“PS4 Specs in the Neighbourhood of Low-End CPU”: NVidia Senior VP
Tony Tamasi outlines how quickly the PS4 – and next gen consoles – will be behind PCs.
Speaking to TechRadar, Nvidia’s senior vice president of content and development Tony Tamasi gave a rather scathing description of the PlayStation 4’s much-touted power. “Compared to gaming PCs, the PS4 specs are in the neighborhood of a low-end CPU, and a low- to mid-range GPU side.
“If the PS4 ships in December as Sony indicated, it will only offer about half the performance of a GTX 680 GPU (based on GFLOPS and texture), which launched in March 2012, more than a year and a half ago.
“What you get today in terms of performance is what you’re stuck with five – 10 years down the road. PCs don’t have these problems. They are open and can be upgraded at any time to harness the power of newer GPUs for more performance and to take advantage of newer, modern graphics technologies.”
More than any other generation, he feels that “these next-generation consoles, while being more powerful than the current ones, will very quickly end up more than an order of magnitude behind the PC.”