Neowin: Xbox One review

St1ckM4n

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Damn, 4.5GB isn't much! Very weird, and I'd place a bet on most of that being reserved for the constantly-recording cache. It uses RAM so as to not be bottlenecked by the HDD - and also reduces wear and space used on the HDD.

But, you say:
the proof is there in the power and graphics showcased at launch including in Ryse and Forza.
I'm sorry, but I can't accept that proof. AV4 runs 1080p on PS4, runs 720p (or 900p?) on Xbox. You can't just throw out a single in-house title and a driving game and use it as 'proof'.

Additionally, 53MHz boost is a far cry from the 7970 vs 7970GHz edition: that's 925MHz vs 1000MHz. On top of that, the 7970 has the same core count and isn't hindered by half-ROP count or similar, so it's an apples to oranges comparison.

There's only so much power you can pull from a 4-cylinder engine as compared to a V8.
 

GhostRyder

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Damn, 4.5GB isn't much! Very weird, and I'd place a bet on most of that being reserved for the constantly-recording cache. It uses RAM so as to not be bottlenecked by the HDD - and also reduces wear and space used on the HDD.

But, you say:

I'm sorry, but I can't accept that proof. AV4 runs 1080p on PS4, runs 720p (or 900p?) on Xbox. You can't just throw out a single in-house title and a driving game and use it as 'proof'.

Additionally, 53MHz boost is a far cry from the 7970 vs 7970GHz edition: that's 925MHz vs 1000MHz. On top of that, the 7970 has the same core count and isn't hindered by half-ROP count or similar, so it's an apples to oranges comparison.

There's only so much power you can pull from a 4-cylinder engine as compared to a V8.
First off, your probably right on what its reserved for, but yea its still a bunch in general.

Whats AV4? Are you talking about Black Flag? If so what can be gotten from those multi-platform games is time. It was pretty clear that time constraints got both consoles. Ryse and FM5 were developed in house for these consoles hence why they had more time to optimize a bit more. The PS4 gave the devs more time (it was clear on that with the speed of the announcements) to work on their games, but Sony was relying obviously too much on multi-platform games and being first to the punch.

But also, I compared GTX 670 to 680 not 7970-ghz edition. However in those cases as well the boost was noted.