the current PS3 controller, but with a redesigned shape and an all new touchpad.  The Dualshock 4 controller has multiple new features. It now features a touch pad that is clickable, three-axis accelerometer, improved vibration, and much more.  Interestingly, the Vita can act as a second screen for the PS4, or stream the entire game to the handheld for off-TV play.

Let’s move onto the comparison of specs.

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 Tech Specs Comparison

Xbox One

PlayStation 4

CPU Cores/Threads

8 Core built by Microsoft.

8 core custom x86 AMD “Jaguar” processor.

 
Shared L2 Cache

2 x 2MB

2 x 2MB

GPU Cores

768

1152

Optical Drive

Blue Ray/DVD

Blue Ray/DVD

Peak Shader Throughput

1.23 TFLOPS

1.84 TFLOPS

Embedded Memory

32MB eSRAM

Embedded Memory Bandwidth

102GB/s

System Memory

8GB 2133MHz DDR3

8GB 5500MHz GDDR5

System Memory Bus

256-bits

256-bits

System Memory Bandwidth

68.3 GB/s

176.0 GB/s

Manufacturing Process

28nm

28nm

Price

To be announced

To be announced

 

As you can see, there are some differences in specs that may be crucial when it comes to the final product. I don’t know about you guys but I’m pretty excited about both consoles.  At E3 we are hoping to see a lot more on these new consoles and all of us here at Slimgamer hope to keep you up to date with all the latest information.