Originally Posted by WilliamR
I don't think anyone is arguing that the PS4 is definitely more powerful then the Xbox One. I still feel stating the PS4 is 50% more powerful is misleading as it is not that across the board. Certain areas, yes, but the entire system, no. It can't be the entire system since some of the components are the same.
On the GPU and memory side there is nothing misleading about that statement. (56% takes everything into account on the Xbox side and assumes the PS4 is still 800mhz, the gap could be even larger) The PS4 has significantly more power for rendering games.
It also has double the pixel fill rate (making it easier to push higher resolutions) No limit on frame buffer size, and almost three times the practical memory bandwith.
Like I said, the only area they are similar in power is the CPU, and we still lack answers on the PS4 side to do a proper comparison. (At best Microsoft has less than a 10% lead here if the PS4 is stock and is reserving the same number of cores as the Xbox One for the OS)
Once Compute functions take over and the GPU is processing physics, audio and whatever else they want the Xbox One will be left even further in the dust. They have only a quarter of the Ace's and queues that the PS4 has. (2/16 vs 8/64)
The PS4 is stronger in all but one area, so yes, I can confidently say that the PS4 is at the very least 56% stronger than the Xbox One, I could use other areas and say it is anywhere from 100% to 200% better (Pixel fillrate, Compute) but I chose the one that matters most for gaming, the one that actually renders games.