After attending meetings at CES last week, developer sources have shared some next gen hardware information with VG247. The outlet is reporting that the next PlayStation (codenamed Orbis) will have a run capability of 1.84 teraflops. On the other hand, the XBOX 360 successor will be able to hit 1.27 teraflops. If you’re doing the math here, it means that the next PlayStation will technically have 50% more raw power than the next XBOX.
Keep in mind though that this is simply raw processing power, and there’s no way of knowing how such power will translate to games, especially without taking into consideration the GPUs that each prospective console will be working with; although it is rumored XBOX is going with ATI Radeon HD 8770 GPU and Sony with the AMD A10 APU.
Also, it should be noted that although the next XBOX may not have as much raw power, it is rumored to have double the amount of RAM (8gb) on board than it’s PlayStation counterpart (4gb).
VG247’s source stated that 5 out of the 8gb will be dedicated to the operating system on the next XBOX. And on the next PlayStation, 1 out of the 4gb will dedicated to PlayStation OS (hopefully that 1 gig will bring us cross game chat, right?).
With rumors like this swirling months before an official announcement I think it’s safe to say we’re in for a wild ride this winter/spring.
Stay tuned to DualShockers for all of your next gen news.