The 2013 PlayStation 4 is positioned on the market as the flagship of Sony’s new generation of game consoles. The announcement of the novelty made it clear that something hitherto unprecedented for the game world and completely unsurpassed was born. However, the advertisement. by advertising, and we are more interested in facts: than what PS 4 actually surpasses its predecessor, and whether it surpasses at all. So, we compare: on the scales of our scales PS3 vs PS4.
Who is faster?
What is most important for a comfortable game? Many will say. performance, and they will be right: there is nothing more annoying than "lags" and "blunts" at critical moments. Therefore, the first thing we will begin the comparison. this is "heart and brain" devices. CPU.
The IBM platform of the PS3 set-top box by modern standards was not only outdated, but it was clearly not among the smartest at the time of its youth. kind of "slug". Against it is the 64-bit AMD Jaguar PS4. a real beast: according to average estimates, as much as 9 times faster than IBM. It has 8 physical cores and operates at a frequency of 2 GHz. Not all games of the new generation are able to reveal the full power of the jaguar, so their developers have where to grow professionally and what to strive for.
In terms of RAM, the Sony PlayStation 4 again tears its predecessor to shreds. the differences here are significant as much as possible: 256 MB PS3 versus 8 GB PS4, with the latter having memory. GDDR5 (fastest) standard, with a throughput of 176 GB / s. Running games is ten times faster, the amount of memory is 32 times more! And 256 MB even for an ordinary smartphone today seems too small.
The second most important parameter (and for whom the first). These are the graphic characteristics of a game console. At the time of the release of the PS3, the NVIDIA 7800 graphics was one of the best in its class. You could say that there was practically nothing better than her. The amount of video memory. 256 MB, fully satisfy the needs of games and players. Performance Characteristics. 400 GFlops were also a very good indicator for that time, and even today not every device can boast like that. In short, the graphics of the PlayStation 3 are still quite up to par.
But the best. the enemy of the good, and the difference between the PS3 and PS4 in the video parameters still could not slip away from us. On the "four" An AMD Radeon card with 1 Gb video memory and DirectX 11 support is installed. Its performance is 1.84 TFlops, which is 5 times better than that of the previous generation console. The PlayStation’s graphics are distinguished by extraordinary realistic images and excellent texture rendering quality, which is why it is capable of immersing the gamer with his head in the process and world of the game. In addition, this video card supports 3D screens. Yes, when creating new games, developers will have a place to turn around.
What are we playing?
And here the palm rest for the old man. As stated by Sony representatives, there is no compatibility of game content between the two consoles. That is, launching PS4 toys for PS4 is impossible, and vice versa. For "triples" To date, 772 games have been released. Software Industry for "fours" while only gaining momentum. she has everything ahead, but those who are already eager to play a lot and for a long time will be forced to limit themselves to pure toys a little more than 40. But then among them there is an exclusive from Sonya. Killzone: Shadow Fall and Final Fantasy XV game, and by the end of 2014 it is promised to release more than 100 games.
From other innovations. this is the creation of an online collection of PlayStation Cloud game content, that is, it is not necessary to launch the game from the disc. And further. Downloading applications is now possible in the background. Imagine while you play one thing, something else imperceptibly for you is downloaded to your hard drive. So in this regard, the PS4 was better.
It’s time to compare the joystick of that and the other console. Its characteristics have changed like this: the form, as users note, has become more convenient. the updated joystick practically does not tire your hands and does not slip. The buttons are no longer pressure sensitive. In addition, the PS4 joystick is equipped with a touch panel for touch control, which facilitates the launch of games and the gameplay itself. Another comparison in favor of the new console.
The communicative characteristics of the new generation of consoles have also undergone changes: it no longer supports DLNA, but there is a Wi-Fi 802.11n module, Bluetooth version 2.1, which is slightly better than 2.0 in the PS3, and the new USB standard. 3.0 (full compatibility with standard 2.0 flash drives). The number of USB ports has become 1 less. There are now 3, not 4, as it was. And on the case there was a headphone jack (jack 3.5 mm), which was not there before either.
The joystick, as before, is connected via Bluetooth.
Other significant characteristics that we did not mention
- In the PlayStation 4, the power supply is internal (built into the case) and is no longer "hanging out" On the wire.
- The device body itself has become lighter, shorter and thinner.
- The hard disk can be replaced by the user, its size. 500 GB vs the old 20.
- Running games now has no link to the region. this ensures the availability and compatibility of content released for other countries.
- Surround sound does not support 5.1, but 7.1 channels, which creates a more realistic gaming environment.
Thus, in the PlayStation 4, the graphics, processor, joystick and other internal devices have changed for the better. The disadvantages include the fact that the launch of old games is no longer supported. But the general comparison gave significantly more points to this particular newer console: it turns out that in almost all respects it is better. Well, as for the lack of game content. You see, it will not take several months for this gap to be filled.