“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.

Posted By | On 16th, Mar. 2013 Under News

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.”


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  • Anukul

    o wow! double the tera flop! meh dont excite me like dancing in hell, like it does to some gamers. no matter what nvidia lost it

    • hamidious01

      No he’s right. People have been hyping the PS4 as an advancement in technology.
      The APU is a low cost AMD part. The GPU is not that strong either. The only thing that’s really advanced is 8 GB of GDDR5 RAM, which doesn’t matter, since the GPU and CPU are not that hot to begin with and you really won’t see any benefit from fast ram if the chips that do the crunching are not fast enough to handle the bandwidth.

    • Anukul

      sony owns 15 game studios and thats where the real power of ps4 will come in play. With gaikai and all streaming services in place ps4 is here to win living rooms.

  • D Luggah

    Nvidia childish remarks, they believe the ps4 720 will fail this gen behind the pc gaming market. Nvidia dishes out good high end tech but ridiculous prices when cards are over 300 to 800 dollars if u have the money then good for u. But recently the nvidia didn’t supply chips because a financial disagreement! Not because of having dedicated engineers to work with,
    as the ps4 is using on the market products that are then modified to fit a console form factor. Another thing tomasi also needs to realise its not an a10 apu. It’s a dual apu more powerful then it’s predecessors , so I guess he didn’t really watch the ps4 conference or reports regarding its specs. Sounds like an idiot bad mouthing Sony with not looking at information available.

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  • Thomas

    The PS4 and Xbox both didn’t go with Nividia’s process now they are whining. The PS4 has the hype machine running with the throttle wide open. Nividia’s statement is nothing more damage control and they are using ancient reason why PCs are both good and bad. The term plug and play goes consoles.


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