Xbox One Has A Stronger CPU Than PS4 – Ark: Survival Evolved Developer

But PS4’s better GPU balances it out, says Jesse Rapczak, founder of Studio Wildcard.

Posted By | On 25th, Jul. 2015 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet

Ark Survival Evolved

Ever since the advent of current gen console, there has been much confusion regarding which console has the faster CPU. Microsoft had nothing to hide regarding the clock speed of the Xbox One’s CPU. In the past Microsoft have done several updates to the console’s SDK, bringing the CPU clock speed to 1.75 ghz. Sony on the other hand hasn’t revealed any official numbers regarding the PS4 CPU clock speed. It has been rumored that the clock speed of the PS4 CPU is 1.6ghz with the capability to max out at 2.75 Ghz. However this does not seem to be the case.

In an interview with Jesse Rapczak, who is the founder of Studio Wildcard, developer of Ark: Survival Evolved revealed to GamingBolt that Xbox One’s CPU is better than PS4’s. Here is an excerpt from an interview conducted by GamingBolt’s Leonid Melikhov.

“Both platforms are relatively easy to develop for to be honest. The PS3 and Xbox 360 days, Xbox 360 was the clear winner there because of the tools and the architecture. PS3 was so different, required a lot of specialized expertise to create good content and good optimization for. But now the tools are really good, the platforms are really honestly very similar and some things that the Xbox is better the PlayStation is stronger in other areas.”

“One thing that I will say that is very interesting is that our game is limited by CPU for rendering right now. A lot of people know that the Xbox has a stronger CPU than the PS4. That’s not to say that it runs better on the Xbox or PlayStation, but the PlayStation having a little bit more powerful GPU is offset by the fact that our game requires a lot of CPU to run well. It’s kind of a balance between the two right now for different reasons.”

However, it’s interesting to note that Jesse acknowledges that PS4 does indeed have a better GPU which kind of balances everything out between the two consoles.

Ark: Survival Evolved is due for the PS4, Xbox One and PC in June, 2016. Stay tuned for our full interview with Jesse in the coming days.

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  • sublimetalmsg

    Just because something runs at higher freq it does not mean its stronger. Calculations per second the ps4 would still be above x1

  • Georg Dirr

    Is this article for real? Cpu’s are the same in both consoles. Xbone is overclocked more. Ps4 has 50 percent more shaders and 6 more asynchronous compute engines, Ps4 doesn’t need to overclock. This article is bogus.
    Micro propaganda from paid shills.

  • Asmodai

    How is this news? As he said “A lot of people know that the Xbox has a stronger CPU than the PS4”. This has been known since the systems launched. They have virtually identical CPUs and but MS increased what used to be their identical clock speed by about 10% right before launch making the Xbox One a tiny bit faster when looking at CPU performance alone. They made that last minute adjustment to offset the fact they were getting destroyed on GPU and RAM performance. Heck they even lost on APIs at launch, an issue they’ve since resolved via SDK updates.

  • El Blaise

    Here’s hoping the presence of ARK on consoles means a completed PC version!

    Also HOLY CRAP people still argue over which system is better, I thought that crap went the way of the parachute pant!

  • PS4 consistently hits 1080@60fps in games Xbox can’t. The debate is pointless. PS4 is still ahead worldwide by like 10 million units. If it has a better GPU (which is what many OTHER developers say) then that’s more important in the end to the graphics we see on the screen. Wake me up if Xbox even gets close. lol

  • LordCancer Kain

    as bill maher would say, so it’s a wash…lol

  • Gamez Rule

    Why are all my posts pending?.. Weird

  • 54nakaD

    Jesse is a fanboy, erasing all ps4 comments but allowing Fweds to continue to trash ps4.

  • Sumothong

    I’m not going to bother to read the armchair developers/Fanboys comments on this.
    I just want to say, I can’t wait to give this game try.

  • 54nakaD

    The author of this article, Rashid, is clearly an Xbox fanboy.

  • Shaw Wakefield

    Thanks for the article. Just want to inform all folks who live outside US that Xbox one is a great media Player. If you want to access Netflix and other streaming stations on your Xbox one you can use UnoTelly as I do to get around the geo block.

  • Rise of The SicGamer

    Wow every single comment in defence of ps4 is awaiting moderation lol #bias people who can’t handle debates shouldn’t be writing articles.

  • aaron

    Xbox is king, ps4 is For gouks and japs!!

  • Shawn O’Connor

    Really Xbox One GPU better i have yet to see this for real given PS4 has a larger GPU and i prefer to be able enter my console settings via my controller rather than shouting “settings” finding the console settings then shouting something else to change the name of your console. To be honest i like PSN’s free multiplayer over Xbox Live as i’ve been burned before by their draconian tactics of charging a sub to access a game your already paying a sub for ie. PSU (RIP) and Elder Scrolls Online a game that offers multiplayer with the base game should offer it as a free thing. However most game developers offer this as part of the purchase of your game it’s all based on whether or not the parent company of the console it is going to decides wether or not to lockout the multiplayer unless you pay a Premium to access content that came with a game. I do understand some games you have to pay a premium ie. Destinys strike playlist requires PS+ however the majority of Multiplayer games offer it free of charge. Now before you say “oh it’s just a fan boy for PS4” I own a 360 my roommate owns a Xbox One I also own a Wii U (only for Smash Bros… yeah) I also own a PC (PC Master Race ftw). Gaming review groups will always post “XBOX One outsells PS4 in (insert month)” however they never really mention bi-quarterly sales reports or the yearly sales reports because it’s just that bad. Also Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends 😀 (P.S. if someone decides to delete this I will just repost it thank Notepad for me ;D)

  • SwagBotV2

    Just realize that it would take a miracle for a game like this to look decent on consoles. They are just simply not powerful enough.

  • Matthew Wilkinson

    They are both naff, built as a stop gap money spinner, go get yourself a pc boys and gals.


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