NEWS - Friday, July 26, 2013


(RUMOR) - PS4 games can only potentially access up to 5.5GB of RAM vs XB1's 5GB

Sony made quite the fuss over the amount of memory PS4 has. Not only will their next-gen system contain 8GB of RAM, it will be of the super-special GDDR-5 kind--one of the reasons why Sony argues that their system is a "supercharged" PC.

Xbox One, on the other hand, also offers 8GB of RAM, but at slower speeds. And, developers can only access 5GB of memory, with the other three reserved for the console’s three operating systems. Clearly, PS4 seemed like the definitive winner here, with faster RAM and a not-as-bloated OS. But, apparently Sony hasn’t been exactly forthcoming about memory allocation.

A new report by Digital Foundry shows that PS4 actually reserves 3.5GB of memory for its operating system--more than what Xbox One takes up. Only 4.5GB of memory is guaranteed for games. So, PS4 offers less RAM than Xbox One does, even if the speed is much faster. An additional 1GB of "flexible memory" can be "reclaimed" from the OS, if its available--a process that "isn’t trivial," according to the report.

However, as Digital Foundry points out, PS4 was originally designed to support 4GB of RAM, with 512MB reserved for the console’s operating system. The surprise announcement of 8GB of RAM at E3 means that Sony is clearly using much of that added memory to support system features, not necessarily games. PS3’s limited OS memory was blamed for the lack of crucial features, like cross-game chat.

On Xbox One, the reserved memory can be used to suspend games and run apps. It’s likely that PS4 will be able to do the same, especially with PSP Go and PS Vita both offering that feature.


Source: http://www.shacknews.com

Comments

Site Statistics

Registered Members: 44,044
Forum Posts: 725,452
Xbox One Titles: 764
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,084
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 584
Xbox Titles: 847
Staff Reviews: 1,531
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 13,443
Screenshots: 29,597
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News








See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

Xbox Design Lab Controller Package
Post by oryanphine
4 Replies, 123 Views

Looking for Gears of War faceplates!
Post by jtcustoms
4 Replies, 211 Views

Upgraded 360 to One S, some XBLA games not showing as purchased
Post by DJ tx
4 Replies, 179 Views

Used version of Diablo 3
Post by Kamshaft
2 Replies, 204 Views

Xbox One Ea Sports
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 154 Views

Xbox One Halo Wars 2
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 174 Views

Pax East 2017 Boston
Post by oryanphine
3 Replies, 225 Views

Where is everyone?
Post by DJ tx
8 Replies, 296 Views

For anyone who went from Xbox 360 to the One S
Post by DJ tx
12 Replies, 533 Views

Xbox One Games Of Thrones
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 314 Views

Halo Wars 2 TV Commercials
Post by Nato King
2 Replies, 323 Views

Ghost Recon Wildlands Closed Beta
Post by HaZarD SFD
32 Replies, 1054 Views

Gears of War 1-3 Keys.
Post by HaZarD SFD
0 Replies, 708 Views

Xbox One NFL Superbowl LI
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 462 Views

Xbox 1 d?shonor? 2
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 405 Views

© 2000-2017 XboxAddict.com - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. XboxAddict.com is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics