Akihiro Suzuki On PS4: ‘Pretty Satisfied With Specs’, ‘Would Be Overjoyed If Clock Was A Bit Faster’

The GPU’s ’14 + 4 unit set-up is easy to use.’

Posted By | On 19th, Apr. 2014 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet

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GamingBolt recently got in touch with Akihiro Suzuki, Producer of Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition. In our lengthy conversation with Akihiro, we spoke on various topics including Dynasty Warriors 8’s gameplay, its reception, and the reasons behind bringing the game to the PlayStation 4.

Akihiro shared his thoughts on the PS4’s architecture as well. First of all he explained that Sony has put in enough memory in the PlayStation 4. Akhiro believes that “it’s very useful, and the capacity is enough.” Moving on, the PlayStation 4 CPU, as we all know is a bit slower. “We’re pretty satisfied with the specs. We would be overjoyed if the clock was a little bit faster,” he stated.

And finally he believes that the 18 compute units in the PS4 GPU is easy to set up and use. “The 14 + 4 unit set-up is easy to use. If the number of units increased, the possibilities of what we could do would increase as well.”

We will have more from our interview with Akihiro Suzuki in the coming days. In the meantime check out our review of Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition here. Give it a shot, it’s pretty good game.

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  • brianc6234

    The PS4’s clock rate is faster than the Xbox One’s. What’s the big deal on clock speed anyway? That hasn’t mattered much for years. That’s why computer processors aren’t up to more than they were about ten years ago.

    • gamingdroid

      Sorry, but you are misinformed.

      The PS4 has lower clock rate than Xbox One, which means it is SLOWER. The CPU on both consoles are practically identical, so the faster clock rate means Xbox One is faster on the CPU side.

      On the GPU side though, it is different.

    • Jordan

      actually he is not totally wrong. originally both have the same based clock. it was pretty last min that MS overclocked their cpu by a very small margin which makes the clock slightly higher. however as far as what I do know, cpu in ps4 is actually scalable. in most scenario it is mostly running on it’s base clock speed. however the system will dynamically upclock the cpu when needed. sounds much like turbo bosst in intel’s cpu but technically they work differently. previously there was also a cpu benchmark done on both x1 and ps4 and it also turns out that ps4 is slightly ahead despite of the “advertised” higher base clock in x1 is an evidence showing that ps4 cpu actually will scale in clock speed depending on situation and needs

    • Gamez Rule

      Would also like to add to your points about the CPUs.

      In benchmarks PS4 CPU was better than Xbones CPU ( see link ) http://bit.ly/1jimmo9. What this hows is PS4s able to generate 14MB/s of textures compared to 12MB/s for the Xbone CPU.

    • marc berry

      That ‘s BW not CPU clock speed. http://bit.ly/1jimmo9.

    • cozomel

      We know thats BW, but how is a supposed slightly slower CPU (1.6 vs 1.75GHz) outperforming the supposed slightly faster CPU in that benchmark? Think about it.

    • Xtreme Derp

      Assuming PS4’s CPU is clocked at 1.6GHz, it could be OS virtualization overhead slowing down the Xbox CPU.

    • Psionicinversion

      ive seen your site this made me laugh… “We are a bunch of industry professionals giving you updated sales figures and insider info directly from deveopers and national sales trackers”

      Getting info directly from ppls sites and claiming youve found it all yourselves which is bull$hit

    • Xtreme Derp

      I have nothing to do with insiderp. That speaks a lot to how gullible you are though.

    • Psionicinversion

      hahaha hey man i like to give the benefit of the doubt, and seeing as your post so many “facts” i figured it must be you haha

    • Xtreme Derp

      All I said was “insiDERP” and you made a silly assumption.

    • Psionicinversion

      well maybe im highly impressionable ever thought of that… taking advantage of an impressionable man you beast you!!!

    • Xtreme Derp

      Marc I’ve seen your recent insane comments on misterxmedia’s blog. You can’t get the most basic math straight, even the other misterxidiot commenters had to correct your delusional and wrong bandwidth math.

      You’re pretty obviously suffering from paranoid schizophrenia making random deranged scribbles on tech slides. Get help.

    • 8 core CPU Samsung power!

      misterxmedi is the insider.
      that why the info is leak is controlled for his job safety.

    • Gamez Rule

      Did I state it was Clock Speed…Nope

      I just showed that the PS4s CPU was better than Xbones CPU in benchmarks ( which it is ).

    • 8 core CPU Samsung power!

      it’s not, 1.6GHz vs our balanced 1.75Ghz.
      [8 cores at 64bit x 150Mhz calculations more per second]
      .20TF more for load balancing + the 15 move engines
      already got 25% loading increase on the front bus

    • Gamez Rule

      1.6GHz vs 1.75Ghz doesn’t make the 1.75 better ( as shown in benchmarks ) Remember that Sony did say *referring to the clock speed for PS4*, that it has a capability of running up to 2.75GHz ( even when 1.6GHz is the basic clock of the CPU )

      Xbone CPU was clocked at 1.6GHz with the GPU clocking at 800MHz. Microsoft then increased both of them to 1.75GHz and 853MHz respectively. But a recent Substance Engine benchmark revealed that the PS4 CPU is faster than that of the Xbox One. http://bit.ly/1jimmo9

      Now how this benchmark works is, by rapidly and exceedingly decreasing the file and making use of dynamic effects in real time. Hence accordingly, the clock speed for PlayStaion 4′s CPU occasionally seems to accelerate to 2 GHz. There is evidence by results in Substance Engine benchmark in which the PS4 can handle 14 MiByte per seconds of textures per second, the Xbox One with only 12 MiByte per seconds

    • Xtreme Derp

      PS4’s CPU is apparently 1.6GHz (150MHz slower) but somehow performs better than the Xbox CPU. Not a big deal either way.



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  • MJ Zombie

    As long as I get awesome graphics, then it’s all right. 😐

  • Lag-Fighting Tactics

    Professional unlocking of our 2nd GPU begins in 2017 when the NDA expires with AMD, then Microsoft can officially release the unlocking codes too developers for over 8TF of hidden second gpu xbox one power!

    Sony fans will be running scared.
    DX12 is Stereo enabled dual GPU unlocking.

    Sony fans thought we only have a weak
    tv watching achievements box with budget gaming added….
    Think again in 2017.

    • Swisher Sweets

      going on the internet and pretending to be mentally handicapped is a sin you know. Thank you for blessing us with your mindless drivel.

    • Xtreme Derp

      The sad thing is there are misterxmedia cultists who actually believe that crap. Although that guy is obviously a parody troll.

    • Gamez Rule

      They make me smile each and every time☺

    • Defending PS4 are we?


    • XtraTrstrL

      LOL @ 8TF. Why would a 2nd GPU make it over 8TF when it’s main GPU is 1.2-1.3TF? LMAO, what a moron. An 8TF GPU would fry the insides of the crappily setup X1 internals. LoL @ how bulky it is when it’s power supply isn’t even in there. Crappy overpriced system, that with DX12 is only staying afloat, and will still be behind PS4, and when PS4 upgrades it’s SDK environment again, it’ll be back to the huge gap before any DX12 games even release.

    • Jessika S.
    • Lag-Fighting Tactics

      NDA means they can’t comment.
      Wait until 2017 when it’s lifted, then they can show the second GPU

    • Jessika S.

      It doesn’t exist as much as you would want it to, the system has been cracked open you can go look at youtube videos if you want. The second GPU was all made up. The Xbox One is more the capable as is, don’t loose sleep on something that was just a rumor. It doesn’t exist….

    • Male Mistress

      LMAO this is so funny, having to wait 3 years to make sony fans run scared? Listen enjoy the X1 no need to be a fanboy one way or the other you have already made your choice it seems.

    • d0x360

      That is the dumbest thing ever repeated on the internet. there is no hidden GPU and If there was developers would use it. Why on gods earth would Microsoft allow AMD to lock out a GPU? Oh they wouldn’t! The problem with the Xbox right now is complexity. The SDK is still basically a beta. The tools are crap as they have no easy way of using the esram. Dx12 was supposed to be ready for the Xbox launch but it wasn’t and until it is the Xbox is running slower than expected

    • Cinnamon267

      Interested to know. Do you know what tiled resources even does? Having come across an Xox fanboy that knows. They seem to think it has to do Keith the esRAM acting like 6gb of RAM. Which is as about as wrong as you could get.

    • Lag-Fighting Tactics

      x-ray side shots

    • Cinnamon267

      Those shots aren’t proof of anything. People who are in denial are seeing what they want to see.

      Usual process of denial.

  • Xtreme Derp
    • 8 core CPU Samsung power!

      Microsoft said they weren’t targeting specs.
      Basically they took a balanced approach.
      Meaning that the weaker CPU clock cycles of the PS4 can’t feed the gpu enough. I’m in the xbox forums & older xbox guys even said they suggested
      this approach should be used by Microsoft.
      In fact they said it balances out better on our system in real word appications rather than theory.

    • Xtreme Derp


    • 8 core CPU Samsung power!

      LOL #driveclub 30fps!! lmfaojl!

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  • Kevin Kirby

    POS4 has a POS weak slow CPU this is why they can barley get Infamous to run at 30fps. Cloud, DX12, Tiled Resources is going to MURDER POS4

    • You are flat out wrong

      Keep repeating that to yourself, Xbot. The Xbone is a corpse.

    • Kevin Kirby

      Funny that X1 has more currently and slated for the future AAA caliber first party exclusives then POS4. Have fun with indiestation 4

    • You are flat out wrong

      Confirmed 2014 AAA worthwhile PS4 games: Infamous, MLB The Show, Drive Club, The Order

      Confirmed 2014 AAA worthwhile Xbone games: Quantum Break, Sunset Overdrive, Halo 5.

      Suck it down, Kev. Every drop. 🙂

    • Guest

      I doubt Halo comes out this year too. If they bring out Halo in 2014 Sony will crush them in 2015 with uncharted.

    • Xtreme Derp

      PS4 has the superior version of all console AAA multiplats, The Order, Driveclub, MLB 14: The Show, Deep Down, Lily Bergamo, Uncharted 4, more 1st party devs, more dev support including indies, free to play games and MMOs like FFXIV, and unannounced 1st party games (Gran Turismo, God of War, etc.) Titanfall 2 will almost certainly be on PS4.

    • 8 core CPU Samsung power!

      Drive club keeps getting pushed back.
      Cant do 60fps.LOL
      Xbox forums leaders said they can get drive club at 30fps, but cant match F5s 60fps.
      They even saying huge graphics downgrades if they try for 60fps in drive club, one guy says it be cancelled because theyre hoping sony fans will just forget about it or just praise 30fps as the best the weaker hardware can do. LOL

    • Xtreme Derp

      please tell me you’re a troll account

    • 8 core CPU Samsung power!

      #driveclub……30fps LOL LMFAO

      can you say “#graphic downgrades”

      can you say “#delayed again”

      can you say “#lets talk about GT7 anyway now”

    • 8 core CPU Samsung power!

      Heard PS4 fans don’t didn’t want titfanfall on their system?
      that’s what ive been seeing.
      e3 mircosoft will get 100% titanfall just for XBOX One.
      it’s ours.

    • ImonadrugcalledCharlieSheen

      Its funny cause this comment very plainly comes from someone who doesn’t know the facts, a simple internet search reveals how wrong he is, there is in fact much more coming to PS4 then to TV controller one, man these bots are stupid but I think this idiot must be their leader. Also to call it “indiestation” at this point once again shows how moronic this troll is, its been made quite clear by Phil Spencer himself that a bunch of indies are coming to xbone, not to mention Microsoft was the first to except indies before turning their back on them. You’re an idiot Kevin plain and simple.

    • Xtreme Derp

      Factual PS4 Hardware Advantages: +6 CUs, +560 GFlops (44% greater), +16 ROPs, +6 ACEs/CQs, better GPGPU support, better performing CPU, and faster unified memory. PS4 OS may also have less overhead or reserves.

      Both Sony and MS have world class coders that will extract every bit of performance out of their consoles with their drivers/APIs/SDKs. The difference is PS4 simply has more powerful hardware to work with, so it will always stay ahead in graphics performance.

      The bottom line is even if Xbox had a far more powerful CPU and 10000GB of 10000 GB/s memory, it’s ability to render graphics is STILL limited by the weaker GPU. There’s no getting around the weaker GPU, there’s no free lunch.

      If they’re both running at the same resolution the Xbox version will have lower framerate and/or visual effects, or the PS4 hardware isn’t being pushed.

      PS4 will have better performing games for the entire generation as it has more powerful hardware, you can’t overcome a hardware gap with better drivers/SDKs. Any game running on Xbox One can be run with better framerate/resolution/visual effects on PS4.

      Xbox has memory size and bandwidth bottlenecks, weak GPU and GPGPU, only 16 ROPs, and OS virtualization overhead that all degrade gaming performance. Take your pick.

    • Psionicinversion

      tacticasl; $hit talk CAN YOU SMEEEEEL WHAT THE DERP IS COOKING !!!

    • Xtreme Derp

      Always cooking more copy pasta.

    • 8 core CPU Samsung power!

      -PS4 is unbalanced system, xbox forum guys said ours is better balanced.
      -GPU is 853Mhz, faster at raw allocutions vs slower 800Mhz of PS4
      -Our CPU has 8 cores @ 150MHz ops more for real time physics
      -15 DSP processor for compressed DX12 Tile transfers called move engines.
      Microsoft said nothing stopping 4k on our system.
      Most saying that’s when the second GPU will be called in.
      4k tv probably be standard in half life of system. best for release then.No need for it now, that’s why no reason it’s talked about.

    • Xtreme Derp

      Your post is off the charts.

    • ImonadrugcalledCharlieSheen

      Wow another brainwashed deluded Micro nut, these guys will try to convince themselves of anything to get rid of that buyers remorse, yeah buddy you just keep on hoping that API update that’s a year away at least will save your worthless TV entertainment box.

    • Guest

      According to this it runs above 30 fps.


    • Psionicinversion

      infamous runs 29-48fps, obviosuly 48 is less demanding scenes my GPU can run BF4 at over 100 fps if i look at a wall… doeasnt mean much

    • Xtreme Derp

      Nobody cares about your GPU b*tch.

    • 8 core CPU Samsung power!

      Xbx one could, but is undisclosed for vender reasons.
      DX12 gaming is almost here

    • themuIe

      lol what a good joke. You should do stand-up comedy lmao

    • Cinnamon267

      Interested to know. Do you know what tiled resources even does? Having come across an Xox fanboy that knows. They seem to think it has to do Keith the esRAM acting like 6gb of RAM. Which is as about as wrong as you could get.

      And, I hope you are aware that tiled resources is another name for partial resident texturing. Which all AMD 7xxx series GPUs support. So it give it to the Xbone and Xbone only is kinda weird. Shows you don’t know a whole lot.

    • Xtreme Derp

      Bu bu bu just wait for the directx 12 cloud low latency ESRAM tiled resources move engine special sauce!!1

    • 8 core CPU Samsung power!

      That is correct, also 15 DSP processors used with
      DX12 as move engines.
      Probably 30% more powerful then the PS4
      If this second GPU is released later on then, easy 80%
      more powerful.
      If the move engines work well they may even decide not
      2 release the second gpu, but wait for Sony 2 announced PS5, then release it.

    • Xtreme Derp


  • Rasheed Jackson

    Wow. The comment sections of this website are the same silly fanboy rants.

  • Psionicinversion
  • 8 core CPU Samsung power!

    Xbox fans are know as the best fans as well

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