Xbox 360 was be far on of the best consoles around, it was around in the PS2 era, and it was, while slowly being upgraded, producing some of the best graphic gaming experiences we have ever experienced. Then the the PS3 takes flight, but yet Microsoft sticks with the 360, and i'm glad too. Don't fix something that isn't broken, and they didn't, they simply just made it a little better to stay in the competition. The next level gaming, Play Station 4 and Xbox One hit the market running, and at one point Xbox One completely selling out in Australia. However i find that with every new gaming console, there is always either something wrong, something either no longer compatible or no longer supported or even just complicated in whole. The Play Station 4 has an almost identical hardware build to the Xbox One which then make the ultimatum between the two consoles even harder to decide. In this my question is why? Why are they so similar, why are we limited to technology of such, and why isnt there a greater innovation into console gaming. For comparison an Xbox 360S had a 3.7Ghz Tri-Core Intel Xeon Processor with 512Mb of Ram. Now last time i checked, yes the processor is very fast, but at the time of release, the 360S could have easily been fitted with a 4Gb DDR3 ram chip modified to the kernal, and the gaming experienced would have been increased by almost 8 fold. Competing on the market when it came out was the Play Station 3, these two consoles were not very similar but the performance was very similar in most aspects, the PS3 had its internal ram (512Mb) split, allowing system ram and dedicated ram, the 360 however only had GDDR ram of (512Mb) and the system ran off that, however the newer versions of 360 also incorporated a 10Mb eDRAM which practically allowed a RAM Boost. this was another downfall in the 360, due to the GDDR ram being used for both grafics and hardware, there was no dedicated graphics, and in this the 360 suffered majorly with only a 700MHz GPU, Compared to the PS3's 3.2GHz dedicated graphics GPU with the optional draw of the system ram. In Comparison however, the PS3 was admired by its processor power, compared to the 360's 3.7GHz 3-core dual threaded core, the PS3 had an 3.7GHz 8-core single threaded core, in this however the PS3 only used 7 cores and used the last as a system spare. The processor power comparison is almost 3:1 in the PS3's favor. Microsoft, what were you thinking??? Now as an Xbox fan I put up with that and suffered the hardship of a slower gaming unit to play the best games out. What i would like to mention is that Microsoft has done well to catch up to the Play Station, however i don't feel like they want to move forward. To be honest the difference between the Play Station 4 and the Xbox One is not very much, however I as a gamer still feel a little deprived. I would rather pay a little more and have an 8-core processor that can clock faster than my laptop. If I had a choice between PS4 and One, I would choose PC every time. In Comparison from my Desktop to my Xbox One:
|CPU||5th gen 3.3Ghz 6-core i7||AMD Jag 1.75Ghz 8-Core|
|RAM||16Gb DDR4||8Gb DDR3|
|GPU||4Ghz 64-Units GTX Dual 4K Output||853Mhz 12-Units AMD 4K Support|
|HDD||7200 rpm 3.5" WD 1TB||5400 rpm 3.5" 500Gb/1Tb|
|USB||USB 3.1 and 3.0||USB 3.0|
In this comparison, what is stopping me from forgetting about the Xbox altogether and sticking to my Desktop, it will run windows 10 too. My advice Microsoft is to pick up your act and don't hold back, with the technology, it won't be long until someone uses the technology available to its full advantage, like what alienware have already done with the Alpha.