Xbox One’s Driver Update To Bring 10% Performance Boost, Devs Were Speechless With PS4 8GB GDDR5 RAM

Microsoft’s next gen console could be in for a power boost soon.

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NeoGAF member and industry insider thuway is back with more information, especially clarifying the Xbox One driver update mentioned earlier this week. According to thuway, it seems that a 10 percent performance boost should be available at the very least.

On being asked whether this update would allow for games like, say, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag to run at 1080p rather than 900p on the Xbox One, thuway tweeted, “@bravedwarf I can’t say anything about that, but I’ve heard 10% performance boost should be on tap.”

Considering that most hardware receive device drivers to improve performance down the line, this seems reasonable. To see one coming so soon after the console’s release is intriguing though. How much it will affect performance and whether it will make things such as 60 FPS more stable or higher resolutions possible is something we’ll have to wait to confirm.

He also remarks that back in the old days of Orbis and Durango, there was plenty of reason to believe the latter was more powerful. “In early 2012, when the PS4 had 4GB of GDDR5, a developer in the EU region claimed: “Durango tosses the Orbis in every metric.” Of course, then the official PS4 reveal arrived. “When 8 GB of GDDR5 was announced, certain developers were literally speechless.”

On the PS4 side, thuway also confirms that Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XV was supposed to be exclusive to Sony’s next gen console. “FFXV PS4 Exclusivity, even to this day, some insiders claim, was a thing; and these insiders are about as trustworthy as they come.”

What are your thoughts on the above, especially with regards to the Xbox One driver update? Let us know in the comments.


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  • Dakan45

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  • You are flat out wrong

    Dakan the sad little loser /
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    Now’s he crying himself to sleep!

    • Dakan45

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      These 3 are troll masters, you just happen to be used to troll me.

    • You are flat out wrong

      Hope you didn’t spend too long cooking that up, saddo. :D

    • Dakan45

      no i know you are all organized trolls you sonypony.

    • Dakan45

      what screenshots i posted the screeshots you no life sony japlicker that doesnt even have a ps4 yet wasted his time defending sony and bashing xbots.

      Seriously go play some games instead of wasting your time and my time as well. Its not like all the games are on next gen systems…infact they all are on current gen systems.

    • You are flat out wrong

      No you didn’t you lump of dog excrement. :D

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    • Dakan45

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    • You are flat out wrong

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    • PoliceSuit

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  • MarvelUk

    Why all the hate? Do numbers really mean that much? Who cares if its running at 1080p or 720p as long as its a great gaming experience. I’d rather have great gameplay and excellent writing. The Last of Us was amazing but was not 1080p so does that detract from how amazing the game was. No

  • Buell2140

    look everyone needs to just love the systems they paid for. sony microsoft it doesnt matter. they will both have potential unlocked as the years go by, they will both have exclusives that will be amazing. this nonstop arguing of numbers and power and money is just stupid. its as if not a single fanboy knows the definition of diversity. i read articles about xbox one failures written by sony fans and i cant help but think didnt sony have bricked consoles at launch as well. i read about this constant power war. shouldnt we just play the games to play the games. and as of for the money spectrum the 360 outsold the ps3 for most of its life granted it had a headstart. sony has a lead now over xbox one but it will never be enough to run it out of the competition just like the ps3 never went anywhere. both new systems are great. they will be around for many years and we just need to accept than and quit measuring dicks. at the end of the day it is completely your preference and what exclusives seem better in your eyes. it is not worth harassing someone else on their choice of system.

  • Phil Balliet

    Xbox destroys PlagueStation.

  • Minecraft Greek

    Well this rumor turned out to be true as of today.

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