Xbox One Comparison

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Computer hardware is what make up the different types of computer systems that people use everyday. Things like TV’s, mobile phones, desktops, and gaming consoles are made up of different computer hardware. There is a lot of controversy on whether which gaming console is better, the Xbox One or the PS4. It may be hard for the average person to tell the difference between the two. I will compare the processors, graphics, and memory capacity of the Xbox One and the PS4 to see which console comes out on top. Both the Xbox One and the PS4 have CPU’s built into them. The Xbox One has a 1.75GHz AMD 8-core CPU, an upgrade from the Xbox 360, which was only a 1.6 GHz CPU. The PS4 has a 1.6GHz AMD 8-core CPU with x86 based architecture, but this hasn’t…show more content…
Tech Radar, a tech review site, states “The PS4 and Xbox One specs have similar AMD architecture at their core, but contrast like apples and oranges when it comes to memory. Only developers can determine how this battle is won” (TechRadar). The PS4 uses 5500MHz GDDR5 RAM, and the Xbox One uses a 2133MHz DDR3. Both consoles use a 256-bit memory bus. The Xbox One has a lower clock speed, and a bandwidth of 68.26GB per second and 8GB DDR3 memory, whilst the PS4, with a faster clock speed, has a bandwidth of about 176GB per second and 8GB GDDR5 memory. The 8GB in both systems are split up for the operating systems’ use, and the developers’ use. Out of 8GB, Sony assigned 3.5GB towards the operating system, and 4.5GB towards documentation. Microsoft used 5GB for documentation, and the other 3GB goes to the Xbox One’s operating system. Tech Radar mentions that the Xbox One “eeks out a 0.5GB win with more developer-accessible memory than PS4, unless you factor in Sony 's 1GB of "flexible" memory at times. Then it 's 0.5GB less” (TechRadar). But both systems are sold with the same amount of space, usually 250gb, for gamers to store their games among other things, even though some of the 250GB of memory is used for factory installed

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